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IQGeo announces next generation geospatial platform


By Paul Brackley


IQGeo has showcased its next generation geospatial platform for telecommunications companies and utility network operators.

A screenshot from IQGeo's software
A screenshot from IQGeo's software

The Cambridge company, created after the sale of the Ubisense brand, says the software “challenges the conventional role and capabilities” of legacy GIS (geographic information systems) environments.

A demonstration of the platform was given at the DistribuTECH 2019 conference in New Orleans last week.

Peter Batty, CTO at IQGeo, said: “While this product will be released in the second half of 2019, we feel it’s important to share our plans now because so many companies we talk with are facing expensive and complex upgrades from traditional GIS vendors such as Esri and GE.

“Consequently, they are looking for a more agile and cost-effective strategy and our new geospatial platform is designed specifically to meet this challenge. Its mobile-first approach is radically different from any of the offerings from traditional GIS vendors.

“The future is all about updating your network asset data immediately as work happens in the field, in increasingly automated ways.

“We are giving organisations the opportunity to reimagine the GIS role within their network operations in a way that enables digital transformation, increases service reliability and decreases design, build and maintenance costs.”

He added: “Interest in our next generation technology leading up to DistribuTECH has been extremely positive and we look forward to sharing our latest software and listening to input from visitors.”

The company, which has its headquarters at the CB1 Business Centre in Station Road, is basing the new platform in its established myWorld software. It features a single common extendable platform for mobile and web, and enables organisations to take control of operational assets by creating, capturing and editing geospatial data on any mobile device, online or offline, in the office or in the field.

IQGeo says the cost and complexity of traditional GIS compromises the ability of network operators to enact business changes.

The company also showcased its broader solution for the digital utility, improving storm restoration, construction management, daily maintenance and customer service.

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