North Hertfordshire District Council selects Cadcorp SIS and GeognoSIS software to underpin its new corporate GIS.

Stevenage, Herts. 16 May, 2008. – Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced that North Hertfordshire District Council has placed a contract for the supply and implementation of a new, corporate GIS based on the Cadcorp SIS and Cadcorp GeognoSIS family of software products.

The new GIS will replace other systems currently in use at North Hertfordshire D.C. and comprises multiple licences of Cadcorp SIS desktop GIS software, including the Map Browser, Map Editor, Map Modeller and Map Reader products; Cadcorp GeognoSIS – the company’s dynamic, web-based GIS; plus Cadcorp OS MasterMap ITN Manager, Cadcorp OS MasterMap Manager, Cadcorp OS PAI Manager and the Cadcorp Oracle Spatial Archiving Wizard.

Cadcorp SIS already plays an important role in GIS at North Herts D.C. as the embedded GIS component of the Plantech suite of software used by the council for local gazetteer, planning, building control, environmental health and street naming and numbering applications. The new system will extend the use of GIS to other departments, most notably the Customer Contact Centre via the corporate intranet, as well as bringing it to grounds maintenance, property services, revenues and insurance/risk management, among other departments.

In addition to providing technical advice and assistance during the system implementation phase, Cadcorp experts will also work with North Hertfordshire D.C. staff to set up a new spatial data warehouse based on Oracle Spatial 10g. This will provide all council staff with easy access to centrally-stored and managed spatial data via the corporate intranet.

“The council’s management team sees GIS as an important, authority-wide tool for use in enhancing service delivery at the same time as delivering savings and providing information to local residents”, said Toby Le Sage, information manager (information management), customer services, at North Hertfordshire District Council. “Most importantly, the new Cadcorp SIS-based GIS will help the council meet many of the Priority Outcomes required by central government, including those relating to Community Information, Local Environment and Making it Easier for Citizens to do Business with the Council.”

“We are delighted that North Hertfordshire District Council has made the decision to base its corporate GIS on Cadcorp SIS,” said Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp. “We look forward to working with the council to ensure a smooth transition to the new system and to help it meet its objectives.”

About North Hertfordshire District Council
North Hertfordshire District Council is responsible for delivering services to the citizens of an area north of London that covers 37,537.44 hectares and which contains four main towns with a combined population of nearly 90,000 people. In addition, there are many smaller towns and villages which bring the total population of the council’s area to nearly 150,000.

About Cadcorp
Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading UK developer of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software. With offices in the UK and the USA, Cadcorp's distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide. The company also plays a pivotal technical role in the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC®).

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 ISO9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company, an Ordnance Survey GB Licensed Partner and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland Licensed Partner. Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commerce, utilities and many other markets. (For more information please visit: http://www.cadcorp.com).


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Julia Smith, Tel: 01438 747996, e-mail: Email Contact or
Neil McLeod, Tel: 01666 504293, e-mail: Email Contact .




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