Laser-Scan and Intergraph Mapping and GeoSpatial Solutions announce their intention to work together to deliver joint solutions for Defence and Public Sector markets in the UK.

Laser-Scan and Intergraph (UK) Mapping and GeoSpatial Solutions announce their intention to work together to deliver joint solutions for Defence and Public Sector markets in the UK. This strategy capitalises on the recent agreement that allows Intergraph Mapping and GeoSpatial Solutions to resell Laser-Scan's Radius Topology product.

Radius Topology works seamlessly with Intergraph's GeoMedia Professional and GeoMedia WebMap Professional in an Oracle9i environment; combined use of the two products provides a solid solution to maintain the integrity of geospatial data in a consistent and transparent manner.

While Intergraph's GeoMedia technology has been working seamlessly with Oracle spatial since 1997, Radius Topology offers significant functional enhancements that add real value to customers' workflows. An excellent example is the automatic cleaning of data digitised in thin clients.

Phil Elias, Head of Sales and Marketing for Intergraph UK, comments:

"The ability to add spatial data into existing business applications and on-line services is giving rise to a vast increase in the spatial user base, the majority of whom have no concept of geometrically clean data. Radius Topology provides an elegant solution to an essential and challenging requirement. by enabling users to produce clean data without complicating their workflows or interface."

Radius Topology acts as a 'gatekeeper' by only allowing clean, accurate data into the database - a crucial requirement for an enterprise-wide data store. Without requiring the user to take extra steps, Radius Topology dynamically structures topological data before the user submits it to the database. In addition, with clean data, the speed of running spatial queries can often be increased by as much as 100 percent.

The GeoMedia and Radius Topology architecture is designed to meet the requirements of organisations whose primary investment is their data, and not the applications that manipulate it. Built on an open Oracle model, the combined solution allows other GIS applications and standard Oracle clients to read, query or write to the underlying data leaving users free to employ the 'right tool for the job'.