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Smarter data for agile environmental management

Environmental protection agencies live & breathe geographic data. Everything that agencies track, monitor & manage needs accurate location data associated with it.

But, geographic records are sometimes inaccurate, especially for rural areas, and data collection can be expensive, labour-intensive and time-consuming.

We work with environment agencies around the world to make the process of field data collection more efficient and to improve the accuracy and currency of their geospatial records.

Case Study

The Environment Agency’s agile development aids rapid flood defence survey

“The feedback we’ve had from the business – from management and from engineers on the ground – has been amazing, really positive. We achieved a huge amount in a very, very short space of time.”

Alex Hincks Senior Project Manager | Environment Agency

Rules-Based Approach

Our automated, rules-based approach to data management dramatically reduces the time and cost of data validation, cleansing, integration and conflation.

Our user-defined, user-managed validation rules can run automatically on surveyors’ mobile devices, at the point of collection to ensure that what is entered conforms to requirements. No expensive re-visits, no second-guessing; just smarter data captured correctly. Even in areas with little or no mobile connectivity.

In an emergency, accurate geospatial data speeds up an effective response especially when it can be easily shared so that all respondents have the same view of the landscape. Our solutions create a single, central repository of environmental data. We support the integration of data from multiple sources, comparing and validating similar data to ensure your core data is always the best it can be.

Compliance with international standards can be tested and even automatically applied using our rules-engine to ensure your data is accurate, current and interoperable with other stakeholders’ systems.

The UK’s Environment Agency is one of our long-standing clients. We supported their urgent review of 150,000 national flood defences by quickly developing new field survey solutions that could be used by the military engineers deployed on the “rapid inspection” project.

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