Roscommon County Council utilise Socium’s new Online Validation and Automatic Correction Service

Cambridge, UK, 27th March 2012. Roscommon County Council has chosen Socium’s Online Validation and Automatic Correction Service to complete the quality assurance and fix up of their Irish MapRoads data.

Since its launch in November last year, a number of local authorities in Ireland have been utilising Socium’s Online Validation Service to identify and locate errors within their MapRoads data, which has proved extremely valuable.  Roscommon County Council however, wanted to not only ensure that the data was accurate but also that it was associated with a truly connected road network and aligned correctly with the Ordnance Survey large scale road centreline dataset. To complete this manually would have taken months of work and Socium therefore fast tracked the launch of their new Automatic Correction Service so that they could offer a full end to end service, which not only identified the issues in the data, but also automatically fixed and re-aligned it for the council.

Roscommon found that this independent and automated rule approach was ideal for what they needed to achieve. The fact that the service was also cloud based, meant that the Council did not have to purchase any software, hardware or maintenance and could therefore easily complete the project on time and within budget.

Barry Doyle, GIS Officer, Roscommon County Council commented:

“Socium’s Online Validation and Automatic Correction Service proved a very useful and time saving tool and we believe that the service can save councils like us, many man months of work. We found the various rule checks identified issues that wouldn’t have otherwise been identified, no matter how much time was spent manually checking the data. Additionally the facility to automatically correct the data, by eliminating geometric and connectivity issues, while also re-aligning the road segments and road nodes with the Ordnance Survey line work, proved very valuable and ensures we have a database that is now fit for purpose.”

Duncan Guthrie, Managing Director, Socium Limited said:

“We are delighted to be working with Roscommon County Council to help them validate, correct and re-align their MapRoad Data. Barry was actually involved in the initial trials of the Online Validation Service before we went live last year and was one of the users involved in requesting the creation of the MapRoad Rules. We are therefore really pleased that now the rules and correction service is available, that he and other councils in Ireland are able to benefit from the huge time and cost savings that it provides.”

If anyone has any specific data challenges that Socium can support via the Online Validation or Automatic Correction Service, they can simply email the details to Email Contact and one of the team will get in touch to discuss how the rules can easily be created ready for them to utilise.

About Socium Limited

Socium is a wholly owned subsidiary of 1Spatial Group Ltd. As a Software as a Service company it opens up the world of data quality to everyone by offering new, online data validation and management services in the cloud. By doing so Socium are embracing technology trends and eliminating the need for users to invest in software or infrastructure, whilst still benefiting from state of the art technology.

Socium’s first offering, the Online Validation Service, provides an independent, simple and easy to use way of validating data against a set of standard or user-defined business rules in seconds.

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