Tag Archives: OGC

Is there an App for that?

What does it really mean to “Exploit” imagery – or how about the definitions of “Data analytics”, “Server-side processing”, “Cloud computing”, “Web-enabled OGC services”, please – somebody stop me!  These terms are uttered with such frequency that I often find … Continue reading

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Why Adopt JPEG 2000?

Recently we (Exelis VIS Europe) got together with Astrium GEO-Information to present an overview of the benefits of adopting JPEG 2000 and to give users a feel for the advantages of adopting this standard. JPEG 2000 is an open standard for compressing … Continue reading

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Should Apps be Federated too?

In the world of enterprise geospatial operations we often see data (imagery, vector layers, etc.) managed in federated databases.  A federated management strategy essentially maps several disconnected warehouses of data to a single, virtual database. This helps to avoid replicating … Continue reading

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Disconnected Apps

I was at a conference on Mobile Apps recently, and one of the hot topics was disconnected apps. Let’s start with a brief definition.  Connected means that the app connects with a server of some sort when it operates.  In … Continue reading

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Benefits of The Geospatial Platform – What the Federal Geographic Data Committee Knows

The term ‘Geospatial Platform’ has been tossed around for several years now. It denotes a set of services that provide a single resource for managing, visualizing, and analyzing geospatial data. It also implies a certain level of interoperability with other … Continue reading

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Achieving Interoperability

I’ve noticed that the priority of interoperability as a requirement for software applications and systems has been increasing over the past couple of years.  This goes hand-in-hand with the shift we’re seeing many organizations make from desktop-oriented environments to Cloud, … Continue reading

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