Cadcorp hosts sixth annual fire services user group meeting

Stevenage, Herts. 10th November 2010 – Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer, Cadcorp, played host to its users and partners in the fire and rescue services. Close on the heels of the Comprehensive Spending Review, the meeting was a timely opportunity for attendees to share best practices in using GIS and mapping technologies to improve service delivery.

 Representatives from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service demonstrated their recent work in integrating Cadcorp Spatial Information System (SIS) with their Incident Reporting System (IRS). The outcome is a system which can report the location of incidents to sub-metre accuracies.

 The Ordnance Survey updated the audience on the latest developments in its range of data products, including OS VectorMap™, and discussed the benefits of the public sector mapping agreement (PSMA) for the wider sharing of geographic information.

 Specialist suppliers of emergency services software SSI Solutions demonstrated its own incident reporting product, based on Cadcorp technology. Mark Taylor showed how by linking with SSI’s portal-based performance management system – OWLe-  this integrated solution can help fire services assess their performance against targets.

 Better known for its work in the private sector, the credit-rating and data analytics company Experian demonstrated why many fire services are increasingly interested in their Mosaic geodemographic classification system. It is an invaluable tool for fire risk assessment and mitigation.

Cadcorp showed a preview of a new software release, and updated users with the latest developments in Cadcorp’s Workload Modeller– a product which is being used by fire services for ‘what if’ modelling and efficiency monitoring.

“The event is an invaluable opportunity for geographic information specialists to network with their peers and share user experience. It is always helpful to be informed of on-going developments in Cadcorp products, as it allows us to plan ahead for their deployment”,
said Ray Hooper, GIS Manager, London Fire Brigade.

 “Cadcorp software is used in 40 of the 52 fire and rescue services in England and Wales”, said Mike O’Neil, Managing Director, Cadcorp. “We are pleased to have an opportunity to validate that we really are meeting our customers’ needs.”

  About Cadcorp

Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading developer and supplier of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software, applications and associated services. Based in the UK, Cadcorp's sales, support, distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide.

 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 ISO9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company, an Ordnance Survey DeveloperPartner and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland Licensed Partner.  Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, hydrospatial, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commercial, utilities and many other markets. 

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