New Bus Stop Database for Dublin Bus


Dublin Bus Goes Live with New Bus Stop System based on eSpatial’s iSMART®
June 27, 2008

Company: eSpatial
Industry: Local Government, GIS Software Products, Geospatial Technology
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland, June 27th, eSpatial, a global enterprise geospatial software and technology company today announced that Dublin Bus, the major public transport provider in the greater Dublin Area, Ireland, has gone live with a new Bus Stop Database system based on the eSpatial iSMART® product suite. The transport company will use the system internally for the data capture, analysis, storage and maintenance of bus-stop information.

Built using eSpatial’s award winning iSMART® technology, the new Bus Stop System (BSS) modernises the processing of bus stop information (information that was previously held in disparate spreadsheets and databases) and enables selected personnel to capture and update of associated bus stop data, bus route information and journey patterns In addition to reference information held in text form, the system holds photographs, GPS co-ordinates and relevant documents associated with Dublin bus stops. The mapping component, based on iSMART, enables users to capture, view and query data in a seamless manner, all from a standard web browser. A planned AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) system will also utilise the information contained within the database.

This is a server centric, integrated system in a standard non-proprietary environment; having a single instance of all attribute, mapping and data stored in an Oracle Database. BSS is built using Oracle 10g Application Server and Oracle 10g. Oracle provides the capability to store spatial data is increasingly becoming the de facto standard for spatial data storage within the GIS industry. eSpatial is at the forefront of delivering sophisticated and powerful applications on this platform.

John Caulfield, Solutions Director, Oracle Ireland said “iSMART, together with the Oracle database, offers Dublin Bus a low cost, multi-user, web application including viewing, editing, analysis and management of its data and we’re delighted to see the Dublin Bus Mapping Solution go live.”

Donal Keating, Dublin Bus Manager Operations Support, “Dublin Bus is excited about the new Bus Stop System built by eSpatial, a global GIS software and technology company, headquartered here in Dublin. We’re particularly pleased with the asset management capabilities this system provides us with, in addition, as everything is now web-based, there is excellent return on investment.”

Philip O’Doherty, eSpatial CEO added, “We’re proud to deliver this solution to Dublin Bus and the capabilities in this application further establishes eSpatial as a market leader in providing on-line mapping and location applications that support and integrate with real-world internal and external business systems.”

About eSpatial
eSpatial is a global software and consulting company specializing in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and Location Services. eSpatial leverages ten years of Oracle Spatial experience to deliver sophisticated and powerful web applications. We have a consistent track record of cost-effective solutions that deliver significant return on investment for our customers. iSMART®, our award winning software suite, is the most comprehensive solution to complement Oracle’s Spatial technology platform and is fast becoming the first choice for Oracle Spatial. eSpatial enables customers to realize the potential in on-line mapping and location applications that support and integrate with real-world internal and external business systems. We have a global partner and customer-base that is growing rapidly. This is testament to our commitment to flexibility and responsiveness in ensuring faster time to market for enterprise grade system deployment.


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