Geosparc

The geospatial architects

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  • The smart way to book and manage the use of public domains

  • Web mapping and analysis of GIS data made easy

  • The fastest way to track and manage issues

    As from €395/month

News

FOSS4G Europe 2017 will be held in Marne-la-Vallée, France, from July 18th till 22nd 2017.

The third edition of the conference is organized at École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG). The event aims at bringing Open Source GIS users and developers together and fostering closer interactions amongst the european geospatial communities. Geosparc will host no less than 5 topic talks:

1. OSGeo-Live for INSPIRE (with Berdien Deroo and Dirk Frigne)

2. Sustainability of OSGeo projects (with Dirk Frigne)

3. The future of Spatial Data Infrastructures (with Dirk Frigne)

4. FOSS4G-Europe welcomes new volunteers to the OSGeo community (with Dirk Frigne)

5. Economics of FOSS4G (with Dirk Frigne)

You can find information about these presentations here. More information about the conference can be found here.

 

De Chiromeisjes willen een back-to-schoolfuif organiseren? De voetbalclub plant een regionaal jeugdtoernooi? Voor deze en tal van andere events is er een toelating nodig van het lokaal bestuur. De EVENT-MODULE van SPOTBOOKING is de geknipte oplossing om events aan te vragen en te beheren binnen steden en gemeenten.

Met de EVENT-MODULE van SPOTBOOKING kan een organisator op een eenvoudige manier een aanvraag indienen aan de hand van een overzichtelijk online invulformulier. Afhankelijk van de aard en het type van het event, wordt de aanvrager doorheen het e-formulier geleid om de nodige gegevens te verzamelen. Waar nodig worden meer gedetailleerde gegevens over geluidsoverlast, brandgevaar, beveiliging, verzekeringen, e.d. opgevraagd. Gemeentemedewerkers kunnen deze aanvragen nakijken, advies inwinnen en een goedkeuring geven voor het event.

Indien het event gepaard gaat met een inname van het openbaar domein, dan kan deze inname onmiddellijk ingegeven worden via de gebruiksvriendelijke kaart in SPOTBOOKING. Het systeem zorgt er ook voor dat deze inname automatisch ingevoerd wordt in het GIPOD.

Geosparc toont deze Event-module tijdens de beurs ShopIT in Gent op donderdag 11 mei op de stand van Geosparc (bij binnenkomen helemaal rechts). Demo's voor teams binnen gemeenten en steden kan uiteraard ook: mail naar spotbooking@geosparc.com voor een afspraak.

 2-DAAGSE OPLEIDING 

“PRODUCTIEF met QGIS” 

Deze QGIS-training gaat over de bediening van QGIS, juist voor mensen die al ervaring hebben met een ander GIS-pakket. Het belangrijkste leerdoel is het vertrouwd raken met de werking van QGIS: de wijze waarop de user interface van QGIS werkt, plus het gebruik van QGIS als toegang tot het platform van andere Open Source GIS-software.  

We doen dit door een combinatie van theorie- en praktijkles, in de vorm van presentaties en oefeningen. 

De oefeningen zijn samengesteld in de vorm van een doorlopende casus. Hierdoor is de logische samenhang tussen de verschillende onderdelen gewaarborgd. Deze casus wordt stap voor stap doorlopen, met bij iedere stap aandacht voor een nieuw onderwerp. 

Wat? 

In deze QGIS-training komen de volgende onderwerpen aan bod: Data inlezen, Data visualiseren, Data editeren, het Opensource eco-systeem, Consumeren webservices, Maken van kaarten, Georefereren, Plug-ins, Projecties, Klaarmaken voor webservices, Geoprocessing en Modelleren.

Deze QGIS-training is voor mensen die wél al met GIS werken en dat nu met QGIS willen gaan doen. 

Wanneer? 

Donderdag 18 en vrijdag 19 mei 2017

Van 9.00h tot 16.00h 

Waar? 

In de kantoren van Geosparc: Brugsesteenweg 587, 9030 Gent 

Prijs? 

€ 850/ per deelnemer (excl. BTW) Inbegrepen: het benodigde lesmateriaal, alsook lunch, koffie/thee, water en frisdranken  Laptops worden voorzien indien je er zelf geen kan meebrengen. 

Inschrijven? 

Stuur een e-mail naar: rita.vermeersch@geosparc.com met daarin je contactgegevens, die van je organisatie en het aantal personen die willen deelnemen.

 
 

We're looking for someone who has software development running through their veins. You are passionate about Java and Web technology, you love challenging assignments and are able to translate customer requirements into smooth running, nice looking, well designed solutions. Problem solving is your second nature, you do this in a methodical and precise way. You are a team player, willing to share and learn, but also capable of individually bringing a project to a good end. 

You hold a master degree in informatics/engineering, or a bachelors degree with relevant skills and experience for at least 2 years. You keep track of latest trends and developments in software engineering. You speak fluent Dutch and/or English. 

You master the following technical skills: 

  •  Object orientation 
  •  Java of a relevant other OO language like C# (.NET) 
  •  Web development technology like HTML, CSS, JavaScript 
  •  Database knowledge: SQL, database design 
  •  Software practices such as Unit testing, Design patterns, modelling techniques (UML) 

Following skills are a plus: 

  •  Feeling for modern graphical design and usability (mobile, apps, web) 
  •  Java tools and technologies such as Spring (boot), Maven, Eclipse, GWT, Hibernate, Web services, XML 
  •  Web tools and technologies such as jquery, angularjs, bootstrap 
  •  Development and operations tools and technologies such as GIT, command line tools, ansible, vagrant and docker 
  •  GIS knowledge 
  •  Agile programming skills (Scrum, pair programming) 
  •  Contributing actively to an open source community 

 

What you will do 

You will be assigned to a variety of software development activities, which include functional/technical analysis, architectural design, implementation, and testing of advanced web GIS solutions and high quality business applications. 

Most of the time you will operate in a scrum team. Occasionally you will meet with our clients to discuss business requirements and intermediate deliverables. 

What we offer 

  •  Challenging projects 
  •  Working in a dynamic and enthusiastic team, focused on delivering quality solutions in an informal environment 
  •  A place where you can spot and grab opportunities, take ownership, and unfold your talent 
  •  Continuous improvement of technical skills through trainings, collaboration with experienced colleagues and the freedom to study and apply new technology 
  •  Close interaction with open source project communities and the possibility to contribute to them 
  •  Competitive salary package 

 

Interested? 

Do not hesitate to send your CV and motivation letter to Dirk Frigne: info@geosparc.com

From  September 26 - 30  Geosparc is at the INSPIRE Conference 2016 in Barcelona.

INSPIRE is about efficiently sharing digital spatial data related to the environment between public authorities at all levels of government, across borders and with the public at large. Such requires effective coordination between all authorities involved and a high degree of legal and technical interoperability, which is also pursued in the context of the EU Digital Single Market.

As such, the INSPIRE Conference 2016 aims to show how the implementation of INSPIRE contributes to the European Interoperability Framework and the EU's digital economy in general.

Together with 3 partners Geosparc showcases a very nice INSPIRE solution: INSPIRE GIS.  

We saw a need to simplify INSPIRE for people who provide data sets falling under the Directive. We want to make INSPIRE services valuable through making it easy to publish and to use INSPIRE data, and we want to make it easy to use INSPIRE as an opportunity to improve business processes.

What is INSPIRE GIS?

INSPIRE GIS is an easy to use solution for data providers and users implementing INSPIRE. It makes data harmonisation and publishing, including metadata generation, really simple. Through usage of cloud technology, it’s highly cost effective, scalable and robust.

Why should a government be interested in INSPIRE GIS?

Through the integrated data modeling and data transformation tools, INSPRIE GIS enables you to get much more value from the INSPIRE data than if you just do the minimum afforded. INSPIRE GIS is much more cost-effective than existing solutions. Finally, you can use INSPIRE GIS to cover multiple bases – including environmental and statistical reporting.

 

About us

We create digital maps for our clients. We create those digital maps based on open data, commercial data and proprietary data. And then, we integrate those digital maps within our clients specific application, within any software they use (CRM, ERP, Document Management System, etc) or within their business processes. This integration results in better business decision-making, more efficient operations and brand new insights. In doing so we help our clients unlock the full potential of spatial information contributing to a smarter, safer and more eco-friendly world.

Our team consists of consummate professionals from software engineers, project managers, consultants, business developers, to finance & admin people. Everyone of us has specialist expertise that complements the team and a single-minded focus to serve our customers as best as we can.

Our priority
Our utmost priority is customer satisfaction

Our values
Our core values are integrity, respect and sustainability

Our beliefs
We believe in teamwork and win-win partnerships to benefit our customers

Our approach
We have a penchant for open source technologies and believe in the power of sharing ideas and resources

Our partners play a pivotal role in bringing Geosparc’s Web GIS solutions to market, by spreading the word about our world-class GIS solutions, and by implementing our solutions and complementing them with their own offerings and local support services. We believe in win-win when working with our partners and in fully leveraging each other’s strengths to accomplish great things. We are building a network of partners with system integrators, value added resellers, software developers and consultants. If you are interested in partnering with us, we’d like to hear from you!

Whether on a local, national or international level, governments need to leverage geospatial information to improve administrative procedures, coordinate with other government bodies and to better service their citizens. Governments need scalable, secure and reliable Web GIS solutions.
The INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) directive requires all European governments to build a spatial infrastructure that links all European geospatial information producers and users to create a Europe-wide spatial network. Geosparc can help integrate this spatial information into applications that support decision making, and that update and validate data authenticity. Geosparc has a vast experience in working with governments on developing and deploying Web GIS solutions providing scalable, reliable and secure geospatial solutions.

Federal, State, Local, Europe
De slimme manier om het gebruik van openbaar domein te reserveren en te beheren

Spotbooking is een eenvoudige, gebruiksvriendelijke oplossing om innames openbaar domein (IOD) aan te vragen, te verwerken en te handhaven binnen een gemeente of stad met link naar GIPOD (verplicht vanaf 7 juli 2016).

 

Via een gebruiksvriendelijk aanvraagformulier kunnen personen en organisaties aanvragen indienen voor het tijdelijk innemen van openbaar domein, voor bijvoorbeeld verhuizen, verbouwingen, terrassen enz. Aanvragers kunnen, naast het ingeven van de nodige gegevens, hun inname zelf intekenen op een kaart via een gebruiksvriendelijke interface. Dergelijke aanvragen kunnen thuis of op kantoor aangemaakt worden of aan het loket bij de gemeente.

Met de IOD verwerkingstoepassing kan de lokale overheid aanvragen behandelen, goedkeuren of weigeren. Door het systeem van adviesverlening, waar verschillende instanties (vb. politie, parkeerbedrijf, brandweer) advies bij een aanvraag kunnen geven, wordt de overheid ondersteund bij het nemen van de correcte beslissing.

Wanneer aanvragen toegekend zijn kunnen handhavers ze raadplegen. Via een mobiele web toepassing kunnen ze een overzicht krijgen van afgelopen, lopende en toekomstige aanvragen op de locatie waar hij/ zij zich bevindt, zowel in een lijst als visueel op de kaart. De handhavers kunnen tenslotte via een desktop web toepassing een overzicht en details van de aanvraag op voorhand opzoeken en afdrukken voor ze op het terrein gaan.

Koppeling met GIPOD
De toepassing voorziet een directe koppeling met het GIPOD, bij het indienen van een aanvraag wordt deze onmiddellijk en automatisch doorgegeven naar het GIPOD. Tijdens het indienen van aanvragen worden tevens de gegevens vanuit het GIPOD gebruikt om overlappende innames en conflicten te detecteren.

Openheid
De gegevens binnen de toepassing worden via web services ontsloten, en zijn zo beschikbaar voor externe toepassingen. Hierdoor kan bijvoorbeeld het parkeerbedrijf toegang krijgen tot de toegekende innames en gekoppelde nummerplaten om zo verdere opvolging te doen binnen haar bestaande processen en tools.

Betaling
Afhankelijk van de gekozen formule kan er een reservatiekost aangerekend worden voor goedgekeurde aanvragen. U kan er dan voor opteren deze reservatiekosten door te rekenen aan de aanvrager.

Spotbooking bevat ook een betalingssysteem (koppeling met de Ingenico Payment Services, voorheen OGONE) voor een vlotte afhandeling van betalingen. Bij gebruik van deze dienst worden transactiekosten aangerekend afhankelijk van het betalingsverkeer

SaaS oplossing
Spotbooking wordt aangeboden als een SaaS oplossing (afkorting van Software as a Service, ofwel het aanbieden en gebruiken van software via internet). Gebruikers van de software betalen de software in een abonnementsvorm naar gebruik in plaats van het eenmalig aankopen van software. Dit wil zeggen dat de toepassing SPOTBOOKING wordt aangeboden aan de medewerkers van steden en gemeenten en de burgers via een standaard browser. Geosparc staat in voor de servers, databanken, backups, updates, patches, … kortom, dat het platform beschikbaar, bereikbaar en vlot toegankelijk is voor iedere gebruiker. Voordeel voor de steden en gemeenten: onderhoud, service en support voor de software zijn volledig uitbesteed. Een aankoop van de software is niet nodig. Bovendien kan de gemeente kiezen om de kosten voor het gebruik door te rekenen aan de aanvragers, waardoor de kost voor de gemeente sterk wordt gereduceerd.

The first complete and easy to use GIS solution for INSPIRE

And, it seamlessly integrates with your existing tools.

Do you think INSPIRE should be easier to implement? From now on, INSPIRE is not hard to implement anymore.  Even better: by seamlessy integrating ti with your existing tools, it starts adding value to your processes from day one. With INSPIRE»GIS  you can get started in no time using the Cloud version or by getting your own customized and on-premise installation. 

The INSPIRE directive is a framework and timetable for sharing spatial data within the European Union in a multinational, multiagency spatial data infrastructure (SDI). INSPIRE technologies and permissions tie data producers and users together into a single geospatial information-sharing community. So far the good news. The other news is that, up till now, this could be a cumbersome project to achieve. No more. 3 highly experienced GIS software companies developed the Open Source INSPIRE»GIS stack: Geosparc, we»transform and Epsilon Italia.

The  INSPIRE»GIS stack brings you explorative modelling, ETL made for INSPIRE, Enterprise grade geodata management, very fast publishing services, GIS analytics and the ability to compose and share your own Web GIS application.

The INSPIRE»GIS stack: 6 easy steps

1. Design
Extend INSPIRE schemas with a few clicks, create new ones from scratch or maintain a theme together.
 
2. Transform
Link your current data to INSPIRE and enjoy high performance transformation and validation.
 
3. Manage
Maintain and update your data sets with enterprise level data management and security.
 
4. Publish
Create View and Download Services with support for common GIS or BI software.
 
5. Explore
Discover and view your data together with public sources on all channels.
 
6. Analyze
Get to the heart of GIS and perform analytics on rich object models and linked data.

Features 

Explorative Modelling

INSPIRE»GIS includes a modelling environment that makes the most important tasks implementers and users face a breeze:

  • Extend a model with subtypes and attributes
  • Combine multiple models
  • Create a new model from scratch

Publish Services in Seconds

With INSPIRE»GIS, the provision of a new service takes only a few clicks. Maintenance of an existing service is just as simple with iterative automated updates.

  • Support for scalable INSPIRE Download Services
  • Support for fast INSPIRE View Services
  • Alternative provision as REST Geoservices or individual files
  • Supports Annex I to III data

ETL Made for INSPIRE

INSPIRE»GIS data integration and harmonisation is easy and effective: Interactive tools with real-time transformation and validation give you instant feedback and scale to any complexity.

  • Matching of source and target data models
  • Effective collaboration to develop and to re-use ETL processes
  • Support for 20+ input and output formats

The Power of GIS Analytics

Governments understand the importance of leveraging geospatial information. Start mapping and analyzing available data within days and without the help of a developer:

  • Sleevemonkey Filtering and Analysis
  • Symbology, app styling and customization
  • User and data management for different data sources

Enterprise Grade Geodata Management

INSPIRE»GIS data management is backed by deegree enterprise. It provides tools to manage, secure and monitor deegree web services.

  • Manage multiple services for all business procedures with one installation
  • Monitor access and use of web services
  • Standard application management and operations lower costs

Compose and share your own web GIS application

Sleevemonkey provides a GUI to author maps and geodesks which allow users to access valuable spatial information within hours.

  • Support for vector and raster layers
  • Feature Info & Redlining
  • Web GUI to click & configure data layers, style, functionality, users and access rights
Web mapping and analysis of GIS data made easy

Governments and industries understand the importance of leveraging geospatial information. But building a fully customized Web GIS application typically involves an important budget and usually requires software developers to help you with it. Catering to companies and governments without the need and budget for high-end development of customized Web GIS applications Sleevemonkey offers a streamlined solution. It is a beautifully designed Do It Yourself approach to mapping and analyzing GIS data online. With Sleevemonkey a user can start mapping and analyzing publically available data or its own data within days and without the help of a developer. It even gives users the ability to customize the application using specific templates and styles. Sleevemonkey brings a new level of convenience to a section of the market that’s never had it before.

Features 

Management Console

  • No programming required
  • Configure new applications
  • Manage data layers
    • Supports many formats:
      WMS, WFS, Shape, OSM, TMS
    • Manage Style
      Manage who gets access to which data
  • User management
    • Sleevemonkey comes with a built in User management, but can also be integrated with existing User databases
    • Manage Groups / Users / Roles
    • Support for spatial filters - define the territory where the user has access to

Web GIS application

  • Supports raster and vector layers
  • Print map
  • Feature Info: get detailed information on map data
    • Feature info on vector data
    • Feature info on WMS layers
  • Search
    • Widgets for both spatial and alphanumerical search
    • Possibility to save searches as favorites
  • Filter data - use criteria to filter data on map
  • Measure Location, Line Length, Surface area
  • Bookmark and share URL map position

General

  • Runs on all modern browsers
  • No browser plug-ins required
  • Skinning via CSS3
  • Secure access
  • Define who gets access to data and functionality

Deployment options

  • System runs on client infrastructure
  • System runs on Geosparc infrastructure with dedicated hosting

Customizing

  • Sleevemonkey is ready to use but clients can go further and add a custom application

Mobile

  • Sleevemonkey comes with a ready-to-use Mobile Application
  • Handy map with touch support
  • Ability to switch on/off map layers
  • Feature Info via easy touch
The fastest way to track and manage issues

Imagine a heavy storm hits a city. Houses are damaged, trees have fallen down, cars are damaged, etc. How can a city or government institution quickly track and manage all those issues? With Issuedoc. Issuedoc brings you an easy, point-and-click mobile solution to report issues and problems and to track issues on a map. With Issuedoc citizens or government representatives can quickly go out and track issues. It even allows you to enhance issues with text and pictures and it can be easily customized to meet the specific needs of cities and local governments. Issuedoc can be easily connected to popular issue tracking devices or integrated with existing, proprietary business applications and databases.

Issuedoc can be used by many government organizations and in many industries. For example:

  • Insurance companies can have their agents document issues with text, pictures, gps location and other insurance specific information and have this send over to their headquarters in a second
  • Big industrial terrains/surfaces where workers, via their smartphone or tablet, can identify issues that are then automaticaly send to the persons that need to take action
  • Tourist routes where pedestrians or bikers can report on missing route descriptions (arrows, markings on the road) or report on other specifics

The possibilities for using Issuedoc are endless – the solution rock solid.

Features 

Packages with state-of-the-art issue handling back-end

  • Workflows
  • Assign issues to handlers
  • Reports on issue handling

Easy to use mobile application

  • Point and click
  • User friendly
  • Maximum use of device features like GPS and camera

Simple yet powerful

  • Report issues
  • Locate them on the map
    • GPS
    • Cell location
    • WIFI location
  • Document it with pictures and images
    • Load from device file system
    • Take pictures with device camera
  • Add textual description for the issue
  • Submit

Runs on all type of devices

  • Smart phones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops and desktop PC’s

Deployment options

  • SAAS
    • Service provided by Geosparc with monthly subscription
  • Server solution
    • Installation with customer, license based

Customization options

  • Custom style
    • CSS3
    • HTML5
  • Custom issue types
  • Custom background maps
  • Integration
    • Can be integrated with existing business processes and systems
    • Can be embedded within other mobile applications
Geoservices

With Geoservices we provide you with either highly skilled professionals to help you develop and implement Web GIS applications. Or, we provide you with the needed training to develop, manage and use any Web GIS application developed with Geomajas. But before even starting with the development we can help to take a step back and look at current and future needs and evaluate & advise you on the best way forward.