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Ordnance Survey has launched a free, seven-part interactive guide to break down the myths surrounding computerised geographical information systems.

GIS means different things to different people, but essentially it is a set of software tools backed by location-based data to help users make decisions.

The GIS Files will appear in monthly editions on the Ordnance Survey website, building into a comprehensive learning zone complete with map samples and real life case studies.


Certa, the UK's largest provider of environmental insurance, has launched its new website, aimed at anyone involved in contaminated or brownfield sites.

The site provides up to the minute news, events listings and will guide users to a range of solutions appropriate to their needs.


For all your scientific testing needs, LabDIRECT is a new business to business internet resource for the laboratory marketplace.

Drawing together the disparate strands of the testing industry, LabDIRECT claims to provide a secure, independent and impartial service for cost effective testing, analysis and calibration.

The website also offers subscribers a comprehensive 'information arena', containing industry news, legislation and unlimited access to a vast resource of expertise and reference material.


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