Give your decision-making processes a direction
Integrating spatial data into your firm's existing enterprise software suites - geographic information systems, customer relationship management, business intelligence platforms, building automation systems - is a complex affair. We thrive on resolving complicated challenges and we have the expertise, tools, and a proven methodology that yields measurable results.We manage complexity, deliver simplicity, and empower your team's administrators to maintain your new location intelligence infrastructure with ease. The end goal is to help you and your team make informed, timely business decisions based on reliable and accurate spatial data.
Visualizing information in simple, digestible pieces through the use of dashboards, data discovery tools, and large-scale business intelligence and data processing systems is becoming faster and easier. But integrating and visualizing location in a dashboard context with today’s tools requires knowledge of geography, cartography, and a systems mindset to solve the visualization challenges in a way that demonstrates trends without designer bias.
Strategic thought is the foundation for intelligent tactical decisions. We work with your team and your business partners to evaluate your company's technical solutions, workflows, and capabilities, and make recommendations on how to improve them and provide a blueprint for integrating location and place into your business.
It’s a confusing world out there. Vendors are touting features and benefits – but you’re looking for integrated solutions. We work with you to develop a Concept of Operations, which outlines how the combination of people, processes, information, and technology work in a delivery model to meet your business goals.
The problem with technology is that there are lots of options. All vendors are willing to extend their products – on your dime. How can you separate the current capabilities vs. future promises? And how can you ensure that your most important asset – your data – is not locked in with a single vendor. We know the spatial technology industry, and we can help you sort through the pros and cons of vendor offerings.
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology is a way of reducing technology acquisition costs – but how can you integrate it with other systems and processes? And what about staff skills? We work with you to analyze your current technology environment, the human resources potential, lifecycle management needs and costs, and changes to your business processes to show how and where technology fits.
Production Workflow Development
Your staff is integrating or upgrading to new technology. But how do they work with it? How do they do map production, or manage spatial data in a consistent way? What about cartographic or CAD design standards? And how is quality assurance built in? How do you organize your teams for production? All these questions and more are answered as Spatial DNA develops your teams and processes to successfully deliver and manage quality products.
Spatial Data Management
Spatial data typically consists of large volumes of imagery, complex geometries, or integrated sets of geographically-referenced data that contain topological relationships. Spatial DNA is experienced with the data management challenges introduced by spatial data. We can help you to define the processes, specifications, technologies, procedures, and human resource requirements for managing the capture, collection, organization, management, dissemination, and archiving of spatial data throughout its lifecycle.
Data is not perfect. How can we provide excellent product, or base good business decisions on imperfect data? While data is not perfect, it is possible to develop a degree of certainty regarding the relative quality of the information or product on which decisions will be based. Spatial DNA will work with your team to develop the critical checkpoints where quality issues appear, determine appropriate metrics and resolutions, and create an effective quality sampling strategy.
Even with the advances in technology and web mapping solutions, there is an element of art in every map. Cartography is the art of map making – and is independent of the final delivery medium, whether paper or web. Cartography is a human factors endeavor, meant to provide context and meaning to spatial information fit for a particular purpose. Spatial DNA is an expert in integrating cartographic design specifications into a production environment – with the timelines, fitness for purpose, processes, human capital potential, and the geographic science knowledge required to produce quality output in a predictable and timely manner.
Enterprise integration is a way of creating standardized interfaces to legacy and modern systems to liberate data from your systems, designing business logic that operates between and across multiple systems, and allows IT and business line units to quickly deploy multiple user experiences against the same core business logic and workflows. At Spatial DNA, we enable access your location-based systems such as asset and work management, geographic information systems, building information and automation systems to connect these systems to enterprise business logic and workflows.
We have the tools and methodology to extract data from floor plans, work orders for equipment deployed on the shop floor or in the field, drone imagery from indoor or outdoor site surveys, and generate simplified data representations that can be communicated across the enterprise through the enterprise integration and messaging service.
By installing indoor mapping and positioning technologies, we provide your team with continuous people-monitoring and visual map updates, and automate processes to include CAD data to form navigable indoor maps. We also interface with building automation and lighting systems to enable predictive modeling of the building environment, and make the building responsive to usage by people.
For mobile users indoors, Spatial DNA captures a location “fingerprint” by calibrating the entire space creating a heatmap of excellent-to-poor WiFi and BLE coverage for mobile device positioning. This service improves the location determination experience for users of Google, Microsoft, and Apple mapping services.
Your customer service representatives and field personnel leverage tablet, smartphone, and enterprise-grade data collection devices to view, validate, update, and collect new information and associate it to geographically defined places, areas, and tracks. Spatial DNA will help you develop on-device geographic data models to support data collection in a disconnected environment, improve your users’ experience leveraging maps to provide context for your data, and support indoor and outdoor point-of-interest and wayfinding services.
Our spatial extract-transform-load (ETL) services provides the ability to manage spatial data from CAD, GIS, satellite imagery, or IoT data streams that include position, and merge it with other data into a common framework. We build custom workflows that manipulate data and repurpose it for redeployment in other systems. ETL services include:
- Extract – we read data in multiple formats, develop custom data format readers for your legacy format or system, import cloud-based data sources and social media feeds, and enable ingest of information into a common processing framework. Formats include files, database types, messaging structures, social media, and transportation protocols such as email, UDP, http, websockets and others
- Transform – the power of an enterprise GIS analysis platform coupled with data mapping and geometry manipulation allows us to manipulate very complex information to create new analytical outputs, restructure geometric information, associate unstructured data, and augment data with additional contextual information
- Load – export, stream, or otherwise output compiled data formats, messages, or transactional updates to file, enterprise databases, cloud-based datasets, data discovery or business intelligence tools, text messages, social media feeds, publish-subscribe services and others
We can deploy your Spatial ETL on-premise or as a cloud-based data transformation as a service to automate the integration of spatial intelligence into your enterprise systems.