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Spatial Consultants Attend SpatialInfo Conference in Colorado Springs, USA

6th September 2008

Director Graham Morgan travelled to Colorado to participate in SpatialInfo Inc.’s inaugural conference. Organisations from the utility industries gathered to learn about new developments and to share experiences in the application of the SpatialNet suite. SpatialNet provides leading edge capabilities to enable the modelling and management of network data, such as cable and fibre optic networks, electrical distribution networks and pipelines. Spatial Consultants provide delivery support to SpatialInfo in the form of Oracle Spatial data translation and transformation.

This trip was supported by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Passport to Export program.
SPATIALinfo is a network management software company who provide software applications to manage physical and logical networks for utility (electric, gas, water, and waste water), cable/broadband and telecommunications companies. SpatialNet tools are based upon AutoCAD and Oracle Spatial. Online at http://www.spatialinfo.com
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. Its range of expert services are tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximise their international success. It provides companies with knowledge, advice and practical support. Online at http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk

Spatial Consultants Present at the University of Edinburgh

6th June 2008

Returning to the Geography Department in Edinburgh, Graham Morgan presented a lecture describing his experiences and observations of the GIS industry to the GIS Update conference of Edinburgh GIS alumni. The conference theme dealt with future directions of GIS and GIS professionals. “It was great to back in Edinburgh again; it is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the UK and the GIS program here has played a defining role in my own career.”

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. It was the sixth university to be established in the British Isles, making it one of the ancient universities of Scotland and Britain. The university is amongst the largest and most prestigious in the world and currently ranks in the world top 25, ahead of some of the Ivy League institutions. The Masters in GIS programme is a top world-class degree, housed within an institute with a five-star research rating. Online at http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/gis/masters/gis.html 

Spatial Consultants Join Rural Payments Agency

6th May 2008

Spatial Consultants have joined the management team of the RPA in Reading to provide management expertise to support the development of the GIS-based farm payments system...

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is an executive agency of the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The RPA delivers payments to farmers and traders in excess of £2 billion. The Rural Land Registry is also a part of the RPA, and this department sends land maps to landowners in the United Kingdom. The RPA is now responsible for administering and distributing the Single Payment Scheme to farmers in England. Online at http://www.rpa.gov.uk

Peter Fox Joins Spatial Consultants as Partner

8th April 2008

After much planning we are delighted to announce that Peter Fox has joined Spatial Consultants Ltd as Partner and Director. Peter is a long time colleague of founder Graham Morgan since working together on consulting assignments for the Australian Federal Government in Canberra in the mid 1990s. Graham welcomed Peter “I am thrilled that Peter has joined us as a Partner. He is simply the most talented guy that I know and I can’t think of anyone better to be in business with. Peter has managed a successful consulting practice in Australia and has an immense breadth of knowledge and experience in leading geospatial projects.”

Spatial Consultants Present at The Open Group’s 18th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in Glasgow

6th April 2008

Graham Morgan presented a paper on Geospatial Service Architectures and the relationship of geospatial services to enterprise-wide IT platforms. The paper provided a definition of GIS in the context of enterprise architecture with illustrations from the Federal Enterprise Architecture Geospatial Profile and presented a model of the provision of collaborative geospatial capabilities for enterprise use.

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, whose vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™ will enable access to integrated information, within and among enterprises, based on open standards and global interoperability. Online at http://www.opengroup.org/ 

Spatial Consultants working with TfL Enterprise Architecture Team

6th January 2008

Spatial Consultants start working with Transport for London to provide architectural direction for the development of a corporate geospatial data management platform. The new platform will provide access to geospatial capabilities across TfL and will enable data to be shared efficiently and securely across transport modes. Solution architectures will also be developed for a number of business projects (including Legible London pedestrian navigation and bus incident reporting).

Transport for London (TfL) is the local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system in Greater London in England. Its role is to implement the transport strategy and to manage transport services across London. Online at http://www.tfl.gov.uk