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    • John Fagan, Geo Software Design, Axon Active
    • Hoi! from Switzerland
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Geo Web services
      #WIN or #FAIL?
      3/12/2010
      4
      www.axonactive.com
    • 1990’s – Sean Phelan’s Vision
    • 1996 - Multimap.com launched (no maps)
    • Desktop GIS - MapInfo Desktop for Power Mac v4
    • gif.cgi?pclist= ec1n2ns,ec4a2dy&width=500&height=500
    • 1997 - MultimapGeoStack
      Multimap.com
      gif.cgi
      Mapping API +Caching engine
      places.cgi
      cache miss
      MapInfo Desktop
      for power mac
      Hacked to make it serve maps over http
      MySQL
      Collins Bartholomew
      Raster maps
      Bartholomew & OS
      Gazetteer
    • Multimap.com vs MapInfo
      gif.cgi
      Simple & Re-usable
      Cost Effective
      Fast
      Complex & Standalone
      Expensive
      Slow
    • Many customers still use gif.cgi today
    • >> Fast forward a few years
      Base Services (Find, Map, Route)
    • Web 2.0 API’s
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      13
      visualisation, sharing, data, finding, analysis
    • Traditional GIS Vendors
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      14
      Base Services Plus Geo Analysis
    • Axon Active “Geo” Vision
      Focus on what customer needs
      Help customers solve problems by using best bits of GeoWeb + OpenSource GIS
      avoid hosting base data and engines
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      15
    • Axon Active Geo Vision
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      16
    • Case study – Isochrone Requirement
      • Drive Time and Walking Isochrones
      • Web Service
      • Cost effective
      • Fast
      • de-coupled
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      17
    • GYM+ Club #FAIL
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      18
      Isochrones not really mass market
    • ESRI #WIN
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      19
    • ESRI #FAIL
      Hosted Service ?
      European Coverage?
      Costs?
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      20
    • ESRI #FAIL
      ArcGIS Online
      ArcGIS Online Map Services
      ArcGIS Online Sharing
      ArcGIS Online Task services
      ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs
      Business Analyst Online API ($3.30 report)
      ArcWebServices
      ArcGIS Server
      ArcGIS Online World Geocoding (North America only)
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      21
    • Computer says no.....EU Isochrones
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      22
    • Pitney Bowes #WIN
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      23
    • Pitney Bowes #FAIL
      €6.40 per isochrone request
      6 sec per isochrone request
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      24
    • Map24 #WIN
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      25
    • Map24 #FAIL
      Too late – only realised they provided a Isochrone API after reading page 2 of MapTP Technical Whitepaper
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      26
    • Desktop GIS to the rescue
    • 2010 - GeoStack
      Axon Active Platform
      x
      Service
      Isochrone Service
      x
      Service
      x
      Service
      x
      x
      x
      PostGIS
      Isochrone cache
      x
      MapInfo
      pre-compute
      x
      x
    • Summary
      • Geo industry has come along way,
      • Routing, Geocoding, Mapping #WIN
      • Geo Analysis Web Service API’s #FAIL
      • Product Marketing (ESRI, Map24)
      • Coverage (ESRI)
      • Business Models (Pitney Bowes)
      • Performance (Pitney Bowes)
      • T&C’s
      www.axonactive.com
      3/12/2010
      29
    • Thanks
      john faganubergeo.com@johnbfagan