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.
Removing Barriers to Effective Geoportal Creation
December 31st, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Over the past several years, we have seen a rising demand for spatial data infrastructure (SDI) services, which has also been fueled by legislation mandating that public bodies publish geospatial data for enhanced collaboration with partners and customers.
Web applications provide a means for making geospatial data available for public consumption. These applications act as clients for SDI services, which are also used for developing more advanced enterprise portal. To meet this need, Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 includes Geospatial Portal 2013.
Geospatial Portal 2013 removes the barriers associated with typical geoportal creation. Its powerful browser application allows users to visualize and share accurate geospatial data to collaborate with government agencies, commercial businesses, and the public.
Installed and configured on a web application server, Geospatial Portal 2013 enables multiple users to access a site via web browsers, and is the ideal mechanism for finding, viewing, and querying geospatial data published with standard SDI web services. It also integrates multiple sources into a single map view for easier navigation.
Geospatial Portal 2013 now offers a new administration console for a more streamlined workflow, all web services now meet OGC and INSPIRE specifications, and runs smoothly on mobile devices.
In addition, for the professional version, we have built in the features and functionality of ERDAS APOLLO, enabling users to consume and view data and services, browse and search the catalog, download and clip datasets, and create value-added data products on demand.
With the increasing trend organizations making geospatial data publically available, we imagine that the need for the right SDI services will continue to grow at a fast pace. As such, the new Geospatial Portal 2013 is the most ideal solution for allowing public organizations to effectively collaborate and share their vital geospatial data with the world.