Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service becomes latest UK fire brigade to deploy Cadcorp SIS.

New GIS will integrate with other systems to provide spatial data warehouse access plus data analysis and map publishing capabilities.

Stevenage, UK. 12 November, 2007. –
Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced that it has signed a contract with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service for the provision and implementation of Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System. The company will provide licences for Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller and Map Viewer.

Cadcorp SIS will integrate with and augment the fire service’s existing GIS installations, enabling data from these disparate systems to be input to and accessed from a single spatial data warehouse. This will make spatial data and associated information readily available to a wider audience within the service than is currently possible.

The new Cadcorp-based GIS will also be used for data manipulation and analysis, risk management analysis, road routing analysis and thematic and geographic map publishing, as well as data sharing with other applications, such as the brigade’s performance monitoring system.

“We were looking for a flexible GIS application that would deliver functionality not available on our existing systems, such as the ability to handle data in many different formats without additional translation software, to create new layers from existing polygons and to perform thematic mapping and other data analysis,” said Shaun O’Donnell, head of strategic planning and performance, Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service. “We selected Cadcorp SIS for a number of reasons, including its value for money and in particular, its ability to handle data in a very wide range of GIS, CAD, graphic and database formats ‘out-of-the-box’, without translation. This will enable it to integrate with existing systems both within the service and externally, such as at the Regional Fire Control Rooms”.

Among other benefits, the brigade expects the new GIS to bring increased efficiency and effectiveness of its GIS operations in support of business development, change management and the achievement of targets. In particular, Cadcorp SIS will improve data analysis in support of risk reduction and the prevention of emergency incidents.

“We are delighted that Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has selected Cadcorp SIS to help take it forward”, said Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp. “We look forward to working with them to deliver the functionality that will enable the brigade to meet its performance targets now and in the future”

About Cadcorp

Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading UK developer of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software. With offices in the UK and the USA, Cadcorp's distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide. The company also plays a pivotal technical role in the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC®).

The Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System product family is fully integrated digital mapping and GIS software that uses OGC certified compliant interfaces. Cadcorp technical director Martin Daly is an OGC Gardels Medal holder for his contribution to the OGC, and was one of the original members of the OGC Architecture Board. Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company, an Ordnance Survey GB Licensed Partner and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland Licensed Partner. Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commerce, utilities and many other markets. (For more information please visit: http://www.cadcorp.com).

For further information contact:
Martin McGarry, Tel: 01438 747996, e-mail: Email Contact or
Neil McLeod, Tel: 01666 504293, e-mail: Email Contact

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