Secura Welcome Digital Mapping Specialist, Mapyx, to the Virtual Private Cloud

By Neal Wilkinson on 25th August, 2015.

Industry Leading Digital Mapping and Tracking

Secura are delighted to announce that digital mapping application developer, Mapyx, have chosen the Virtual Private Cloud platform (VPC) to underpin the design and delivery of their industry leading range of digital mapping and tracking software.

About Mapyx

Mapyx Limited are dedicated to making digital mapping applications as accessible as possible and their software is widely used by groups as diverse as hikers, bikers and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts, the search and rescue community, schools and education organisations and the police.

Essential Mapping and Tracking Software

Mapyx software and technology is primarily leveraged to great effect across four key functional areas: digital mapping, tracking, search and rescue operations and specialist use, such as counter terrorism operations.

As a result, Mapyx has formed a range of (sometimes unique) partnerships with organisations that rely on their technology to underpin their operations. They work with multiple police forces from all over the UK, the Ministry of Defence, Fire Services and have a 5-year contract to provide Duke of Edinburgh Award Groups with mapping and tracking support.

They are also currently the official GIS & Digital Mapping Partner of Mountain Rescue England and Wales, the British Cave Rescue Council and the Search & Rescue Dog Association of England, Wales, South Wales and the Lakes.

Mapyx Quo and Sarman Search and Rescue Software

Mapyx are probably best known for their Quo software which offers free, fully featured digital mapping capabilities with an easy to use interface and a range of starter maps.

Tracking and specialist functionality like the Sarman Search and Rescue solution, integrate with the core Quo product to provide additional functionality to those groups that need it. It is this flexibility and adaptability that has seen Mapyx applications become indispensable tools for many of the search and rescue and law enforcement organisations in the UK.

The Secura Cloud Solution

The Secura Virtual Private Cloud will provide robust infrastructure to support Mapyx’s digital mapping applications, offering the ability to quickly and cost effectively scale their resources to facilitate their rapid software development cycles, respond to ever increasing customer demand and support new software launches.

The high availability, no single point of failure design of the VPC and its network infrastructure will also provide the Mapyx applications with the kind of reliability and performance they need to deliver to customers, who are often using the applications in high pressure situations.

Secura Chief Technical Officer Dan Nichols, commented:

We are really excited to have a company as innovative as Mapyx using the Virtual Private Cloud platform. They develop software that users love and that helps save people’s lives and I’m delighted that Secura will play a part in its ongoing development.

For more information on Mapyx and their digital mapping and tracking software, please visit their website at

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Neal Wilkinson

Head of Marketing

Neal works in the marketing team at Secura and makes sure everyone uses the correct font size on their emails. Sometimes he succeeds.

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