TerraGo® Releases Modular Software Development Kit for Custom Enterprise Geospatial Applications

SDK enables enterprises to integrate GeoPDF® and geospatial collaboration applications; Hitachi Solutions first to adopt


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011

TerraGo® Technologies, an innovative provider of widely adopted geospatial collaboration software, has released the TerraGo SDK (software development kit), a set of software development modules for partners and enterprises to easily and quickly integrate custom TerraGo GeoPDF® and geospatial collaboration applications.

TerraGo Technologies geospatial collaboration software and GeoPDF maps and imagery are among the most popular solutions to produce, access, update and share geospatial information with anyone, anywhere. With the TerraGo SDK, enterprises can now more rapidly respond to their customers’ demands for delivering geospatial applications based on GeoPDF solutions. The SDK modules and other TerraGo software applications are complementary and easy to integrate into enterprise GIS workflows.

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., the TerraGo distributor in Japan and East Asia and a joint development partner, is the first company to adopt the SDK for the integration of GeoPDF functionality within its GIS and geospatial offerings.

“We are in the process of implementing advanced TerraGo functionality within our GeoMation® GIS platform,” said Koji Ueda, department manager, Location Intelligence Systems Department at Hitachi Solutions. “The SDK will help accelerate our ability to provide GeoPDF-enabled applications to our customers so that they may better respond to their critical geospatial collaboration challenges.”

GeoMation is an enterprise GIS product of Hitachi Solutions with a track record of more than 25 years in client/server and Web-GIS implementations. It has been mainly adopted by major electric power supply companies in Japan.

“Our partners such as Hitachi Solutions as well as our enterprise customers have been requesting more flexibility to develop custom GeoPDF applications,” said Richard McKay, senior vice president of sales and business development at TerraGo. “SDK answers this need; its modular implementation enables enterprises to speed custom GeoPDF and geospatial collaboration application creation and integration.”

SDK functionality permits:

  •     An easily integrated API for custom application development;
  •     Creation of custom multi-layer GeoPDF maps using raster and vector data;
  •     GeoPDF MapBook production with bookmarks and hyperlinks;
  •     Validation and conversion of a geospatial PDF to a GeoPDF;
  •     The addition of metadata to a GeoPDF;
  •     Extraction and normalization of geospatial metadata into XML to allow indexing and search in a GeoPDF; and
  •     GeoPDF user annotation and updates with GeoMarks (georeferenced audio, video, notes, Web services and other information).

For more information on TerraGo Technologies and the new SDK, visit http://www.terragotech.com or call toll-free 1.866.453.1609.


About Hitachi Solutions
Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. is a new solutions provider formed from the merger of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. and Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd. on October 1, 2010. Based in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, Hitachi Solutions helps customers find solutions to the business challenges they face, as a comprehensive provider of value-driven services covering the entire IT life cycle—from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. In addition, Hitachi Solutions provides products and services that offer high added value to customers. In the field of location intelligence, Hitachi Solutions provides satellite imagery services and GIS solutions for the Japanese and global market.

About TerraGo Technologies
TerraGo Technologies geospatial collaboration software and GeoPDF maps and imagery are among the most widely adopted solutions to produce, access, update and share geospatial information with anyone, anywhere. TerraGo solutions enable enterprises to extend and exchange geo-referenced maps, imagery, audio, video and other intelligence in connected and offline environments. Trusted by thousands of government agencies and businesses throughout the world, TerraGo solutions increase the return on geospatial investment through greater organizational efficiency, productivity and responsiveness. For more information, visit http://www.terragotech.com.
TerraGo and GeoPDF are registered trademarks of TerraGo Technologies, Inc.

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