September 10th, 2007 Dublin, Ireland - eSpatial, a global enterprise geospatial software and technology company today announced that Hull City Council (HCC) has launched a major new phase of its Web Based GIS (Geographical Information Systems) built on eSpatial’s iSMART product.
Developed by HCC and eSpatial staff the interactive mapping solution enables HCC to publish share and manage geographic information. Selected information and capabilities are provided to the general public and to internal users based on role and job function allowing users to search for, locate to, update and create data using a web browser. The solution provides a web based data capture and maintenance capabilities greatly reducing the dependency on deploying costly GIS tools.
As a timely demonstration of the value provided by the system, the application was extended (at under 48 hours notice) to include additional information to support Emergency Management activities during recent heavy flooding in the City. Information on ongoing flood management activities (e.g. flooded streets and flood barriers) was made immediately available across HCC.
Philip O’Doherty, CEO, eSpatial said, “We’re delighted that Hull City Council have launched this major extension to their iSMART based Application. This is a great example of how this type of technology can provide access to operational data and city wide spatial based decision support in a controlled and cost effective manner, this is particularly important for emergency management as was the case with HCC.”
Richard Liversedge, Head of ICT & e-Government, Hull City Council commented, “HCC now supports both existing and new applications in a single data store greatly reducing data duplication & enabling us to roll out applications based on eSpatial’s iSMART that add real value to both the internal processes and how we deal with the general public. These applications are built on the foundation of trusted data residing in Oracle. We were particularly impressed at how eSpatial could quickly customize the application to add Flood information during recent emergencies. This flexibility greatly eased pressures in the incident room as we had a continuous live feed of information shared over the intranet which geographically displayed incidents. Using the same data we were also able to share critical geographic information such as flooded or blocked streets with the public instantly over our website”.
eSpatial is a global software and consulting company specializing in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and Location Services. eSpatial leverages ten years of Oracle Spatial experience to deliver sophisticated and powerful web applications. We have a consistent track record of cost-effective solutions that deliver significant return on investment for our customers. iSMART®, our award winning software suite, is the most comprehensive solution to complement Oracle's Spatial technology platform and is fast becoming the first choice for Oracle Spatial.
eSpatial enables customers to realize the potential in on-line mapping and location applications that support and integrate with real-world internal and external business systems. We have a global partner and customer-base that is growing rapidly. This is testament to our commitment to flexibility and responsiveness in ensuring faster time to market for enterprise grade system deployment.