- Over 1.2 million named locations
- Foreign names (‘exonyms’)
- Multiple feature classes
- Direct support for Geo URI standard
- Internet / enterprise ready
New in Global 360 (v2017.1)
- Over 30% increase to over 1.2 million named places
- Updates to international and administrative names & codes
- General maintenance, updates & improvements
Global 360 is a comprehensive world gazetteer in the form of a database of named locations. It is aimed at organisations who need to search, reference and geocode locations world-wide.
With over 1.2 million entries from countries down to localised places of interest, Global 360 is perfect for spatially enabling web applications such as store/dealer/service locators, office messaging, asset tracking, social networking and geographic ‘check-in’ services.
Global 360 is ideal for any business organisation that requires a consistent global location resource for web-based search, geocoding and reverse geocoding. It includes support for localisation and forms a valuable component of any enterprise-wide Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).
Country and major city names are available in local and foreign language forms (‘exonyms‘). Languages supported include English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Japanese, Arabic, simplified Chinese, Russian, Hebrew and Korean.
As well as a latitude and longitude (WGS-84) coordinate, Global 360 uniquely features a ‘range indicator’ for each location, giving a geographic extent.
Global 360 is the first of its kind to adopt the Geo URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) Internet standard for geographic locations. Geo URIs support the vCard file format specification, used for electronic business cards, and the GeoSMS standard for the tagging of locations in SMS text messages. The Geo URI scheme was defined in June 2010 by the Internet Engineering Task Force, an international open standards organisation that develops and promotes internet protocols.
The Global 360 gazetteer consists of the following features:
- Administrative Divisions
- National Parks
- Points of Interest (e.g. tourist locations)
There are an unlimited number of uses for this global gazetteer. Potential applications include:
- Enterprise-wide global Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
- Web site search functions
- Store/dealer/service location finders
- Where’s the nearest…?
- Global geocoding by place name
- Reverse geocoding by latitude/longitude (e.g. asset tracking)
- GeoSMS tagging
- Social Networking, including geographic ‘check-in’ services
Global 360 is ready to deploy on the Internet or corporate intranet.
Global 360 is available in the following data formats:
- ESRI File Geodatabase or Shapefile
- MapInfo TAB 1
- Tab delimited file (TXT, UTF-8 encoding)
- Access database
1 Note that some data formats are unable to support Unicode. Other major formats can be supported by special arrangement.
Delivery & Media
Global 360 is supplied on DVD or by online delivery.
Licensing & Pricing
All geo products from Europa Technologies include free lifetime support. Note that all data is licensed, not sold, and is subject to our standard End-User Licence Agreement (EULA).
Single & Multi-User Licences
Global Discovery (perpetual single end-user licence) – GBP: £1195 / USD: $2395 / EUR: €1995
Multi-user licence costs are based on a multiplier of the single user cost. E&OE
Maintenance & Updates
For single and multi-user licences, product maintenance (including all updates for one year) may be purchased for 50% of the costs above.
A one-off update can be purchased for 30% of the costs above.
Web & Server Licences
Global 360 may be deployed in an Internet / intranet web environment or used in a central server based capacity for an annual fee of three times single user price. If the use of the product includes service resale (ASP models, etc.), the annual fee is five times the single user price. Prices include all updates for each licensed year. For intranet or server based applications where the number of users is known, the multi-user licence pricing above (one-off payment, perpetual licence) may be used. All web/server licences are per application, per year. There are no restrictions to the number of servers, users or hits.
Attractive licensing terms are available to organisations who wish to integrate Global 360 into their own software products. Such applications are subject to a commercial agreement. Please contact our sales team to discuss your requirements.
For further information, please contact our experienced data consultants who will be happy to help you.
Telephone: +44 (0)1932 64 55 60 (direct)
Telephone: +44 (0)1932 37 97 31 (direct)
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