LOCUS Ltd - ravegeo

By: Locus  06-Dec-2011

RaveGeo is a new technolgy for compressing and streaming digital maps. RaveGeo dramatically reduces the costs and time associated with storing, distributing, and using huge geographic vector databases.

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Handling large digital maps is a burden..
Distributing geographic information is a difficult task. Dense topographic maps, detailed road databases, and cadastral datasets are often voluminous and therefore slow to access, especially over the Internet.

.. made easy with RaveGeo.

RaveGeo compresses this information, making it available with unparalleled performance, even over wireless networks or over the Internet. RaveGeo is a new database technology for digital maps, the first multi-resolution vector format. High compression and fast access make RaveGeo ideal for everything from workstations to handheld devices.

Fast Access

RaveGeo provides fast and easy access to huge databases and makes intense operations such as continuous, smooth, animated zooms and scrolls possible. When using RaveGeo databases of any size or resolution can be zoomed and panned in real-time over the Internet with almost no delay.

High Compression

RaveGeo reduces the size of databases by 90-95% with preserved topology and no loss of information. This means that substantially more geographic data can be distributed on a CD or in the memory of a small device. The high compression also makes network access extremely efficient.

Wide Scale Range

Navigation using any large source of information demands details and overview. RaveGeo's multi-resolution capability makes geographic data available in a much wider scale range. This makes it possible to access any area, with any resolution, instantaneously. The multi-resolution also enables progressive streaming of geodata over the networks.

From workstations..
RaveGeo's capacity for handling gigantic geodatabases has made it the most exciting mapping technology for the next generation of Command and Control (C2I) applications. RaveGeo will also take web map services to new levels of performance. small devices
The efficient unpacking algorithms and the small footprint of the RaveGeo reader make it useful on for example GPS-navigators, chart plotters, next generation mobile phones and handheld devices. The efficient data compression is particularly useful for small devices where secondary memory is often limited.
  • High, loss-less compression
  • Fast access to any part at desired resolution
  • Automatic data simplification/generalization
  • Handles databases of any size
  • Seamless
  • Stores topology and all attributes
  • Flexible object model
  • N-dimensional
  • Lightweight reader component
  • Encryption: access can be restricted to certain areas or certain resolutions
  • Open C++ and Java interfaces
The application developer easily integrates RaveGeo with any application, using the or the The Reader component can access the data, either directly through a local file system or over networks by connecting to a .

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