Spatial Data Solutions for Your Database
Data is at the center of any geospatial
/ GIS operation, and InfoGeographics has a wealth of experience modeling, manipulating, and building data structured to meet application and organization needs. Get in touch with us for services including:
- Spatial databases
- The ability to store spatial data within a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) has forever changed the nature of GIS
- Conversion and optimization
- Spatial data underlies all geospatial/location-based technologies. Conversion and creation of this data can be one of the biggest investments in adopting such technology, especially for those just starting out
- Data process
- Delivering current and accurate data for applications and enterprise use extends the utility of any information store
Spatial Databases - Planning, Implementation, Training, Optimization, and Management
The ability to store spatial data within in a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) has forever changed the nature of GIS. Spatial data can now be centralized in a scalable, multi-user, SQL-based RDBMS environment based upon proven database products such as Oracle, SQL Server, and others.
is supremely competent with spatial database technology, having worked with it since its inception – first using Esri’s ArcSDE product and later using standards-based, RDBMS-specific data types.
A key factor to successfully using spatial databases is up-front planning. When developing a new spatial database, care must be taken to ensure that it fits existing data, is easy to maintain, ties to legacy databases, and meets the requirements of planned applications and data output.
staff have designed
and built spatial databases with a wide range of size and complexity in the areas of Property / Cadastral, Addressing, Transportation, Utility (Electric, Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater systems among other), Business Data, and more that unlock the potential of this advanced database technology.
In addition to developing new spatial databases, InfoGeographics also provides a full range of related services such as focused training, performance tuning and optimization, data processing and integration, day-to-day management, and disaster recovery.
Conversion and Optimization
Spatial data underlies
/ location-based technologies. Conversion and creation of this data can be one of the biggest investments in adopting such technology, especially for those just starting out.
Converting data to match its intended use can cover activities such as digitization of analog (paper, mylar) maps and information, conversion of existing digital data such as CAD drawings, integration and spatial referencing of tabular databases, or some combination of all these. However, these days conversion of data from one format to another is no longer enough. Data must also be optimized.
Today, users expect accurate information almost instantaneously! InfoGeographics
has successfully performed conversion/optimization projects of many types with a variety of sources in the areas of property / cadastral, street centerline, address/structure locations, water/wastewater/stormwater systems, electric systems, and more. These projects have ranged in size from small city/township areas to
We're particularly adept at importing and optimizing a wide variety of source data within spatial databases. We also have expertise with transforming such data to industry and other standards-based formats e.g. the
National Emergency Number Association (NENA) compliant address
data products used by E911 or MultiSpeak XML format used by the electric utility industry.
Data Process and Movement
Custom Application Solutions
Delivering current and accurate data for applications and enterprise use extends the utility of any information store. Combining, aggregating, integrating, viewing, and analyzing data from different sources facilitates more widespread use of data and is the primary reason geospatial
/ location-based technologies are so useful to so many organizations. The geography, or location, becomes the bond that provides a common, visual context.
staff has developed expert capabilities to efficiently process and move data in many different forms and formats. We're well-versed in methods such as SQL-based stored procedures, RDBMS tools (such as SQL Server Integration Services), and various other ETL (Extract, Translate, and Load) tools.
We're also experts at Esri-based geoprocessing
using ModelBuilder, Python, and ArcGIS Server. Implementing these methods can range from simple scripting to advanced application code.