T-Kartor’s 700 bike hire maps in London have helped boost cycling to the highest levels ever recorded

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T-Kartor have produced maps for Transport for London (TfL) for 15 years now and we also created and manage the Legible London mapping database. We have worked on their cycle hire project since it began and have outputted maps from our system for each of TfL’s 700 ‘Boris Bike’ stations across the city.

The cycle hire scheme continues to expand year on year and recent figures from TfL show that 2014 recorded a figure of over 10 million cycle hire journeys taken by customers that year. This is an estimated 12% increase and the 5th quarter in a row numbers have continued to rise – it is also the highest number of instances of bikes being hired since their records began.

More information can be seen here.

T-Kartor present at DGI (Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference)

This week the Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference is being held at QEII Conference Centre in London. T-Kartor were there with a presentation entitled:

Innovative Foundation GEOINT Services for efficiency, rapid and flexible response, and empowered users

Abstract:
T-Kartor together with the Harris Team has recently been awarded the world’s largest geospatial services contract for production and maintenance of a significant part of the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s GEOINT information– termed “Foundation GEOINT Content Management (FGCM)” – imaginatively applying and integrating Harris’ and T-Kartor’s innovation in advanced geospatial exploitation capabilities and data centric approach.

The joint presentation will describe our strength and approach to FGCM, and outline how our innovative, well developed and constantly evolving services have been and will be successfully applied to transform the GEOINT tradecraft in a cost efficient manner.

T-Kartor is a small business with core expertise in content management, seamless database driven cartography, multiple outputs on demand and online services. Harris is a company with a presence worldwide and 14,000 employees with core expertise in geospatial exploitation, systems engineering, mission-critical networks and communications.

http://dgi.wbresearch.com/

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Awards the Harris Team the “World’s Largest” Geospatial Products and Services Contracts

T-Kartor USA, as part of the Harris corporation team has been awarded the Foundation GEOINT Content Management (FGCM) contract for up to five years to provide geospatial data services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

The Harris team will utilize T-Kartor’s data-centric approach using a “One Feature One Time” database, which automatically eliminates data redundancy and ensures data currency. This approach significantly reduces the time required for processing and delivery of products and services when compared with traditional methods.

T-Kartor has successfully developed and demonstrated database-centric, seamless cartographic production for over 20 years and has consistently provided real efficiencies across domains. T-Kartor’s production approach results in real time products with significant unit cost reductions when compared to traditional methodologies.

“T-Kartor USA has been working with Harris for over eight years preparing and persuing the FGCM contract. To be a part of the winning team is the best affirmation we can receive, solidifying our database-centric strategy as the most efficient and cost effective way to produce a large number of continuously maintained products.” says COO Elliott Ferguson.

About T-Kartor USA
T-Kartor USA a Delaware company, was founded in 2001 and has successfully operated under the SSA for the past 5 years. T-Kartor USA focuses on two main domains: Defence & Security and Smart Cities, where we have a number of core specialities, including topographic, aeronautical and maritime navigation, public transport and the urban landscape. Our successful compliance with the SSA allows T-Kartor USA to supply products and services to the US Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and NATO countries across the globe.

T-Kartor USA is privately held by the T-Kartor Group, founded in Kristianstad in Sweden in 1985. T-Kartor Group paved the way as one of the first to use digital technologies to create cartographic products. T-Kartor has since experienced constant growth and now has more than 160 employees and offices worldwide.

– See the reaction (in swedish) from the Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association

T-Kartor Group expand in Europe

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In October 2014 T-MAPY who are part of T-Kartor Group completed the acquisition of Slovakian company GISTA Ltd. GISTA are a progressive organisation specialising in the development of open source GIS solutions for public and private sectors, their services are used by a number of local public administration agencies and they will continue to operate under their original trade name. The combination of years of knowledge and experience of the Slovak market from both T-MAPY and GISTA is an important development in the field of GIS.

Commercial director of GISTA Rastislav Mičaník said “We discussed options with a number of successful companies but our criteria and requirements could only be met by T-MAPY and we look forward to expanding our services to existing and future customers”. Monica Geregová from T-MAPY’s sales office in Slovakia explained that the combination of the two companies is an excellent starting point for further technological innovation and trade. She added “our Czech customers are especially aware that we can provide complex and highly specialised software solutions along with high-quality maps and we now want use our years of experience for the same purposes in Slovakia”.

GISTA is among the most important suppliers of Geographic Information Systems for government bodies in Slovakia. T-MAPY is one of the largest geo-information companies in the Czech Republic and also part of the international T-Kartor Group of companies established in Sweden in 1985. Both organisations are now looking to focus the alignment of sales and marketing activities and corporate communication with customers and business partners.

Further information in Czech can be found here
Further information in Slovak can be found here

T-Kartor and partners deliver Toronto wayfinding pilot

In Toronto, T-Kartor and project partners Steer Davies Gleave, Swerhun, Future Systems and DIALOG have delivered a wayfinding prototype in the Bay Street/Queen Street area of the Financial District. This pilot is part of phase two of the Toronto 360 Wayfinding Strategy – a multi-modal wayfinding system which is designed to encourage walking and will be a feature of the city when it hosts the 2015 Pan/ParaPan AM Games that will vastly increase the number of visitors to Toronto.

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This stage of the project includes public and stakeholder consultation taking place to assist in the development of graphic design principles, mapping and industrial product design.
For more information visit Toronto 360