Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Assists HS1 with GeoPortal Update

Improved capabilities aid in management of High Speed 1 rail link

SWINDON, U.K., September 28, 2016

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has assisted HS1 Ltd to update its GeoPortal, incorporating a modern thin client, additional datasets and improved query functions. The technical implementation was undertaken by LCR onto a cloud-hosted infrastructure.

The HS1 GeoPortal, built on Hexagon software, assists in the daily management of the high speed rail link from St Pancras International to the Channel Tunnel, allowing internal and external users to access track asset data and respond to and assess planning applications. Integration with Bing Maps Bird’s Eye View helps users view the railway track from an ideal perspective, saving field work time.

External organizations can access the GeoPortal directly or connect to web services, delivering the relevant data in their own geospatial and business systems. HS1 Ltd and LCR have an ongoing plan of additional datasets to include in the GeoPortal, widening the user base and applications of use.

Ben Olney, Planning and Consents Manager at HS1 Ltd, said “The HS1 GeoPortal provides an invaluable mapping resource for our staff and contractors, allowing us to quickly access geographical data and view the infrastructure and adjacent sites. The recent updating has made the system more user friendly, and we look forward to developing additional datasets to assist with the day-to-day running of HS1.”

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s proven, integrated rail solutions help operators balance multiple factors – from safety to capacity to quality of service – to achieve success.Its asset management solutions support networks that carry half of Europe’s heavy rail passengers, while its safety and security solutions protect 5 billion rail passengers a year in North America and Europe.

About HS1 Ltd
HS1 Ltd has the 30-year concession to own and operate High Speed 1, the UK’s first section of high speed rail, as well as the stations along the route: St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International. In November 2010, the DfT and London & Continental Railways sold HS1 Ltd to a consortium of Borealis Infrastructure and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

About Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure provides mission-critical and business-critical solutions to governments and service providers. A global leader, proven innovator and trusted partner, our software and industry expertise help improve the lives of millions of people through safer communities, better public services and more reliable infrastructure. Visit www.hexagonsafetyinfrastructure.com.

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.