Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane today announced that iDelve has been awarded an Australian Government Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) grant to help commercialise a new means to publish maps on the Internet.

Mr Macfarlane said that iDelve’s innovative new communications protocol for maps enables the building of highly interactive applications that may be accessed over the Internet which would not be feasible with traditional techniques.

“Their major product offering is a software system that serves spatial data online. It presents an interactive client/server mapping interface to the user via a web browser, and also enables users to directly access and overlay maps from many sources, on-line.” Mr Macfarlane said.

“Many government agencies are already using the iDelve technology, including the WA Department of Land Information which has chosen the it for the enabling framework in its whole-of-government Shared Land Information Platform project.”