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Sparx Systems, CSIRO sign collaboration agreement

Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has signed a commercialisation deal with Sparx Systems for the development of geospatial modelling tools. The new deal will see the ongoing development of model registry features and functionality for Sparx's Enterprise Architect UML modelling tool. Key development components include the CSIRO Model Registries research and the Solid Ground Enterprise Architect extension along with Sparx Systems' Cloud Service and Reusable Asset Service (RAS) solutions and existing components of the recently released Enterprise Architect 11.

"This agreement with CSIRO builds on an already strong working relationship" said Ken Harkin, Business Development Manager at Sparx Systems. "The products and knowledge underpinning this collaboration, have a sound pedigree, and we are confident that the resulting solutions will deliver much anticipated productivity benefits to the global spatial community and beyond, to other industry domains."

In Australia, the collaboration will focus on supporting large-scale community modelling efforts to develop the Foundation Spatial Data Framework.

Source: Sparx Systems