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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.

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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  • 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. 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. 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. 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
  • 6. 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 6
  • 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. Based on Pentaho components ... p provides a complete open source Geo-BI software stack: _ _ _ 05/11/2009 Geospatial Business Intelligence 8
  • 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. 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