Laser-Scan changes name to 1Spatial

4th December 2006, Cambridge, UK. Laser-Scan is delighted to announce that it is renaming the company as 1Spatial to reflect its ongoing evolution in the spatial data marketplace.

Laser-Scan has been in existence since 1969. Originally building laser plotters, the company moved on to the scanning of paper maps to create digital databases. The company has transformed over time, and is now the world leader in spatial database management with a specific focus on spatial data quality control. Laser scanning has also evolved into something quite different as well. The name change to 1Spatial reflects these fundamental changes.

Spatial data have become a mainstream IT resource and Laser-Scan also evolved along the same lines. Increasing adoption of open standards, embracing such concepts as Service Oriented Architectures, supporting initiatives such as the Open Geospatial Consortium, and the increasing use of Oracle as the technology platform of choice moved Laser-Scan away from traditional GIS and into the mainstream spatial data community. 1Spatial emphasises our position as a leader in this new world.

Spatial data are valuable, and benefit can be obtained through their efficient, multi-purpose reuse. The modern era demands the unconstrained sharing of spatial data between systems, business areas, organisations and the public. 1Spatial enables such co-operation.

Michael Sanderson, CEO, 1Spatial commented:

"I believe we are creating something special with 1Spatial. We have built huge brand awareness around Radius. We are extending that with the company name change. We have always been associated with leading-edge GIS applications, but like all our peers we delivered these in a proprietary fashion. In a world where spatial data reuse requires enterprise delivery we are providing what were formerly proprietary solutions as components in mainstream IT architectures. Delivering components means standards and partnerships are essential. Co-operation in the market place is the means by which we will deliver to the market the intellectual property built up in this company over the last 20 years".

For more information please contact Graham Stickler:
Tel: +44 (0)1223 420414
Fax : +44 (0)1223 420044
Email : Email Contact

About 1Spatial
1Spatial is the world leader in the management, transformation and quality control of spatial data. We have been providing operational solutions to organisations with large spatial databases for more than 20 years. 1Spatial customers include prestigious organisations around the world in fields such as Defence, National Mapping Agencies, Government and Utilities. 1Spatial's solutions are designed around the full Oracle technology stack including Oracle Spatial. Our solutions and services validate, clean and merge geo-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 reuse: www.1spatial.com



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