January 05, 2009 -- Graphic Technologies, Inc. (GTI) today announced a new product called the GT/Metadata Explorer. This product is a companion application for Intergraph’s G/Technology GIS System and provides a cache of tools for navigating, reporting, validating, and editing the G/Technology metadata as well as querying, tracing, and reporting the G/Technology GIS data. The GT/Metadata Explorer is ideal for getting a grip on the complexities of the G/Technology metadata, identifying metadata problems, traversing feature connectivity and ownership, and making metadata modifications.
The GT/Metadata Explorer provides the user with a very easy way to visually traverse the many relationships defined by the G/Technology metadata. For example, a user can “point-and-click” navigate from a Legend definition to a Feature hosted by that Legend, then to the Style Rules associated with the Feature, and finally to the Style Definition used by the Feature’s Style Rule. Another example would be to navigate from a Feature’s definition to the Feature’s Components, then to the Component’s Attributes, and even to the Component Attribute’s Value List. The GT/Metadata Explorer also provides the ability to edit commonly changing parts of the G/Technology metadata including the Style Rules, Style Definitions, and Value List tables.
The GT/Metadata Explorer also provides the ability to find a specific feature in the GIS data by querying on one or more of the feature’s attribute values or by the feature’s Feature Id. The attribute information for the queried feature can be displayed showing all associated database records, and the queried feature’s style rule information can be analyzed to see which rules in the metadata are actually triggered by the feature along with an explanation of why each rule is rejected or accepted. More advanced feature analysis can also be performed with a Connectivity Search which visually traces the feature’s connectivity relationships to analyze how the feature is connected to other features in the GIS data. An Ownership Search is also provided to traverse the parent/child relationships of the queried feature in a visual way.
The GT/Metadata Explorer leverages technology GTI developed for its G/Technology Data Extraction tools which export Intergraph’s G/Technology GIS data to other formats. Building on the strengths of these tools, the GT/Metadata Explorer is very easy to use and requires only a connection to the Oracle database to operate; no setup or configuration is required, and support for multiple G/Technology databases is provided. For more information on the GT/Metadata Explorer or other GTI products, please visit www.gti-us.com.