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Spatial unlocks the key to joined-up government 

Cambridge, UK, 14th July 2020, ( 1Spatial, a global leader in Location Master Data Management (LMDM) software and solutions and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) have been working together with 1Spatial’s automation, editing and integration tools to create a new data model, which provides the opportunity for Land and Property Services (LPS) to link databases and automate processes across government.

LPS has a wealth of data relating to land and property. However, with the information held in separate legacy systems preventing it from being shared both within the organisation and across government, it needed a new building block for interoperability.

Developed by OSNI, the Fusion object-based model has created millions of features to represent Northern Ireland’s land use and built environment, each with a unique spatial identifier.

1Spatial Management Suite provides the spatial data infrastructure to manage the object lifecycle and a quality framework which ensures data is subject to validation checks before integration and acceptance into the live system.

Jim Lennon, Chief Survey Officer & Director of Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland said:

“Embedding the unique identifier as a requirement in new systems is an opportunity for the Northern Ireland Civil Service to leapfrog the rest of the world in their application, making us global leaders in supporting joined up government.” 

Dan Warner, Head of Government, 1Spatial commented:

“This project provided a fantastic opportunity to work in collaboration with OSNI as they expand on their reputation as a forerunner in the industry.  By delivering the Fusion data model, OSNI have created the framework which enables data to be shared across Northern Ireland Civil Service.  It’s been a privilege to be part of the project and support OSNI as they unlock the value of geospatial data across government.” 

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