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News shots …. 5 October 2017



Ordnance Survey gets into augmented reality

National mapping agency Ordnance Survey has added an augmented reality (AR) feature to its OS Maps application, making it possible to display information on a specific site. It is free to subscribers of OS Maps.

Tim Newman, digital product manager at Ordnance Survey, said: “This fantastic new feature really gives you a clear and accurate context of your environment…. Mobiles can provide you with excellent knowledge of your immediate surroundings but you can lose the wider perspective on a small screen. The new augmented reality view helps address this by showing what is on the horizon.”


CIPFA launches not-for-profit platform

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has launched an online platform to help public authorities understand the varying financial reporting methods of not-for-profit organisations around the world.

It has been developed by the organisation in its leadership of the Not-for-profit Working Group of the International Forum of Accounting Standard Setters (IFASS), and enables direct comparisons of not-for-profit accounting and reporting across different countries.

The platform is available on CIPFA’s website.


Manchester signs Cloud Technology Solutions for IAM

Manchester City Council has agreed a contract with local company Cloud Technology Management Solutions for an identity and access management solution (IAM). The deal has been valued at £422,000.

In the contract notice the council said it has been using a ‘hard token’ two-factor authentication technology, but with the increased use of software-as-a-service needs to think about a different solution.


Wye Valley NHS Trust adopts IMS Maxims

Wye Valley NHS Trust has replaced its patient administration and theatre systems with the IMS Maxims electronic patient record to give its clinicians and nurses access to real time data.

It follows more than 18 months of work by the trust and the company, focused on scoping out requirements, development testing and training. The final assignment involved the migration of more than 18 million records from the old acute and community patient administration systems.

The new system is now handling more than 2,000 patient records a day.


Image from Ordnance Survey

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