** This product has been superseeded by MapInfo
Organisations often struggle to deploy and derive
value from spatial information across a diverse and geographically dispersed
enterprise. PlanWeb represents a powerful, function-rich, browser-based
corporate intranet GIS solution that can help organisations overcome
Attempting to deploy spatial information across
a diverse and geographically dispersed organisation can present major
challenges. After all, critical data often resides in departmental silos,
inaccessible to most people in the organisation and providing little
value to anyone despite its often great potential.
PlanWeb can bridge an organisation's many information
islands by providing a scaleable, out-of-the-box, web-based GIS solution.
This powerful, function-rich corporate intranet GIS solution runs in
a standard Internet Explorer web browser, opening up GIS across the
Features include data manipulation creation
and editing; annotations; Spatial SQL Builder; scale printing (within
OS-compliant templates); thematic mapping; address search; an overview
map; a layer manager with cartographic legend ; a metadata browser;
a base map picker; context-sensitive online help; and MapPins. PlanWeb
can provide output to Microsoft Word or Excel and it offers native support
for MapInfo .TAB, ESRI .SHP, .ECW Raster and Oracle SDO data formats.
With PlanWeb, software tools that were previously
the domain of specialist users suddenly become accessible to everyone
across the enterprise. Data that was locked up in departmental silos
now inform decision-making and analysis across departmental boundaries.
In addition, PlanWeb is easy to deploy. New users can be trained and
working in as little as 30 minutes.
Help for Local Authorities
PlanWeb was designed with input from location
intelligence professionals and Local Authorities and is constantly being
improved with feedback from a large user base and a dedicated user group.
PlanWeb provides immense GIS functionality for Local Authorities. It
has the ability to link to most databases and internal systems, including
BS7666 Land and Property Gazetteers, helping make joined-up government
a reality. It can even read mapping formats from other GIS.
The PlanWeb Administration Console helps GIS
and IT managers as well as systems administrators control users, groups,
passwords, access levels to geosets and tables via a simple visual interface.
The Administration Console allows complete customisation of the interface
and tailored functionality for individual users, or for groups of users.
It also incorporates Activity Logging, which enables administrators
to monitor usage.
PlanWeb's modular expansion system includes
key functionality components that customers can purchase with PlanWeb
or install as needed.
The Edit Module adds data capture and editing
capability to PlanWeb, making it an even more powerful corporate deployment
tool. What's more, the module concurrently brings this functionality
to everyone across an organisation. The Edit Module provides several
important features for administrators. Using the PlanWeb Administration
Console, administrators can set edit permissions on individual layers
and assign attribute and feature editing rights independently of each
other. The attribute editing feature lends users the right to modify
attribute data without allowing them to add or delete
records. Feature editing lets users deleting existing records or create
new records by digitising them on the map.
The Edit Module also offers key features for
end-users. They can leverage PlanWeb annotation tools to draw features
into a layer, including polygon, rectangle, circle, point and polyline.
They can also use a Polygon Maker to select and group polygons from
any layer and merge them, forming a new feature in the editable (active)
layer. With PlanWeb and the module, users can manage concurrent editing
of TAB files by locking the table during the edit process. And they
can edit data held in a spatial database such as Oracle Spatial or Spatialware
for SQL Server.
The PlanWeb Link Module helps users easily link
and embed PlanWeb into other Local Authority systems including desktop
software, other web-based applications and back office systems. By linking
PlanWeb to other systems, customers can add location intelligence to
applications that previously lacked a GIS component. In other words,
any dataset or software within an organisation can now benefit from
the advantages of geographic analysis.
The Link Module allows users to search for multiple
map features using key fields and values. They can carry out searches
by specifying a layer and a set of one or more field values. PlanWeb
can locate, highlight and zoom in on selected features.
To enable partial address searching, the Link Module allows users to
locate and zoom to a specific address by supplying any combination of
property names, property numbers, street names or postcodes. If a match
is found, PlanWeb then locates and zooms to the matching address or
presents a set of matching addresses from which to select.
PlanWeb can also return attribute data from
a specific layer to a linked application. Customers use a map tool to
click on the specific layer in the PlanWeb map window; it subsequently
sends the easting and northing of the location and, if required, the
attribute data for the specified layer to the application. PlanWeb displays
a link confirmation page, allowing the user to review the data sent
back to the application.
Customers can extend the functionality of various
software packages by integrating them with PlanWeb. For example, they
can use the PlanWeb Link Module and Microsoft WebBrowser Control to
embed PlanWeb in a desktop application.
Or they can link PlanWeb to a web-based
application or web page.
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