This presentation reviews using FME Dynamic Workspaces to spatially visualize the output from Viador, a non-spatial Business Intelligence (BI) application. By creating an FME workspace utilizing dynamic readers and writers, as well as a published parameters to pass in data specific variables at runtime, the FME workspace was able to read in any query results produced by the BI application and join the appropriate column with a spatial data layer pulled from a spatial database.
Farallon Geographics Presentations & White Papers
Farallon is highly active in the Geospatial and Enterprise GIS community and we have written several whitepapers, presentations and technical briefs.
Smart phones and tablets offer people collecting data in the field a compelling alternative to traditional GPS devices and GIS software. "Apps" built specifically for familiar platforms like smart phones and tablets enable super easy and super efficient data collection field work. This presentation showcases the solutions that Farallon has developed for our clients to make spatial data collection as simple as using a typical Iphone App, and we will discuss the interplay of technologies used to craft those solutions - including Postgis, ArcGIS Server, FME Server, and Android OS.
Developing, Deploying and Distributing an Enterprise Addressing System using Open Source Software (12.6 MB pdf)
This presentation from CaGIS 2010 explores a centrally available, authoritative address system as a critical tool to streamline the business of government and corporations. It covers the features of this system including a Master Address Database for managing addresses, their spatial relationships with parcels, streets, apartments, units and lineage requirements. The entire system is built on Open Source software.
Easy, Fast, and Convenient: Adopting Web Application Design Metrics to Develop Innovative Geospatial Applications (2 MB pdf)
This presentation at CalGIS 2007 explores how Google Maps, Google Earth, MS Virtual Earth and other emerging technologies can be integrated with traditional GIS tools such as geodatabases and ArcGIS server to deliver useful "enterprise mashups" to to dramatically improve the dissemination of GIS data and analyses to people while significantly reducing the cost of deploying and maintaining GIS.
GIS 2.0: Squeezing New Value from Old GIS (1.8 MB pdf)
This presentation at CalGIS 2007 explores innovative strategies and technologies that will enhance the value of investment in GIS, including decentralized databases and non-traditional visualization tools.
This presentation to the MISAC Northern California Chapter Meeting Nov 2007 discusses how organizations can deploy GIS solutions that leverage spatially aware relational database management systems like Oracle Express, free SOA-based mapping API's like Google Maps and Google Earth, and open source software like Autodesk Mapguide to manage data, integrate systems, and deliver compelling geospatial applications for a fraction of the cost of traditional GIS.
System Design and Implementation of a GIS Mashup (1.75 MB pdf)
This presentation to the July 2006 BAAMA meeting discusses using Oracle Express, web services, JSON and Google Maps API to create a sophisticated decison support solution for hazard abatement anaylysis.
This presentation to the Location Intelligence Conference April 2006 discusses using Oracle 10g Spatial for a series of pre-processing services and custom data structures for the intensive large volume geoprocessing for Quality Planning Corporation ("QPC"), a risk managment insurance company.
Logistics Methodologies Using Oracle Spatial’s Network Data Model and Linear Referencing Features (1 MB pdf)
This presentation to the Oracle Spatial User's Conference in April 2006 discusses usage scenarios of Oracle Spatial for logisitics including: Network Data Models (NDM) to generate paths based on network, costs, and constraints; Linear Referencing Systems (LRS) to support along-path distance determination, drive times and situational awareness (i.e., more than just dynamic segmentation); and using an Application Server Mapviewer to generate dynamic data-driven maps for inclusion into business applications.
This overview whitepaper for the County of San Mateo Public Works Department highlights their work with Farallon Geographics to produce an automated, user-intuitive integration process between their Hansen asset management system and the County's enterprise-level GIS. The Oracle Spatial supported solution allows for automatic data updates, ensuring system synchronization and minimizing the risks associated with error-prone human tabular data entry.