Open Source Geospatial Business Intelligence (Geo-BI)


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Presentation given in the geomatics lightning talks session during the CLLAP 2009 conference in Quebec City, Canada on November 5, 2009.

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Open Source Geospatial Business Intelligence (Geo-BI)

  1. 1. Open Source Geospatial Business Intelligence p g (Geo-BI) By Dr. Thierry Badard, CTO CLLAP 2009, Quebec City Canada – November 5th, 2009 2009 City, 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 1
  2. 2. What is Business Intelligence ( ) g (BI)? • As you probably know : – Business Intelligence applications are usually used to better understand historical, current and future aspects of business operations in a company. – The applications typically offer ways to mine database- and spreadsheet-centric data, and produce graphical table-based and other types of graphical, table based analytics regarding business operations. – They support the decision process and allow to take more informed decision! 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 2
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  4. 4. Business Intelligence applications g pp • Rely on an architecture with complex components and applications: – ETL tools & data warehousing g – On-line Analytical Processing (OLAP) servers and clients – Reporting tools & dashboards – Data mining DATA BI TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE SOURCES MDX ETL End‐User Applications BDMS flat files Data Warehouse (OLAP) sensors 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 4
  5. 5. What is Geospatial BI? p • Geospatial BI adds maps and spatial analysis ! • Why ? – Because … “About eighty percent of all data stored in corporate databases has a spatial component” [Franklin 1992] – Enable the exploration of spatial relations between data • To take into account all aspects of data • And then make more informed decisions –S Some phenomena can only b observed and i t h l be b d d interpreted by t db representing them on a map! • Spatial distribution distribution, • Spatiotemporal evolution, • etc. 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 5
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  7. 7. Pentaho • Kettle : ETL / Data Integration • Mondrian : OLAP Server • End-User Applications: – Pentaho Reporting – CDF (Community Dashboard Framework) – Weka for Data Mining DATA SOURCES MDX ETL End‐User Applications E d U A li i flat files Data BDMS Warehouse ( (OLAP) ) sensors CDF 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 7
  8. 8. Based on Pentaho components ... p provides a complete open source Geo-BI software stack: _ _ _ 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 8
  9. 9. • : ─ leads and sponsors all of its core open source Geo-BI projects, available at ─ provides services : •professional support •training i i •consulting •project development •… 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 9
  10. 10. QUESTIONS ? Thank you and I am available for demos! Contact info: Luc Vaillancourt, Spatialytics CEO @l_vaillancourt Thierry Badard Spatialytics CTO Badard, tb d d@ ti l ti @tbadard @tb d d Spatialytics.COM @spatialytics WWW Spatialytics.ORG 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 10
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