First 1Spatial Scotland seminar a resounding success
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First 1Spatial Scotland seminar a resounding success

October 09, 2007 -- Following the recent acquisition of IME UK Ltd (now 1Spatial Scotland) by the 1Spatial Group, the first seminar entitled ‘Improving Business Performance through Spatial Data Quality Management’ was held in Stirling, Scotland.

The event covered 1Spatial's position in the market place around spatial data quality management and quality control. It also detailed 1Spatial's knowledge and expertise with CAD to GIS convergence, for example in enabling AutoCAD® users to simply and easily connect to Oracle databases for access to Corporate data such as OS MasterMap®.

Attendance at the invitation-only event was mainly by public sector and utility organisations who came to find out more about 1Spatial Scotland and specifically:
Alan Douglas, Country Manager for 1Spatial Scotland, presented the reasons for both organisations coming together and the opportunities it offered for customers and partners alike. Alan Howie, Senior Architect and Oracle DBA, 1Spatial Scotland, then presented 1Spatial’s solutions for spatial data quality management from entry level to enterprise level. Steven Ramage, Business Development Director for the 1Spatial Group, then highlighted return on investment examples from other customers working with 1Spatial technology across the world. He explained how they are measuring and reporting on spatial data quality as part of their supply chain initiatives and how this approach is helping them to ensure their compliance to service level agreements and regulatory requirements.

Commenting on the event, Hugh Barron, Business Development Manager of the British Geological Survey based in Edinburgh, Scotland and representing the Association for Geographic Information at the event, said: “I was pleased to be invited to this event on spatial data governance as an AGI representative. As more shared services initiatives develop across Scotland and we address spatial data infrastructures, the requirement to assess fitness for purpose for spatial data across the supply chain becomes essential. There is no point providing widespread access and improving data sharing capabilities if those data are not capable of underpinning critical business processes. The event promoted this message very well."

Presentations from the event can be downloaded from the 1Spatial website:

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