1Spatial Newsletter, April 2009 Edition


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April 2009 Edition

Dr Michael Sanderson,
Chief Executive Officer,
1Spatial Group

Welcome to this month's edition of the 1Spatial eNewsletter. 

In the last two editions we have focussed on our Data Provider and Enterprise Information business units, this month I would like to outline major success in our Business Solutions unit.  Wednesday 29th April saw the ministerial launch of the new Scottish Planning Portal, our involvement represents one of our biggest achievements in Scotland so far and it reinforces our commitment to work in national infrastructure programmes. This is where our experience and competence lies, working at a local level to build and deliver solutions for national consumption. As part of this programme, as a subcontractor to IDOX, 1Spatial will be working together with almost every Local Authority in Scotland.

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Also in this edition, we would like to highlight our technology focus on generalisation. 1Spatial has been involved in this advanced area of geospatial data management for more than 10 years and has been fortunate to have had the support of a number of industry leading organisations during this period. One such group that has developed around our generalisation solutions is called MAGNET - Mapping Agencies Generalisation NETwork. I'm pleased to tell you that the activities of this group and our our wider generalisation capabilities will be presented at industry events like GI2009 and CC The Exchange in the coming months, with papers accepted for ICC 2009 in Chile later in the year. 


1Spatial is very pleased to announce their collaboration with IGN e.V. - the Symposium organisers, and highlight their involvement in this international symposium taking place in Dresden (Saxony / Germany).

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1Spatial becomes Platinum Sponsor of
CC The Exchange 

1Spatial is very pleased to announce their sponsorship and involvement with this prestigious international event. As a systems supplier to Ordnance Survey and a number of regional and national mapping and cadastre agencies (NMCAs) worldwide, 1Spatial is supporting this version of the Cambridge Conference. On Thurs 16th of July there will be a Generalisation Workshop.

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1Spatial appointed to target UK and Ireland Utilities with a proven infrastructure management solution based on Oracle.
1Spatial has announced that it is extending its already successful partner relationship with software giant, Autodesk, to become the first value-added reseller in the UK and Ireland of Autodesk's infrastructure asset management tool, Topobase. This infrastructure design and management solution has already been installed at around 500 sites worldwide and, because of its proven success and impressive ROI record, interest from the UK and Ireland Utility Sector is expected to be strong.

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Scottish Government ePlanning National Launch
John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth in the Scottish Government and a Member of the Scottish Parliament, officially launched the Scottish Government’s new ePlanning website at the Scottish Planning Summit in Edinburgh.

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Special Focus - Business Solutions Business Unit: 
Scottish Government ePlanning National Launch

As mentioned in the introduction the public launch of the Online Applications and Appeals website for the Scottish Government ePlanning initiative took place on 29th April. This is the first of 3 projects in this initiative:

Further information can be found here.

The Scottish Government ePlanning Initiative consists of  three streams:

Stream 1- Online Applications and Appeals: 1Spatial delivered the mapping component of the Scottish Government online Applications and Appeals website.
Stream 2- Online Planning Information Systems: 1Spatial delivered this component in to 13 of the Local Authorities in Scotland.
Stream 3- Online Local Development Plans: 1Spatial will deliver this component to 24 of the Local Authorities in Scotland.

1Spatial has delivered the spatial infrustructure and mapping component of the ePlanning website. This enables a user to search via a map for the location of their planning application and then purchase a licence to use the OS MasterMap data in their application paperwork. The user can then go on to edit the map, marking up the property boundary to which the application applies; the boundary of any neighbouring properties owned by the applicant and also any neighbours that have been notified of the plans.

The mapping component is integrated into a planning application website provided by IDOX and 1Spatial is a subcontractor to IDOX in this national initiative. Other phases of this initiative are ongoing will be delivered throughout 2009 and into 2010. 


Data Integration Challenges for Reducing Street Works - Integrating Utility Asset Information
By Anthony Beck and Graham Stickler

'In this article issues associated with sharing geospatial Utility asset data are explored. Different data issues are discussed along with ways in which these issues can be addressed to produce a solution that meets the needs of all stakeholders. A good example is given with a collaborative approach to Utility Asset integration and sharing in the UK is the VISTA project (Visualizing integrated information on buried assets to reduce Street Works). Similar initiatives abroad show the necessity of solving the issues addressed here.
April 2009
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1Spatial's Steven Ramage takes a slightly different view on SDIs.
How valuable are our efforts on SDIs if we don’t actively address the human issues? Think about all the government regulations, technical implementation plans, internal processes and procedures, data sharing networks and so on. These are arguably meaningless if there is no buy-in or understanding from the people who must deliver against them.
April 2009
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Interview: Extending Topobase In The UK And Ireland
Graham Sticker of 1Spatial is interviewed by Vector1 Media Editor Jeff Thurston.
1Spatial has recently become the first Autodesk Topobase reseller for Ireland and the UK, a move that signals a change in the delivery of the product in those areas. The product is based on the Oracle database and 1Spatial brings considerable experience in that database and data quality together at the same time. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Graham Stickler, business development director for enterprise systems at 1Spatial Group to ask numerous questions about the change.
April 2009
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Defra UK SDI Spring Workshop - 30th April and 6th May 2009
1Spatial will be attending the Defra outreach events in support of INSPIRE and UK SDI. These are supported by the AGI. Matt Beare and Steven Ramage from 1Spatial, as members of ESDIN and the AGI Action Working Group for INSPIRE respectively, will attend and observe these events on behalf of industry initiatives.
Find out more >

GI2009 Symposium - 14th to 15th May 2009
Luc Van Linden from 1Spatial will be presenting on 'Automated generalisation across Europe'. This keynote presentation will cover a number of successful customer projects based around automated generalisation, such as the work with AdV and the German Laender. It will also cover some eContentplus and FP7 approaches that incorporate activities around generalisation and INSPIRE.
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GSDI 11 World Conference - 15th to 19th June 2009
Dr Matt Beare from 1Spatial is joining Dr Antti Jakobsson from EuroGeographics, Prof. Anders Ostman from the University of Gavle and Riikka Henriksson from Helsinki University of Technology to present at Workshop 3.7 - "Is there quality in SDI's? How will technology help?" This takes place during the session from 2:00pm - 3:30pm on Monday 15th June.

Luc Van Linden, Technical Business Development Manager from 1Spatial, will be delivering a paper entitled: "SDI Communities: Data Quality and Knowledge Sharing" during Parallel Session 4.3, Data Sharing. This takes place during the session from 2:00pm - 3:30pm on Thursday 18th June.
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OSGIS 2009 Presentation - 22nd June 2009
1Spatial will be delivering a presentation entitled "The Quality Rules Axiom – a Case for Open Source GIS" at the First Open Source GIS Conference in the UK. It takes place on 22nd June 2009 at the University of Nottingham.
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Geospatial & LBS Innovation Community Forum - 1st July to 2nd July 2009
1Spatial is one of the participants developing solutions via the Testbed Platform in the European Center for Innovation in Geospatial and Location Based Services. This will be showcased at the 2nd Geospatial & LBS Innovation Community Forum in Sophia-Antipolis, France from July 1-2, 2009. 1Spatial will present an Online Data Quality Validation Service. The Center for Innovation is managed, supported and led by Tele Atlas and Oracle.
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CC:The Exchange Conference 2009 - 12th to 15th July 2009
1Spatial is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of this prestigious industry event. As a systems supplier to Ordnance Survey Great Britain and a number of regional and national mapping, charting and cadastre agencies worldwide, 1Spatial is attending and sponsoring this version of the Cambridge Conference. These events date back to 1928 and are attended by leaders of industry.
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FOSS4G - 20th to 23rd October 2009
FOSS4G is heralded as the international "gathering of tribes" of open source geospatial communities, where developers and users show off their latest software and projects. The theme for 2009 is "User Driven", highlighting the power of Open Source to solve business problems.
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