Spatial unlocks the key to joined-up government
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Spatial unlocks the key to joined-up government

Cambridge, UK, 14th July 2020, ( 1Spatial, a global leader in Location Master Data Management (LMDM) software and solutions and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) have been working together with 1Spatial’s automation, editing and integration tools to create a new data model, which provides the opportunity for Land and Property Services (LPS) to link databases and automate processes across government.  

LPS has a wealth of data relating to land and property. However, with the information held in separate legacy systems preventing it from being shared both within the organisation and across government, it needed a new building block for interoperability. 

Developed by OSNI, the Fusion object-based model has created millions of features to represent Northern Ireland’s land use and built environment, each with a unique spatial identifier. 

1Spatial Management Suite provides the spatial data infrastructure to manage the object lifecycle and a quality framework which ensures data is subject to validation checks before integration and acceptance into the live system. 

Jim Lennon, Chief Survey Officer & Director of Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland said:  

“Embedding the unique identifier as a requirement in new systems is an opportunity for the Northern Ireland Civil Service to leapfrog the rest of the world in their application, making us global leaders in supporting joined up government.”  

Dan Warner, Head of Government, 1Spatial commented:  

“This project provided a fantastic opportunity to work in collaboration with OSNI as they expand on their reputation as a forerunner in the industry.â�¯ By delivering the Fusion data model, OSNI have created the framework which enables data to be shared across Northern Ireland Civil Service.â�¯ It’s been a privilege to be part of the project and support OSNI as they unlock the value of geospatial data across government.”  


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Notes to Editors 

About 1Spatial: 

1Spatial is a global leader in providing software, solutions and business applications for managing location and geospatial data.

Our global clients include national mapping and land management agencies, utility companies, transportation organisations, government and defence departments.

Today – as location data from smartphones, the Internet of Things and great lakes of commercial Big Data increasingly drive commercial decision-making – our technology drives efficiency and provides organisations with confidence in the data they use.

We unlock the value of location data by bringing together our people, innovative solutions, industry knowledge and our extensive customer base.  We are striving to make the world more sustainable, safer and smarter for the future. We believe the answers to achieving these goals are held in data.

Our 1Spatial Location Master Data Management (LMDM) platform incorporating our 1Integrate rules engine delivers powerful data solutions and focused business applications on-premise, on-mobile and in the cloud. This ensures data is current, complete, and consistent through the use of automated processes and always based on the highest quality information available.

Our headquarters are in Cambridge, UK, with operations in the UK, Ireland, USA, France, Belgium, Tunisia and Australia.

We are committed to working with our customers to unlock the value of their data and create a smarter world.

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About Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland:

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) is the national mapping agency for Northern Ireland. It is a directorate of Land & Property Services (LPS) which also consists of Land Registry, Valuation and Rates & Benefits.

OSNI provides geospatial services which are used widely across the public and private sectors to inform policy development and enhance service delivery. Key functions include the creation, maintenance and dissemination of consistent, definitive and authoritative geospatial and cartographic data products and services for Northern Ireland. This data is used and relied upon by government, business and individuals and is essential to the maintenance, improvement and extension of the national infrastructure and for contingency purposes. Effectively, Ordnance Survey helps government and the private sector to optimize the value derived from geospatial data.


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