Real Life Solutions for GIS Data - Location Matters Seminar 29 Mar 2012

Real Life Solutions for GIS Data - Location Matters Seminar 29 Mar 2012



Presentation Title: ‘Real Life Solutions for GIS Data’...

Presentation Title: ‘Real Life Solutions for GIS Data’

This presentation will look at a number of real life case studies involving GIS technologies both old and new and how they have been used together to solve the needs of businesses. Some of the technologies we will cover include Bing Maps, ESRI ArcGIS, SQL Server 2012 Spatial, Windows Azure, High Performance Computing, Parallel Data Warehouses, and SharePoint 2010.



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  • Bing Maps is an online mapping platform offered by Microsoft. There are several API’s available for different devices. Bing Maps is best known for it’s high quality imagery which is unmatched by any other online mapping API. Bing Maps is also known for the creation of many cutting edge technologies such as birdseye imagery (2005), online 3D maps (2005), venue maps (also known as indoor maps, created in 2010), and streetside (also known as streetview, created by Microsoft research in 2005).
  • REST based Services: Routing (Driving, walking and Transit)REST based Services: Geocoding, Reverse Geocoding, Batch Geocoding, Batch Reverse Geocoding, Points of Interest, Static ImageryPlatform support (SDKs for…): AJAX, HTML5, Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, Android, iPhone, iPadNavteq is one of our primary data providers. We work very closely together. They capture our streetside imageryReporting is available for all services used along with the ability to drilldown into the data.
  • Imagery: Road, Aerial, Satellite, Birdseye, Streetside
  • Talking points:The first ever end to end 30cm (12-inch) natural color orthomosaic for the 48 US States (+ Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, AK) and Western Europe. This equates to 12M SQ KM of imagery.The program is a fully-funded, committed cooperative between Microsoft and DigitalGlobe (Clear 30 program) using a proprietary new, advanced camera system (UltraCam G) based on the successful Microsoft UltraCam camera lineThe program began production flights in 2010 with a completion date of June 2012All imagery will be published for exclusive online mapping use in Bing MapsOnce this project is finished we will be updating geographies that have high rates of change (i.e. urban areas) on a regular three year cycle.Great video about this project here: See the current status of this project here:
  • Venue maps were released in Bing Maps in June of 2011. There are currently 885 venues available in 4 different countries. Venue maps were released in Europe in December of 2011. The O2 arena in London, UK was the first Venue released in Europe.There has been a lot of interest in this from a number of industries from retail to insuranceSome common Venue types:AirportsCasinosCommunity CentersHotelsMallsMuseumsParksShopping DistrictsStadiumsUniversitiesOther possible Venue types:New Real Estate DevelopmentsFair groundsTrain StationsAmusement Parks
  • ESRI is one of the largest GIS companies in the world. Many of it’s products are used everyday to solve complex GIS problems. ESRI develops GIS software that is used by more than 300,000 organizations worldwide.
  • http://www.windowsazure.comWindows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.Windows Azure delivers a 99.95% monthly SLA and enables you to build and run highly available applications without focusing on the infrastructure.Windows Azure enables you to easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses. Windows Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world, enabling you to deploy your applications close to your customers.
  • Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility over a network (typically the Internet).Cloud computing provides computation, software applications, data acess, data management and storage resources without requiring cloud users to know the location and other details of the computing infrastructure.End users access cloud based applications through a web browser or a light weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and data are stored on servers at a remote location. At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of infrastructure convergence (or Converged Infrastructure) and shared services. This type of data center environment allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with easier manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust IT resources (such as servers, storage, and networking) to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.
  • Full Case Study:
  • Full Case Study:
  • What’s New In SQL Server 2012 Spatial:
  • Circular Arc Support: This means there are new shape types;CurvePolygon, CircularString, CompoundCurve. The image to the right demonstrates the benefit of a curved line versus a line segment. Curved shapes are significantly smaller in than storing all the points as a line segment.Full Globe Support: In SQL Server 2008 a single shape could not be any larger than a half a hemisphere. This limitation has been removed.Improved Precision: Now using 48 bits of precision meaning that a lot more decimal places are supported and usedImproved Performance: Spatial queries have been found to be 10 to 30 times faster than the same queries in SQL Server 2008. STBuffer is faster and has lower memory footprint.
  • This is an example of just one of the many new aggregate tools in SQL Server 2012. To do this type of union in SQL Server 2008 you had to loop through the shapes and union them to a base shape which made for a lot more work then needed.
  • In the past, the most common way to apply multiple compute cycles to a complex problem was to use specialized supercomputing hardware – a solution with a very high cost of entry and technical complexity.However, recent software and hardware advances have made it possible to leverage existing IT skills and create an HPC environment using off-the-shelf servers and high speed interconnects. These systems can deliver industry-leading computing power with more efficiency and at a significantly lower cost of entry and ownership. This form of HPC is called a commodity HPC cluster. Great demo using Bing Maps, Azure and HPC:
  • A cluster consists of several servers networked together where each server in the cluster performs one or more specific tasks. Cluster components include Head Nodes, and Compute Nodes, Job Scheduler and Broker Nodes (for SOA enabled clusters.)Head NodeThe single point of management and job scheduling for the cluster. It provides failover and controls and mediates access to the cluster resources.Compute NodeCarries out the computational tasks assigned to it by the job scheduler. Job SchedulerQueues jobs and their associated tasks. It allocates resources to these jobs, initiates the tasks on the compute nodes; and monitors the status of jobs, tasks, and compute nodes.Broker Node Act as intermediaries between the application and the services. The broker load-balances the service requests to the services, and finally return results to the application.
  • You can further expand your cluster by using Windows Azure for a greater number of compute instances. This is a great architecture for a low cost solution, or for situations where you may need additional compute instances for a one off job.
  • DigitalGlobe is a provider of geospatial imagery, who own and operate a sophisticated constellation of high-resolution commercial Earth-imaging satellites that, together, are capable of collecting more than 500 million square-kilometers of imagery a year.Full Case Study: Fact: Earth has a surface area of 510M SQ KM, 149M SQ KM is land
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  • SharePoint is a content management site and collaboration tool. It makes it easy manage documents, user roles, permissions. Allows you to publish and edit documents online. SharePoint has been around for many years and is an excellent solution when it comes to creating a collaboration portal.
  • The purpose of this site is to demonstrate different ways Bing Maps can be integrated with SharePoint and Office 365.
  • Many organizations deal with data that is spatially referenced, this solution provides the ability to search for data with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint using a map control to zoom in on a specific area of interest so you can focus on finding data specific to that area.Available here: instructions:

Real Life Solutions for GIS Data - Location Matters Seminar 29 Mar 2012 Real Life Solutions for GIS Data - Location Matters Seminar 29 Mar 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Geocoding/Routing API’s NAVTEQ Reporting Reverse/Batch
  • • Largest aerial mapping project in history• An unbroken image of contiguous U.S. and Western Europe• 30 cm/1 FT resolution images• Unique to Bing MapsGlobal Ortho Project