Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, has today announced a partnership with Newcastle University to provide its students with access to its commercial digital mapping software, Promap. The aim is for its Civil Engineering and Geosciences students, who are studying for a Master’s Degree, to gain real-life practice of using the tools, which are widely-used by property professionals throughout the UK.
Over 50 students will benefit from using the Promap Contaminated Land module as part of their studies, which will provide valuable knowledge of the commercial mapping application before they graduate and move into their chosen careers in the environmental and engineering industries.
The system, part of the Landmark Information Group portfolio of software systems and solutions, enables students to query complex databases that are used by surveyors, architects, developers, builders and engineers, and access Ordnance Survey mapping, Aerial View photography, Local Plan data, Flood reports or 3D models, to name just a few services.
Martin Cooke, Teaching Fellow at Newcastle University said: “By partnering with Promap, our students are able to broaden their skills and knowledge of using digital mapping systems that are used day-in, day-out by professionals working across the property industry. By utilising the software here at the University, they are able to gain invaluable, practical knowledge of the software, which can only be an advantage for the students themselves and also their future employers.”
In addition to gaining experience with the software, students will receive a certificate to verify that they have used the Promap software as part of their Master’s Degree, which can be provided to future employers.
Added Nick Mills, National Trainer at Landmark Promap who is managing the sessions at Newcastle University: “We are pleased to partner with Newcastle University to help equip the next generation of property professionals with valuable experience of using digital mapping tools that are used throughout the industry. We are proud to play our part in giving students practical experience that will benefit them as they move into their chosen careers in the future.”
For further information, visit www.promap.co.uk.
Notes to Editors:
With over 27,000 users, Promap is a fast, easy and reliable system that is used by surveyors, architects, property developers, builders, engineers and industry professionals that require instant access to Ordnance Survey maps and related digital mapping data. An extensive range of datasets, 3D models, aerial photography and land use reports are available on a pay-as-you-go model offering complete flexibility and so are widely used as part of the property and land planning / development process.
Promap is a Landmark Information Group company and more details can be viewed here: http://www.promap.co.uk/ or via Twitter www.twitter.com/promap.
About Landmark Information Group:
Landmark Information Group, part of the Daily Mail General Trust, has quickly developed into a leading provider of digital mapping services, property, and environmental risk information since the inception of the business in 1995. With one of Europe’s largest database of land, property and environmental information, Landmark delivers comprehensive data and reports electronically to professionals in environment, property, conveyancing and government.
Working closely with data providers including Ordnance Survey, the Environment Agency, the Coal Authority and the British Geological Survey enables Landmark to offer current and historical environmental risk management information and desktop mapping solutions for the property industry. Since 1995, substantial investment has been made in establishing the Landmark database which is one of the largest geographical information databases in Europe.
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