We understand that Data Providers such as National Mapping Agencies, Hydrological Surveys, Cadastral Agencies, Transport Agencies, Meteorological Surveys, Geological Surveys have data, lots of data.
To be fair these days everybody has large amounts of data. Our founders Ian and Eddie started their careers at Ordnance Survey where they were responsible for implementing the data reengineering and storage system for OS MasterMap – all 450 million features of it. Since then we’ve built a product portfolio based around this unique experience.
Data, lots of data!
Our GO Publisher product is used by some of the World’s most respected Data Providers to publish large data volumes (100′s of Gb) to large numbers of users (we’re talking millions) on a daily basis.
Off-the-shelf solutions that can cope
Many off-the-shelf GIS packages tend to struggle with high data volumes and performance requirements and in the past the lack of an off-the-shelf technology choice has pushed many Data Providers into building their own in house systems. These systems are often ‘hardwired’ so creating a new data product requires considerable software engineering time and effort, resulting in delays to market and a hindrance to innovation.
We take a different approach to data exchange
Our GO Publisher product connects to existing database infrastructure yet enables you to create and publish a diverse product portfolio via open standards – such as XML, GML and KML. Importantly, we enable you to do this using configuration and NOT software development, saving valuable developer resource and putting product managers back at the heart of product creation. In addition to configurable product creation, GO Publisher enables you to deliver your product via innovative data download services (GO Publisher Agent) and/or direct access on-demand web services (GO Publisher WFS).
Our solutions provide a wide range of benefits for both data providers and users compared to bespoke home grown data exchange implementation:
- Continue to maintain your existing databases and infrastructure, avoiding any potentially high costs associated with re-engineering your product supply database
- Transform and publish your source data into many different product specifications on-the fly using a single solution
- No need to wait for software upgrades, get up and running in days not months
- Be able to make the move towards providing joined-up information services capable of supporting different end user communities. Our solutions are designed for the enterprise and can be easily integrated into Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).
Data providers already use our products and expertise to deliver: