New solution from ESRI UK and GB Group harnesses the power of location

 Published: Monday October 18, 2010

 Written by GBG News on Partner News

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LONDON – 19 October 2010 – Leading Geographical Information System (GIS) provider, ESRI UK, and identity management specialist, GB Group, have developed a solution which brings together both parties’ software applications to link UK postcodes and addresses with live geographical data in order to help organisations make faster, location-based decisions LocatorHub GBAccelerator is a powerful reference data solution that provides organisations with a flexible, live feed of the most current address information integrated through ESRI’s mapping solutions.

LocatorHub GBAccelerator links postcodes and addresses with UK geographical data to significantly increase the accuracy of referenced information - ensuring that details are verified and supplied in a consistent format from day one. This provides organisations with accurate and timely information resulting in quicker and better results to their data queries. The technology also combines a geo-coding solution to map clients’ existing data.

The solution can be tailored to suit a client’s exact needs if required. A number of flexible aggregated data options are available for ESRI UK’s customers from the launch of the service – dependant on their sector and business needs – with a comprehensive roadmap of additional data options to follow and customer specific data builds which are available on request.   Used interactively, simply entering a partial address or postcode will return a fully geocoded address allowing the client to zoom or pan the GIS map to the desired location.

“We work with a large number of clients who need to be able to utilise and analyse a broad range of data in a GIS and who cannot afford to have inaccurate information,” says Lincoln Hewett, Alliance Director at GB Group. “Our collaboration with ESRI UK allows us to offer a cost effective solution to the marketplace that allows organisations to successfully utilise customer, supplier, event, incident and any other location based data in GIS.”

The ESRI and GB Group solution has a number of key benefits including, helping the emergency services  react to crime and  incidents more quickly, enabling utility companies to trace  gas leaks and the individuals affected  and helping local authorities to improve the efficiency of the services they offer, including  Street Works and Asset Management.

Richard Waite, Managing Director at ESRI UK commented, “It is essential for organisations to be able to efficiently reference location information accurately. Correct identification of location-based information - linking people to properties, places and assets - is crucial to the success of many public and private sector organisations. GB Group’s technology complements ESRI UK’s solution, allowing us to provide our clients with a strong, cost effective solution that meets market needs.”