eSpatial Delivers Advanced Web 2.0 GIS Software Product Suite “iSMART 5.4”

23 April 2008, CALGIS Event, Modesto California, eSpatial, a leading provider of enterprise geospatial software and solutions today announced the availability of its latest Geospatial software product iSMART ® 5.4, the most advanced Web 2.0 GIS platform available in the market today.

iSMART® provides both an out of the box web GIS and application development capability to deliver pure-web based multi-user business applications incorporating GIS functionality and web services in standard Enterprise IT environments. iSMART is the most comprehensive solution to complement Oracle's Spatial technology platform and is fast becoming the first choice for Oracle Spatial. iSMART 5.4 provides enhanced functionality that takes advantage of the new capabilities offered in the latest Oracle database release, Oracle 11g.

With iSMART 5.4, all functions, including editing, are available in a pure web environment (using AJAX) with no active-X control, plug-in, applet or download needed in the browser. The pure web editing includes enhanced features such as the digitizing and editing of multi-geometries and arcs as well as new dynamic snapping, Auto-trace and Union facilities. This provides the ability to deliver browser based, integrated business applications featuring user editing, viewing and analytical capabilities, usually only available in traditional desktop GIS and CAD tools.

iSMART 5.4 provides a new JavaScript & Ajax API for a rich set of spatial capabilities in pure web applications, including editing, in addition to viewing, searching, thematics and more, enabling Developers to embed GIS capabilities in mainstream business applications. This provides the ability to control directly the features and capabilities available to an end-user based on the specific task and workflow being carried out. The iSMART solution consolidates business and spatial data (e.g. separate CAD / GIS files) into a single seamless environment in Oracle.

The new Web Editing technology is already being used by leading Telecommunications company, Verizon, as a core component of a new network planning application called VEGA (Verizon Enterprise Geospatial Application). This application won the prestigious “GITA 2008 Innovator Award”. Verizon Communications Inc. is one of the largest Telecommunications Companies in the world with revenues of $88 Billion in 2006.

Other major enhancements to iSMART include a new Query Builder including support for spatial queries and retrieval of saved queries, new visualisation capabilities including symbols from custom fonts, mouse-over map tips and enhanced labelling including labels generated via SQL queries and label rotation. iSMART 5.4 now also supports Apache Tomcat.

Philip O’Doherty, eSpatial CEO, “eSpatial is excited with this latest iSMART release as we are leading the way in the delivery of web-based, enterprise grade geospatial solutions. We believe this release is the best Web GIS available today. The web editing functionality in iSMART takes this technology to the next level and integrates powerful and robust editing and management capabilities into standard online business applications. Significant cost savings are possible in terms of reduced client licenses and reduced development, deployment, and maintenance costs with improved productivity and information sharing across the organization”.

eSpatial is hosting a live iSMART 5.4 Online Seminar on May 20th 2008 at 3.30pm GMT, 11.30am EST, please visit our website to register online for this free webinar.

About eSpatial

eSpatial is a global software and services company specializing in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and Location Services. eSpatial leverages ten years of Oracle Spatial experience to deliver sophisticated and powerful web applications. We have a consistent track record of cost-effective solutions that deliver significant return on investment for our customers. iSMART®, our award winning software suite, is the most comprehensive solution to complement Oracle's Spatial technology platform and is fast becoming the first choice for Oracle Spatial. eSpatial enables customers to realize the potential in on-line mapping and location applications that support and integrate with real-world internal and external business systems. We have a global partner and customer-base that is growing rapidly. This is testament to our commitment to flexibility and responsiveness in ensuring faster time to market for enterprise grade system deployment.

Orla Power,
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eSpatial Solutions Ltd.,
Swords Business Park,
Co. Dublin, Ireland.
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