Go Logic's development team takes great pride in creating the ultimate solution for our customers. Client investment (temporal, human, and financial) is given great consideration when crafting a software system.
Our company does not hold distributor agreements or partnerships with third party software providers. This enables us to consider and incorporate a broad spectrum of platforms, database structures, image base maps, and GIS software. We piece together the most efficient and effective components to meet your goals.
National Data Maps by District and DMA (National Cable Communications)
Go Logic created a mapping system designed for fast access to cable system data in the US to support sales and research. We designed a streamlined interface to guide users to create custom maps of districts, DMAs, or custom-defined study areas incorporating a data-rich warehouse of political, census, consumer, psychographic, and client-uploaded information. This tool will revolutionize the way that media consultants conduct buys.
The system is built on a .NET C# platform and integrates several different components. The user interface and primary processing modules are housed in a Flex project utilizing the UMap map engine. The district and cable system data are stored in a SQL Server database. Custom .NET web services handle the data transactions between the Flex module and SQL Server. Geographic data is stored in KML files that are loaded into the application using an "on demand" design for the optimum performance.
Cable system boundaries are built from MSO service geographies. A server-based geographic maintenance utility uses SQL Server 2008 spatial functions to automatically create new cable system boundaries when there is a change in the MSO service areas. The utility exports a KML file and the mapping system reflects the new boundaries immediately.
Campaign Data DisplayFirst Contact provides technical expertise in managing election campaigns. They increased the value of their web-based system by adding an interactive mapping module. The map viewer allows users to easily view thematic maps of the voters as a means of targeting campaign events. Specific voter data can be displayed by clicking on a voter icon.
The framework uniquely ties together several technologies to create a powerful, flexible, and scalable web application. A .NET C# application is the host platform. The user interface is built with Flex and the ArcGIS Flex API. The maps and spatial processing are provided by ArcGIS Server. Microsoft Bing street and aerial tiles serve up the basemap. Custom layers, such as precinct boundaries and voter locations, are pulled from a SDE/SQL Server database.
The site handles data for all of Canada and can rapidly display over 10,000 points in a view. A streamlined processing design keeps moves the data rapidly from the database to the map.
An adiministrator module, accessed through the map viewer, provides a simple method for non-GIS experts to create and manage the thematic maps available to users. Maps can be created for any variable in the database.
Another important feature is the ability of users to customize their data reports by creating their own neighborhood boundaries by drawing on the map. After creating a neighborhood, the application finds the voters within the boundary and updates the backend database.
Voter Analysis Interactive Bing MapThe Voter Analysis Interactive Map allows users to create a query against an SQL Server database and review the resulting set of voters on a Virtual Earth map and data grid. Voters can then be selected by drawing a box on the map and used for creating reports and mail lists. By moving the mouse over a voter icon a popup window of household data is displayed.
The Bing API is integrated into the .NET environment and used in both server-side and client-side modules. After processing the query on the server, the voter points and precinct boundaries are written to GeoRSS XML files which are consumed on the client side and displayed over the Virtual Earth basemap.
VoteVision Broadcast Election Mapping
VoteVision is a
custom-mapping system used by CNN on election nights. It
retrieves the latest vote results every 15 seconds and enables CNN to
spot geographic trends and explain spatial complexities of voting
patterns as election night unfolds.
The maps are displayed on TV as the centerpiece of an analyst's discussion. This application was used during the November 2002 and November 2004 US elections.