GeoVS Limited was founded in February 2009 to commercialise a range of specialist 3D visualisation and geospatial science software innovations, technologies and skills developed at internationally recognised academic centres of expertise over the previous 10 years.
The beginnings of our technology date back to 1993, when Professor Christopher Gold proposed a spatial decision support system based on the flight-simulator approach, and later to 1995, when his idea of a kinetic data structure for the marine environment was described in a paper published by him and Alfonso Condal in the Journal of Marine Geodesy. Both concepts were combined and extended into a dynamic and multi-dimensional GIS for marine purposes in the 1999 book “Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems”.
The work on the first “Marine GIS” prototype started in 2000 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and was continued over the last decade by a number of researchers at several universities in Hong Kong, France and United Kingdom.
Ten years later, after a number of PhD diplomas were awarded, and a few million dollars of research money spent, GeoVS was founded to bring the benefits of the unique inventions made over the years to the commercial world.
Based on the unique IPR and know-how a range of cutting-edge maritime safety and efficiency products have been developed, including the world's first 3D ECDIS prototype demonstrated in 2007 at SeaTechWeek in Brest, France, and C-Vu® 3D VTS - the World's most efficient cartographic Vessel Traffic Management System - which has been launched at the UK Harbour Masters' Association Autumn Seminar in London in November 2011.
The technology is supported by our outstanding team of professionals with dedication, skills and knowledge. We are able to deliver our ground breaking solutions thanks to the unique combination of our high level in-house expertise in different fields of science, including: geospatial science, cartography, GIS, computational geometry, 3D graphics, physics and cognitive science; with commercial grade project management and software engineering proficiency.