Cadcorp announces latest version of its digital mapping/GIS software suite.
Cadcorp SIS Version 6.2 introduces new and enhanced features to further information sharing, enterprise integration, ease of use and productivity.
Leading UK digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced the latest version of the Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System software suite, Cadcorp SIS Version 6.2. This latest version of Cadcorp SIS introduces many new and enhanced features designed to enable organisations to realise efficiency gains from increased productivity, improved information sharing and customer self-service.
The ability to directly read almost 150 native GIS, CAD, graphic and database formats without translation enables organisations to maximise their investment in existing data by integrating disparate data types including data from legacy systems. Wider support for Open Geospatial Consortium® (OGC) Web services extends interoperability and information exchange across the enterprise via certified OGC compliant interfaces. The ability to integrate Cadcorp SIS into the enterprise has been enhanced with direct support for the latest spatial database technology without the need to purchase additional middleware, and improved database transaction and query support. Cadcorp SIS is now easier to use with numerous enhancements to the user interface and to map navigation. This includes the ability to quickly find and retrieve OGC services via a Google™ OGC Web service search Wizard. The release also provides advanced GIS functionality such as viewshed and terrain analysis, integrated GPS (Global Positioning System) support and advanced GIS data buffering, all at no additional cost. Finally, a new version of Cadcorp SIS OS MasterMap Manager minimises the investment required in database server technology and resources to manage OS MasterMap, and is delivered with Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller at no extra cost (GB only).
“As a long-standing and active member of the OGC, Cadcorp is at the forefront of the efforts being made in the industry to improve GIS interoperability”, said Dr. Carl Reed, chief technology officer, Open Geospatial Consortium. “With this latest version of the Cadcorp SIS software suite, the company continues its tradition of including functionality that enables interoperability and data sharing at a number of levels, bringing the aim of full interoperability one step closer.”
Cadcorp SIS Version 6.2 is scheduled to begin shipping early October.
The new and enhanced capabilities introduced with Version 6.2 apply to the full range of Cadcorp’s digital mapping/GIS software products, i.e. the Cadcorp SIS desktop software suite, Cadcorp GeognoSIS.NET, which extends the use of Cadcorp SIS for use over the Internet or a corporate intranet, and the Cadcorp SIS Control which enables third parties to develop customised GIS applications. Some of the more significant new features – and their benefits – include:
Increased format support
This increased format support will further help users maximise their existing investments in data by improving data exchange, integrating disparate data types and avoiding data translation and duplication.
Database access and support
The enhanced and easy-to-use direct access to data stored in databases enables organisations to leverage their investments in leading database technology without the need for costly additional middleware and database management resources.
Enhanced Web services support
As well as enabling users to quickly find and retrieve OGC services and data relevant to business use with easy-to-use and intuitive tools, the wider support for OGC Web services enables organisations to maximise interoperability within and between organisations.
Advanced GIS functionality
Managing Ordnance Survey (Great Britain) MasterMap
Map output and navigation
Also included are many enhancements to map navigation, such as: Keyhole – which enables the user to select the overlay to be viewed beneath the current map overlay and through a ‘keyhole’, Rocket – the map window will gradually zoom out and then zoom in back to its original position, and Bungee – the map window will gradually zoom in and then zoom out back to its original position. Together with several user interface enhancements, these new features provide improved ease-of-use, faster map navigation and improved productivity.
“This latest version of Cadcorp SIS has been developed with the aim of enabling organisations to maximise efficiency, improve information sharing, enhance enterprise integration and increase productivity”, said Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp. “We believe it provides even better value than before and, at the same time, we have made it even easier to use than its predecessors.”
Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading UK developer of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software. With offices in the UK, USA and Australia, Cadcorp's distribution and VAR network stretches worldwide. The company also plays a pivotal technical role in the Open Geospatial Consortium. Inc ® (OGC).
The Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System - product range is fully integrated digital mapping and GIS software that uses OGC® certified compliant interfaces. Cadcorp technical director Martin Daly is an OGC Gardels Medal holder for his contribution to the OGC. Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2000 certified company, an Ordnance Survey Licenced Partner and holds a UK government S-CAT agreement for category 15, GIS Software.
Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commerce, utilities and many other markets.