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Cadcorp enhances support for OSI and OSNI data formats

Stevenage, Herts, UK. 20 March, 2008. Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer, Cadcorp, has announced the launch of two new applications to enable loading and maintenance of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) large scale data into Oracle and PostGIS databases.

The Cadcorp OSI Data Manager and the Cadcorp OSNI Data Manager are available free of charge to customers who have purchased Cadcorp SIS Map Editor or Map Modeller. The new applications allow users to load NTF data supplied by their national mapping agency directly into their chosen database.
The new applications add to the data management capabilities already available in Cadcorp SIS. Users can choose to create a single repository of map data thus taking advantage of centralised, secure, database-based administration of their base map, or can continue using the existing built-in file-based tiling capabilities of Cadcorp SIS.

When loaded into any of the products in the Cadcorp SIS suite, including the desktop GIS range and GeognoSIS, the appearance of the data remains unchanged when compared to the original NTF tiled form. Updates of OSI and OSNI NTF data can also be applied to the database; with duplicate data automatically identified and removed.

“The Cadcorp OSI Data Manager and the Cadcorp OSNI Data Manager applications offer users of OSI and OSNI data similar database management capabilities to those already available to Cadcorp users of OS (GB) MasterMap data”, said Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp. “These new options provide significant data management benefits to users of both OSI and OSNI data”.