High quality maps and location data, ready when you need it
viaEuropa is the award-winning hosted map and API platform from Europa Technologies. It delivers high quality, fully maintained, digital maps and location data directly to your web applications, desktop GIS and mobile apps. Use viaEuropa to drive location intelligent solutions quickly, easily and efficiently.
viaEuropa delivers beautiful maps directly to your web and desktop applications. From small scale, strategic global maps to the most detailed hyper-local maps of the United Kingdom, viaEuropa can provide access to a broad range of open/premium data content. In addition to a comprehensive range of base maps, the service supports overlays for layers such as demographics and peril maps (e.g. flood, subsidence & crime).
The viaEuropa API provides high-performance access to a variety of location data content, including OS AddressBase. It uses a REST interface which can be easily integrated with web applications and mobile apps. Results can be returned in several industry standard formats including JSON, GeoJSON or XML. The API service is lightning fast and supports parallel queries to power efficient work flows and process automation.
Works With Your Software
By using industry standards and best practice, viaEuropa is compatible with a wide range of GIS software, web mapping APIs and mobile app frameworks. With support for both commercial and open source software, the service can provide your organisation with quality maps and location data for all platforms used in your organisation.
- Esri ArcGIS
- Esri ArcGIS Online
- MapInfo Pro
- Pitney Bowes Spectrum Spatial Analyst
- CADCORP SIS
- Google Maps
- Microsoft Bing Maps
- Mapbox GL
viaEuropa is compatible with virtually any source of digital map data. The service already includes support for a number of Ordnance Survey products including OS OpenData™, but also has full support for OS VectorMap™ Local and OS MasterMap® Topo. It also supports Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) data, including OSNI Largescale, thereby providing a complete, consistent and definitive mapping service for the whole of the United Kingdom.
In addition to definitive base maps, the service includes support for overlays, including flood data from JBA Risk Management, geology from British Geological Survey (BGS), demographics from Michael Bauer International and marine data from OceanWise.
Supporting OGC Standards and REST APIs
Web services using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards provide many benefits. They provide data access in a standardised way which is well established in the world of geographical information systems (GIS). This makes it easier to transfer, exchange or combine data from different sources and systems.
viaEuropa supports WMTS, WFS and cached WMS and can be accessed by any software compatible with these protocols. REST-based API access provides ultra-fast search and look-up capabilities with results provided in convenient JSON, GeoJSON or XML formats.
Ideal for UK Public Sector
viaEuropa is ideal for UK public sector organisations who wish to optimise their Ordnance Survey (GB & NI) data entitlement under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA), One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) or Northern Ireland Mapping Agreement (NIMA). The service provides a flexible platform on which to build both internal and citizen-facing map applications.
Available on G-Cloud
G-Cloud is a procurement framework accessed through the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace and operated by the Crown Commercial Service. It allows UK-based public sector organisations to buy cloud-based services faster and cheaper than would be possible by entering into individual procurement contracts. A range of viaEuropa services are available on the latest iteration of the framework, G-Cloud 11.
viaEuropa has been recognised in a number of awards including being the WINNER of the OS MasterMap Award for Better Mapping at the British Cartographic Society Awards 2012. In the Best Use of Technology category of the Thames Valley Magazine Business Awards, it has twice been a finalist with a HIGHLY COMMENDED in 2012 and SECOND PLACE in 2017.
A Reliable Service, Tailored To You
viaEuropa hosted services are designed to meet a wide range of needs from public sector and non-commercial users through to private sector businesses; for individual desktop users, departmental intranets, public web-based applications and even enterprise use. Backed by a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with 99.9% availability guarantee, we offer a flexible range of service levels differentiated by utilisation and deployment method.
How can we help you?
If you have any questions about viaEuropa or would like a trial of the service, please contact one of our experienced consultants who will be happy to help you. Alternatively, for a deeper look, please join us for one of our regular webinars.