Global recognition for UK software development company

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Coming hot on the heels of recent European success, Shoothill, the Shropshire-based software development and data specialists, are delighted to announce that they have now been shortlisted as finalists in the GeoSpatial World Excellence Awards (http://awards.geospatialmedia.net/Default.aspx).

With competition coming from IT companies across the world, this shortlisting recognises Shoothill’s capabilities in producing innovative applications, based, in this instance, on government data via the Environment Agency, and making them available to the general public free of charge.

The shortlisting was given to Shoothill for FloodAlerts (http://www.shoothill.com/floodalerts), the unique online flood warning service that takes real-time data from the Environment Agency (http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/142151.aspx) and displays it on an interactive map, updating and warning its users when they, their premises or the routes they need to travel could be at risk of flooding.

Shoothill Managing Director, Rod Plummer, said: “This is fantastic news and is the latest in a long line of awards and nominations we have received for FloodAlerts since it was originally launched less than a year ago. All credit goes to the team at Shoothill for their continued hard work and dedication.”

The final award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Rotterdam in May 2013.

For more information please contact Darren Francis, Shoothill on 0845 421 0391 or email darren.francis(at)shoothill(dot)com.

Notes to Editors

More about Flood Alerts
The standalone version of the FloodAlerts website can be found at http://www.shoothill.com/floodalerts, where users can set up their own alerts, based on locations they choose.

FloodAlerts is a unique application that takes real-time flood data from over 1800 Environment Agency monitoring stations throughout England and Wales, and displays this data on an interactive map, updating and warning its users when they, their premises or the routes they need to travel could be at risk of flooding.

Launched originally as the world’s first Facebook flood warning app, the service was expanded to the Shoothill main site at http://www.shoothill.com/flood and is also available as an app in the Windows 8 Store.

The FloodAlerts service is available free of charge to individuals, and can also be provided as a customised risk management solution to businesses that require infrastructure safety monitoring.

More about Shoothill
Shoothill (http://www.shoothill.com) is a leading Microsoft software developer specialising in creating bespoke software solutions for a diverse range of clients.

Using Microsoft platforms like Bing Maps, Silverlight, Deep Zoom and Photosynth, Shoothill develops innovative web and network-based applications for the public and private sectors.

These powerful visualisation technologies enable the transformation of complex statistical or geographic data into dynamic and accessible formats, from coloured heat maps to unique search systems.

Clients include Microsoft, MSN, BT, Primary Care Trusts, The Imperial War Museum, Fauna and Flora International and The United Nations, amongst many others.

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