Dotted Eyes wins landmark NHS digital mapping contract

June 02, 2008 -- Dotted Eyes has been chosen by the NHS in England and Wales to provide digital mapping data to the NHS in a landmark four-year agreement.

The company has been awarded the contract following an OJEU competitive tendering process run by The NHS Information Centre (The IC) on behalf of both ambulance trusts and the wider NHS in England.

The new arrangement provides NHS organisations with a range of digital mapping data products available through a fixed schedule of prices.

Ben Allan, managing director of Dotted Eyes, said: “Around 500 NHS organisations including NHS trusts, strategic health authorities and primary care trusts can apply to purchase mapping data under the scheme. All 11 ambulance service NHS trusts have already signed up and we delivered a full set of core data products to them within hours of the contract being signed.”

Ian Bullard, head of geography for The IC, said: “The NHS frontline needs high-quality information in order to deliver the best possible services to patients. Our role is to provide that information directly ourselves or work with partners to ensure the NHS has access to the full range of data it needs.”

“We are delighted that the new agreement with Dotted Eyes ensures digital mapping services can still be accessed by the NHS. We chose the company because it offered best value due to a greater choice of data originators and added value to standard data products.”

The agreement offers over twenty mapping datasets derived from Ordnance Survey and NAVTEQ data.

James Brayshaw, Ordnance Survey's director of sales and market development, said: "We congratulate Dotted Eyes on their successful bid. They are one of our largest business partners and we are delighted that through our close relationship with them, our data will continue to support the provision of digital mapping services for vital planning and service delivery by NHS organisations across England and Wales."

Peter Beaumont, NAVTEQ’s Customer Marketing Director, Enterprise EMEA, said: “We look forward to working with Dotted Eyes to provide data which will help underpin the vital work carried out by the NHS.”

Further information:
  1. Dotted Eyes is a well established, growing GIS solution provider. It helps organisations to improve their effectiveness by applying the geography of places, people and property. Its solutions and services include the ResponseMX developer framework for building rich Internet mapping applications; SuperpOSe for processing and loading OS MasterMap into Oracle Spatial and a broad portfolio of digital map data products available in standard GIS and CAD formats. Dotted Eyes is a MapInfo Premier Partner. Its public and bespoke training courses are run from a custom-built training suite in the West Midlands. Dotted Eyes is an accredited Catalist supplier.

  2. The NHS Information Centre (The IC) is England’s authoritative, independent source of health and social care information. It works with more than 300 health and social care providers nationwide to provide the facts and figures that help the NHS and social services run effectively. Its role is to collect data, analyse it and convert it into useful information which helps providers improve their services and supports academics, researchers, regulators and policymakers in their work.
The IC also produces a wide range of statistical publications each year across a number of areas including: primary care, health and lifestyles, screening, hospital care, population and geography, social care and workforce and pay statistics.

For more information, contact Jill Davis on 01527 556933 or email

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