iShare in the Cloud

Overview

iShare is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), on a fully managed infrastructure and deployed with a modular approach to enable user needs with specific functionality.

iShare is an end to end Enterprise GIS comprising of a Spatial Data Warehouse, browser based GIS, an award winning public facing mapping application and an API and integrates with over 55 back office systems. It enables organisations to share data with citizens and customers while reducing interaction costs.

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Features

iShare is a fully featured cloud based solution including Desktop, Intranet, Public mapping, Spatial Data Warehouse and Metadata management.

Store, maintain & manage

Store, Maintain & Manage

A Spatial Data Warehouse enables storing, maintenance, management & security across an enterprise.

 

Publish, visualise & interact

Publish, Visualise & Interact

Use Spotlight, Maps, GIS to provide varying ways for users to access GIS data depending on their skillset.

 

Crawl, Catalogue & Discover

Crawl, Catalogue & Discover

Create, Simplify, View & Publish Data Discovery Catalogues including metadata maintenance.

 

Serve, Stream & Download

Serve, Stream & Download

The iShare API allows a developer to utilise the power of iShare within their websites and software architecture.

 

Extract, Transform & Load

Extract, Transform & Load

Build workflows to provide live & scheduled access to data sources.  Over 55 common back office systems integrated.

 

Other Features & Capabilities

Other Features & Capabilities

OGC Web Services
Studio
Logger
Alerts

 

Benefits

More than just hosted software, iShare in the Cloud is a managed solution including infrastructure, upgrades, security and data provision.

1

Managed Infrastructure

Being a managed service, it frees customers from the costs and complexity of managing a Geographic Information infrastructure (servers, networks, bandwidth) allowing GI managers and analysts to focus on delivering Geographic Intelligence to staff and stakeholders.

2

Secure from the Outset

We’re Cyber Essentials Plus certified which underlines our experience and knowledge of cyber threats and our commitment to cyber security.
Each customer has their own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) that provides a logical isolated secure section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Data Ready

Common datasets such as the Ordnance Survey stack are available (inc. MasterMap) as standard, for the whole of Great Britain.
Available as ready to use OGC Web Services or as vectors within the spatial data warehouse will free up time for staff from data translation etc.

iShare GIS

iShare GIS is a secure, full functional browser based Intranet GIS that is supplied together with a Spatial Data Warehouse.

iShare GIS offers much of the desktop functionality that most users require, enabling migration from a desktop to the browser solution for the majority of an organisation’s users.

iShare GIS is feature rich and includes; Gazetteer Search, High Definition Printing, Feature Editing, Layer Annotation and Spatial Analysis tools together with Base Mapping Services. It also links to back office systems through out of the box integration tools.

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iShare Maps

iShare Maps

iShare Maps is an award winning public facing portal and set of APIs.  Various views of data available.

My Maps is a highly configurable maps portal providing intuitive access to spatial data including: Gazetteer search, Layer control and legend and base map selector.

My House provides information related to an address and its surrounding area enhanced with a small embedded map.

My Nearest provides information related to services, events or entities close to the user’s location such as planning applications, GP surgeries, parks and open spaces or recycling points.

Enterprise Data Platform Integration

We have worked with Astun Technology for a number of years and have deployed the technology in both Eden and South Lakeland District Councils.

We worked with Astun in developing a  set of interfaces to link the GIS data to our enterprise digital platform to help develop more efficient processes in creating GIS data and also to develop the automation of processes using the GIS data.

Astun have always been very professional to work with and have always delivered what was expected and to the agreed timescales and agreed costs.

Ben Wright, Head of Shared ICT and Lead Digital Specialist
Eden & South Lakeland Shared ICT Service

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