12 Aug Introducing the SuperGIS Server
The world of GIS has become a lot more sophisticated and complex than one might think. For example, it is much more than simply taking pictures and snapshots of various landmarks and landscapes. It now involves the use of drone based technology, satellites taking extremely detailed pictures of the topography of the earth, and even determining the geologic impacts of land formations. Not only this, but the IT infrastructure used for creating and developing applications in this regard has become extremely sophisticated, as well.
For example, the Cloud is used to host and access geospatial information and data. Extremely detailed maps can now be accessed with just a few clicks of your mouse, and they can be easily downloaded to your laptop, wireless device, or even Smartphone. To support such advanced uses, servers are often required to host these applications and to serve various resources as they are requested.
To this end, one of the latest servers to come into the market is known as the “SuperGIS Server.” This new technology allows a business or organization to quickly and easily access maps and datasets, as well as to share other GIS based resources. This new technology is versatile enough for use by people in the office, workers in the field, or even those so-called road warriors.
The other functionalities of the SuperGIS Server include the following:
- The ability to upload and publish maps from any Internet connected device
- The ability to manage large quantities of spatial datasets
- Seamlessly integrate datasets from various other servers
- The functionality of being able to take high quality pictures from a Smartphone and efficiently upload those photos to the server
The vendor for this server is a business entity known as Supergeo Technologies, Inc. Just this past week, it was announced that the latest software version for the SuperGIS Server had been released. It now gives much more resources and access to the software developer to create GIS based applications. These include the following:
- The ability to manipulate datasets to much better understand geographic phenomenon (such as tracking and visualizing environmental change and aiding the comprehension of global warming)
GeoTel is a telecommunications research and GIS mapping firm that researches and provides telecom datasets for more than 5,500 cities in the United States and worldwide. GeoTel’s expertise includes specialists in economic geography, geospatial engineering, web GIS, and telecommunications GIS Data infrastructure.