Europa Technologies has announced that Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) digital map data is now available to consume as a service through its award-winning viaEuropa platform. This development means that for the first time, OSNI data can be provided alongside mapping from Ordnance Survey (GB), thereby providing a complete, consistent and definitive mapping service for the whole of the United Kingdom.
OSNI map data through viaEuropa Service
viaEuropa allows organisations to quickly and easily consume premium digital map content as a service, without incurring traditional data management overheads. The support for OSNI digital map data means that organisations with interests in Northern Ireland can quickly plug the service into their applications and focus their efforts where they are most needed. As a value-added reseller of Land & Property Services (LPS), the organisation responsible for manufacturing the OSNI data, Europa Technologies is also able to arrange data licensing.
Duncan Hill, Business Development Director of Europa Technologies, commented, “I am excited that having pioneered web mapping services in Great Britain, we are now doing the same in Northern Ireland and thereby completing the authoritative picture for the United Kingdom. I’m confident that this development will fill a gap for many public sector bodies and commercial businesses and look forward to helping such organisations in the near future.”
viaEuropa includes support for a range of web services including base map services using OGC standards, such as WMTS and WMS. Web Feature Services (WFS) enable users to interrogate and snap to features from OS MasterMap Topography Layer or OSNI Largescale, and gazetteer services to quickly search for addresses, postcodes and localities. Public sector organisations can subscribe to viaEuropa though G-Cloud, the UK Government’s procurement framework for cloud-based services. viaEuropa is highly suitable for organisations who are members of the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) for England/Wales, One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) and now the Northern Ireland Mapping Agreement (NIMA).
Further information on viaEuropa can be found at: https://www.europa.uk.com/solutions/viaeuropa/
About Europa Technologies
Europa Technologies is an award-winning specialist in geospatial intelligence solutions for a wide variety of market sectors. Our capabilities allow organisations with international interests to better understand their customers, assets and markets, in a geographic context, thereby gaining a competitive or strategic advantage. Digital map products and services from Europa Technologies are used by many Fortune Global 500 companies, governments and missions of the United Nations. The company has global licence agreements with several leading Internet-based service providers including Google. Through deployment via Google Earth and Google Maps alone, our world data products have been seen by over one billion people, approximately 1 in 7 of the world’s entire population. The company’s identity is captured in its mantra: “Success, located”.
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