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Please find below the January 2009 edition of the eNewsletter.
The 1Spatial Team
January 2009 Edition
Dr Michael Sanderson, Chief Executive Officer, 1Spatial Group
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers and business partners a successful 2009.
There were a number of highlights for us in 2008, all made possible through our collaboration with you. We delivered the backbone of the architecture to Ordnance Survey Great Britain based on an Oracle workflow and an Oracle schema that optimises the benefits of both relational and object technologies. This is going into site acceptance test as you read these words. We have also delivered the cartographic generalisation flowline to our AdV partners in the state mapping agancies in Germany and successfully helped LINZ in New Zealand to translate the topographic database to a new co-ordinate geography. Looking to this year we have been awarded a contract by Ordnance Survey Ireland to re-engineer their spatial database.
As a result of this and the feedback we received at the 2008 conference we have recently reorganised the company to align our business more closely with market competencies. This means moving away from a regional office approach to focusing on three lines of business. These units are the national mapping agencies or data providers, the creators of gold standard reference data; enterprise information managers whose business is driven by large spatial data holdings that need to be conflated from different sources; and a business solutions unit that will enhance operational processes using spatial data to deliver incremental benefits. Our overall mission remains to redefine spatial data in a business.
The feedback also prompted us to hold specific events for our growing customer base as opposed to an industry scene setting conference. I am pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring and contributing to the Cambridge Conference, CC:The Exchange Conference 2009 covering our latest solutions to data providers. The conference will be held from 12th to 15th July 2009, at the Ordnance Survey Great Britain headquarters in Southampton, England.
We will be revamping our website shortly. Firstly, we will update its look and feel and then in a second step bring focus to allow you to communicate directly with the new business units. As all this was going on our certification to ISO9001:2008 was also confirmed. Yet again, we are in the vanguard of continually improving our service provision to deliver business benefit.
With warmest regards to all!
1Spatial key supporter at AGI INSPIRE Data Specifications Workshop
1Spatial was the only exhibitor at a workshop organised by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) in London on 8th January 2009. The company has been working on an SDI [Spatial Data Infrastructure] conformance model and an early version was presented at this event. The event was set up by the AGI Action Working Group for INSPIRE to provide an opportunity for all parties with an interest in INSPIRE to learn more about the Data Specifications for Annex 1 (Reference Datasets). These were recently published by the European Commission for comment by registered organisations (such as AGI).
1Spatial and CSI-Piemonte to create the first Italian implementation of a region-wide geographic database
We also recently announced that CSI-Piemonte has chosen Radius Topology as the key component to support the implementation of Italy’s GIS TopographicDB Specification under the Intesa GIS initiative. This follows INSPIRE and SDI principles.
1Spatial enhances functionality of Radius Check with the release of version 2.1
1Spatial is pleased to announce the release of version 2.1 of its Radius Check suite of products. Version 2.1 offers enhanced functionality, such as easy to view dashboards and new accessibility features, as well as additional operational capacity that enables users to effectively manage large datasets.
1Spatial helps exploit the benefits of location
At the end of 2008, Mike Sanderson, 1Spatial's CEO presented at the Maltese AGI (MAGI) geo-community event ‘Location: Exploiting the benefits’. His presentation entitled 'Location at the heart of data quality' can be downloaded from the 1Spatial Data Quality Library.
1Spatial addresses geospatial data integration issues at Autodesk University 2008
With over 9000 attendees from across the World, Autodesk University is one of the leading industry events. Graham Stickler and Crispin Hoult from 1Spatial presented during a session in the Geospatial track. Their presentaton highlighted the geospatial data integration issues faced by organisations across the World today.
Object-Based Landscape Analysis - 7th to 8th April 2009
1Spatial is sponsoring the two-day meeting of the RSPSoc Land Cover/Land Use Special Interest Group.
GSDI 11 World Conference - 15th to 19th June 2009
Dr Matthew Beare from 1Spatial is joining Dr Antti Jakobsson from EuroGeographics, Prof. Anders Ostman from the University of Gavle in Sweden and Riikka Henriksson from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland, to present a workshop entitled 'Is there quality in SDIs? How will technology help?'.
Other events will be confirmed in coming weeks and you can find these on the 1Spatial website in the News & Events section.
Geospatial Perspectives on the Global Economic Meltdown:
Industry Executives Offer Advice
Directions Magazine asked 1Spatial and other industry insiders to offer advice regarding the use of geospatial technology during this period of downturn in the economy.
Other articles will be appearing shortly in industry publications, you can find these on the 1Spatial website in the News & Events section, under Articles.
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