Canterbury gets council-wide access to map information

Canterbury gets council-wide access to map information

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Canterbury City Council in U.K. has selected MapInfo Exponare, a web-based mapping application, together with the MapInfo Gazetteer Management System, GMS 3.1, to deliver a corporate framework for council wide access to map-based information and accurate addressing. Exponare is initially being deployed as a corporate solution through the council intranet, and will enable departments, most of which were previously unable to benefit from map-based information, to access and interrogate valuable geographic data to deliver more comprehensive research, reports and services.

At the same time the MapInfo GMS will be linked to a range of data systems, allowing, for example, the council call centre to call up addresses and pinpoint maps for customers across a wide range of residential and visitor enquiries within this historic city. MapInfo GMS 3.1, recently accredited by IDeA as complying with BS7666, has been designed to reach as many users of gazetteer data as possible. Third party systems can read data directly from MapInfo GMS in an open, unrestricted manner, allowing gazetteer information to be brought to life in a wide variety of contexts and is designed to be deployed on a single desktop or as an integral system across an organisation.

MapInfo Exponare is a configurable suite of server-based enterprise applications that allow an organisation to deploy maps and control access to data over the internet or on an internal network. It provides a mechanism to share information with internal and external customers. Exponare empowers end users of varying skill levels to connect to multiple sources of corporate data and discover the full extent of their information resource.