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Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

I/Map Editor and I/Map Editor for ArcGIS Now Available

June 3rd, 2015 by Susan Smith

The result of a collaboration between Esri and Intergraph Security Government and Infrastructure (SG&I) announced in March is the release of I/Map Editor for ArcGIS, a new product that works directly with Esri’s ArcGIS Platform to migrate geospatial data into Intergraph’s Computer-Aided Dispatch Software (I/CAD), allowing tighter integration between those two products. The new product was unveiled at this week’s HXGN LIVE 2015 in Las Vegas. Vice president of Public Safety Products, Intergraph SG&I Kalyn Sims, talks to GISCafe Voice about the announcement.

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GISCafe Voice: “I/Map Editor for ArcGIS brings advanced mapping features to Intergraph’s map build environment, automating and streamlining map creation in I/CAD.” Can you describe how users might use this tool?

Kalyn Sims: Intergraph´s I/CAD system uses a proprietary map format that supports many different types of functions, such as validating addresses that come in through 911 calls, geocoding those addresses and more. Built on Esri’s ArcGIS Platform, I/Map Editor for ArcGIS enables I/CAD map production within ArcGIS. An extension hosted in ArcMap, it natively connects to Esri data sources.

With I/Map Editor for ArcGIS, users can:

  • Identify geometries not supported by the I/ CAD map, e.g., features with more than 8,000 vertices, arcs, and geometry collections
  • Build the street centerline network for routing and location verification
  • Create street address points for location verification and maintaining I/CAD-specific information
  • Update I/CAD addresses from multiple sources including address information maintained in the I/CAD environment
  • Produce polygon files for service zones and other geographic areas, e.g., patrol areas and neighborhoods
  • Publish the I/CAD map file
  • Define default routing parameters for use in I/CAD routing

GISCafe Voice: “I/Map Editor for ArcGIS is designed to minimize the number of different systems and steps required for ArcGIS users, offering them a one-stop shop for uploading data into their I/CAD system.” Can you describe how this make it easier for the data from ArcGIS to come into I/CAD systems?

Kalyn Sims: Previously, ArcGIS users were required to go through multiple steps in order to get their data transferred into the format required by I/CAD. We understood this created challenges for customers in managing GIS data on multiple systems. I/Map Editor for ArcGIS streamlines that process and allows customers to convert their data in ArcGIS, making the process more efficient.

GISCafe Voice: Is this a free feature with subscription to I/CAD and Esri ArcGIS or is there an additional cost?

Kalyn Sims: Yes, there is a cost attached to both options: I/Map Editor and I/Map Editor for ArcGIS.

According to company materials, built on Intergraph’s GeoMedia, I/Map Editor permits the use of GIS data from third-party systems as the source of map graphics in I/CAD. Built on ArcGIS, the new I/Map Editor for ArcGIS enables I/CAD map production within ArcGIS. An extension hosted in ArcMap, it natively connects to Esri data sources.

Intergraph’s I/CAD system is critical to public safety operations, enabling agencies to promptly answer emergency and non-emergency calls, create and update incidents and manage multiple resources in real time. Intergraph’s I/Map Editor products facilitate the use of GIS data as the source of mapping information in I/CAD.

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Categories: 311, 9-1-1 GIS systems, analytics, ArcGIS, Big Data, cloud, cloud network analytics, conversion, data, disaster relief, emergency response, Esri, field GIS, geocoding, geomatics, geospatial, GIS, GPS, Hexagon, Intergraph, LBS, location based sensor fusion, location based services, location intelligence, mapping, mobile, public safety, sensors, telecommunications, utilities

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