MAPSERVICESOM – AN INTERFACE TO USE ANY TYPE OF MAP SERVICE WITHIN YOUR GIS
There is a large choice of free map services on the internet. Map service providers such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) assemble geographic data from around the world and visualize rivers, mountains, streets, railways, buildings, etc. on online maps, satellite pictures and aerial photographs. If you want to use free map data, GEOMAGIC’s interface MapServiceSOM lets you integrate this data into your existing geographic information system. The MapServiceSOM interface does not only work with free map data, but lets you use any type of map in the GIS.
The MapServiceSOM interface is compatible with the GE products Smallworld Internet Application Server (SIAS) and GeoSpatial Server (GSS), as well as with GEOMAGIC’s GeoNAM and LaRA software.
Use up-to-date detailed background maps.
Search for locations by name or by address from within the GIS and get a list of relevant hits that is limited to your target region.
Work with map providers’ geocoding, reverse geocoding and elevation data services and control layer visibility from within the GIS.
Use the plot functions of the GIS to create true-to-scale plots of the map data.
Optimize map display performance using the interface tools.