Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has selected UK based software developer Cadcorp to provide a corporate Geographic Information System (GIS).    Press Release, Stevenage, 30 Sep 2012

The solution includes both desktop and web applications, as well as links to various existing GMFRS systems. It will be available to users across the county, and will support data sharing and exchange not only within GMFRS, but with other authorities and other Fire and Rescue Services.

A key application of the solution will be to help GMFRS proactively target the more vulnerable and at risk communities in Greater Manchester, and assist in the implementation of preventative measures.

‘Following a thorough competitive tendering process, we chose the Cadcorp solution because it offered the best overall fit with our requirement’ commented Eugene O'Brien, Data Centre Manager, GMFRS.  ‘Cadcorp has extensive experience of providing GIS to UK Fire and Rescue Services and we look forward to working with them on another successful installation’.

‘Fire and Rescue Services are not immune to the pressures to make cost savings’ noted Mike O’Neil, CEO, Cadcorp. ‘By sharing spatial data more widely and by linking to existing systems using open standards, GMFRS are maximising their return on investment. We are proud to have been recognised for our capabilities in these respects.’


The decision of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to standardise on Cadcorp GIS technology brings to forty the number of Fire and Rescue Services in the UK using Cadcorp SIS in their operations.




About Cadcorp
Cadcorp® is a UK based developer and supplier of industry leading GIS and web mapping software. From its headquarters in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Cadcorp's sales, support, distribution and partner network stretches worldwide.

Cadcorp SIS® - Spatial Information System® software suite – is an integrated family of standalone, web, developer and mobile GIS products. Our cost-effective solutions help organisations in the public and private sectors maximise their investment in geographic information by making it easier to share spatial data between people and between systems.

As a long-standing technical member of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc® (OGC), Cadcorp has been at the forefront of the application of open technologies and standards-based solutions. Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company and an Oracle® Partner. In the UK, Cadcorp is an Ordnance Survey® Developer Partner; Northern Ireland Land & Property Services® (LPS) Licenced Partner; corporate member of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) and a corporate member of the British Cartographic Society (BCS).

About Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the second largest Fire and Rescue service in the country covering an area of approximately 500 square miles, and a population of over 2.5 million.  It discharges its duties from 41 fire stations located in the ten Local Authorities that form the county of Greater Manchester.

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