Geospatial Mapping in the Palm of Your Hand: Sterling Geo and Living PlanIT Collaboration

London, Dec 1, 2015 -- Sterling Geo, a company specializing in engineering solutions that transform spaceborne, airborne and terrestrial data into accurate, actionable information and putting it into the hands of users, today announces a collaboration with Living PlanIT, the creator of the first urban operating system and resulting award winning PlanIT UOS™.


Living PlanIT and Sterling Geo are delighted to announce their collaboration to integrate Hexagon Geospatial’s new Smart M.App capability with the PlanIT Urban Operating System platform™.

In a dynamically changing world, users are frequently overwhelmed by the increasing abundance of raw data. The challenge is to deliver accurate, actionable and timely insights directly to users in simple and accessible ways.

The solution combines various and complex sources of data, including satellite imagery and real-time sensor data from intelligent urban environments, and providing that data in a simple form via applications to city decision-makers.

Smart M.Apps represent a fundamental change in how geospatial content – integrated with other data – is accessed and visualized. The power of real-time city and environmental data accessible through the PlanIT UOS enables the creation of ground breaking products in which smart, dynamically changing and interactive digital maps are available for a wide range of uses, via a multitude of devices, on-demand and as a service. From land-use modelling and city or infrastructure planning, to disaster response, resilience planning and more, the collaboration between Living PlanIT and Sterling Geo will put previously specialized and highly technical capabilities directly into the hands of end users.


Managing Director of Sterling Geo, Phil Cooper said,

As data feeds from smart cities grow exponentially, we can no longer afford to map the world of tomorrow as we did yesterday. When we are able to collect and make sense of the data, and share specific pieces of it with software developers, city officials and citizens, we can enable new services and decision-making approaches that add value to the way our cities function and are experienced. Bringing Smart M.Apps and the PlanIT UOS together is an exciting step forward towards a better future.”

CEO for Living PlanIT, Steve Lewis said,

This is a great opportunity to work with an ecosystem of established experts in geospatial data and create powerful PlanIT UOS applications that can be replicated for a wide variety of uses to enhance the design and functionality of existing and planned cities.  

About Sterling Geo

Sterling Geo engineer solutions that transform space-borne, airborne and terrestrial data into accurate, actionable information. We have a reputation for capability, quality and service, emanating from a combination of having the right people and our specialist technical knowledge.

Working both within the research and development and commercial sectors, our software and hardware offer a range of capabilities to work with big data and complex network environments used in delivering projects.

At the forefront of all major changes and challenges that face the geospatial industry, Sterling Geo understands and undertakes work to meet the commercial and technical pressures that have evolved with big data and complex network environments.

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About Living PlanIT

Living PlanIT is a technology company that created the world’s first Urban Operating System (UOS) which in combination with the products it supports, unlocks the full potential of data to make cities better, safer and more vibrant places to live.

Living PlanIT has built an extensive partner network around the concept of a shared, unified approach to smart urban technology architecture in which machine intelligence moves ever closer to originating sources of data and control. We call this architecture PlanIT Edgeless Computing™ and it is implemented throughout the PlanIT Urban Operating System™, providing a framework for resilient and secure computer and systems architecture for digital and biological sensing, control, analytics, machine learning, applications and visualization techniques.

Most recently, Living PlanIT has received the 2015 Global Smart Infrastructure Platform Visionary Innovation Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. Living PlanIT contributes to the Clinton Global Initiative on Smart Cities and Infrastructure, is a member of the UK Government's Smart City Ministerial Forum and board member of the Cities Standards Institute. The company has received numerous awards including “Best Investment in High Tech in Europe” from the World Investment Conference, “Technology Pioneer Award” from the World Economic Forum, “Business Internalization Award” from UK Government Trade & Investment, “Growth Excellence and Leadership Award for Smart City Projects” from Frost & Sullivan and both “Best Company for Innovation in Urban Development Technologies” and “CEO of the Year” from IAIR in 2015.

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