GIS Services

Leading Provider of Geographical Data to European and Global Markets

SELAS has been assigned a variety of GIS projects for medium and large sized public and private companies and organisations that cover a wide range of industries (navigation, municipalities, telecommunications, retail, etc).

We have strong experience in the implementation of GIS projects and can provide independent consultancy services to any organization seeking to exploit the GIS technology.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can analyze special data and visualize it in the form of maps and reports. SELAS provides GIS Services to both the public and private sector which include:

1. Geographical Data

SELAS has created a rich digital geographical database for Cyprus “MapCyprusTM” and can offer GIS data of Cyprus of large scale and high resolution. All data is fully compatible with the most widespread GIS software and are offered in any projection system.

SELAS provides geographical data to European and Global markets and leading international navigation companies.

SELAS produced its Geographical Data using state-of-the-art technology, photogrammetric and other methods. GIS data is continuously revised and subject to quality controls. It is today Cyprus’  most up-to-date navigable road network database of scale 1:5.000-1:10.000.

Navigable is the road network that feature the streets and interconnections connectivity. It includes data such as the road category, street name, street numbering, direction, speed etc.

SELAS has developed and maintains a specific SW tool for GIS data administration.

GIS data is updated on a daily basis using technologically advanced equipment from a variety of controlled sources.

The geographical database, which is fully navigational in GPS devices allows the creation of interactive digital applications based on the client’s requirements.

The know-how of our company gives a competitive advantage to undertake major projects in Cyprus and abroad.  GIS data can be offered in a form of “Map Services”.

 

SELAS Geographical data consists of:

The Road Network

  • National and local road network coverage with scale 1:5.000-1:10.000
  • Total network coverage length 23.680 Km
  • Continuous field updates
  • Fully structured and categorized for use in navigation systems
  • 98% of municipalities/communities with full navigation data
  • 95% of address names within towns with full navigation data (address, number and city)
  • 80% of rural communities with street names
  • On-going updating of new names, street name changes, one-way streets est.

   

Hydrographical Features

Rivers, Streams, Salt Lakes

Administrative boundaries

  • UK Sovereign Bases Boundaries
  • District Boundaries
  • Municipal Boundaries

Points of Interest

  • The  points of interest cover the whole Cyprus and are  structured in 21 main categories and 121 subcategories
  • Number of points of interest: 11.370
  • The points of Interest (POI) include Accommodation, Services, Education, Health, Banks, Shopping, Food & Drink, Entertainment, Culture, Religion, Sightseeing, Tourism & Recreation,, Transportation, Sports, Media, Auto, Public areas, Industry and Live information on Pharmacies on Duty and Petrol station retail prices.

Points of Interest provide valuable information for companies and various Organizations seeking data visualization/spatial analysis for decision making. This permits studying and analyzing market trends, understand competition or discovering development opportunities.

The Points of interest could be useful to a large number of companies such as Retail, Telecommunications, Navigation Companies, Municipalities, Health etc.

2. Geo-processing Services

Geo-processing services are services developed to perform a task which requires the processing of geographical data.

SELAS has identified the most commonly used geo-processing services to be:

  • Address Geocoding & Normalization
  • Address & POI Finder
  • Routing Services
  • Service Areas
  • Live Information Services

We have developed software service-modules each for every one of the above services and have made them available to the Internet. We are using the service modules as building blocks for every new application that requires these types of functionality.

The  main geo-processing services include:

Address Normalization & Geocoding: Where is the address located in the map? Which is a corresponding address to a pair of XY or Longitude-Latitude coordinates? Geocoding is the process of associating geographical elements such as addresses or points of interest to map coordinates. Reverse Geocoding is the process of associating map coordinates to geographical elements.

Address Normalization is the process of identifying and correcting an address according to generally accepted standards. During address normalization, an address brakes down to at least the following elements: street name, street number, postal code, municipality.

Address & Point Of Interest (POI) finder: The service locates on the map the address or the POI of interest. The search machine is using the “free text algorithm” which accepts as an input a string as a free text such as “banks in Nicosia”, part of a string “hote”, in incomplete format “Makariou 5 Street”, even with spelling errors and/or latin characters.

Routing services: The routing service allows the selection of transportation means (car, mass transportation or pedestrian), the selection of the best route (by time or distance) or using a combination of parameters (first and last point retention, pedestrian or car use)

Calculation of service (or coverage) areas: This geo-processing service is used for the calculation of the geographical area that a vehicle can cover from the start point in predetermined time period, for example 5-minute drive. The service area appears as a polygon on the map.

  • For example, the 8-minute point service area includes all streets which are less than or equal to eight minutes time distance from a starting point. This service is useful to a large number of companies which need to determine their store service areas, such as delivery restaurants, or supermarkets who need to have statistic figures of their clientele around their stores, etc.

Demographic data for the polygon such as percentage of covered population, age pyramids etc are available to the user.

Fleet operating routings: This allows to inimize the operating routes’ costs of a fleet by calculating the minimum delivery time or the minimum distance traveled such as organizing  the number of orders delivered from a Company’s premises to its customers from a particular fleet of vehicles and drivers. This helps Companies to save time and money and increases their productivity.

By using  our geo-processing services, companies benefit from the following:

  • They use SELAS’s geographical base, the most detailed and accurate database of Cyprus in terms of size, accuracy and information
  • They use ready-made and tested services by a number of satisfied customers.
  • They are charged a low annual subscription fee allowing them to use the services for as long as they need them

3. Consulting Services

Our highly qualified experts are able to provide independent consultancy services to any organization seeking to exploit the GIS technology.

We offer consulting services in the following areas:

GIS Project management: Following the PMI standards and techniques. Our team investigates and evaluates all factors that affect the success of the project such as the clarity of the project purpose and deliverables, the team selection, the involved parties, the project’s risks and realistic scheduling by constantly evaluating the progress of the project and the convergence to the results.

Geospatial database design: Geodatabase design constitutes the core of the GIS system. The correct geodatabase design enhances the project’s efficiency in terms of speed and performance.

GIS and corporate Business Intelligence databases are fully interconnected and utilized for the achievement of the best possible result. SELAS can provide the GIS databases as Web Map Services or as ESRI open data.

SW & HW Integration: We are using and recommend ArcGIS, the world’s leading GIS software. ArcGIS operates in stand-alone, web and mobile environments and devices. ArcGIS architecture and interoperability, with a variety of HW implementations, makes it the appropriate development tool for all kinds of industries and for any size of GIS systems. We can analyze the organization SW & HW and propose the best possible interconnection.

Maintenance & Support: Maintenance and support services can include training and support programs and a help desk, software and hardware upgrades, system configuration and implementation of extensions to meet the needs of the client.

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