Posts From May, 2020

Peatbog restoration surveys

The demand for aerial surveys of upland and lowland peat bogs has never been higher than over the past 2 years.  We are well into the main survey season now and so our eBee Plus RTK fixed wing drone is being used to survey a range of sites across the country.

Lowland peat bog
Lowland peat bog undergoing restoration work

We are also increasingly being asked to create fly-by videos at the same time as the vertical surveys using our multi-rotor drone.  These videos are excellent for giving an overview of the sites or for use in public consultations, helping to make sense of the habitat and site features within the landscape.  Further details can be found on our air survey pages.

Virtual training courses

We now offer new virtual GIS training courses which are receiving great user feedback.  These courses have been running for the past 6 weeks and are receiving the same excellent trainee feedback as our normal courses! For further details contact Carol or visit our training pages.

Keeping your data secure with Cyber Essentials Certification

We have been awarded our updated 2021 Cyber Essentials Certificate, a UK government assurance scheme which demonstrates our good practices in information security.

Earlier this year, we also completed our migration of older operating systems to the most modern Microsoft Windows operating systems. This again assures our customers that we are at the forefront of increased security, performance and reliability.

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Major server infrastructure upgrade & Storage Spaces Direct

Our hosting infrastructure is based on Microsoft Windows Server 2019 underpinned by the latest "highly available" storage solution technologies. We offer our customers resilient Virtual Private Servers (VPS) hosted by state of the art Dell Server Cluster hardware running a new technology called Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). We have completely modernised all operating systems and further secured and hardened our services to cope with the rising customer demand for our private cloud offerings, and increased 'work-from-home' workloads. Further details can be found on our application hosting pages.

Storage Spaces Direct overview | Microsoft Docs

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