VESTRA's Geosystems Monitor New Release Version 1.1

July 22, 2011 - As GIS has moved from the desktop to an enterprise platform, GIS/IT professionals have been facing an ever more complicated computing environment. Often, in these new environments, running not only on Esri®’s GIS sever technologies, but a wide array of other services and server base vendor applications. The GeoSystems Monitor™ has been developed to meet the applications monitoring challenges presented in these complex IT environments by providing a simple, easily-customizable software environment that GIS/IT professionals can quickly configure to monitor this broadening array of applications.

VESTRA's GeoSystems Monitor™ provides real-time information on the status of your Enterprise GIS. The GeoSystems Monitor™ generates this information by monitoring the applications (points) that reside on your servers. Allowing the GIS/IT professional the ability to troubleshoot issues and/or non-responsive applications as they occur. When the GeoSystems Monitor™ detects an issue, an immediate notification is sent to the GIS/IT professional via email or text, allowing them to formulate a proactive resolution. This allows for both increased productivity and improved system uptime.

The GeoSystems Monitor™ features a rich user interface, developed in Microsoft Silverlight™, that provides a dashboard view of the servers and applications that the GIS/IT professional is responsible for, and allows the professional to configure the GeoSystems Monitor™ by updating a SQLite database. This allows the GIS/IT professional to customize the user interface, and to monitor all aspects of the Enterprise GIS architecture. The architecture of the GeoSystems Monitor™ has been specifically designed to make it easy to deploy and easy to customize.

VESTRA has released Version 1.1 of the GeoSystems Monitor™. This new release includes the following features and enhancements:

Additional Features:

  • History database with status and response times of points
  • Notification if/when a point comes back online
  • Enhanced alert message notification
  • Automated daily backup of Monitor database
  • Measuring response time of points


  • Turn alerts on/off globally
  • Set exclusion times globally
  • Enter user-defined monitoring points
  • Test alerting functionality/recipients
  • Ability to move server from one tab to another

Below is a recent testimonial from a client who has installed the newly released Version 1.1 of the GeoSystems Monitor™:

“The fact that we knew of the outage and no one else did is exactly what attracted me to this package. We have a tool that will help us be more proactive in our management. Good news to hear! (Not the outage, the knowledge!) ”

Mr. Kim H. McDonough, GISP
GIS Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Summary of Features

  • SilverLight customizable user interface
  • Ability to deploy or implement custom Python monitoring script
  • Enterprise GIS System Monitoring in real-time
  • Applications, web applications, servers, services, databases, and custom tasks
  • ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, ERDAS (in progress), Microsoft SQL Databases, Oracle Services, Citrix Services, OCG(r) WMS 
  • Services (in progress), Windows Service
  • Multiple notification options
  • Text and email
  • Lightweight, self-contained database
  • SQLite (Industry standard)

Summary of Benefits

  • Enhances GIS system uptime and effectiveness
  • Real-time information on the status of the Enterprise GIS
  • Designed for the GIS/IT professional's day-to-day operations and maintenance
  • One-stop view of entire Enterprise GIS
  • Silverlight web application
  • Maximizes system uptime
  • Issues can be pinpointed rapidly
  • Allows GIS/IT staff to be proactive in finding resolutions

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