Socium – Revolutionising the quality of spatial data

November 01, 2011 -- Today marks a new era in the world of spatial data quality with the exciting launch of Socium. A Software as a Service company that is changing the industry by opening up the world of data quality to everyone and offering new, online data validation and management services in the cloud.

Socium Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of 1Spatial Holdings Plc. The proven technology powering the services is 1Spatial’s rules engine, which is utilised by numerous National Mapping and Charting Agencies worldwide. By embracing technology trends and using cloud technology, Socium are eliminating the need for their users to invest in software or infrastructure whilst still being able to benefit from state of the art technology.

Duncan Guthrie, Managing Director, Socium Limited said:

“We are thrilled to be launching Socium today. As a team we have a substantial amount of experience in working with organisations that experience issues of validating, maintaining and protecting the quality of their spatial data. We believe that our new services will truly help organisations to overcome these problems quickly, easily and within a very flexible payment model.”

Socium’s first offering, the Online Validation Service*, has been designed to make data quality accessible to everyone by providing an easy to use, zero cost of ownership, independent data validation solution enabling organisations to have real confidence in sharing and utilising their data to underpin their business.

Data is easily loaded into the system and validated against a set of standard or user-defined business rules with all non-conforming features being identified. The overview screen inside the service, shows a summary report of what and how many features failed and a report is created that can be downloaded ready for users to load into their existing applications for visualisation and correction.

There is also a free version of the service which enables users to load their data into the service, utilise the Geometric, Network or polygon validation rule sets and independently quantify the errors in a matter of seconds.

Socium will not only provide a series of data quality and management services in the cloud but also create a community of spatial data users. In addition to traditional social media activities, the company will launch its own collaborative environment to create the Socium Community to enable users to share and benefit from each other’s knowledge, experience and ideas.

For more information about the Online Validation Service or Socium in general, please visit: www.socium.co.uk

*Initially the service will only be available to users in the UK and Ireland. International access will follow.

About Socium Limited
Socium is a wholly owned subsidiary of 1Spatial Holdings Plc. As a Software as a Service company it opens up the world of data quality to everyone by offering new, online data validation and management services in the cloud. By doing so Socium are embracing technology trends and eliminating the need for users to invest in software or infrastructure, whilst still benefiting from state of the art technology.

Socium’s first offering, the Online Validation Service, provides an independent, simple and easy to use way of validating data against a set of standard or user-defined business rules in seconds.

For more information, visit www.socium.co.uk

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