Europa Technologies Limited

viaEuropa services for JBA UK Flood Map data

viaEuropa is a hosted map and search service designed for JBA UK Flood Maps. Providing Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), viaEuropa supports broad deployment to multiple platforms. The service supports OGC standards (including WMTS, WMS, WFS) as well as all popular GIS software and web mapping APIs.


  • Tile services (WMTS, XYZ, vector tiles)
  • Web Feature Services (WFS)
  • Web Map Services (WMS)
  • API search services, linking flood scores to OS AddressBase
  • JBA UK Flood digital map data
  • Location intelligence via API queries


  • Integrate mapping across multiple applications without local hosting.
  • Query data to get the location information you need.
  • Snap to existing map features when digitising new data.
  • Search by address, postcode, street or locality.
  • Provide accessible mapping to users with colour vision deficiencies.
  • Ideal for organisastions already licensing JBA UK Flood Map data.
  • Save effort of maintaining local JBA UK Flood Map holdings.
  • High performance with no throttling


£295 a unit a month

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G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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Europa Technologies Limited Duncan Hill
Telephone: 1932645560

Service scope

Service constraints
System requirements
  • Compatible with all modern (currently maintained) web browsers
  • Compatible with software supporting OGC standards
  • Compatible with commercial and open source mapping APIs

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Support tickets can be raised by phone, email or online form. Support tickets are answered as quickly as possible and no later than 12 noon on the next working day. Technical Support is provided by our own English-speaking staff from the UK and available from 09:00 to 17:30 UK time, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Standard support is provided between the hours of 09:00 and 17:30 (UK time), Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays in England. Standard support is included at no charge.
Premium support with out-of-hours contacts is also available.
All clients have a named account manager that they can contact directly should they need to.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Users are provided with appropriate instructions and samples to enable them to quickly get started. This includes template applications for common web mapping APIs and files that can be used in popular desktop GIS applications. Training is not usually required.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
No user data is stored.
End-of-contract process
At the end of the contract the user account will be terminated.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Using the web interface
Demo/template applications provided for OpenLayers v2-v5, Leaflet, Google Maps, Bing Maps and Esri ArcGIS Server API.
Web interface accessibility standard
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Web interface accessibility testing
ViaEuropa base maps have been designed and tested for users with colour-vision deficiencies.
What users can and can't do using the API
Endpoints for mapping services (including WMTS, WFS, WMS) and location intelligence (e.g. address search) services. REST interface for tile services. Access via an API key.
API automation tools
Other API automation tools
API documentation
API documentation formats
Command line interface
Command line interface compatibility
  • Linux or Unix
  • Windows
  • MacOS
Using the command line interface
Some services available on the command line using cURL.


Scaling available
Scaling type
Independence of resources
High level of redundant capacity plus ability to scale where necessary.
Usage notifications
Usage reporting


Infrastructure or application metrics
Metrics types
HTTP request and response status
Reporting types
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
The target service level is 99.9% availability. Service credits are offered when the Service is unavailable for periods of 45 minutes or more in any calendar month. You will have one day’s worth of your monthly service fee credited to your account if the total outage period in a month is 45 minutes or more and an additional day for each additional 30 minutes of downtime up to 50% of your monthly hosting fee. Further details included in the service agreement.
Approach to resilience
Multiple redundant servers and datacentres.
Outage reporting
Email alerts.
SMS alerts.

Identity and authentication

User authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication
API key.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Username and password credentials required.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
Username or password
Devices users manage the service through
Directly from any device which may also be used for normal business (for example web browsing or viewing external email)

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance approach
In accordance with published policy, reviewed annually.
Information security policies and processes
Information security policies include the following: Data Protection Policy, Information Classification Policy, Information Security Policy, Information Systems Policy. These policies are included as part of the company handbook and are explained to all staff when they start. Staff are notified when policies have been updated and further training provided where appropriate. All policies are reviewed annually at board-level.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Documented change management and approval process. Security impact assessments with customer consultation and sign-off.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Regular checks on Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database for operating system and system software security weaknesses. All approved software patches applied in a timely manner. Detection and mitigation of attacks including DDoS.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Automatic detection and mitigation of attacks including DDoS. Banded capacity alerts. System administrator intervention where necessary.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Online ticket system integrated with technical support.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Separation between users

Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart

Energy efficiency

Energy-efficient datacentres


£295 a unit a month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
A free trial can be requested for a period of up to 1 month.
Link to free trial

Service documents

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