Cadcorp and Limehouse Software form partnership to provide GIS-enabled planning consultation and document creation applications

Stevenage and London, UK, 30 April, 2008. – Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp and document creation, publishing and consultation solutions developer Limehouse Software have announced a technology partnership. It will enable the companies to cooperate to deliver GIS-enabled applications to address the collaboration, document creation and stake-holder engagement challenges faced by local authorities and private-sector organisations.

The creation of a formal partnership was driven by the fact that both companies share many local authority customers that have a need to combine the power of mapping capabilities and planning-related consultation activities. Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System desktop and GeognoSIS web-based digital mapping/GIS software is used by many local authorities to underpin their e-government initiatives in areas such as planning, building control and land charges, etc. while Limehouse Software’s ucreate and uengage solutions are widely used in the same areas to facilitate policy creation and publishing processes and to improve public consultation.

Under the partnership agreement, Cadcorp and Limehouse Software will work together to develop customised applications that provide a two-way link between Cadcorp’s digital mapping/GIS facilities and Limehouse Software’s solutions. As a result, users will be able to incorporate interactive maps into web-based documents relating to, for example, planning applications. This will enable interested parties, including consultants and other professionals, as well as citizens, to navigate between the documents and the maps and to add comments or to suggest changes.

“This provides our customers with considerably enhanced capabilities”, said Linsay Duncan, marketing director, Limehouse Software. “Not only does it enable an interactive, graphical view of planning applications within the planning documents, which will greatly help the consultation process, but it helps improve the accuracy of map-related representations.”

Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp, added, “Linking interactive maps to planning documents in this way and making the information available to all interested parties via the web for comment will help local authorities meet their obligations by enabling Citizen’s Panels to easily and effectively collaborate on planning applications during the consultation process.”

The technology partnership between the two companies takes effect immediately.

About Limehouse Software.
Since its inception in 2002, Limehouse Software has rapidly established itself as a leading provider of collaboration and publishing solutions for public sector bodies throughout the UK. Following a successful expansion into the USA, the company’s growth into the private sector is being spearheaded by the arrival of version 3.0 of its popular ucreate and uengage products.

Limehouse Software is the only company to offer a single solution that enables document-centric collaboration for the development of policies and strategies and multi-channel publishing capabilities with an integrated end-to-end enterprise consultation system, as a hosted software solution.

With over 250 customers and experience of working closely with its customers, Limehouse Software’s solutions have now become a key part of public and private sector communications across the UK and USA.

About Cadcorp
Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading UK developer of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software. With offices in the UK and the USA, Cadcorp's distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide. The company also plays a pivotal technical role in the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC®).

The Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System product family is fully integrated digital mapping and GIS software that uses OGC certified compliant interfaces. Cadcorp technical director Martin Daly is an OGC Gardels Medal holder for his contribution to the OGC, and was one of the original members of the OGC Architecture Board. Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company, an Ordnance Survey GB Licensed Partner and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland Licensed Partner. Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commerce, utilities and many other markets. (For more information please visit: http://www.cadcorp.com).


For further information contact:
At Cadcorp:
Julia Smith, Tel: 01438 747996, e-mail: Email Contact or
Neil McLeod, Tel: 01666 504293, e-mail: Email Contact .

At Limehouse Software:
Linsay Duncan, Tel: (0)207 566 3320, e-mail: lduncan@limehousesoftware.co.uk


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