Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Dynamic Panoramic is a column by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. Mr. Stojic is a renowned geospatial industry expert who shares his insights into how geospatial information is increasingly being used to drive critical decisions in organizations of all sizes.
How to Best Portray Your Geography Data to the World
September 10th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
As most geospatial organizations need to use and distribute high volumes of geospatial data, disparate legacy information systems often hinder the ability to actually do this effectively.
As many of you know firsthand, various departments within an organization may use different geospatial software and data formats. Ultimately, this often results in data silos that form obstacles to effective collaboration within the enterprise. These challenges are amplified when an organization attempts to share all this information to stakeholders outside the organization.
We recently hosted a webinar that showcases how Intergraph’s Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) solution removes the obstacles associated with distributing and using copied data. Customers throughout the world have embraced this solution, providing a means to truly share information to all interested stakeholders. Some of these organizations with public-facing websites include Clean Air for Europe, City of Chengdu China, and Nigeria Census Project.
In addition, Bilbao City Council has launched GeoBilbao, a portal serving map-based information and services using Intergraph’s SDI solution. IGN Spain also uses Intergraph’s SDI solution to power SIGNA, the main viewer of IGN geographical data and also the entrance gate to the SDI node containing all the OGC services available.
During our webinar, we highlighted how adherence to industry standards, including INSPIRE, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO), not only breaks down barriers, but also allows organizations to comply with government mandates.
With Intergraph’s Geospatial SDI and its powerful browser application, users can easily visualize and share accurate geospatial data to collaborate internally, and with government agencies, commercial businesses, and the public.
There are a number of organizations that can benefit from these solutions, which include national and regional government agencies, federal authorities – including cadaster, rail, civil police, forest, agriculture and geology organizations – local governments and infrastructure companies.
For geospatial data to be truly effective, it needs to be unlocked from the silos that are holding it back. The industry’s best SDI solutions provide a vehicle for making this vision a reality — providing a seamless, cohesive experience for end-users.