CS UrbanView is a GIS web portal client application developed as an add-on to Oracle MapViewer.
CS UrbanView allows publishing in Internet/Intranet practically an unlimited amount of spatial data stored in the Oracle database, provided Spatial/Locator option is used.
Usually, CS UrbanView is applied within the framework of comprehensive projects focused on urban planning, utility monitoring, land and real estate cadaster.
A typical advantage of this approach is the possibility to process practically unlimited data amounts for any number of customers with privileged access rights granted via database administration.
A typical GIS web portal with CS UrbanView deployed consists of:
Oracle® WebLogic Server;
Oracle® Database (Standard One, Standard or Enterprise);
Any desktop or mobile web browser (Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Google® Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc).
Oracle® WebLogic Server (part of Oracle® Fusion Middleware) is a full-scale Java platform including Oracle® Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) and Oracle® MapViewer for spatial data rendering.
Oracle® Database is used as a common storage for both spatial and attribute data using Oracle® Spatial (vector and raster data) or Oracle® Locator (vector data only) options.
All the software components as mentioned above can be deployed in any popular 32-bit or 64-bit OS – Microsoft® Windows, Linux, Solaris, in order to achieve flexibility in project configuring.
CS UrbanView can be used in any desktop or mobile environment regardless of the hardware resources available.
If additional scalabilty and reliability are needed, Oracle® Real Application Cluster, Oracle® WebLogic Cluster technologies can be applied.
CS UrbanView provides a possibility of a third-party mapping services integration. As an example, Google® Maps and Google® Earth services integration enable rendering of spatial data stored in a local database with the Google common warehouse, including 3D rendering by means of Google® Earth. In this case, even though Google interface is used, all feature classes stay “clickable” and the user can retrieve attribute data of the objects selected directly from the database.
If needed, the Oracle® GeoRaster option is supported for rendering raster data from the database as a separate layer.
The GIS web portal functionality can be essentially extended by means of SOA providers supported by CS UrbanView. As an example, all CS UrbanView implementations are fetched with the Federal Cadaster of Russia SOA provider, retrieving spatial and attribute data in real-time mode.
Thematic mapping is fully supported in CS UrbanView. The result of thematic mapping wizard actions can be stored for a specified user and can be also included in the legend as a separate layer.
There’s also available an advanced 3D thematic mapping feature.
It means that using Google Earth one can not only render 3D data stored both in Google warehouse and in local database but to assign any attribute value as an elevation. Thanks to it it’s possible in real-time mode to build pseudo-3D render where any objects which are “physically” 2D are being extruded proportionally to, for instance, the percent of the parcels not in use or payments not processed in time.
CS UrbanView includes numerous tools for spatial data search and analysis, making possible:
finding all objects inside a circle with a pre-defined radius and center point;
finding objects inside a user-defined polygon;
finding objects in a user-defined width buffer zone along with the object selected;
Overlay analysis between the two user-defined feature classes.
Hyperlinks are also available to download any objects (documents, images, media) linked with the objects selected.
The most up-to-date CS UrbanView version is equipped with draft drawing tools for point, polyline and polygon objects, provided a proper user privilege is granted.
It’s possible to input attribute data (look-up tables and object type control supported) for a spatial object created with CS UrbanView.
The Legend option in CS UrbanView is user-defined too.
It can be saved at any moment and retrieved later. Thus, not only the layer set is loaded, but also the virtual space with the center point and the scale used when the legend was saved.
As noted above, thematic mapping could serve as a legend entry and can be loaded too.
Entry level of OLAP tools is supported by CS UrbanView by means of pivot tables feature enabling wide set of dashboards, graphs and diagrams use.
Each CS UrbanView user can operate a data set using the so-called projects. Any project includes a set of database connections and a set of feature classes to be displayed successively according to the scale ranges and styles. CS UrbanView is equipped with an administrative console to define projects and to assign user privileges.
The major part of the CS UrbanView functionality is available for iOS, Android (touch events supported) and also for Symbian.