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UK Ministry of Defence Contracts Tenet Defence UK with Galdos for Further Geographic Data Integration and Access Over the Web

Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2, 2006 – Galdos Systems Inc., a leader in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) technology, announced today the UK Ministry of Defence has contracted TENET Defence Ltd as the main contractor with Galdos Systems to investigate the integration of geospatial data through the use of open-standard web services.Galdos is delivering a number of GML (Geographic Markup Language) schemas jointly with Tenet Defence to ensure users can pull information from multiple sources, such as maritime maps, weather information, ship locations, in a user-friendly web interface.

The two partners will also be performing a high-level technical architecture review and will be providing a technology demonstration to the client. The demonstrator will include Galdos Cartalinea Web Feature Service and Tenet’s Chartlink thick client.

“This contract is an important milestone in the development of a spatial information infrastructure for the UK maritime defence community, and it extends and complements work already done by Galdos with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office,” says Gordon Vereschagin, Director of Sales of Galdos Systems Inc. “This project leverages our Cartalinea Web Feature Service to improve the speed at which geographic data can be shared and transmitted,” said Ron Lake, CEO of Galdos Systems Inc. “Our technology enables customers like the Ministry of Defence to share data from multiple sources in real-time over the web.”

Galdos’ Engineering Services department assists organizations and government agencies move to an open standards-based IT infrastructure. In particular, Galdos offers extensive knowledge in the areas of GML, XML and web services technologies.

About Galdos Systems Inc:

Galdos targets the rapidly growing Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) market. Founded in 1998, Galdos revolutionized GIS Technology and mobilized the worldwide Geo-Web by authoring the Geography Markup Language (GML). The company is recognized as a world leader in the development of cost-effective systems for delivering GML and XML-based products for governments, government agencies and private companies that deal with geographic information. Galdos technology enables its customers to manage geographic information from multiple sources and share it across the Internet in real-time. For Galdos’ customers this means increased efficiencies in data sharing and significant cost reductions. For more information on Galdos, please visit

About TENET Defence UK:

TENET Defence software is employed worldwide to support critical control and decision making functions. A market leader in fields such as environmental analysis, dynamic data projection and data fusion, we are able to handle very large, disparate data sets with extreme precision and high performance. Our development skills encompass virtually every software language, operating platform and web based technology.

Accredited to ISO9001:2000 with TickIT – our Quality Management System ensures that quality is built into everything we produce. TENET is a MoD approved contractor.

For more information on TENET, please visit:
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Patricia Carlos

Marketing Coordinator
Galdos Systems Inc.
(604) 484-2768

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