Cambridge, UK, 19th July 2022, (www.1spatial.com) 1Spatial, the global geospatial software and solutions company, is delighted to announce that it has signed a multiyear 1Integrate call-off contract with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Defra are responsible for improving and protecting the environment. They aim to grow a green economy, sustain thriving rural communities and support world-leading food, farming, and fishing industries. The multiyear call-off contract enables Defra and its Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) to license 1Integrate, part of the 1Spatial Platform, and procure 1Integrate’s data management implementation services through the enterprise licence agreement on G-Cloud 12.
1Spatial has worked with Defra over the past ten years to support and develop its data management, data governance and data quality capabilities. 1Integrate is 1Spatial’s patented rules engine which automatically validates, corrects, transforms and integrates spatial and non-spatial enterprise data. 1Integrate is already used by Defra’s executive agency Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and executive non-departmental public body Environment Agency (EA).
RPA’s Land Management System consists of critical spatial datasets that are used to calculate payments to farmers and landowners. This includes 2.6 million land parcel records and 3.5 million land cover records. 1Spatial enables RPA to govern and publish these datasets using technology including 1Integrate. 1Integrate helps RPA to keep their data quality high and allows them to build robust processes for updating their land register.
EA’s supports the management of risks of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries, and the sea by planning, designing, constructing, and operating assets. This means improving the quality of asset data the EA receives from suppliers and improving the timeliness of data made available to business users. 1Spatial is enabling the EA to accept, assure, and store asset data from its suppliers using technology including 1Integrate. Asset data can be generated at source by suppliers, submitted and assured, before being formally accepted.
Commenting on the call-off contract award, Matthew White, 1Spatial’s Senior Business Development Manager said; “We are delighted to be supporting our existing customer Defra to help evolve their data governance and data quality capabilities, by using 1Integrate This is another great example of the business value of the 1Spatial Platform and our ability to continue to add value and expand our customer relationships.”
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