Nov 01, 2007

GeoStore® enables site surveys from the desktop

Infoterra Ltd, a leader in the provision of geospatial products and services, has launched its GeoStore® service to enable property developers to carry out initial and rapid site surveys from their desks.

Estimated Article Reading Time: 2 min. goes beyond traditional aerial imagery and maps to offer a third dimension. As well as taking a birds eye view, developers can use GeoStore to add a terrain model to help understand specific construction challenges. They can also complement this with height data of surrounding buildings to avoid potential line-of-sight planning objections.

Height data, maps and aerial photos of any location in England can be downloaded straight to the desktop in minutes. Developers simply need to enter the post code, grid reference or place name and then focus on the precise location of interest. A map, picture and height data of that exact location and of a specified size can be ordered for immediate download. This accurate information can easily be read into a CAD or GIS system for an in-depth visualisation of development plans.

Successful property development is all about spotting good opportunities and moving quickly. GeoStore gives developers a way of understanding whats around the site, what access is available, and more. This allows them to qualify potential locations cost effectively, commented Dr Andy Wells, Director of Sales for Infoterra Ltd.

Infoterras GeoStore service gives all professionals in the property market access to high quality, GPS-accurate aerial images, allowing them to see a property in its surrounding environment. Developers can also integrate street-level based OS mapping to provide a cartographic backdrop. Digital terrain data provides ground profile information, while lidar data delivers accurate height measurement of buildings and vegetation. Infoterra is a leader in the capture of lidar height data, and has data on-the-shelf for over 100 British cities.

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About GeoStore®
GeoStore® is Infoterras state-of-the-art geospatial data online portal which allows consumers and business customers to browse the companys huge resource of national data for immediate delivery. GeoStore® provides instant delivery of high quality, accurate aerial imagery, height data and Ordnance Survey mapping, making geospatial information even more accessible for supporting property development, environmental management, infrastructure planning and location illustration. A series of Advanced Services are also available for professional geospatial users. GeoStore® is a service provided by Infoterra Ltd which operates the largest commercial geospatial hosting facility in Europe.

About Infoterra Ltd.
Infoterra Ltd is a leading provider of geographic information products and services. Its portfolio of geographic information solutions includes airborne and satellite data acquisition, geo-information creation, database management and outsourced hosting. Infoterra provides geospatial knowledge to companies worldwide to help them make informed decisions. The company has major customers in communications, utilities, engineering, agriculture, defence and oil, gas & mineral exploration.

Infoterra Ltd. is part of the Infoterra group, which comprises companies in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Astrium Ltd, an EADS company.

For more information contact

Sarah Haslam, Infoterra Ltd, +44 (0)116 273 2300,
Cheryl Billson, PR for Infoterra, +44 (0)7791 720460,