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MapGenie

OSi MapGenie is a web mapping service that provides online, immediate access to the most complete and highest quality map data available of Ireland.

MapGenie allows you to connect directly from your desktop to both OSi and Land and Property Services Northern Ireland (LPS) geodatabases via an All-Ireland Web Service, giving you easy and instant access to premium map data at a variety of scales for the entire island of Ireland through a single source.

OSi’s MapGenie can be consumed directly through any OGC compliant GIS software or web application, potentially allowing all members of your organisation to view and use the best map data available, thereby giving you a significant increase in value for money over traditional methods of data delivery.


The MapGenie 2 Cached Services Upgrade

The REST MapGenie web service is being upgraded and will now be referred to as the MapGenie 2 Cached Services Upgrade. This upgrade relates to both the architecture and the map data itself. The benefits of the MapGenie 2 Cached Services Upgrade are:

  • Updated Services;
    • Basemaps,
    • Orthophotography.
  • Additional Services include;
    • Customisable Hybrid Service (Image 1). There will be individual Building, Water and Transport layers that can be mixed and matched with any orthophotography or historic layers to create your own hybrid,
    • Additional Historic Service (Image 2). The 6” will now be available in colour as well as the current black & white.
Image 1: Customisable Hybrid Image 2: 6” in Colour
  • Architecture upgrade provides;
    • Improved Capacity: we can serve more maps for your users,
    • Improved Availability and Performance: we will now be using all the benefits of what the Amazon Cloud is offering.
    • More open security –you will now be able to use our mapping in ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Apps.
  • All services now pre-cached. MapGenie maps will now display even more quickly.

In summary this upgrade will provide updated and high speed (pre-cached) base maps with high availability for web, mobile and desktop applications.


What layers will be available in new MapGenie2 Cached Service?

ITM
Service Name
Basemap Premium
Basemap Public
Basemap medium and small scale Premium
Basemap medium and small scale Public
Discovery
Discovery with hill shading
Orthophotography (most current)
Hybrid Building
Hybrid Transport
Hybrid Water
Historic 25 inch
Historic 6 inch Black and White
Historic 6 inch Colour
6 inch Casini
Orthophotography 2005
Orthophotography 2000
Orthophotography 1995
Basemap √Čire Map

IG
Service Name
Basemap Premium
Basemap Public
Basemap medium and small scale Premium
Basemap medium and small scale Public
Discovery
Discovery with hill shading
Orthophotography (most current)

WM
Service Name
Basemap Premium
Basemap Public
Basemap medium and small scale Premium
Basemap medium and small scale Public
Discovery
Discovery with hill shading
Orthophotography (most current)
Basemap √Čire Map  

If you previously had a REST account for;

  • website,
  • mobile app and
  • ArcGIS Online (AGOL)

You will now be able to receive a separate Cached Web Service account for each.

  • If you had a REST token for an external facing site (including AGOL external facing sites, you will be provided with new tokens and new MapGenie links.
  • If you had a REST token for a mobile app, you will no longer need a token but will receive new MapGenie links, a username and password.
  • If you had a REST token for an internal AGOL (ArcGIS On Line) facing site you will no longer need a token but will receive new MapGenie links, a username and password.
  • If you use ESRI’s desktop software, you will be provided with new MapGenie links, a username and password so that you can access the cached web service on your desktop.

What are the other future MapGenie developments?

There are many other developments planned for MapGenie in 2014/2015. In the future we will implement the following;

  • Non-cached services upgrade (infrastructure and a new range of services),
  • Non-cached mapping (basemaps) visible beyond 1:1,000,
  • Feature Services,
  • Basemap Prime 2 upgrade,
  • ArcGIS Server 10.2.1 to 10.3 server upgrade.

Features & Benefits

OSi’s MapGenie web service offers many benefits to existing and potential customers;

  • Rapid, easy access to national vector mapping, orthophotography, and historic imagery, at all scales, through a single source.
  • Instant updates – as our supply database is updated, so will your view of our map data through MapGenie.
  • Reduces or removes the need for users to store and manage OSi data locally, providing significant time & cost benefits.
  • Access to map data for all of Ireland through a single source, ideal for cross-border projects.
  • All map data is hosted in full by OSi with no need for you to store and manage our data locally, providing significant time & cost benefits.
  • Map data is served as needed by customers – no need for time-consuming translations to different data formats, thus making our data easier and cheaper to work with.
  • New symbology gives a clean, modern representation of our vector data at small, medium & large scales delivered via WMS with layer control, giving greater flexibility than traditional raster mapping.
  • Standards-based and provided in open format, thereby removing the need to manage data translation.
  • MapGenie Premium Services can be used in any OGC desktop application, or displayed through your web applications, giving you the potential to extend access to OSi mapping to all staff in your organization.
  • MapGenie Public Services available – allowing you to reduce the time, cost and effort involved in delivering web mapping applications to public users or customers.

OSi can provide a service to assist you in developing an entry level web based application that can provide basic GIS functionality and access to OSi data (reduces complexity and cost of GIS applications and data usage).

Service Specification & Availability

  • OGC compliant WMS services with basic windows authentication.
  • ESRI REST cached services with token security (ArcGIS Server 10.2.1).
  • All services available in ITM, and selected services available in Web Mercator and IG projections.
  • 24/7 service availability with Monday to Friday 9am-5pm customer support, direct from OSi or through Amazon EC2.

Map Data Available

  • National medium scale vector data, with contours and elevation, designed specifically for web use.
  • National large scale vector data, designed specifically for web use.
  • Latest orthophotography available.
  • 2010, 2005, 2000 & 1995 orthophotography.
  • 25 inch Historic mapping.
  • 6 inch Historic mapping in either colour or black & white
  • 6 inch Cassini mapping.

See how our customers are using MapGenie to maximise their investment in OSi data and services.

Web Services also support our own operations.

 

 

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