Spatial Technologies

Spatial Technologies

 

LISAsoft specialises in the full range of spatial technologies, including spatial databases and web services, as well as clients for desktop, web and mobile applications. These are all integrated using spatial standards.

At the bottom of the spatial stack is the spatial database. Spatial databases provide efficient storage for spatial attributes and provide interfaces for spatial queries, such as “what suburbs are within five km of a train line?” There are a range of spatial databases available, both proprietary and open source, ranging from enterprise systems through to light databases designed to run on mobile phones.

In the middle, we have web services. There is a range of standards based web services for publishing spatial information, such as the Web Map Server, which publishes map images, Web Feature Server for publishing vectors, and Catalogue Server for the Web, which is used for finding spatial and non-spatial datasets. By designing systems around these standards, architects can build...

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TerraPages Maps

TerraPages has sold high-speed, pre-cached tiled mapping services for around a decade and was looking to update their look and data update processes.  As experts in open source geospatial software, TerraPages turned to LISAsoft for help.

As a first step, LISAsoft analysed the requirements of the mapping layers against the layers available in TerraPages data holdings.  This led to a short list of layers including road network, other...

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Getting Started with Geospatial Open Source

Overview

This course provides a high-level overview of the breadth of popular, open source, geospatial applications. There are robust and widely deployed open source applications for the full range of geospatial requirements and for most use cases there are multiple quality products to choose from. We will walk through the popular options, share our recommendations and provide a hands on introduction to a representative set of the...

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