Cambridge, September 23rd, 2009: The GeoInformation Group announced today at the annual AGI Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon, that the pricing and licensing for UKMap products are now available.
Pricing and licensing released for UK’s first commercial large scale mapr.
The pricing sets out a competitively and affordably priced, large scale mapping product that encompasses eight individual map layers.
UKMap is now available for purchase directly from The GeoInformation Group and announcements will be made in the near future about online delivery.
"UKMap offers a cost-effective and very usable integrated set of mapping data which is ideal for site based investigations and larger area studies. The `everything in one package’ concept means that data purchase is simple and quick which, in itself, is a cost-saver. It is extremely useful as the availability of the product is increased," comments Jonathan Gatward of Enviros Consulting Limited.
A significant benefit of the new pricing and licensing is the simple format and open licence that comes with UKMap. "Previously users of large scale mapping had to wade through pages and pages of legal gobbledygook to figure out what they can do, which is often not much. So we have taken a fresh approach and simplified the whole process," said Dr Alun Jones, Managing Director of The GeoInformation Group.
The UKMap licence includes a first for large scale mapping users-the ability to collect their own data and keep it. The Derived Data licence included with UKMap enables users to create their own content using UKMap as a base and retain that for their own use. This includes planning applications, routes, incident locations, sites of interest etc.
Full details of the UKMap pricing and licensing is available on the UKMap web site at www.theukmap.co.uk/buy
Where UKMap is used as a base layer to enable the user to create features or locate features that are not already on UKMap this is termed Derived Data. Users are free to retain and own the derived data they create, even in the eventuality that they discontinue their UKMap Licence.
Derived data excludes extracts from UKMap that can be used to recreate all or recognisable parts of UKMap or extracts that are intended to replicate features already in UKMap or extracts that by themselves can be used to replace UKMap.
UKMap is a modern, highly detailed, feature rich mapping database. It comprises of several map layers designed to be used as a single integrated geographic information database.
UKMap layers include a 1:1,000 scale topographic map layer accurately locating all buildings, extensions, garages, property boundaries, roads, road markings, rivers, trees and many other features of our environment.
Other layers include a location database holding addresses, commercial and retail names, building heights, tree heights, street names, government offices, and place names. In addition to these layers there is an aerial photography layer and a digital terrain model.
The GeoInformation Group
Headquartered in Cambridge, England, The GeoInformation Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of geographic information products, specialist consultancy services, with a focus on delivering high quality innovative products backed by good service. This has led to its products being chosen by Blue chip companies, such as Vodafone, Google, T-Mobile, Autodesk, Thames Water, BAA, and Government organisations including MOD, Metropolitan Police, Communities and Local Government, Ordnance Survey along with 325 local authorities.
The GeoInformation Group was formed in 1998, through a management buy out by its two founders, Drs Seppe Cassettari and Alun Jones. With backgrounds in military surveying and geological hazards mapping both know what it means to produce accurate and informative geographic information that must be relied upon.