T-Kartor are delivering public transport and pedestrian wayfinding information in Birmingham. This phased delivery includes the production of new mapping and indexing for an expansion of the Interconnect pedestrian wayfinding project as well as updates to the existing totems.
In parallel to this we are working with Centro to refresh information at interchange bus stops in the city and have also created information for three brand new stops at New Street Station. The new and updated artworks communicate recent alterations to bus services and a number of projects that have changed the face of the urban environment. The new stops have helped fans navigate to the recent Rugby World Cup games held at Villa Park and in the longer term will assist passengers traveling by bus from the busiest station outside of London.
Birmingham has recently undergone many physical changes, from the opening of the extensively re-modeled New Street Station and the new Grand Central shopping centre to the Metro tram extension that is due to open shortly.
T-Kartor were recently invited to give a presentation at an event called ‘Intelligent Mobility in the West Midlands’. The conference, now in it’s second year, was organised by Centro and held in Birmingham on 6th July and saw the coming together of industry experts describing and discussing their visions for making the West Midlands a leader in developing and delivering intelligent and sustainable mobility. Our talk focussed on a Smart City solution for customer facing mapping and information and we introduced our new content management tool for tracking and managing information assets. The solution can be used as a platform for serving a variety of data sources onto a web portal – from public transport maps and wayfinding information to municipal GIS and asset data. These can be integrated into the system as dynamic layers and used to support intelligent mobility by interfacing shared information resources into a mapping background that is used across all customer facing information outputs. Moving forward we will be working closely with Centro and their partners to develop options for using this system across the West Midlands region
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.
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T-Kartor USA Corporation, located in St. Louis, Missouri (MO) is hiring a Manager: Finance & Administration. See here for more information.
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
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.
To help us manage rapid expansion of our business in USA, T-Kartor USA has a full-time employment opportunity for a Graphic Designer to join the Smart Cities team in our Brooklyn studio. For more information click here.
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