Cambridge, 25th November, United Kingdom. No. 1 AIDU has been awarded the prestigious AGI Central Government category Award for Innovation and Best Practice.
This national award recognises the achievements of AIDU’s Aeronautical Production System (APS), developed in conjunction with Laser-Scan.
The AGI (Association of Geographic Information) Awards ceremony is a prestigious annual event within the GIS calendar. The awards are opened to all AGI members, and are designed to encourage best practice and pioneering technology within the GIS industry. The award judges considered a range of criteria for each entrant, including how the technology allowed organisations to provide a better service and how it has made significant changes to working practice that result in time and cost savings.
The Aeronautical Production System (APS) is worthy of recognition for several reasons. AIDU was not content to merely upgrade technology, it demanded a solution that would allow the reduction of ‘peaks and troughs’ in the workflows. Using innovative technology, Laser-Scan has developed a system for No. 1 AIDU, RAF that is now the envy of defence organisations worldwide. Not only has APS system reduced chart production time from 2 weeks to 8 minutes, but it has also increased the confidence in handling the accuracy of data content from third party sources. Aircraft flying from the UK are using onboard avionics systems with data populated from the APS, making a direct contribution towards flight safety. The close collaboration between Laser-Scan and No. 1 AIDU for this project has created these fantastic results and sets the standard for other companies that supply Geographic Information Systems.
Gary Barber, Wing Commander, No. 1 AIDU said:
“No 1 AIDU is delighted to receive this prestigious award. It recognises the innovative and forward looking approach adopted by both No 1 AIDU and Laser-Scan to turn a challenging vision into a technically ground breaking reality. The APS and the AGI award are a tribute to the outstanding teamwork and partnership between the two organisations, which has led to the successful deployment of the system.”
Dave Lovell, Head of Public Affairs, Ordnance Survey Great Britain and Judge on AGI Central Government category Award for Innovation and Best Practice Awards Panel, commented:
“The judging panel eventually decided that the winning entry deserved its leading position because it was delivered on time and within budget, it produced a phenomenal saving in time and significantly improved data integrity thus contributing to improved decision making. Given that these decisions affect the defence of the realm, we should all be very grateful.”
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