UKMap launched - a new large scale dataset
The Geoinformation Group (TGG) has surprised many in the UK with the launch of its new large scale mapping dataset. Indicating London to be the first captured area due for official release by TGG in September, www.theukmap.co.uk provides insight for what is to come and it is clear that the dataset is a highly developed product built on significant research and consultancy.
An informative overview of the product is in particular to be found in the "Image and Information" publication from TGG, the latest release of which can be found here
TGG identify the following as some of UKMap's key features:
- Simple and flexible licensing
UKMap's simple and flexible license enables you to do more with your mapping.
- Derived data
UKMap offers users the rights to retain any derived data they may create through using UKMap so increasing corporate assets and reducing investment costs.
- Data sharing
Share derived data and UKMap data with partners, sub contractors and consultants through simple licensing options.
- Cost Savings
UKMap contains a number of data layers that you would normally pay extra for:
- Points of interest including retail and commercial data
- Aerial photography
- Land Use
- 3D buildings
- Business Performance improvement
UKMap is provided in a range of standard formats, e.g. ESRI, MapInfo and Oracle, making it easy to load and manage so saving time and additional software costs. The UKMap team will also manage contractor licenses saving you time, effort and costs.
Without doubt, the newly captured data and associated currency along with the depth of information through the layers will appeal to many. The implications for large scale mapping in the UK hold great promise with competition in the marketplace undoubtedly being a strong driver for innovation and value.
For more information visit www.theukmap.co.uk