The key to unlocking the true power of your organization wide data and systems is insuring decision makers have easy access to the information in a meaningful context. Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), also known as location-based systems, are revolutionizing the way information is presented, analyzed and understood.
One third of every online search in the world has a location component. This demonstrates that regarless of culture, the human mind understands and applies visual information quickly. Utilizing a location-based system in the business process workflow allows organizations to visualize events in powerful ways- finding new efficiency, productivity and profitability.
A geospatial solution lies in its integration with other data or applications. However, that coupling requires extensive knowledge of both spatial and traditional technologies. At Idea, we possesses strength in the underlying technologies upon which geospatial solutions are constructed and bring extensive business perspective to the table to ensure that your project objectives are met and optimum value is delivered.
Our Geospatial Solutions team has guided over 800 successful projects on a number of leading platforms for nearly 25 years. Our Zero to Enterprise program has helped businesses leverage the power of their mineable data utilizing sptaila tools, whether they have a robust GIS, or none at all.
As an Esri® Gold Partner of over 20 years, we have consistently demonstrated successful implementation of the market leading geospatial software platform. Our partnership provides us with access to resources within Esri and the credentials to customize their platform to fit most any circumstance. In 2010, Idea was given the designation as a Partner of the Year for Esri, a unique award for a services provider.
Idea is also a Microsoft Gold Partner with implementation experience in Bing Map™ and the full Microsoft platform. Idea’s innovative work with SharePoint and Esri’s GIS platform led to the current ease of integration with SharePoint and ArcGIS Server. Idea has received Partner of the Year awards from Microsoft for nearly every year since 2008.
Solving problems and creating new applications in oil and gas, local government, utilities, telecommunications, energy, transportation, retail, healthcare and financial services, our geospatial experts serve as members of your team with a total focus on delivering results—on time and on budget. Our services include:
Strategic geospatial integration plans are developed through careful review and analysis of existing and planned business processes, workflows and business strategies.
Our Idea roadmap development methodology provides a process for identifying and documenting needs and requirements for any information technology project with a geospatial solutions component. Detailed analysis identifies business function needs as well as the work processes of end-users. Needs are then mapped to produce functional requirements — an important baseline for subsequent design and development.
Installation, configuration and optimization
We provide deep expertise in the installation, configuration tuning and optimization of geospatial databases and web servers. Our team can improve performance and system utilization whether on physical servers, in a virtual environment or within the Cloud.
System design and architecture
Designing systems using proven software principles and techniques is all part of the experience and skill set we bring to the project. Careful consideration is given to all aspects of implementation, including hardware, software, data and business procedures.
Our experience in the design of geographic data storage and related database structures is a necessary foundation for any geospatial effort. Because of our extensive knowledge of available options, we can devise data storage solutions based on GIS proprietary formats or any number of third-party open relational database products.
Master data management with geospatial
At Idea, we understand that GIS is an integral part of a master data management strategy and implementation. We provide the analysis, design and implementation of the spatial side of an MDM initiative, leveraging the map as a means to improve data quality and processes.
Enterprise geospatial integration
Our experienced team designs and deploys enterprise-wide geospatial solutions which combine distributed desktop components, multi-tiered database components, web services, spatial database engines, composite applications and integrated internal and external web applications. Idea consultants lead clients building their GIS from Zero to Enterprise, taking single user desktop data creation processes to organization ide web based geospatial portals. Our GIS practice works with the world’s leading IT applications and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) providers, including Oracle®, Microsoft, SAP® and IBM®.
Geospatial web solutions
Providing geospatial functionality through the power of the Internet, geospatial web solutions range from lightweight consumer web mapping to robust service oriented architecture (SOA) business applications including solutions for real-time tracking, asset management, e-business and more.
Mobile web solutions
Idea is at the forefront of mobile application development that leverages the power of location. We understand how users want to interact with mobile phones, tablets and field devices, and work with industry leading technology providers such as Microsoft, Apple and Google. Our team creates integrated geospatial applications that work with your existing systems and data, avoiding the propagation of broken workflow and data silos. We can bring GIS and more to the end user in exciting and innovative ways while always looking to the horizon for the next wave in development trends, platforms and devices.
End user support services
We provide geospatial consultants to work with your end users as support personnel. This includes on-site development to supplement your team, technical phone support, hands-on knowledge transfer, and guidance with best practices for database design and software development.