Opsmorph has been developing geospatial visualisation components that seamlessly integrate with cloud data lakes on Amazon Web Services to enable more efficient explorative geospatial analysis. In this blog we discuss how these components are put together using the new Amazon Location Service.
Geographic and spatial data insights are utilised in a variety of use cases including, among others, planning, logistics, management and engineering. The geospatial dimension provides a way to link together structured but often disconnected data sets to study the statistical connections between demographics, socioeconomics, and other localised factors. To provide insights, data analytics teams require geospatial information systems (GIS) to enable them to query, store, edit, and analyse geospatial data at scale. Often there is a requirement for the solution to be web facing and easily integrated with an organisations website so that the insights can be shared with many users remotely, but this is difficult to achieve with commercial off-the-shelf visualisation systems. Furthermore, the configuration of geospatial information systems needs to be efficient and easy as the less time setting up new maps and recoding software, the more time there is for analysing results. Organisations wish to deliver such systems in a cost efficient and secure way. Software developers tasked with building geospatial information systems wish to use open-source tools where possible combined with map layers from a third-party provider where necessary. Often the use of such map layers involves an enterprise agreement with a third-party API provider which can complicate the monitoring of system costs and client billing if this is distinct from the billing of the cloud provider used to host the other components of the software solution.
Opsmorph have been developing browser-based geospatial visualisation components written in React. These components can be installed, customized, and integrated with customers in-house cloud software or embedded in the Software-as-a-Service solutions customers are developing for commercialisation. Opsmorph has integrated these components with additional data visualisation dashboards and can help customers build data lakes and APIs to store and query geospatial data at scale.
What license are the data visualisation components available under?
What cloud providers are the data visualisation components available on?
The geospatial visualisation components operate in any web browser. The dashboard configuration is currently built to be saved in Amazon Web Services and data queries currently integrate with cloud data lakes on Amazon Web Services.
What support is available for understanding how to use the data visualisation components?
During a development project, Opsmorph can embed our developers within your team and work with you to help you install, understand, and customize the components. Alternatively, the solution can be installed as is with instructions for use. Further reading and suggested online learning resources can be provided.
Is the data visualisation component provided only as is, or can it be customized?
The geospatial visualisation components are highly customizable and can be expanded further. Our team of developers can work with you to plan a project to build a bespoke geospatial visualisation solution that best meets your needs, whilst fast tracking the process by incorporating reusable components where applicable.