New Cadcorp viewer for command and control

Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp and leading end-to-end IT services provider, Steria Limited, have announced the availability of the STORM Cadcorp Viewer.

Jun 14, 2007
By David Howell
Chief Constable Andy Marsh

Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp and leading end-to-end IT services provider, Steria Limited, have announced the availability of the STORM Cadcorp Viewer.

The Cadcorp Viewer for SteriaSTORM has been developed using the Cadcorp SIS ActiveX Control; part of the Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System Software Developer Kit (SDK). The viewer allows Steria to provide its police command and control customers with a version of the SteriaSTORM call handling and deployment system that is integrated with Cadcorp SIS digital mapping/GIS software.

SteriaSTORM enables police officers attending an incident to access a broad range of information relating to the event, to assemble information from a variety of sources to manage incident recording and reporting, to perform operational resource management and monitoring, and to escalate incidents in real-time. The new Cadcorp Viewer adds a fully integrated, interactive digital map viewing capability and interfaces to both the 32-bit and Multi-Agency versions of STORM.

Designed to work with the Cadcorp SIS family of desktop and web-based GIS products, the Viewer can display a wide variety of both raster and vector data as layers, supports scale dependent display, and can cater for both small, locally-held maps and large server-based installations. It provides a comprehensive range of digital mapping and GIS functionality, including display manipulation, sketching, measuring and information access and display, route finding and isochrone analysis.

The Cadcorp SIS product suite is an integrated and complete family of desktop, web, developer and mobile GIS products. With a common GIS engine at the core, all Cadcorp SIS products work in the same way, sharing functionality and benefiting from a number of advanced, and in some cases unique, capabilities, including: the ability to read and/or write over 150 data formats ‘out-of-the-box’ without translation, no need for ‘middleware’ to access databases and contain Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) compliant interfaces throughout.

Brian Hall, business development manager, Steria Limited, said: “Steria and Cadcorp already have a number of mutual police force customers. The new Cadcorp Viewer for SteriaSTORM is therefore an important development that will enable us to offer existing and potential SteriaSTORM users the ability to integrate Cadcorp SIS into their command and control systems.”

“Several police forces in the UK have made the decision to base their GIS-based operational and business applications on Cadcorp SIS,” said Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp. “This new development with Steria will enable them to also take advantage of the latest in call handling and resource deployment technology with the minimum of disruption.”

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