Ordnance Survey selects ESRI (UK) for next generation of UK maps

21 February 2008, Aylesbury: Ordnance Survey (OS), Britain’s national mapping agency, has renewed and extended its Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) with ESRI (UK), the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS).

The extended ELA will provide Ordnance Survey with organisation-wide access to ESRI server, desktop and developer products for a further three years, underpinning its ability to create, edit and publish the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data relied on by government, business and individuals.

The ELA gives Ordnance Survey the flexibility to tailor its GIS software to match evolving business demands and will help achieve efficiencies in software administration.

“The Agreement gives us certainty of cost and the flexibility to roll-out ESRI software to teams who have not previously benefited. For example, a team of 300 will use ESRI’sArcEditor manipulation software to collect and edit geospatial features for use in all of our paper maps and electronic geospatial information. The revised arrangement is a commercial platform from which to maintain the high quality of our maps,” said Paul Harris, Supplier Relationship Manager, Ordnance Survey.

“Ordnance Survey has been an ESRI corporate technology user for more than three years and remains at the forefront of mapping advances in the UK. This updated Enterprise Licence Agreement gives Ordnance Survey an enterprise GIS technology platform with premium support services and web-based training as part of a long-term strategic partnership with ESRI (UK) and a shared vision for GIS use in the UK,” said Richard Waite, Managing Director, ESRI (UK).

About ESRI (UK)
ESRI (UK) is part of the global ESRI network. With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the UK, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology and services including off the shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.

Its offerings meet a range of business needs in different markets including Business, Local & Central Government, Public Safety, Utilities and Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the ESRI Developer Network.

ESRI (UK)’s customers include both public sector clients such as Leeds City Council, Metropolitan Police, DCLG, The Environment Agency and businesses including Thames Water, Royal & SunAlliance and The AA.

ESRI (UK) helps businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through the better use of geographic information. The ability to understand customers' needs and harness the power of GIS for the long-term benefit of organisations is what we call Visionary Thinking.

About Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey is Great Britain’s national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals.

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