JMap provides instant access to all of the Canadian railway network’s geospatial data
K2 Geospatial, a leading geospatial software company and the editor of JMap, is pleased to announce the creation of the Canadian Rail Portal. Initiated by the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), the Portal was built using JMap, K2 Geospatial’s map-based integration platform. It provides the members of the RAC with a critical and strategic tool.
The idea of the portal arose from a need to provide online access to the Canadian Railway Atlas and its data on Canada’s 45 000-km railway network. Thanks to JMap, the RAC can now offer a map-based overview of the entire network in real time, along with powerful geospatial tools, all of which are accessed through a user-friendly interface. This visual representation of the network results from a consolidation of data from various private and public sources.
The Canadian Rail Portal is poised to become an indispensable tool to plan and manage initiatives in areas such as community involvement, marketing, and emergency response. “The fact that JMap was selected to drive such a project once again confirms the power of the software and its interoperability,” said Jacques Charron, K2 Geospatial’s president. “JMap simplifies systems integration and data consolidation for our members. JMap’s display and geospatial analysis tools provide the portal with the rich functionality and depth of research our users demand,” mentioned Gérald Gauthier, Vice President, Public and Corporate Affairs for RAC.
About K2 Geospatial:
Since 1995, K2 Geospatial has been committed to bringing spatial information and analysis tools within everyone’s reach by developing software solutions that provide effective visual aids to decision-makers. K2 Geospatial’s solutions are powered by JMap, a map-based integration platform designed to connect silos and offer user-friendly interfaces destined to non-technical users. JMap is deployed and used by hundreds of organizations in North, South and Central America as well as in Europe. To learn more, visit www.k2geospatial.com .
About Railway Association of Canada (RAC):
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) represents more than 50 freight, tourist, commuter, short line and regional railways employing over 32 000 people. The association also boasts over 60 suppliers and partners. RAC’s mission is to provide information to authorities, elaborate programs and policies, find resources, and communicate with the public and the media to strengthen the role of the railway sector and its capacity to offer leading edge services that are economically and environmentally sustainable, socially engaging, and geared to the future.