29th October 2009, Cambridge, UK. 1Spatial is delighted to announce that they have recently signed a landmark agreement that will establish a dedicated 1Spatial office in Australia and provide local access to highly sought after technical expertise in 1Spatial products.
PSMA Australia is a government owned public company, tasked with developing national spatial datasets. Since 2001, PSMA Australia has been working closely with the State, Territory and Commonwealth Governments of Australia to make high quality, national spatial data available to the public and private sectors. This has required significant supply chain relationship management and sophisticated technology, both of which are core competencies of PSMA Australia.
The agreement will see the establishment of a 1Spatial office, co-located with PSMA Australia in Canberra. While this arrangement will have direct and significant benefits for PSMA Australia and the development of its LYNX data management infrastructure, it will also provide benefits to the broader geospatial community in the form of local support for 1Spatial’s leading and innovative solutions.
1Spatial has been keen to establish a presence within Australia to provide local support for its rapidly growing customer base and partner channel and this agreement with PSMA Australia enables this to occur. According to Duncan Guthrie, Group Sales Director of 1Spatial, this agreement is significant for a number of existing 1Spatial customers in Australia.
"Australia is once again a growing force within the global geospatial community and we have been eager to establish a presence here to support our customers, partners and innovations in geospatial data management, such as PSMA Australia’s LYNX programme," said Guthrie.
"The agreement we have signed with PSMA Australia will allow both companies to develop their products, and explore how they can be applied to the benefit of the wider geospatial community in Australia."
PSMA Australia is already revolutionising geospatial data management within Australia through the use of the 1Spatial data integration environment, Radius Studio and is excited at the prospect of the agreement. "We have worked closely with 1Spatial in the past, through the adoption of their Radius Studio platform. Now, we look forward to further collaborating with this energetic company to enhance our national datasets," said Dan Paull, Chief Executive Officer of PSMA Australia.
Mr Paull believes the Australian geospatial community will greatly benefit from the establishment of a strong 1Spatial presence in Australia. "1Spatial has developed a powerful toolset that I believe will play a vital role in the way geospatial data will be managed into the future. But the introduction of new technology is as much cultural as technical and this change requires the building of confidence. This can only be done with a 1Spatial presence here in the country. The availability of technical expertise and support will assist current and future 1Spatial customers, including government mapping agencies, embrace the benefits of the technology with confidence."
"PSMA Australia is pleased to be able to assist 1Spatial in establishing themselves in Australia, and are keen to further develop the strong relationship that already exists between the two companies," Paull said.
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PSMA Australia is an unlisted public company, owned by the state, territory and federal governments and established in 2001 to coordinate the assembly of, and facilitate access to, fundamental national spatial datasets. PSMA Australia’s Head Office is in Canberra, Australia and is dedicated to developing national datasets that contribute to the economic, social and environmental outcomes for Australia.