Why was Europa Technologies selected?
Land Registry needed to consume a contextual mapping service using Ordnance Survey data that was served in the British National Grid projection. Before selecting viaEuropa, Land Registry had already tested an alternative service but found that this could not be easily integrated into its preferred architecture. viaEuropa was found to be the quickest and easiest to implement and impressed with its level of performance. Commercially, Land Registry appreciated the open pricing policy of Europa Technologies, with the presence of viaEuropa on the Government’s G-Cloud platform making it easy to procure. After an initial free trial period, the inclusion of viaEuropa on the G-Cloud allowed Land Registry to carry out a speedy procurement process for an initial three month Proof of Concept phase, followed by a further procurement exercise for an annual service. Europa Technologies’ own award-winning cartography was also appreciated as being highly intuitive for novice and experienced users alike. Reflecting on this, Ian Howe, MapSearch Product Owner, comments “the first time I saw it, I liked it.” Most importantly, the service was inexpensive compared to the cost of operating the existing Search of the Index Map service, thereby enabling the new MapSearch application to be offered to users at no charge. As Keith Hurst, MapSearch Senior Responsible Officer, comments “The savings being made are far greater than the costs of using viaEuropa.”
- Quickest and easiest to implement
- Impressive performance
- Award-winning cartography
- Inexpensive and easy to procure from G-Cloud
- Ready to scale