Municipality of Groningen selects GIS and web mapping solution based on Cadcorp technology
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Municipality of Groningen selects GIS and web mapping solution based on Cadcorp technology

Stevenage, 30th November 2010 – Cadcorp partner, Vicrea Solutions B.V., continues its success in local government with the decision by the municipality of Groningen to deploy Vicrea’s Neuron Property Registration System (BAG), based on Cadcorp web mapping and GIS technology. The solution will be used to comply with the ‘Nederlandse Overheid Referentie Architectuur’ (NORA) – the Dutch Government Reference Architecture.  NORA is positioned as a first step in an eGovernment vision that will mean a more efficient, less bureaucratic administration capable of delivering high quality public services. 

Mr Dirk Winkel of Vicrea explained the practical significance of the architecture. “Although NORA has no legal basis in law, it has been deemed the primary reference architecture for new ICT projects, either directly at the national level, or indirectly via derived reference architectures at the provincial and local levels. The proper management of spatial information is a crucial component in this model. We have found that Cadcorp’s strengths in open and standards-based technologies have been invaluable in allowing us to meet the architectural requirements of local government.”

Mr Peter Duijve of GVV (Vicrea Users Group) explained why so many Dutch municipalities have selected Neuron BAG. “We have seen in Neuron BAG a perfect solution for a user friendly and integrated solution for registering addresses and buildings. The software is based on the latest technology, and it fits seamlessly into the systems architecture specified by the Dutch government.”

The IT challenges faced by the Dutch government are not unique, as Mike O’Neil, the CEO of Cadcorp points out: “Governments throughout the world share a common ambition to improve service delivery by better use of information technology. It is encouraging to see a recognition of the importance of properly managing and sharing geographic information in order to realise that ambition. Cadcorp is very proud to be working with Vicrea to help deliver the citizen-centric future that the Dutch government envisages.“

About Cadcorp

Cadcorp® is a UK based developer and supplier of world leading web mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software. From its headquarters in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Cadcorp's sales, support, distribution and partner network stretches worldwide.

Cadcorp SIS® - Spatial Information System® software suite – is an integrated family of standalone, web, developer and mobile GIS products. Our cost-effective solutions help organisations in the public and private sectors maximise their investment in geographic information by making it easier to share spatial data between people and between systems.

 As a long-standing technical member of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc® (OGC), Cadcorp has been at the forefront of the application of open technologies and standards-based solutions. Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company, an Oracle® Partner, Ordnance Survey® Developer Partner and Northern Ireland Land & Property Services® (LPS) Licenced Partner. In the UK, Cadcorp is a corporate member of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) and a corporate member of the British Cartographic Society (BCS).

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About Vicrea

Vicrea is a fast-growing Dutch IT company specialising in the provision of integrated information systems. Its clients share a common interest in managing information that has a strong locational component. Vicrea delivers the mission-critical information systems for recording, analysing, and presenting such information.

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