1Spatial awarded strategically important data re-engineering contract by OSi

May 17, 2011 -- 1Spatial is delighted to announce the signing of a significant contract with Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) to create a seamless, scale independent core database for the integrated management of existing large-scale, small-scale, boundary and address information for Ireland. This database wıll be the foundatıon of OSı's operatıons for the next two decades support the delivery of all future vector and cartographic products and services.

The award of this contract follows a series of prototyping projects during which 1Spatial, with partner RMSI, has worked closely with OSi to ensure that the defined solution will provide a new data model to support Ireland’s economic regeneration. It will leverage existing data and expertise, ensuring no previous investment is lost, while at the same time enhancing OSi’s product and service offerings to deliver customer’s future needs.

Data currently held in several separate datasets will be assessed in terms of quality and enriched to enable OSi leverage as much value from it as possible. The quality assessment will ensure that the existing data is fit-for-purpose and provide a baseline for data quality improvement going forward. The separate datasets will then be combined into a single, integrated database – PRIME2.

1Spatial’s Radius Studio, a rules-based technology platform, will provide automatic data processing, enrichment and validation capabilities and any manual fix-up work that is identified during the process will be undertaken by RMSI.

The implementation of the PRIME2 database will enable OSi to improve their operational efficiency and consistently maintain the desired level of data quality by applying an automatic validation process to all data maintenance and update activities. PRIME2 will be used as the basis for all of OSi’s new and enhanced products and services and represents a core element of OSi’s corporate data strategy.

Colin Bray, Chief Technology Officer at OSi said:

“This project marks the culmination of a long-term data strategy for OSi to move towards a single, large-scale database that will deliver efficiencies in maintenance, production and service delivery. We will also be able to deliver a wider range of products and services and continue to meet the growing demands of our customers.”

Nic Snape, Chief Executive Officer at 1Spatial added:

“We are delighted to be announcing this contract award, especially at a time when operational efficiencies are so high on the public agenda. The project underlines the importance of leveraging new technology alongside the need to maintain valuable, existing data and knowledge. We are also pleased to be continuing our long-standing relationship with OSi and our partners RMSI.”

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About 1Spatial

1Spatial is an industry leader in the provision of intelligent data quality and integration solutions for organisations worldwide that need to trust their location-based information.  For more than 40 years, 1Spatial has been providing solutions and services to public and private sector organisations who handle high-volumes of business critical data. By automating the transformation of complex and distributed data into accurate and valuable information, organisations can improve operational efficiently, reduce costs, manage compliance and improve decision making. These solutions are delivered through its own sales and services team with headquarters in Cambridge, UK.  For more information, visit www.1spatial.com 

About OSi

Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) is the national mapping agency of the Republic of Ireland. Their primary product is mapping services, delivered through a range of maps in both digital and paper format. OSi, headquartered in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, employees approximately 300 staff and has a turnover of €20 million. OSi’s customer base spans most sectors and includes Government Departments and Offices, Local Authorities, utility companies, architects, engineers, as well as members of the general public. They licence the use of their data for a wide range of computer based applications such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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