Buchanan Computing

The UK's foremost provider of software, web-based & standard GIS, IT hosting (via our private cloud) and associated training and consultancy services for traffic and highway engineers and the police. Market leading systems include ParkMap (traffic order management), AccsMap (road collision analysis and processing), SignPlot/SignLoad (traffic sign and structure design) and TraffWeb (Internet mapping).

At Traffex this year Buchanan Computing will be highlighting the following:

Parking Services Preview of ParkMap 6.2, the heart of our Parking service. The latest version will be released next month, and as ever it will include many new features designed to help you efficiently manage your traffic orders. Enhancements range from tools that will help you manage and maintain compliant parking zone addresses, to improvements of the temporal handling of experimental orders. Also, find out about our Cloud based Parking service which provides an integrated solution, with all the elements you need to design, consult, make, and then to share, manage and maintain your different types of traffic orders. All looked after within our private parking cloud, a secure and highly resilient environment.

Collision Analysis Service With the pending release of AccsMap 5.5, we will be showing how you can enhance your analysis by incorporating additional open data sets. Data sets include population, deprivation index and additional collision data available from the AccsMap’s download centre.
See how your authority can benefit from our cloud based service, providing you with both a secure platform, and a web portal for non-specialist.

Traffic Signing Applications SignPlot 3.4, will be launched at the show. It features a wizard to easily create any type of bus lane sign, including offside ones and bilingual signs for Wales. Come and see the amazing tool that makes all types of lane indication signs a breeze and is currently being used by DfT to formulate the layout rules in the forthcoming revision of Chapter 7 of the Traffic Signs Manual. Free Software. A free stand-alone version of the SignPlot sign illumination tool will be available to Traffex delegates. It unravels the mysteries of TSRGD 2016 to tell you precisely what lighting or reflective material is legally required for any upright traffic sign. It will join our other free signing application, SignLoad Designer, the Professional edition of which has been further enhanced to provide for heavy variable message signs, and is available from our new on-line shop

Cloud Services Following on from the success of private clouds, we are building a new fully supported cloud environment specifically attuned for open source applications such as Postgres and QGIS.

Training Services Please take the opportunity to discuss how we can help you to get the most from your Buchanan systems and services. We will work with you to offer a flexible solution, whether its remote bite size training, using our off-the-shelf courses tailored to your specific needs, or consultancy services.

When you enter Traffex, we are on the left as you enter the hall (stand Z2).

Contact Details

Vincent Minzer +44 020 8846 3220 http://www.buchanancomputing.co.uk


Products at the Show

SignPlot 3.4

The latest version of the UK's leading traffic sign design software (and the only one that doens't need CAD)

ParkMap 6.2

A major upgrade to the only UK application for managing on-street traffic orders, their signing, lining and enforecement wilkl be at the show

AccsMap 5.5

The most widely used GIS-based collision analysis system, now with enhanced links to external data sets for demographic and other analyses.

Cloud services

Following on from the success of our private clouds, we are building a new cloud environment specifically tuned for open source applications such as Postgres and QGIS.


Our fast a flexible web-based mapping service, specialising in highways matters, but customisable to any static or interactive application.