Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Dynamic Panoramic is a column by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. Mr. Stojic is a renowned geospatial industry expert who shares his insights into how geospatial information is increasingly being used to drive critical decisions in organizations of all sizes.
Finally, a Complete Geospatial Server
November 12th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Effectively sharing geospatial data inside and outside an organization seems like an easy task given the vast number of offerings that exist today. However, truly leveraging the best of breed information technologies, integrating different genres of geospatial, while leveraging powerful desktop applications continues to be a challenge. Many of today’s offerings hone in one area of expertise, while neglecting other user requirements, thereby failing to provide a cohesive, holistic geospatial server solution. The end result may then alienate or frustrate some stakeholders, ultimately prolonging or even impeding decision-making capabilities.
With the upcoming launch of Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we will help organizations break down the walls that have prevented open and secure sharing of data and web services. Organizations will be able to optimize workflows and get information into the hands of those that need it.
Recently, we announced that Intergraph Geospatial 2013 provides a complete and powerful server portfolio for managing data, delivering web services, web mapping, on-demand geo-processing and workflow development and deployment.
This united, modern and dynamic portfolio makes it simpler and more convenient for users to manage data, share maps and services with others inside and outside of the organization. As such, users will also have the ability to deploy on the Amazon EC2 cloud infrastructure. Intergraph Geospatial 2013 also supports the latest Microsoft Windows Server 2012 release.
Users will also be able to build web maps and access services from any server solution from one modern, powerful web client. The new Geospatial Portal is a web application that is a configurable and customizable browser-based web portal for building online applications. The Geospatial Portal can be used by Intergraph products and/or other server products that support standard web services. This unified web client allows users to find data, build web apps, exploit data and deliver geospatial web applications.
Many IT managers are accustomed to configuring and working with multiple administration consoles to deploy server-based solutions. Intergraph Geospatial 2013 alleviates the cumbersome and complicated configuration of applications through one administration console – providing a single unified interface, and one environment to quickly stand up an enterprise system.
GeoMedia Smart Client 2013 helps users to configure and deploy intuitive, map-based online applications geared to specific business workflows. At times, while working in the field, users have to make updates with waning or non-existent Internet connectivity. With GeoMedia Smart Client, if this happens, work may continue and changes are uploaded upon connectivity again – this process is seamless to the user experience. Users can also now deliver and display raster backdrops based on the ECWP streaming protocol, provided by ERDAS APOLLO. Customers covering large areas no longer have to publish and update the raster backgrounds for different scale ranges.
We will be offering continual updates with regards to our new product launch. In the meantime, please feel free check out our new microsite dedicated to this major Intergraph initiative here and let us know what you think.