If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a map must be worth a thousand pictures.
'A picture is worth a thousand words', this is as true in business as it is in life. Business data that is represented in a graph, a dial, an illustration has an immediate impact on the reader, without the need to drill into the detail.
It is commonly recognized that business data is 80-90% location based, whether we refer to customers, service offices, depots, or assets all of this digital data has a location or deals with a transaction that contains a location.
enlighten Bi is a map centric visualisation portal that incorporates, aerial imagery, mapping data, pictures, cc-tv and video into a single view point. This data is viewed with contextual location along with attribute navigation. More powerfully when combined with business data it delivers real information to the users browser device anywhere anytime.
enlighten Bi provides powerful visualisation capabilities delivered through a map, moreover it contains a flexible Integration Portal built on industry standard Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).
The Integration Portal enables seamless integration to corporate applications, this integration is achieved through standard Relational Database concepts of common keys between the relevant data.
The enlighten Bi - Integration Portal contains three levels of integration;
Level 1 â€“ Direct Data Access (DDA)
To achieve this level of integration the data model of the target application needs to be accessible by enlighten Bi. The Entity Relationship (ER) diagram needs to be available and a good understanding of the data within.
enlighten Bi provides direct reference to this data through a Windows data-source, once established the data is available for Searches, Forms and Reporting within enlighten Bi.
Creating basic Forms and Searches directly into mission critical corporate databases, reduces the need for query/view user licensing to achieve quick data visualisation and map integration.
With the right database permissions DDA can be setup in minutes for administrators to create the data access needed.
Level 2 â€“ Application to Application Launching (AAL)
Mission critical corporate applications are full-featured systems that cannot be replaced or substituted without reinventing the wheel. AAL allows the administrator to reference the Corporate Application and describe the relevant screens within the application that need to be integrated with the map.
This is achieved either through a simple URL string that is passed to the target application or through a bespoke COM/DCOM container that invokes the target application.
In both of these approaches the Relational Keys that join the map data with the corporate data is passed through either the URL (for single or short messages < 2083 characters) or through an XML SOAP message for larger lists.
Advanced integrations between Engineering, Spatial and Corporate Applications are often encountered within Cadastral and Asset Management. The ability to keep Cadastral, Asset and Spatial data sets synchronized is the holy grail of managing this information well.
Create unique information by integrating Spatial data
Visualisation of data is paramount to creating a deep understanding of the data without complex screens. High volumes of data can be themed on a map to add both location context volumetric scale to the presented data.
An illustration is to show a utility consumption on a map where the consumption rate is themed in colored symbols placed over the relevant account/parcel.
Advanced Spatial functions from a Browser
enlighten Bi utilizes spatial functions in Oracle to deliver advanced spatial analytics directly to a browser. Using the power of server side computing to perform complex spatial analysis allows enlighten Bi to return results to an internet browser, on any browser supported device, anytime anywhere.
Spatial data within Oracle is stored in accordance with the OGC Standards, spatial functions are SQL functions that can either result in a traditional list or in a map.
Access to spatial functionality of this nature reduces the dependency on costly desktop software.
Advanced A0 Plotting from a Browser
Create advanced plot designs using your own layouts, images, text (which is static or derived from a database), legends, north arrows etc. to build a template that can be used in a multi-user environment to request and produce PDF plots.
The template is created in AutoCAD and stored in Oracle to be used by the enlighten Bi â€“ Plot Services. While the template features remain constant the data is context sensitive and reflects the users current choice.
An administrator can create applications that utilize these plots, these applications can be tailored to allow the user to enter data that is transposed onto the plot, as well as producing multiple page plots for almost any purpose.
Geo-Manage all unmanaged files, photos not in EDMS
As the portfolio of business related photos, cc-tv, operations manuals and miscellaneous documents increase in volume on network drives, organizations need to catalog this information in an orderly manner.
Accepting that most Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS), do not want to be cluttered with these types of documents, enlighten Bi â€“ enFact allows the spatial geocoding of these documents so that they appear on a map relevant to the location where the document relates.
Whether it is a photo of an asset/building, or an operations manual of an electrical circuit in a complex engineering environment. The documents relevant to a specific location can be presented to the user on a map categorized by type.
Better decisions with Automated Engineering Rules
In a reactive or planned situation where an outage of supply to an essential service occurs the business needs to quickly know which assets and customers are affected.
enlighten Bi provides network tracing based on engineering rules to determine how to isolate a point in a network, which assets are involved to isolate the problem and who it affects. This advanced information should be provided to first responders and/or maintenance crews to ensure they are effective in the field.
Create highly configurable templates that are stored in the database for use with Browser Plotting
Online, Large format plotting accessible anywhere anytime
Static and data extracted from databases are combined with maps onto single/multi page Plots
Collate data from multiple data sources into definable Plot Applications
Easily accessible Metadata to define the organisations Spatial Information
Cross departmental data sharing eliminates information silos
Standards Compliant Metadata (ANZLIC implementation of ISO19115)
Integrates to GeoNetwork and enables metadata harvesting
Integrated attribute in-field data capture against Spatial Features
Describe and capture data for Entity (Asset/Customer etc) and/or Event data
Flexibility to describe and display third party data associated with Spatial Features
Review historic Event (Inspection, Maintenance etc) data, capture new Event data based your own rules
enCode (Attribute Matching/Geocoding)
Linking (Join) of datasets that do not natively share a Single Common Key, achieved through Spatial association
Eliminate the Import/Export of data by matching data in native databases (RDBMS)
Unlock and access information in closed systems to improve decision making
GeoCoding made easy e.g. Link your billing data to your GIS
Geolocate (associate to a position on the earth) unmanaged images, manuals and video files etc...
Easily represent these files with point clouds or symbols on a map
Augment your Electronic Document Management System, to provide location context to unmanaged files
Present available material to field staff based on their location
Improve in-field decisions with better asset and customer data
Availability of Maps in communication black spots (disconnected)
Empower your mobile workforce, taking the office to the field
Controlled synchronization of changes/updates made in the Field, with controlled vetting and authorisations
Water & Sewer Trace identifies valves to isolate faulty section of pipe
Trace Through in Water Trace when a valve cannot be closed
Stop Predicates limits the network trace with multiple constraints to filter out unwanted elements
Highlights affected properties, customers and assets and invokes a definable mail merge
Shut-Off Block Analysis showing fault location and affected parcels, customers and assets