Spatial Vision signs mapping agreement with Fire Services Commissioner

The Victorian Fire Services Commissioner, Craig Lapsley, has signed a deal securing Spatial Vision’s award winning Mapscape digital mapping product for use by Victoria's principal emergency service agencies.

Country Fire Authority, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the State Emergency Service, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority have been using Mapscape since June 2012, via individual licence agreements.

However, consistent with the recommendations of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, this combined agreement ensures that all organisations have access to unified mapping content.

Speaking about the agreement, Spatial Vision’s Managing Director Glenn Cockerton said the deal was “driven by the desire of the Victorian emergency services to promote interoperability and achieve cost savings”.

“This deal represents a great example of the high levels of cooperation between emergency services in responding to hazards.”

In addition to the four agencies covered by this agreement, Spatial Vision is also in negotiation to provide Mapscape to other Victorian emergency service agencies as well as the New South Wales government.

Mr. Cockerton also spoke of the advantages that Mapscape would provide the state’s emergency services in dealing with fires, floods, hail storms and storm surges.

“The advantages to Victorians arising from this deal resemble the characteristics of Mapscape itself; its cross-platform flexibility and authoritative content.”

Mapscape is a raster-based mapping solution that can be deployed through client-hosted servers across desktop environments and the web or as an iPad App, where the maps can be cached for offline use.

It is based on official government data and is thus suitable for organisations which require a high degree of reliability in their maps, such as emergency service agencies.

The maps are updated twice each year, once before the state’s bushfire season and once afterwards.

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