Cadcorp wins GIS software tender at London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority

Desktop and Web-based software from Cadcorp to support activities such as risk planning, operational planning and resources management.

Stevenage, UK. 19 April, 2005. – Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System software, together with implementation and training services, to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA). The contract was awarded to Cadcorp following an LFEPA standard tender procedure.

Cadcorp will deliver and implement both desktop and Web-based versions of its digital mapping/GIS software suite, including the Cadcorp SIS OS MasterMap Loader software for loading and managing Ordnance Survey MasterMap data.

Cadcorp SIS Map Editor and Map Modeller will be used by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to provide specialist users with desktop GIS and mapping applications to support risk planning, emergency and operational planning, property and resources management, community fire safety initiatives and ‘hotspot’ analysis.

In addition, Cadcorp GeognoSIS.NET Web-based software will enable non-specialist users to access standard data sets, such as incidents by date and/or type, via the LFEPA intranet and to combine these with standard overlay maps, such as London borough or fire station boundaries. It will also give them the ability to print high quality maps locally and to add, for example, custom symbols and boundaries.

“Following our standard tender procedure for GIS systems and software procurement, we chose Cadcorp SIS for a number of reasons”, said Ray Hooper, GIS manager, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. “Among these were the software’s complete and flexible GIS functionality, its ease of use and its ability to import and export a very wide range of proprietary GIS, CAD and database formats at no extra cost. Its facilities for managing and distributing OS MasterMap data were also key factors in our choice.”

Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp, commented, “This is yet another significant UK fire and rescue service that has made the decision to base the mapping and GIS aspects of its emergency and operational planning activities on Cadcorp SIS. We are proud to welcome the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority into the Cadcorp SIS user community and we look forward to working with the Authority to bring its ambitious plans to fruition.”

Cadcorp’s existing UK use Cadcorp SIS Active X mapping controls to add mapping and GIS functionality to their products for emergency service customers.

About the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority.
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) is part of a family of organisations under the ‘umbrella’ of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and has the responsibility for running the London Fire Brigade. It is the world’s third largest fire fighting organisation, protecting people and property from fire within the 1,587 square kilometres of Greater London, with its resident population of seven million people, which is increased by a further 500,000 people during working hours. As well as dealing with fires and other emergencies, the LFEPA enforces fire safety laws, gives advice about fire safety and carries out various emergency planning activities, including helping the London boroughs to plan for emergencies within their own areas.

About Cadcorp
Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading


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