Jedis in open source and commercial geospatial technologiesFarallon develops solutions that are inter-operable across proprietary and open source GIS and database systems, as well as across desktop and mobile devices. We enjoy excellent strategic and technical relationships with most leading GIS software and IT vendors:
Open Source and Open Interface Partners
Farallon is expert with Open Source GIS software and is an active supporter of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards for our client projects. The OGS standards are designed to enable full integration of geospatial data and geoprocessing resources into mainstream computing and the widespread use of interoperable geoprocessing software and geodata products throughout the information infrastructure.
Farallon is expert with the Open Source geospatial software included in the OpenGeo Suite: PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoWebCache, OpenLayers, GeoEXT, GeoNode and OpenGeo Suite.
Farallon is a an expert in Oracle XE, a free relational database management system that can natively store geometry features without the use of middleware such as ArcSDE. Any data or code that we develop within XE can be readily ported to Oracle 10g or Oracle Spatial.
MySQL is an open source database that implements a subset of the SQL with Geometry Types environment of OpenGIS.
Free and open API mapping software
Farallon can integrate any GIS backend with free and open API mapping software such as Google Earth, Google Maps and Bing Maps.
Strategic and Technical Relationships
Farallon enjoys excellent strategic and technical relationships with leading commercial GIS software and IT vendors. Our relationships with Oracle (Oracle Spatial / XE), Google (Google Earth / Google Maps), Microsoft (Bing Maps / Virtual Earth), Intergraph, GeoCortex and Safe Software are particularly strong.
Oracle Oracle recognizes Farallon as a skilled and proven GIS system integrator in the United States with the technical expertise necessary to evaluate and test the GIS capabilities of its flagship 8i, 9i, and 10g database products. Farallon plays a critical role in providing Oracle with requirements for Oracle Spatial, to support our real-world GIS customers with large (multi-gigabyte) geospatial datasets. Through our long-term investment in Oracle’s industry leading relational database technology, we have established a team of geodatabase engineers that are highly expert Oracle database administrators. Our Oracle DBA’s bridge the knowledge gap between traditional GIS practitioners and Information Technology professionals who have not yet been asked to integrate geospatial information into their line-of-business IT systems.
Intergraph Farallon is an Intergraph Solutions Partner, Reseller and a leader in the use and training of Intergraph GeoMedia and MGE software. As an Intergraph Solutions Partner, Farallon’s technical develop team has direct access to Intergraph product managers and technical specialists. Farallon is also the web host for the Intergraph Geospatial User’s Community, Northern California Chapter.
Microsoft Farallon has strong business and technical relationships with the Microsoft Bing Maps’ team and has had input and made suggestions for improvements in the product. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in .Net and SharePoint-GIS integration.
Latitude Geographics Farallon is an Authorized Implementer for Latitude Geographics’ Geocortex. Geocortex is a suite of software that can help deliver effective, web-based mapping using ESRI’s ArcGIS Server and ArcIMS when creating web-based GIS applications.
Safe Software Farallon is experienced in implementing FME ETL workflows for migrating spatial data between CAD, GIS, and departmental business systems. The custom FME-driven processes ensure the integrity of CAD data as it moves into the GIS, populates spatially derived attributes for use in other systems, and synchronizes the features with asset management systems.
Google Farallon is a leading developer and integrator of Google free API’s (Google Earth and Maps) with enterprise GIS.
ESRI Farallon is widely recognized as a leading ESRI enterprise GIS systems integrator, ArcSDE geodatabase developer, and ArcGIS Server / ArcIMS web application developer. Farallon has integrated ESRI software with leading location technologies and databases including Oracle Spatial, Google Earth and Microsoft Bing Maps. Farallon also provides custom ArcGIS training. Classes can be any length and may be held at our state-of-the-art Farallon training center in San Francisco or your onsite location.
GIS on Mobile Platforms
Workflow-driven mobile geospatial apps
Mobile applications can serve as a crucial link between workers in the field, and data being stored in an organization’s GIS. Many common workflows can be streamlined by enabling workers in the field to view, create, or maintain an organizations data from a mobile device including:
- Asset Tracking – track the location of workers or assets they are managing
- Mobile Data Access – allow users to easily access data where and when they need it
- Data Maintenance – increase efficiency by allowing field crews upload updates in real-time
- Data Creation – ensure field crews collect high quality data by enforcing validation rules
- Monitoring – easily track the condition of assets over time
Farallon builds GIS and web mapping applications utilize the enterprises’ own internal data from geo-spatially aware databases or GIS software (Oracle, SQL Server, ArcSDE, ,GeoMedia, DB2, PostGIS etc.), which can then overlaid on top of satellite imagery, street, and terrain data and present this data using user friendly and familiar Google Maps, Google Earth, Microsoft’s Bing Maps (Virtual Earth) or OpenLayers presentation layer technology.
Presentation & Web Mapping Technologies
Advantages of a consumer-facing presentation layer
- High quality maps available at no cost
- Very responsive performance
- Scalability to very large numbers of users
- Familiar and intuitive user interface
- Enables users of any technical sophistication level to use GIS data
- Easy to integrate to sophisticated back-end spatial processing and data validation
- Existing GIS software can pump processed data to the intuitive public mapping API
- Easy to keep up with technology advances (e.g. Google Earth and Bing Maps advance full versions in just months)