Getmapping has won a 3 year contract to host the ‘All Wales Mapping Services Framework’ (AWMS) datasets. The Framework will provide a cloud-hosted base mapping service covering the whole of Wales including a 2km buffer along the Welsh border with England. Accessed through desktop GIS, mobile or web mapping applications, the service will be available to Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) members including Local Authorities, Police, Fire and Rescue organisations, National Parks and Public Health Wales.
Under the framework, sole supplier Getmapping will provide OGC compliant data feeds as WMS, WFS and WMTS, to enable consumption by any OGC software package or web browser. Getmapping’s award winning data centre will host the complete range of Ordnance Survey premium mapping including MasterMap, AddressBase, plus OS OpenData. In addition to the provision of Ordnance Survey Mapping and its own Aerial Photography, Getmapping have also agreed to host and stream a range of third party datasets. These include historic mapping and historic aerial photography, provided at both national and regional levels to member organisations. All map data sets will be automatically updated as and when Ordnance Survey releases its dataset updates.
Getmapping will also host four epochs of aerial photography dating from 2000 to 2014, Colour Infrared (CIR) imagery and height data comprising a 2m surface model and a 5m terrain model. Under AWMS arrangements, signatories to the framework will contract directly with Getmapping.