Location Manager is a one stop hub to help you manage and share your spatial data. It includes features designed to aid the loading, merging and filtering of your spatial data, which can then be published in multiple formats including those compatible with your GIS. Location Manager will enable any of this data to be represented on mobile devices, and can be further enhanced by our location based augmented reality application, allowing the data to be visualised and therefore more easily understood in the field.
Loading spatial data
Your spatial data can be uploaded to Location Manager in any format and from all database types using open source technology. The data can be loaded in one of two ways:
- directly from a spatial database such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or Postgres
- from Esri Shape, MapInfo Tab or Google KML files
Whichever way you’re uploading your spatial data, you can automate the process via the in-built scheduler as frequently as you require.
Combining, formatting and filtering spatial data
Location Manager’s in-built view builder can be used to combine spatial data from multiple sources helping to enrich and bring new insights to the data available. This can then be formatted and filtered by relevance for any specific audience.
The view builder also has a simple wizard-driven mapping mode as well as a more advanced mode where complex views can be configured using SQL. To help maximise flexibility, a user can create further views on existing views they have already created.
Publishing spatial data
Any data held can be sent to a recipient in a variety of GIS formats including ESRI Shape, MapInfo Tab or CSV format according to their preference. It can be sent via email, FTP or to a network folder location. It can be automated via the in-built scheduler, as often as you require. The same data can be sent to multiple recipients, each of whom may require differing formats and/or frequency. Any published data can be split by a field of the user’s choice to make it easy to consume and relevant to their needs.
Making your spatial data GDPR compliant
If your spatial data holds any personal information, the handling of this must comply with the GDPR regulations. Most of your existing systems will already enable you to delete and/or anonymise personal data, however they may not allow you to implement a data retention strategy. Location Manager has an in-built retention period feature, allowing you to automate this process.
Mobile access & augmented reality
Location Manager is the engine that drives our augmented reality application, Symphony AR. It comes with a set of web services that allow you to view any of its spatial data on a smartphone, tablet or smart glasses while out in the field. This data can be viewed in a traditional 2D map and as augmented reality images overlaying the real-life view on the screen. Adaptable to your organisation’s individual needs, you can choose the data you want represented, determine the visual representation, restrict the devices that have access and control security. Proximity and time based banner ads can be displayed on the mobile devices and can also configured by the user.
Please see Symphony AR for more details on augmented reality.