With the population, urban sprawl, and irrigation demands grow in the world, the sustainable and efficient management of water has become a necessity and a concern in recent days. Therefore, properly managed water resources are essential to poverty reduction, socio-economic development, and maintenance of ecosystems.
Moalajah is a joint venture between Veolia Water and Besix. Serving as their subsidiary, Moalajah FZC LLC focuses on operation and maintenance of waste water services, facilitating customer billing and consolidation, and minimizing environmental impacts to protect water resources. Hence, recycled water can be used to replenish sensitive ecosystems or commercial uses such as irrigation and golf course maintenance.
Moalajah is also proficient in developing strategies to meet the needs of biological and chemical treatment, helping achieve savings in energy and chemical consumptions. Its carbon and water footprint initiatives have allowed clients to
satisfy stakeholders’ expectations and greatly reduce environmental resource impacts.
In the project, SuperGIS Server, the web-based GIS software, is used to assist higher management in obtaining reliable analysis, search results, and interactive visual information of the entire properties and assets located in the Ajman Emirate to make better decisions. The web application is developed with existing OGC-based geodatabase connected with Oracle based database and SuperGIS Server.
Moreover, various pop-up menus are created on the searching criteria, helping the management analyze the assets and properties in the Ajman Emirates, import data from CSV into the application, and then export reports to PDF and EXCEL formats. The application also performs advance searching tools based on multiple values and measurement tools to perform precise measures.
Due to the development of the e-map application system, the GIS layers can be easily overlaid on high resolution satellite imagery to provide Moalajah with in-depth analysis for improving its water and wastewater services in the Middle East.
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Here's the recent Directions Magazine articles I found interesting and that I wanted to share:
Direction Mag offers an update on Oracle and spatial.
From the article: "I met with Steiner later in the day and challenged him to share with me three ideas he wanted our readers to know about Oracle in 2012. Here’s his list:
We mentioned Oracle Spatial tons of times before.
Unless you're new here, you've heard of PostGIS several times. It's really hard to find documentation about spatial database benchmarks since, if I'm not mistaken, proprietary software licenses often prohibit publicly sharing such benchmarks (am I right?). And I guess there's at least one good reason for this: doing fair benchmarking is difficult to accomplish. But here's one (currently available) benchmarking report comparing PostGIS (PostgreSQL) and Oracle Spatial.
From the conclusions of the 46-pages report: "From the experimental results that we saw, we can conclude that Postgres performs better than Oracle 11g both in the Cold Phase and Warm Phase. Though in few queries Oracle 11g performed better but on the whole Postgres overpowered Oracle 11g. In the warm phase in 3 out of 4 queries Postgres performed significantly well, from this we can conclude that Postgres has better automatic memory management capabilities and page replacement policies. [...] Since Postgres uses the underlying GEOS (Geometry Engine - Open Source) library functions for implementing the geometric operations whereas Oracle 11g implements them on its own, and since in majority Postgres performs well, we can conclude that GEOS geometric algorithms are more efficiently designed than Oracle 11g. And also Postgres planner is more efficiently designed to take advantage of any available indexes to use in queries for achieving better performance whereas in Oracle 11g we saw that we have to specify them explicitly through functions."
Here's what Paul Ramsey of the PostGIS fame has to say about it: "Methodologically there are two obvious issues: one is that the Oracle database was on Windows while the PostGIS database was on Linux; the other is that neither database got any tuning, they were both installed and run with default parameters. However, this is one of the nicer comparisons I have read: concise, focussed and with enough technical detail to evaluate what's going on."
Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. Some of those news seem important enough to deserve their own entries, but I dare share them in a single one. Yes, that's another unusually long post. Normal posting frequency should resume next February!
From the open source / open data front:
From the Esri front:
From the Google front:
From the Microsoft front:
In the miscellaneous category:
Slashdot discussed a few geospatial-related stories:
In the maps category:
In the coming days, I'll be at Géomatique 2011, the major geospatial event in the province of Québec. Slashgeo is a media partner of the event.
Here's the geonews in batch mode, covering the last two weeks, and thus, longer than usual. But first, a quick note to let you know that we updated our open budget after the last donation from WebMapSolutions.com.
From the open source front:
From the Google front:
From the Esri front:
In the miscellaneous category:
Recent geo-related stories discussed over Slashdot:
In the maps category:
Oracle Spatial and mapping products to support Mapfluence, Leading Hosted Mapping Platform
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- May 19, 2011 -- Urban Mapping, a leading provider of web services and on-demand data for interactive mapping applications, announced today an agreement that enables Oracle’s products to include direct access to Urban Mapping’s Mapfluence platform.
The ability to access Mapfluence, Urban Mapping’s hosted mapping platform with on-demand data, will be integrated into Oracle Fusion Middleware’s MapViewer feature. Oracle customers will be able to easily leverage Urban Mapping's expansive catalog of on-demand data across many industry segments. For more information, Oracle customers may visit www.urbanmapping.com/oracle.
"Oracle customers have an insatiable appetite for high-value content within their applications,” said James Steiner, Oracle Vice President for Product Management. “Our relationship with Urban Mapping allows the Mapfluence platform to overlay thematic data, creating instant location intelligence, a critical component in our content strategy."
The Mapfluence on-demand data catalog is industry’s most comprehensive, offering over 10,000 data variables across dozens of categories including demographics, firmographics, crime, educational performance, transportation infrastructure, environment and more. Urban Mapping maintains relationships with premium data providers and offers access to all Mapfluence on-demand data under one license, available in a software-as-a-service model.
Oracle Database 11g delivers the next generation of enterprise information management, helping customers tackle the demands of rapid data growth, changing environments, and the need to deliver higher quality of services while reducing and controlling IT costs. The location features in Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Spatial 11g enable Oracle to manage all data from traditional business information to XML and 3D spatial information and make it the ideal choice to power transaction processing, data warehousing and content management applications.
“As enterprise markets have shifted to become more nimble, Oracle Spatial customers have increasing need to analyze proprietary data with commercial-grade demographics, business analytics, transportation infrastructure, environmental and other data,” said Ian White, Urban Mapping CEO. “Because Mapfluence offers lightweight web services, Oracle Spatial customers can leverage their IT investment with rapid deployment."
Urban Mapping is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.
About Urban Mapping
Urban Mapping, Inc (UMI) is a leading provider of geospatial data and technology services to simplify the development and deployment of online mapping and data visualization applications. With Mapfluence, UMI’s flagship product, organizations can access an on-demand catalog of 10,000+ high-value variables to query, visualize and analyze data using maps, tables and charts. Since 2006, leading interactive publishers like Microsoft, MapQuest and Yahoo! as well as leading enterprises like CoStar Group, Tableau Software and CoreLogic have been utilizing Urban Mapping's geospatial data and technology. For more information, please visit us at www.urbanmapping.com.
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