We were really excited to launch our new relationship with Nokia Location & Commerce in Wellington yesterday, where it was announced that Critchlow is a preferred reseller of NAVTEQ® Map datasets.
Critchlow recently participated in a rare but rather significant spatial data interoperability event in Christchurch. Following the significant earthquakes in Canterbury in 2010 and 2011, the “traditional” methods of sharing geospatial information by file transfer between critical organisations were not adequate to support the scale of change occurring to critical infrastructure data.
The guys at Safe Software have identified “sensor” technology and the effective processing of “real-time data streams” as one of the next big thing in the data processing domain …
The provisioning of sensors and the thirst for timely information is increasing at an exponential rate. Today we typically think about sensors in the environmental context (radiation, temperature, air quality, humidity, etc.), but potentially any real-time data feed can be conceived of as a sensor - including crowdsourcing notifications in emergency management space i.e a Tweet.