Laser-Scan and Galdos Announce New Technology Partnership to Provide Spatial Data Quality Certification

Laser-Scan and Galdos are pleased to announce a technology partnership focused on the certification of quality spatial data.

Demand for integrated spatial data to support interoperability along with increasing regulatory pressures requires a new approach in systems and a new standard of data quality. It requires re-use of data, much collected prior to the advent of GPS, and web delivery mechanisms. Laser-Scan and Galdos are responding to this challenge by introducing novel and groundbreaking technologies in web service delivery. The partnership recognises that quality cannot be achieved and maintained without a structured approach, and therefore supply chain principles are adopted.

This partnership will allow Galdos and Laser-Scan customers to benefit from integrated technologies. The companies will work together to establish a standard for spatial data quality certification and publishing as a driving force behind the GeoWeb.

Mike Sanderson, CEO of Laser-Scan commented:

"Laser-Scan is delighted to partner with Galdos. This partnership provides the ideal opportunity to advance the concept of spatial data quality certification and to demonstrate the benefits of a service-oriented architecture for the customer. We are delighted to be able to demonstrate these concepts at GeoWeb 2006 between 24-28th July."

Shaukat Jiwa, President of Galdos Systems Inc., added:

"We believe that this partnership will create a strong competitive advantage for both companies. The integration of Radius Studio™ with Galdos Cartalinea™ and INidicio™ will significantly enhance the product offerings of both companies, and provide new and powerful capabilities for our customers.

For more information please contact Abbie Beckford.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 420414
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 420044

About Laser-Scan
Laser-Scan is the world leader in the certification of spatial data quality. We have been providing operational solutions to organisations with large spatial databases for more than 20 years. Laser-Scan customers include prestigious organisations around the world in fields such as Defence, National Mapping Agencies, Government and Utilities. Laser-Scan's solutions are designed to maximise customer investment in the Oracle technology stack including Oracle Spatial. Our solutions and services validate, clean and merge spatial datasets, specialising in automated spatial data management and correction. We ensure that your business critical spatial data are fit for purpose for electronic processing, and that maximum value is obtained from the enormous investment made in spatial data collection through sharing, effective integration with business processes, and efficient re-use:

About Galdos
Galdos targets the rapidly growing Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) market. Spatial Data Infrastructures provide the means to share instant geographic information over the World Wide Web. This is critical to defence intelligence, disaster management and a variety of consumer oriented location-based services, such as location-based advertising. Galdos is a supplier to governments, government agencies and private companies that deal with geographic information. The Company’s technology enables its customers to manage geographic information from multiple sources and share it across the Internet in real-time. For Galdos' customers this means increased efficiencies in data sharing and significant cost reductions. For more information on Galdos, please visit

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