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G-Cloud 11 Update

Astun Technology have been a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Approved Supplier for a number of years now, with our solutions and services available via their Digital Marketplace.

Our customers have acquired our solutions via both the G-Cloud and Local Authority Software Applications (LASA) frameworks.

G-Cloud 10 was replaced by G-Cloud 11 on 2 July 2019 and I am delighted to say that all of our solutions and services are now available for purchase under this new framework. This framework makes buying cloud solutions and services faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts, so switching to Cloud based GIS has just got easier.

Our solutions are available under the Cloud Software and Cloud Support lots as follows:

Cloud Software
iShare In the CloudQGIS in the CloudAstun Data ServicesGet INSPIREdGet INSPIREd and Enterprise Metadata for iShareGet INSPIREd Enterprise
Cloud Support Geospatial Cloud Consultancy ServicesGeospatial Open Source Support PackagesGeospatial O…

Wychavon District, Malvern Hills District, and Worcester City councils sponsor improvements to the Gemini metadata plugin for Geonetwork

Astun have been working with Wychavon District, Malvern Hills District and Worcester City councils on some improvements to the Gemini 2.2 Metadata Plugin for Geonetwork.

The councils approached us at one of our User Group events in 2018 for some assistance with their joint data and metadata publishing workflow. In this workflow, data is published as WMS and WFS using Geoserver. Metadata in the WMS and WFS responses are harvested by Geonetwork to create metadata records, which are then published to data.gov.uk. The goal was to create fully valid Gemini 2.2 metadata directly from Geoserver, without the need for editing the records in Geonetwork. We worked with the councils to establish that the Geoserver INSPIRE plugin and built-in metadata tools met most of that requirement, but that some elements were either incorrectly added or missing entirely when the metadata was harvested into Geonetwork.

Astun have enhanced the Gemini 2.2 metadata plugin for Geonetwork to improve it's WMS an…