Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue selects Cadcorp for its corporate GIS
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority has contracted with Computer Aided Development Corporation Ltd (Cadcorp) for the supply of a corporate geographic information system. Press Release, Stevenage, UK, 30 January 2015
This brings the number of UK fire and rescue services using Cadcorp GIS software to forty one.
The British software development company won the multi-year contract in open competition. Cadcorp will supply and implement a GIS solution comprising a number of licences of Map Modeller desktop software, and Web Map Layers, Cadcorp’s web mapping application. Training and consultancy services, are also included, and support and maintenance will be provided for the lifetime of the contract.
Nicola Smith, Business and Intelligence Performance Manager at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) explained the business drivers behind the procurement: “CFRS has three responsibilities as a fire and rescue service: protection, prevention, and response. Accurate and timely analysis of geographic information, assists us in identifying trends and understanding risk in the communities we serve. The new system will greatly expand the reach of geographic information in the Service, taking it outside of the Business Intelligence and Performance group. We are establishing a web mapping service which will enable anyone to access maps along with a range of geographic information via our intranet. The end result will be that users will experience a more efficient and more effective service which will free up business and intelligence personnel to focus on more complex analytical tasks using desktop licences.”
Mike O’Neil, CEO Cadcorp commented “Fire and rescue services are under incredible pressure to do more with less, and to do so without compromising the safety of either the public or fire and rescue service personnel. We believe that by sharing geographic information though an easy-to-use and web-based self-service model, CFRS will be able to achieve this goal.”
About Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority is the governing body responsible for delivering a fire and rescue service to the 820,000 people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It was established in 1998 when Peterborough City became a unitary authority. The Service operates from 27 fire stations which vary in status from being staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, to being completely on-call. The county has a number of major trunk roads running through it, including the A1 and A14, and a large network of rural roads, so as well as responding to around 2,000 fires a year, the Service also attends around 500 road traffic collisions.
Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software. It offers a complete suite of products - the Cadcorp Spatial Information System® (Cadcorp SIS®) - addressing all phases of spatial information management. Cadcorp SIS is available worldwide through a network of Cadcorp partners and through a direct sales team in the UK and Ireland. To find out more, please visit www.cadcorp.com