Now, with the launch of Brainnwave Geo Web Services, access to the most up-to-date mapping data instantly is no more a hassle. This is the first time that this kind of services is available for the private sector organizations.
The data start-up has launched web services that break the traditional barriers and gives access to mapping data such as Web Feature Service (WFS), Ordnance Survey MasterMap Topography Layer, Web Map Service (WMS), Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), Ordnance Survey and open source data.
The new online service allows users to save on the resource and expense of data management, storage, and change-only updates. It lets users easily query, view and receive a content feed of geographic information in usable formats, such as pre-rendered geo-referenced maps.
Stefan Wells, Head of Partners, Ordnance Survey says, “We are delighted to be working with our Partner, Brainnwave, on the new Geo Web Services product. Brainnwave’s new product provides efficient access to our Geospatial data, providing users with the ability to analyze the data and generate strategic insights to aid their business.”
Steve Coates, CEO, Brainnwave adds, “This move demonstrates that we are delivering on the promise to slash the time and resources spent by data scientists and business analysts in finding the right data to address their specific organization’s challenges. We are tackling the access challenge head on – specifically in the crucial and sometimes traditional field of geospatial data.”
“Having to update and maintain your data every six weeks is both time consuming and costly for our customers. Now, they don’t have to worry about that, they can have access to the latest data through a simple feed directly into their software. We are delighted to be working with Ordnance Survey as our partner to launch the first of many of our web services.”
The subscription-based service covers license issues related to the data and automatic updates ensure the most current datasets are instantly available. The formats mean that data from the Brainnwave marketplace can easily integrate directly to customers’ GIS and web servers.
Brainnwave, based in Edinburgh, recently established its ‘slice and price’ data service which takes the pain out of sourcing and acquiring specific sets of data, enabling customers to focus on gaining valuable insight from the data unlocked.