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May 11th, 2017

Mapping Data Access Made Easier by Brainnwave

Access to the most up to date mapping data on the market is now available instantly through Brainnwave Geo Web Services — this is the first time this online access has been available to private sector organisations.

The data start-up has launched web services that break down the traditional barriers of access to mapping data, such as Web Feature Service (WFS) Ordnance Survey MasterMap Topography Layer® and Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Ordnance Survey and open source data. The new online service allows users to save on the resource and expense of data management and storage as well as, crucially, change-only updates. It lets users easily query, view and receive a content feed of geographic information in usable formats such as pre-rendered, geo-referenced maps.

The subscription-based service covers license issues related to the data and automatic updates ensure the most current datasets are instantly available. The formats mean that data from the Brainnwave marketplace can easily integrate directly to customers’ GIS and web servers.

Brainnwave, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, recently established its ‘slice and price’ data service, which takes the pain out of sourcing and acquiring specific sets of data, enabling customers to focus on gaining valuable insight from the data unlocked.

Stefan Wells, Head of Partners at Ordnance Survey said: “We are delighted to be working with our Partner, Brainnwave, on the new Geo Web Services product. Brainnwave’s new product provides efficient access to our Geospatial data providing users with the ability to analyze the data and generate strategic insights to aid their business.”

Steve Coates, Brainnwave CEO noted that this move demonstrates that his firm is delivering on the promise to slash the time and resources spent by data scientists and business analysts in finding the correct data to address their specific organization’s challenges. Brainnwave is tackling the access challenge head on — specifically in the crucial and sometimes traditional field of geospatial data. Having to update and maintain your data every six weeks is time consuming and costly for customers. Now they don’t have to worry about that, always having access to the latest data through a simple feed directly into their software.