Innogistic breaks new ground in developing full support for OS VectorMap Local

March 16, 2010 -- Innogistic’s popular GIS software, Cartology, OpenWINGS and the new Community Map web mapping solution for Local Authorities, now all provide full support for Ordnance Survey’s new vector dataset. This includes pre-defined style sets representing all of Ordnance Survey’s example themes which have been designed to highlight the flexibility of OS VectorMap Local. The software implements all aspects of the themes which also allow the user to create their own customized cartographic styles for the vector data.

Ordnance Survey’s Senior Product Manager David Henderson said: “By recognising the potential that OS VectorMap Local offers to select features and customize cartographic styles, Innogistic has provided a range of superb tools that will allow the full potential of our data to be unleashed. Combining a range of example themes and style sheets, with the flexibility to modify these to suit individual application requirements, will ensure Innogistic’s customers are able to use OS VectorMap Local straight from the box! I welcome Innogistic’s support for our OS VectorMap Local product and the solutions that they have engineered into their software platforms.”

Kieron Brown, Innogistic’s Production Director said; “This has been a very interesting project to work on. A number of our customers have already signed up for OS VectorMap Local so we wanted to make sure that our solutions gives them precisely the tools that they need. With our GIS tools, users of OS VectorMap Local can use the existing themes, add in their own data and manipulate the maps to create the cartographic style and content they want.”

Kieron continues; “As well as providing users with a range of pre-defined themes and style sheets, we can now give users full GML support for fast data loading, WFS facilities to serve OS VectorMap Local in all its various themes and the ability to convert the data into all the popular vector formats. Cartology DSI also has the ability to generate a tiled raster data set (complete with world files) from the users customised map data, allowing any GIS software to display the resulting themed map data.”

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