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Empowering the end user is a hallmark of Visual Fusion, and one key capability the software affords is adding ad hoc content to the content already present in the application. Search using Bing Maps, ...

Empowering the end user is a hallmark of Visual Fusion, and one key capability the software affords is adding ad hoc content to the content already present in the application. Search using Bing Maps, Wikipedia, and Flickr. Add GeoRSS, KML, or WMS feeds.

About Visual Fusion: Visual Fusion is enterprise mashup software from IDV Solutions that integrates with Bing Maps, SharePoint, and other Microsoft products to form a platform for rapidly building out business focused applications. Uniting disparate data in a common context, a highly visual world class user experience, user empowerment, and rapid application development are unique key capabilities that make Visual Fusion stand out as an Enterprise 2.0 product. For more information, contact IDV Solutions at www.idvsolutions.com

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  • Visual Fusion is enterprise mashup software for creating interactive, visual applications utilizing the power of SharePoint, built by IDV Solutions. Visit www.idvsolutions.com to learn more about Visual Fusion.
  • Visual Fusion Suite is an enterprise mashup platform with everything you need to build interactive data visualizations in SharePoint. Visual Fusion Suite integrates enterprise information, Web services, and unmanaged workgroup files into a single interactive picture, and presents them in the context of location, time, and other visualizations. Communicate the big picture immediately, and allow users to discover, contribute, collaborate, and act. Visual Fusion Suite is made up of a set of component products and technologies which work together for creating business-focused applications that have proven to drive high rates of ROI for a diverse cast of customers. The Suite includes Visual Fusion Experience (VFX), Visual Fusion Server (VFS), Data Connectors, Developer SDK, and Visual Fusion Tile Server (VFTS)Visual Fusion’s key capabilities are: • CONNECT to virtually any data source within the enterprise or on the Web.• VISUALIZE information in meaningful context such as interactive maps, charts, and timelines.• CREAT E custom variables and hotspots to alert users to important information.• PROVIDE permission-based publishing and workflow integration, so people have access tothe information and collaboration tools they need.• ENABLE contribution from individuals in real time through applications like SharePoint orthrough any mobile device email.Visual Fusion’s key benefits are:• INSIGHT - interact with more meaningful data by seeing it in the context of location, time, orother framework• ACTION – integrate with workflow and act decisively based on visual data integration andbusiness intelligence• PRODUCTIVITY - spend less time finding and compiling information and more time in analysisand discovery• AGILITY – respond quickly to business needs with rapid application development• FLEXIBILITY - apply to just about any business problem; extends to precisely meet uniquebusiness needs• VALUE - extend the value of previous investments in data and systems with a powerful tool thatanyone can use
  • Visual Fusion Experience is a set of rich user interface components available in Microsoft Silverlight. They can be deployed as SharePoint Web Parts or as standard web page components. As some 80% of enterprise information can be shown in the context of geography, VFX uses a map and timeline as the primary metaphors for interacting with, exploring, and viewing enterprise information.
  • Empowering the end user is a hallmark of Visual Fusion, and one key capability the software affords is adding ad hoc content to the content already present in the application. In the Feed Control input box, users can paste URLs to geospatial web feeds or type in terms to search for through Visual Fusion Enterprise Search, Wikipedia, Flickr, Bing Local Search, or some other search engine. In all cases, the user selects an icon to represent the data returned and the results show up as a new feed at the top of the Feed Control hierarchy. Each of these ad hoc feeds has the normal controls as well as the option to delete them. If the feed has a pubdate or other recognizable date field, it will be displayed in the Timeline Viewer as well as the Map Viewer.
  • After entering in your search term, a drop down menu of icon colors will appear. You can choose between red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple.
  • By clicking on the icon, the image name, image submitter’s username, the image, and a “More Information” link. Clicking the “More Information” link will open the original Flickr image site in a new window. Clicking on the username will open their Flickr profile page within the Details panel.
  • GeoRSS is an emerging standard for encoding location as part of an Web feed. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeoRSS)
  • When a tool is activated, the icon will appear dark blue, as can be seen in this shot by the “Pilot,” “Fly To,” “Scale Bar,” and “Lat Long” icons. Inactive icons appear grey.
  • Clicking an icon on either the Map or Timeline will bring up information in the Details panel, as well as a “More Information” link. As an example: for this GeoRSS feed about earthquake activity from the USGS, clicking “More Information” will bring you to the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program site specific to the event clicked.
  • KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language, an XML-based language schema for expressing geographic annotation and visualization on existing or future Internet-based, two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth browsers. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyhole_Markup_Language)
  • WMS stands for Web Map Service. WMS is a computer program that produces maps of spatially referenced data dynamically from geographic information (wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)

Ad Hoc Feeds and Searches in Visual Fusion Ad Hoc Feeds and Searches in Visual Fusion Presentation Transcript

  • IDV Solutions®Functionality Series
    AD HOC FEEDS & SEARCH
    Adding Ad Hoc feeds and using Search in your Visual Fusion® app.
  • What is Visual Fusion?
    2
    BACKGROUND
    Visual Fusion is enterprise mashup software for creating interactive, visual applications utilizing the power of SharePoint
  • BACKGROUND
    What makes Visual Fusion beneficial to your business?
    As some 80% of enterprise information can be shown in the context of geography,
    Visual Fusion uses a map and timeline as the primary metaphors for interacting with, exploring, and viewing enterprise information.
    3
  • Ad Hoc Feeds & Search
    4
    IN THIS PRESENTATION
    Empowering the end user is a hallmark of Visual Fusion, and one key capability the software affords is adding ad hoc content to the content already present in the application.
    Search using:
    Bing Maps
    Wikipedia
    Flickr
    Supported feeds:
    GeoRSS
    KML
    WMS
  • Select “Bing Maps Search” from the drop down bar
    Enter a business or category name
    Click the icon for more information
    5
    Searches Using Bing Maps
    1
    2
    3
  • Select “Wikipedia Search” from the drop down bar
    Enter a keyword
    Click the icon for more information
    6
    Searches Using Wikipedia
    1
    3
    2
  • Select “Flickr Search” from the drop down bar
    Enter a keyword or tag
    Click the icon for more information
    7
    Searches Using Flickr
    1
    3
    2
  • Select “Add GeoRSS Feed” from the drop down bar
    Paste the GeoRSS URL by using CTRL + V
    8
    Adding GeoRSS Feeds
    1
    2
  • The map will reflect real-time data from your GeoRSS feed
    9
    Adding GeoRSS Feeds
  • Select “Tools” at the top of your map to turn on the timeline
    10
    Adding GeoRSS Feeds
  • You can now view your data in the context of time and location.
    11
    Adding GeoRSS Feeds
    Hover over an icon on the timeline to see where it is on the map, and vice versa
  • 2
    12
    Adding KML Feeds
    Select “Add WMS Feed” from the drop down bar
    Paste the WMS Feed URL by using CTRL + V
    1
  • You can now view real-time data from the KML feed on the map
    13
    Adding KML Feeds
    Hover over or click the icon to see data about the event
  • Select “Add WMS Feed” from the drop down bar
    Paste the WMS Feed URL by using CTRL + V
    14
    Adding WMS Feeds
    1
    2
  • You can now view real-time data from the WMS feed on the map
    15
    Adding WMS Feeds
  • THANK YOU!
    For more information on Visual Fusion® visit us on the web, follow us on Twitter®, see us on Flickr®, watch us on YouTube®, or go old school and give us a call!
    www.idvsolutions.com l (888) 201.7282 l (517) 853.3755 l info@idvsolutions.com