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East Midlands Electricity distributes Orthophoto data with Image Web Server

East Midlands Electricity (EME) has chosen Earth Resource Mapping’s Image Web Server technology to distribute its 500GB of orthophoto data. The adoption of Image Web Server technology has increased efficiency and reduced operating costs. EME Project Manager Richard Fixter said, “We were faced with a number of challenges from a data management and an image distribution perspective. Over 16,000 individual ECW image 1km tiles were used to cover the EME area. Recompressing these into a few large mosaics greatly reduced the data management problems. A pilot study, in conjunction with third party consultants and ER Mapper, found that using Image Web Server rather than a normal file server to serve the ECW mosaics into GE Smallworld GIS via the Intranet network, produced a minimum 30% reduction in network and server loading. The consequence of which, was a significant increase in image rendering speed and a reduction in the RAM requirements of the local PC’s. These improvements all equate to improved efficiency and help to contain operating costs.”

Mick Armstrong, Earth Resource Mapping’s European Manager offered, “the use of large orthophoto data sets in the Utilities Industry is ever increasing. Companies are realizing the massive benefits to be enjoyed by using technology specifically designed for the management and serving of large imagery datasets. We are delighted that East Midlands Electricity has chosen Image Web Server as a key part of its image data management and distribution system.”