ZyLAB Strengthens Information Access Platform with Integration of Google Maps

Important for Users Analyzing Datasets in which Geographical Location is a Critical Factor

MCLEAN, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 15, 2009ZyLAB, an innovative developer of Information Access Solutions, today announced that the ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform’s (IAP) Visualization Module now integrates with Google Maps to provide users the ability to identify the location and gain access to geographically dispersed documents. This new capability provides a “single view” of the connections between locations based on the result of the search query on the content of the documents.

Initially developed in support of a customer requiring a solution to keep track of documents on missing persons, the documents contain coordinates that are visualized on Google Maps. Users can now execute a search query within the ZyIMAGE IAP. A result list is generated and the complete list of documents is projected as locations (pins) on Google Maps. Every pin represents a document or document set and the user can hover over a pin to obtain additional metadata and allows them to open the document with the provided link.

ZyLAB’s Visualization Module creates dynamic, interactive overviews of structured data, thereby surpassing traditional table and folder structures as the best way to handle large amounts of information. The solution provides two ways for users to quickly and easily assess the full palette of file information available to them. The foundation of this module is a hyperbolic tree which allows users to view and present their information on an easy-to-use, interactive, multi-dimensional tree with additional visual navigation features such as location, color, size and spatial orientation. The Visualization Module also offers a tree map for quick comparative analysis of large hierarchical structures.

“The ZyIMAGE Visualization Module integrated with Google Maps is the ideal information investigation tool for data-intensive applications in the research and development, channel and customer management, and government fields,” said Dr. Johannes Scholtes, President of ZyLAB North America. “We are constantly developing new ways to visualize datasets, especially with the ongoing growth of unstructured information. Visualization tools are key to performing much faster analysis.”

Using visualization tools alleviates one of the main problems inherent in traditional file structures: traditional structures do not allow users to view any item not currently featured on screen, which can be a real problem in environments where users must regularly work with hundreds of files. A collapsible folder structure becomes too unwieldy if users have to drill down into multiple folder paths, and the constant scrolling required by a table structure creates a difficult viewing environment for efficient and accurate data investigation.

For more information on ZyLAB’s ZyIMAGE Visualization Module visit: http://www.zylab.com/Solutions/search_share.html

About ZyLAB

For 25 years, ZyLAB has provided commercial and government organizations around the world with award-winning information access solutions. The ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform is a complete XML-based system that provides a secure foundation for the long-term archiving, management and retrieval of information, from digitized paper documents, to electronic files, to e-mail and attachments, to multimedia.

With over 9,000 installations and 650,000 users worldwide, ZyLAB has a wealth of experience and knowledge across a variety of industries and business applications. Federal clients include the Executive Office of the President and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice and Defense, as well as all branches of the US Armed Forces and investigative teams at the FBI, SEC, and Amtrak’s OIG. Hundreds of state and local governments also rely on ZyLAB, such as The State of California, Montgomery County, Maryland, and The Town of Jackson, Wyoming. ZyLAB’s numerous commercial clients include leading companies like American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Dominion Virginia Power, Lockheed Martin, Pacific Life, and Shell Oil. For more information visit: www.zylab.com.


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