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May 14, 2019
IQGeo Launches ‘Reality-Centric’ Geospatial Platform to Replace Cartography-Centric Legacy GIS

Cambridge, UK, 14 May 2019 - IQGeo, the leading provider of productivity and collaboration software, is launching its new geospatial platform that offers network infrastructure providers an exciting new and alternative approach to legacy GIS, transforming operations, improving data quality, reducing costs and streamlining processes. 


IQGeo’s next generation geospatial platform takes a reality-centric approach that has been specifically designed for infrastructure companies, providing a near real time network view and closing the data gap between the field and the office. Using a mobile first architecture that supports any mobile device, IQGeo’s solution uses open applications that model the reality of a distributed, smart network with much simpler graphical representations.


This reality-centric approach replaces the legacy cartography-centric approach used by traditional GIS vendors. Built to create and maintain paper maps of network assets, the legacy GIS approach hasn’t fundamentally changed for 30 years. Yet telecommunications and utility companies today are managing extremely complex network environments, with millions of assets across miles of networks with hundreds of field service professionals constantly maintaining equipment and expanding infrastructure. Representing a complex infrastructure network on paper in a 2D, non-interactive way, is a huge challenge to creating a timely and accurate network asset view which impedes staff from making rapid and informed operational decisions.


The IQGeo solution streamlines the network asset maintenance process and removes inherent legacy GIS update bottlenecks. Authorized staff, not just GIS experts, can now update network assets on any device, from anywhere. The result is a near real time, end-to-end view of operational realities across the enterprise. A reality-centric approach is fundamental to achieving true digital transformation strategy, putting staff in direct control of the network assets.


Peter Batty, CTO at IQGeo, said: “Many network infrastructure providers are facing a big decision as legacy GIS vendors force major upgrades that are extremely expensive and disrupting, with very little business or technical benefit. Sticking with a legacy GIS strategy is looking increasing risky. Despite the heroic efforts of individuals across different departments, we’ve seen how our customers are being let down by GIS technology. Data quality is shockingly poor and siloed applications hamper data exchange. The cartography-centric approach is broken. This is why IQGeo made the decision to launch our own end-to-end geospatial platform built to meet the specific needs of network infrastructure companies. We’re offering a different approach that delivers much greater productivity and collaboration.


“Our reality-centric approach provides an end-to-end enterprise strategy that changes the way data and assets are managed. It allows IT, operations and construction managers the opportunity to rethink their legacy approach, choosing a lower risk reality-centric strategy that puts them back in control of their network. We believe that a reality-centric approach is fundamental to realizing the business and technology benefits of a truly digital enterprise.” 


To find out more about IQGeo’s reality-centric approach, see our blog: ‘Legacy GIS has failed network infrastructure companies’

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