Outsourced Spatial Data Management services with guarantees of consistency and quality for customers.

  • Precise Map DataConsistency and precision with guarantees of quality assurance in maintaining spatial data, coupled with automated and semi automated routines for sharing information (such as Python scripting).
  • Online MappingWeb applications for displaying data to end users and third parties, allowing users to readily identify sites and visualize geographical information as part of real-world decision making.
  • CartographyMap production from single products to map series consisting of dozens or even hundreds of tiles
  • Statistical Analysis of Map DataProvision of geo-statistics and change monitoring, for example Excel spreadsheets of Land Management area totals.
  • Cost-Benefit.. all the above included as part of the same Spatial Data Management service, representing significant cost savings.

Sadly attention to detail in maintaining GIS datasets is often neglected in favour of more enticing things such as attempts to enhance new technologies and approaches. Over time, the accuracy of datasets can often drift, due to lack of training or changes in personnel or the GIS software being used.

This represents a big problem, as the value of Business Data can only be reflected in its quality. The computer can only give you the right answers if it holds accurate information. By using Outsourced Spatial Data Management, customers can guarantee accuracy and consistency going forward with their datasets, and also take advantage of significant cost savings compared to traditional in-house working.

Comprehensive Auditing and Data services encompassing the following ..

  • Apps Transition and Complete System Auditing
    Not just GIS but entire systems analysis and Production of Application Overview Documents covering Architecture and Operating systems, all technologies involved including Database and Software engineering, Tools, Communication Mechanisms and Security, Risks, Known Issues and Support model frameworks.
  • Large-scale Data Analysis, Audit and Clean-up
    Data Services such as linking, matching, joining and merging data as well as analysis of large datasets in spreadsheet and database format, auditing and Spatial Data Cleaning. For example duplicate removal, sliver removal, geocoding and attribute linking, cleaning of overlaps in land use data, linking and building of seamless integrated networks in line datasets.

    Datasets contribute to each other - by combining with skill, care and attention you build a more accurate picture of the real world.
  • UK Government Data
    Specializing in Town Planning and Heritage datasets, UK Utility datasets, and UK Land Management data. Market leader in linking and joining Heritage and Listed Building datasets (Historic England) to UK Town Planning datasets.
  • Change Auditing
    Not only maintaining GIS data with precision but also in recording any changes to data and producing statistics, reports and hardcopy plans. This is useful when legally binding contracts for customers are based upon the geographical areas mapped within data, and any change affects budgets with third parties. Precision matters.
  • Geocoding
    Adding a geographical element to any textual or non-geographical data.
  • Reporting technologies such as Crystal
    For example Land Charges Con29 and LLC1 report templates.
  • Bulk Coordinate Conversion
    Conversion of any Geographical dataset from any geographical projection to another.
Expert technical consultancy using ESRI ArcGIS ® and Python including ..

  • Data Updating and Dissemination
    Python scripts in combination with ArcGIS Model Builder for daily/weekly jobs for moving, manipulating, cleaning and disseminating Geographical data with efficiency and precision. For example regular Oracle Spatial (SDO) to ESRI Feature Class (ArcSDE) extract scripts, format conversion e.g. convert GIS Tab files to Shapefiles, split or combine datasets, unzip, move and copy files, and find data anomalies such as spatial outliers.
  • Automated Map Production
    Production of data-driven map series based on data locations - not in the way that ArcGIS Data Driven Pages works with map tiling schemes, but on the actual map data locations. In other words, automated production of map products based on each parish/village/town/development, unlimited in number, all produced at the click of a button.
  • ArcTools and Python Toolkits
    Development of custom tools in python for performing enhanced data processing beyond what is supplied with the built in tools within ArcMap/ArcCatalog. Incorporation of custom tools into Model Builder allowing combination into new and existing models.
  • ArcGIS Server and ArcSDE Configuration Healthcheck & Analysis
    Optmization of ArcGIS Server configuration, diagnosis and repair of poorly configured services which are not functioning correctly. Audit of both REST services and datasets on SDE including analysis of duplication and defining real-world requirements. Feature Class Active Directory security analysis relating to datasets and services - ensuring that datasets have the appropriate security.
Presentation of any argument is of course very important. Even if map data is very accurate, if it is not delivered to the audience in a professional, aesthetically pleasing manner then those viewing will miss the point being conveyed. Cartographic services can provide beautifully presented maps and graphics for customers to express their geographical data clearly and attractively.
From precisely scaled and symbolized cartographic map series to one-off generalized graphics, precise mapping products to allow users to present their arguments in ways that are not only eye-catching but also factually precise and easy to follow.

  • Automated Map Production
    Production of data-driven map series based on data locations - not in the way that ArcGIS Data Driven Pages works with map tiling schemes, but on the actual map data locations. In other words, automated production of map products based on each parish/village/town/development, unlimited in number, all produced at the click of a button.
  • Generalization, Symbology and De-cluttering
    Skilled cartographic techniques to ensure that the desired information is always conveyed cleanly with no room for doubt or misinterpretation. Cartographic principles; Sensible scaling, logical colour schemes and clear, legible labelling of map features produce not only fit for purpose but aesthetically pleasing representations of map data.
  • Graphic Design
    Versatility in the nature of products produced; from precise cartographic maps akin to architectural plans to high level graphical representations such as in forward and future land-use planning. Use of advanced graphical techniques; fade effects, multi-layering and gradients to produce beautiful graphics.
Location Matters and GIS is a vital tool in problem solving in many disciplines; planning the built environment, engineering, agriculture and government administration to name a few. Spatial Analysis can give you the answers, and present them in an aesthetically pleasing and easy to understand manner using skilled Cartographic and Graphic Design techniques to produce beautiful maps and graphics.

Geographical data expertise can be used to model precisely what future effects a proposed development of the built environment may have;

  • Where is the most feasible, or suitable place for housing?
  • Where is the best option for a bypass round a town?
  • How many proposed employment sites are within given towns or cities?
  • How many dwellings within certain deprived areas were built in the last year?
  • Will a planned windfarm have adverse effects on Defence Infrastructure?

Spatial Analysis can help provide answers to these questions for customers by using GIS principles and technical expertise; find relationships between geographical datasets and identify natural and man-made constraints on development.
Data Explorer Examples

Wiltshire Grounds Maintenance Infrastructure - LIVE (projection OSGB 1936 / British National Grid (27700)) and .. for mobile
US Soils (projection WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (3857)) and .. for mobile
US Unemployment (projection WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (3857)) and .. for mobile

The Reality Data Explorer is an example of how you dont need a bloated middleware framework to bridge the gap from Web Service and API to the end user in a web browser.

Written using the ArcGIS Javascript API directly it provides viewing, searching and querying functionality as well as layer selection and HTML5 geolocation lookup for mobile devices in a single 15KB Javascript file!

Data Explorer is entirely data driven and is compatible with all ArcGIS REST services in virtually all map projections. A few configuration tweaks and you have an aesthetically pleasing, intuitive map viewer for any GIS dataset worldwide. The Data Explorer is compatible across web browsers and is also engineered for mobile devices, with HTML5 geo-location built in, and again supports location conversion from latitude and longitude in virtually all projections. The Data Explorer allows users to simply click/tap on the map to get more information, search information, highlight and flash geographical features. And it works independently of the data content and as such ANY ArcGIS REST service can be plugged in.

Why over-complicate?

Try the examples above - see its the same web page but you can use to explore any data!
Find the Global Coordinate Converter at this link.

Geographical data has gone mainstream in lightweight web GIS provided by popular search engines, the World Geodetic System 84 (WGS84) is being more and more used as a global standard for referencing positions. Location is being used more and more on mobile devices, any social media post, any photo taken on a smart phone can have a latitude and longitude geotagged. Organisations are also increasingly using live data from GPS coordinates (WGS84 or ETRS89 referencing systems for example), and needing to analyze and integrate this into their existing datasets held in their own grid referencing systems.

Designed as a demonstration for locating any coordinate on earth in virtually all geographical map-systems or projections, the global coordinate converter is an ArcGIS Javascript API application which allows users to enter coordinates in latitude or longitude or X and Y Easting and Northing, and convert between the two.

The application uses data from the EPSG and Reality GIS XML web services here to convert between coordinate systems, with an easy to use map window with both Imagery and Streetmap, and an HTML5 geolocation function added too.
Recent and ongoing projects with the following organisations ..

  • Wiltshire Highways/The Landscape Group
    Ongoing management of all land maintenance data throughout Wiltshire, provision of precise statistics and mapping products to support Grounds Maintenance and Street Cleaning in the county. As well as web mapping solutions for viewing current maintenance schedules.
  • Cap Gemini/Royal Mail
    Documentation and audit of the PEGASUS/GEOROUTE system supporting the entire UK letters business. Played a vital role in helping secure a clean application transition to Cap Gemini by providing not only GIS Technical insight into the technologies involved in this vast system but also documentation of all aspects; Architecture, Databases, Software/Technology, Communication Mechanisms, Security, Issues and Risks.
  • Coillte
    Cleaned and built a seamless integrated network of roads and tracks within Irish Forests, all linking into NavTeq road network data to build a seamless network for the client. Use of open data and advanced techniques to recover lost tracks into the data and geo-processing methods to ensure connectivity.
  • Wiltshire Council - Land Charges/Planning
    Provide the public facing Planning Applications map web application for the county.
    Configured the Crystal Report for all Land Charges Searches - LLC1 and Con29 for the county.
    Supplied a large-scale GIS Dataset of the Land Charges register of Planning and Heritage data from internal and external sources.
The background graphics to this home page represent basically an ongoing experiment fusing HTML5 Web GL (using THREE.js) and integrating GIS Web Services in OGC WMTS Tiled Web Map Service format.

We basically have the globe with some stars in the background. Desktop users can zoom in and out using the mouse wheel, change the imagery on the globe from a choice of web services as defined by the buttons bottom right (and listed below). The Plus/minus buttons allow for speeding/slowing the animation and changing the level of detail of the Map Tile data respectively (up to a given maximum level of detail). In time Web GL aspects will be integrated into other javascript apps.
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