November 2007, Aylesbury: ESRI (UK), the leading provider of geographically enabled software solutions, has announced the launch of Productivity Suite 1.1 and LocatorHub for UK-based Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals using ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.2.
Productivity Suite 1.1 now supports Ordnance Survey’s (OS) Integrated Transport Network dataset, enabling easy interpretation of the data for route planning with ESRI (UK)’s Network Analyst product, without the need for complex coding. For example, local authorities can plot the most efficient routes for buses or rubbish collection using this feature, quickly and simply.
Productivity Suite 1.1 also integrates with OS’ Data Validation Service (FVDS) which means that any Geodatabase is cross-checked and reports produced detail missing information so that the database can be validated against OS data.
Multiple occupancy houses and locations without a postal address can be identified using Productivity Suite 1.1 as the software easily converts OS MasterMap Address Layer2 dataset. Productivity Suite can run large data loads as a background operation so that other work within the Suite is not interrupted and can be completed simultaneously.
Neasa Foley, head of product development , ESRI (UK) said: “Productivity Suite 1.1 has been designed specifically for UK GIS professionals’ needs to work with our core products like ArcGIS 9.2, demonstrating our software’s flexibility and openness.”
LocatorHub is a user-friendly gazetteering framework that offers a central resource for a company to organise and manage all its address data. Using inbuilt business logic, LocatorHub can search any gazetteer dataset including OS AddressPoint or National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) information, for example, ensuring results of the search are the most up-to-date available without duplication.
LocatorHub integrates seamlessly with an organisation’s existing technology systems and multiple datasets in an easy-to-use, single user interface, while being scaleable so that a small number or thousands of users can benefit from using the framework.
Neasa said: “LocatorHub has been designed to take the pain out of developing GIS applications, providing a user-friendly framework for GIS professionals that offers a strong foundation for an organisation’s gazetteering needs.”
About ESRI (UK)
ESRI (UK) is part of the global ESRI network. With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the UK, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology and services including off the shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.
Its offerings meet a range of business needs in different markets including Business, Local & Central Government, Public Safety, Utilities and Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the ESRI Developer Network.
ESRI (UK)’s customers include both public sector clients such as Manchester City Council, Leeds City Council, Metropolitan Police, DCLG, The Environment Agency and businesses including Thames Water, Royal & SunAlliance and The AA.
By building a deep understanding of its customers’ needs, ESRI (UK) is able to help businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through the better use of GIS. This process of enhancing sustainable business growth by developing solutions with the power to anticipate and meet industry specific requirements is known as Visionary Thinking.