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‘Geoinformation essential for smooth London Olympics’

Karlsruhe, Germany: Geoinformation helped project managers across London in mapping and visualising the processes and workflows for the Olympics 2012. With the help of geoinformation, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) and Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was able to develop a smooth public transport network for the games.

Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) supplied the British Transport Police with a system to offer all security organisations involved in the 2012 Olympics the opportunity to access up-to-date spatial image data from maps, aerial images, traffic data and surveillance videos in real time. Work involving the various emergency services is coordinated via a web-based platform.

“Our Erdas Apollo solution pools the data and makes it accessible to operational control and crew systems, enabling the British Transport Police to fulfil every aspect of its extensive security duties,” said Dr Matthias Alisch, Intergraph Senior Marketing Manager EMEA Public Safety & Security.

The full range of geodesy, geoinformation and land management can be seen at Intergeo in Hanover from 9 to 11 October, 2012. New technologies and applications from a total of 500 exhibitors will show the roughly 1,400 conference visitors and approximately 15,000 trade fair visitors the enormous range of possible uses.

Source: Intergeo