Still using tile based (low resolution) maps? Time to move to the future!

For the longest time, tile based systems were the standard. Google, Bing and Open Street Maps still use it. This means that when you look at a map, you are really looking a bitmap image. If the map is tile based, the total map is stitched together from smaller square tiles, typically 256x256 pixels. Because [...]

Web Map Service from & to Smallworld: Add weather, landbase, OpenStreetMaps, Bing, etc.

WMS or Web Map Service is an interface standard that provides map images from one or more distributed geospatial servers, over HTTP. Atlas supports WMS, and uses it to overlay certain data layers such as weather information, both in the mobile and desktop apps. Now, with the Cliffhanger WMS plugin, we added WMS support to GE Smallworld GIS. [...]

The big takeaway from DistribuTECH 2015

Like this article? Share it! Tweet Lots of talk last week about the "smart grid" and "big data." The smart grid, or electricity network that uses digital communications technology to detect and react to local changes in usage, using computer-based remote control and automation. A large number of smart devices and sensors capture data points from [...]

Webmaps 2.0 released

Overlay your Smallworld data with Cloudmaps Do you want to see your Smallworld data on top of Google or other map services, inside Smallworld GIS? Look no further! Webmaps, our popular plugin for Smallworld GIS just added CloudMaps to its functionality. Choose from 18 (and counting!) street, satellite and topo maps. Turbo Refresh But wait, [...]