IDV Solutions® Functionality Series<br />VISUAL fusion 5.0 <br />Features: <br />Radial Query Improvements<br />
What is Visual Fusion?<br />2<br />BACKGROUND<br />Visual Fusion is enterprise mash-up software for creating interactive, ...
BACKGROUND<br />What makes Visual Fusion beneficial to your business?<br />Visual Fusion puts your data in the full contex...
Mashups in Minutes<br />Create an unlimited number of enterprise mashups with minimal time to deployment and minimal drain...
Visual Fusion 5.0<br />Coming soon: The October release of Visual Fusion 5.0<br />New features & capabilities:<br />ShareP...
New Feature: Radial Query Improvements<br />6<br />Radial Query<br />The base map projection used by Visual Fusion (and vi...
9/27/2010<br />7<br />New Feature: Radial Query Improvements<br />Input Box<br />In Visual Fusion 5.0, this label also act...
8<br />For more on VF5.0 User Experience, visit the User Experience Blog:http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com<br />
THANK YOU!<br />For more information on Visual Fusion® visit us on the web, follow us on Twitter®, see us on Flickr®, watc...
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Our out of the box radial query lets you click a spot, drag out a radius, and summarize the data within. Except, in the past, we've been a little less than precise about how that radius should really look on the map; we drew a nice, perfect, circle. But a perfect circle in Mercator does not necessarily mean a circle in real life!

Here's the lowdown: the basemap projection used by Visual Fusion (and virtually all other web maps) is Mercator. There are lots of great reasons for this, but you can read about those for extra credit. What matters in this case is that Mercator tends to exaggerate the relative size of things as you get away from the equator. This means that a real-life circle of 1,000 miles drawn truthfully on Mercator would start to look a: way bigger, and b: teardrop shaped, the further north or south you draw it (at the equator it's a well behaved little circle).

Visual Fusion 5.0 (October 2010) draws radials as actual geographic distances (perfect circles in the real world, bloated teardrops in Mercator). Because we like truth and precision.
When dragging out a radius, we label the distance that you have covered. In version 5.0, this label also acts as in input text box, so you can just type in any distance you want. It turns out, dragging a very precise distance can be difficult (or even impossible, if your distance units are smaller than the number of pixels in the radius). Problem no more!

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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 mash-up 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
  • Our out of the box radial query lets you click a spot, drag out a radius, and summarize the data within.  Except, in the past, we&apos;ve been a little less than precise about how that radius should really look on the map; we drew a nice, perfect, circle.  But a perfect circle in Mercator does not necessarily mean a circle in real life!Here&apos;s the lowdown: the basemap projection used by Visual Fusion (and virtually all other web maps) is Mercator.  There are lots of great reasons for this, but you can read about those for extra credit.  What matters in this case is that Mercator tends to exaggerate the relative size of things as you get away from the equator.  This means that a real-life circle of 1,000 miles drawn truthfully on Mercator would start to look a: way bigger, and b: teardrop shaped, the further north or south you draw it (at the equator it&apos;s a well behaved little circle).Visual Fusion 5.0 (October 2010) draws radials as actual geographic distances (perfect circles in the real world, bloated teardrops in Mercator).  Because we like truth and precision. 
  • When dragging out a radius, we label the distance that you have covered.  In version 5.0, this label also acts as in input text box, so you can just type in any distance you want.  It turns out, dragging a very precise distance can be difficult (or even impossible, if your distance units are smaller than the number of pixels in the radius).  Problem no more!
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    1. 1. IDV Solutions® Functionality Series<br />VISUAL fusion 5.0 <br />Features: <br />Radial Query Improvements<br />
    2. 2. What is Visual Fusion?<br />2<br />BACKGROUND<br />Visual Fusion is enterprise mash-up software for creating interactive, visual applications utilizing the power of SharePoint®.<br />
    3. 3. BACKGROUND<br />What makes Visual Fusion beneficial to your business?<br />Visual Fusion puts your data in the full context of location, time, and analytics for enhanced understanding and insight.<br />It uses a map, timeline, and charts as the primary metaphors for interacting with, exploring, and viewing enterprise information.<br />3<br />
    4. 4. Mashups in Minutes<br />Create an unlimited number of enterprise mashups with minimal time to deployment and minimal drain on IT resources.<br />4<br />BACKGROUND<br />Build solutions to address just about any business problem, including:<br />Security Management<br />Asset Management<br />Retail Analysis<br />Supply Chain Management<br />Situational Awareness<br />
    5. 5. Visual Fusion 5.0<br />Coming soon: The October release of Visual Fusion 5.0<br />New features & capabilities:<br />SharePoint 2010 Integration<br />Support for storing lines & polygons in a SharePoint List<br />Geo-alerts on any SharePoint List<br />Out of the box charts & graphs fully integrated with map & timeline<br />Drawing tools to create, edit, delete from your VF application interface<br />Ad hoc and persistent labels <br />Favorites and permalinks<br />No code spatial queries and quick query from any polygon<br />Data feed and data item action menus<br />And much, much more!<br />5<br />
    6. 6. New Feature: Radial Query Improvements<br />6<br />Radial Query<br />The base map projection used by Visual Fusion (and virtually all other web maps) is Mercator. What matters is that Mercator tends to exaggerate the relative size of things as you get away from the equator.<br />
    7. 7. 9/27/2010<br />7<br />New Feature: Radial Query Improvements<br />Input Box<br />In Visual Fusion 5.0, this label also acts as in input text box, so you can just type in any distance you want instead of trying to drag out a specific distance.<br />
    8. 8. 8<br />For more on VF5.0 User Experience, visit the User Experience Blog:http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com<br />
    9. 9. THANK YOU!<br />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!<br />www.idvsolutions.com l (888) 201.7282 l (517) 853.3755 l info@idvsolutions.com<br />
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