Laser-Scan registers first Radius Studio™ Certified Practitioner

Laser-Scan is delighted to announce that Simon Greener from The Spatial DB Advisor has been awarded the first registration under its new Radius Studio Certified Practitioner Programme.

Laser-Scan launched Radius Studio in January 2006 to general acclaim in the industry. Radius Studio has since been purchased by the British Columbia Department of Lands and is being used successfully in many other pilot investigations. Radius Studio reinforces Laser-Scan’s commitment to the quality control and re-use of spatial data in enterprise architectures.

The act of conflating spatial data, when much of it was collected before the onset of GPS and or based on a paper map paradigm, means that the data has to be transformed. The data needs transforming as part of integrating back-office departmental applications to web based information systems. Radius Studio also quantifies the conformance of the data with the business rules thereby allowing quantification of the migration task.

Laser-Scan regards the independent consultant as playing a critical role in this migration, hence the creation of the Studio Certified Practitioner Programme. Under this Programme independent consultants can be trained and become expert in Radius Studio and can use the Product to create new data models for their customers by examining existing data and extracting business rules that they conform to, thereby providing superior data quality and improving customer’s decision-making.

Michael Sanderson, CEO of Laser-Scan, commented:

"We have been working with Simon for the last 3 or so years. He has consistently provided pertinent feedback on the tools we have released in the Oracle spatial technology stack. He is a total enthusiast in the spatial domain. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon as a Radius Studio Practitioner"

Simon Greener said:

"Good business decision making requires quality data and metadata. Few companies realise the importance of defining, discovering and managing the rules and metadata that describes data and enabling its correction in a way that empowers end-users, as does Laser-Scan. The recent release of the groundbreaking Radius Studio product builds upon the rules-driven data management that powers Laser-Scan’s Radius Topology product. I am excited that, as a Laser-Scan Certified Practitioner, I will be able to use their Radius products to help customers improve their decision making through better data quality."

For more information about the Radius Studio Certified Practitioner programme please contact

For more information please contact Abbie Beckford.
Tel: +44 (0)1223 420414,
Fax : +44 (0)1223 420044
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About Laser-Scan
Laser-Scan is the world leader in the certification of spatial data quality. We have been providing operational solutions to organisations with large spatial databases for more than 20 years. Laser-Scan customers include prestigious organisations around the world in fields such as Defence, National Mapping Agencies, Government and Utilities. Laser-Scan's solutions are designed around the full Oracle technology stack including Oracle Spatial. Our solutions and services validate, clean and merge geo-spatial datasets, specialising in automated spatial data management and correction. We ensure that your business critical spatial data are fit for purpose for electronic processing, and that maximum value is obtained from the enormous investment made in spatial data collection through sharing, effective integration with business processes, and efficient re-use :

About Simon Greener, Independent GeoSpatial Solutions Architect.
Simon is based in Tasmania/Australia. His technical areas of expertise include systems design and architecture, (spatial and attribute) data management and modelling in both the OLTP and OLAP spaces, and he is an evangelist for O-RDMS (Object-Relational Database Management System) based spatial data.

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