New Plymouth District Council Selects Locus, Ltd to Implement Orion’s OnPoint Web-GIS Software

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO, CANADA and AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – September 26, 2006 – Orion Technology Inc. and Locus, Ltd announced today that they have been selected to implement a complete enterprise GIS for the New Plymouth District Council in New Zealand.

New Plymouth District, on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, is home to nearly 50,000 residents. Locus will apply its expertise in GIS web development and consulting to implement the full OnPoint™ suite of software, including OnPoint™ Professional, OnSite™ (economic development extension), InstaMAP™ (cartographic mapping extension), OnPoint™ WebEditor (web-based spatial and non-spatial data editing extension) and the OnPoint™ Redlining extension. Orion’s OnPoint™ suite provides out-of-the-box web-GIS capabilities, allowing organizations to quickly and easily create a fully integrated enterprise solution with ease, using a point-and-click administration tool. Locus, an Authorized OnPoint™ reseller and independent spatial solution provider in Auckland, New Zealand, provides and implements the best spatial data platforms and tools in the world.

“Locus is excited to be part of the first installation of the OnPoint suite of products into Australasia.” commented John Arnerich, Director of Locus, Ltd. “ We compliment New Plymouth District Council for its thorough due diligence process and vision; and we look forward, together with Orion and New Plymouth District Council, in showing that the future of web-GIS is OnPoint”.

About Orion Technology Inc.

Orion Technology, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, is a technology consulting and services integration company, specializing in web-GIS. Orion focuses on helping organizations incorporate spatial technology into all facets of their businesses. Orion showcases its wealth of knowledge in the GIS domain and top-notch GIS software-development expertise with its award-winning flagship product OnPoint™. OnPoint™ is enjoying growing support in the GIS community, both domestically and internationally, as a standard for providing geographic data through intuitive Internet and Intranet web-based user interfaces. OnPoint™ provides out-of-the-box implementation capabilities, powerful administration tools for customizing and managing the web portal, and unparalleled data-integration features. Orion's easy-to-use Web-GIS products and custom application development services have helped Orion achieve phenomenal success in securing and delivering projects for reputable clients worldwide - from small organizations to entire countries.

To find out more about Orion and its products, visit

About Locus, Ltd.

Locus is a dynamic organisation with some extraordinary personnel and a commitment to simplified technology, delivering professional spatial and data solutions downunder. Partnered with the leading software developers from around the globe Locus specialises in empowering users to maximize the benefit from their data investment. Locus’ mission is to provide and implement the best spatial data platforms and tools in the world. Their energetic team has a passion for GIS, extracting the most from any data. Locus’ empathy with end user constraints allows them to provide the right solution at the right price, always delivering top value. Locus is an Authorized OnPoint™ Reseller.

To find out more about Locus, Ltd. visit

Contact Information:

John Arnerich
Locus, Ltd.
Phone: 0800 LOCUSNZ (0800 5628769)
Email: Email Contact

Marla Maniacco
Communications Coordinator
Orion Technology Inc.
Phone: +1 (905) 508-6900
Email: Email Contact

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