IGN Selects Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging’s RedSpider Catalog 3.0

Norcross, GA - February 14, 2008 – The French National Geographic Institute (IGN) has selected Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging’s RedSpider Catalog 3.0 to build and maintain a catalog of geospatial resources. With this catalog, the IGN will fully handle visualization requests made by end-users through the Géoportail.fr.

RedSpider Catalog provides a robust and secure solution meeting IGN’s in-house cataloguing needs, with the ability to feed the Géoportail.fr with interoperable geospatial resources. In addition, the solution’s Open Geospatial Consortium and International Organization of Standardization (OGC/ISO) compliance, including catalog services (CS-W) and access and visualization services (WMS), equips IGN to fulfill their geospatial digital broadcast strategy. The OGC/ISO compliance enables IGN to provide Géoportail.fr partners with strong interoperability and performances meeting national spatial data infrastructure (SDI) requirements. In addition, RedSpider Catalog is equipped for the European INSPIRE directive on SDIs.

Ultimately, ATOS Worldline will integrate and deploy RedSpider Catalog for IGN, supporting the complete metadata architecture of IGN’s national products. The solution’s architecture addresses all aspects of the geospatial value chain: from the dataset or product level, to gathering coverage for the territories, to providing and conforming to Géoportail.fr’s access services.

“RedSpider Catalog enables IGN to efficiently register their massive resources into the national geographic portal, ensuring accessibility to all citizens”, said Vincent Dessard, Senior Vice President Business Development, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “Leica Geosystems is proud to partner with IGN in another successful, business-critical cataloguing project.”

For more information about RedSpider Catalog, please visit www.gi.leica-geosystems.com or www.ionicsoft.com.

About IGN France

A public administration since 1967, the Institut Géographique National (IGN France) reports to the French Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development. Its mandate is to describe the surface of the national territory and the land cover, to make all the relevant representations of it, and to spread the corresponding information.

IGN France offers a wide range of services and products in the domain of geographic information to local administrations, state services, enterprises and citizens.

Today, IGN France has successfully shifted to the technological evolutions of digital support and satellites development. This public administration therefore strengthens their position of major Internet and digital actor. This evolution is now flourishing: the e-services and the digital products of IGN France serve professional as well as leisure usages.

About ATOS Worldline

A subsidiary of the ATOS Origin group, ATOS Worldline is a major European actor in the big volume electronic exchanges processing, specialized in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (Internet, vocal and mobile services).

Centered on technological innovation, ATOS Worldline deploys solutions in processing or integration mode. On December 7, 2006, ATOS Origin announced the acquisition of Banksys and Bank Card Company (BCC), creating a European leader of payment services, with a 2006 combined pro forma turnover of 630 million euros and 4200 employees.

About Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging

To be successful in our changing marketplace, you need reliable, enterprise-enabled geospatial information. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging transforms your raw data to useable information, integrating a broad range of geospatial technology throughout your enterprise, via web-based, mobile and desktop clients. Delivering the most comprehensive solutions in image exploitation, processing, visualization and data management, Leica Geosystems provides robust image compression techniques and the most efficient delivery of imagery over the Internet or within an organization. With Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) interoperability, Leica Geosystems develops solutions with the most advanced service-oriented platform available.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products trust them for their precision, seamless integration, interoperability and superior customer support. Geospatial solutions from Leica Geosystems - when it has to be right.

A part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden, Leica Geosystems recently acquired ER Mapper and IONIC. For more information about Leica Geosystems or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit www.gi.leica-geosystems.com.

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