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British Royalty Pays an Official Visit to Cadcorp
Stevenage, UK. 1 March, 2007. – Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp received an official visit from His Royal Highness, The Duke of York on Thursday, 22 February. His Royal Highness was there at the invitation of Business Link Hertfordshire in his role as the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, to acknowledge Cadcorp’s export achievements over recent years.
After meeting members of the Cadcorp board of directors, including Mike O’Neil,
managing director, Martin McGarry, sales director and Martin Daly, technical director, The Duke of York was given a short presentation by Mr O’Neil introducing the company, its markets, business partners, end users, and strategy for successful exporting. As Mr O’Neil explained to His Royal Highness, some 60% of Cadcorp sales are export-led, including Europe, Japan and the Far East, Australia and USA.
This was followed by a short demonstration of how some of the company’s overseas customers are using Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System®. This included an example from Japan, where Cadcorp SIS is in daily use by a wide variety of both public and private organisations, and a live, web-based demonstration of Cadcorp GeognoSIS in use at North Sydney Council in Australia.
Following the demonstration, Martin Daly, Cadcorp technical director, described to The Duke of York how innovation in software development is key to the company’s export activities including support for international standards and a translatable user interface, and active participation in organisations such as the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC®).
Commenting on the occasion, Mike O’Neil said, “We are delighted to have been put forward by Business Link Hertfordshire for this Royal visit. Our work in export markets is very important to our business and we are extremely proud to have it recognised in this way.”
Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading UK developer of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software. With offices in the UK and the USA, Cadcorp's distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide. The company also plays a pivotal technical role in the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC®).
The Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System product family is fully integrated digital mapping and GIS software that uses OGC certified compliant interfaces. Cadcorp technical director Martin Daly is an OGC Gardels Medal holder for his contribution to the OGC, and a member of the OGC Architecture Board. Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2000 certified company, an Ordnance Survey Licenced Partner and holds a UK government Catalist S-CAT agreement for category 15, GIS Software. Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commerce, utilities and many other markets. (For more information please visit: www.cadcorp.com).