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Computer Aided Development Corporation Limited (Cadcorp)
Type Private
Founded Bedford, Bedfordshire (1991)
Headquarters Stevenage, Hertfordshire, U.K. 51°53′50.70″N 0°12′21.52″W / 51.8974167°N 0.2059778°W / 51.8974167; -0.2059778
Industry Software
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Products Cadcorp SIS
Cadcorp GeognoSIS
Cadcorp apSIS
Cadcorp mSIS

Computer Aided Development Corporation Ltd. (Cadcorp) is a British owned and run company established in 1991. Cadcorp has its headquarters in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, U.K., a development office in London and a regional office in Boston, U.S. Cadcorp has a network of distributors and value added resellers (VARs) around the world[1].

Cadcorp is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company[2], an Oracle Corporation partner[3], a Microsoft SQL Server Spatial Partner [4], an Ordnance Survey Licenced Developer Partner[5], and a corporate member of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) in the U.K.[6].


Cadcorp’s first product was a Microsoft Windows-based CAD system called Wincad. Rights to the product were sold in 1994. Wincad continues to be developed and maintained by Informatix Inc.[7], Japan, through their UK subsidiary[8] although it is now named MicroGDS. After selling Wincad, Cadcorp moved on to developing geographic information system (GIS) software. The first version of Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System ("Cadcorp SIS") was released in 1995.


Cadcorp SIS has applications in the following markets[9]

  • Government (local, municipal and central)
  • Emergency Services
  • Land and Property
  • Insurance
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities
  • Maritime
  • National Mapping Agencies

Open Geospatial Consortium

Cadcorp has been a Technical Committee[10] member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) since 1997. In 2004, Cadcorp’s technical director, Martin Daly was awarded[11] the OGC Kenneth G. Gardels Award[12], made annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advancing the OGC vision of geographic information fully integrated into the worlds information systems.

The Cadcorp SIS product suite is certified OGC compliant[13] in the categories of:

Cadcorp SIS also implements support for:

Product Overview

Cadcorp SIS is available in different forms:

  • desktop GIS[18]
  • server/web-based GIS[19]
  • developer kits[20] and associated Active X runtime licences[21]


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