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viaEuropa Cloud map services awarded G-Cloud 5 framework contract

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Thursday, May 29th 2014


Europa Technologies has today announced that a new version of its award-winning viaEuropa map service has been accepted into G-Cloud 5 – the latest version of the UK Government’s cloud computing framework.

G-Cloud enables public sector bodies to easily and cost-effectively procure services in a number of different cloud technology categories. The new map service, viaEuropa Bespoke, extends and customises viaEuropa Cloud services from Europa Technologies. viaEuropa Bespoke includes the processing, mosaicking, tiling, updating and uploading of third party data, so that it may be used either instead of or in addition to the Ordnance Survey base maps included as standard within viaEuropa Cloud services. Examples of third party data sources include British Geological Survey (BGS), Environment Agency (EA) and JBA Risk Management.

Other data including historic reference maps, aerial photography and satellite imagery can also be provisioned using viaEuropa Bespoke. Duncan Hill, Business Development Manager of Europa Technologies comments: “viaEuropa Bespoke has been created in response to customer demand for a cloud-hosted map service that is easy to consume in a broad range of technologies. Whilst Ordnance Survey mapping remains essential for many organisations, we are seeing an increased demand for the provision of third party data using the same award-winning techniques.”

For more information about viaEuropa map services and how they can be procured through the G-Cloud 5 programme, visit http://www.viaeuropa.uk.com/gcloud

For more information on the G-Cloud initiative, visit http://gcloud.civilservice.gov.uk/ About viaEuropa viaEuropa is an online service from Europa Technologies for the delivery of high quality digital maps direct to your application. viaEuropa bridges the chasm between raw data delivery and a finished map product ready for deployment, making it ideal for any organisation needing to deliver location intelligent applications whilst saving time, saving money and improving customer service.

For more information on viaEuropa from Europa Technologies, visit http://www.viaeuropa.uk.com

About Europa Technologies

Europa Technologies is an award-winning specialist in digital maps and associated services for a wide variety of market sectors and applications. Our resources allow organisations with international interests to better understand their customers, assets and markets, in a geographic context, to gain a competitive or strategic advantage. Mapping products and services from Europa Technologies are used by many Fortune Global 500 companies, governments and missions of the United Nations. The company has global licence agreements with a number of leading Internet-based service providers including Google. Through deployment via Google Earth and Google Maps alone, our world data products have been seen by over 700 million people, approximately 1 in 10 of the world's entire population.

Contact For more information, visit www.europa.uk.com, follow us on Twitter at @europatech or on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/europa-technologies Please direct media enquiries to our Marketing & Communications Manager (marcomms@europa.uk.com)

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