InforShell Open Map Based Information Platform (OMBIP)


New Features in OMBIP Browser V 4.3.1



2006 NEW!   3D Canada, 3D Bathymetry, Roam Earth 3D, Reveal Earth - True Color Elevations 3D,   High quality 3D topography visualizations,   Interactive features.   Add notes/images to the geographic background and take the geographic information platform with you to the field.
World 3D visualization image gallery: North America   South America   Europe   Africa   Arabian Peninsula   Asia   False color visualization

V 4.3.1   New 3D Engine, creates high quality 3D topography visualizations



New Features in OMBIP Browser V 4.0.0

        View 3D RS images in OMBIP web browser version 4.0.0! Select any area on a RS image to generate a 3D graph based on pixels' hue, luminosity or predefined color indexing. Using the mouse, users can alter graph viewing angle (left click and drag) and traverse the RS image while in 3D mode (right click and drag on original image).



New Features in OMBIP Browser V 3.5.1

        To facilitate analysis of color indexed/true color images, OMBIP web browser version 3.5.1. enables image display filters. Users can visually locate areas/pixels of interest by specifying filters based on pixel hue, luminosity, or interpreted data values from previously defined color index.



New Features in OMBIP Browser V 3.4.1

        A very visual and effective way of presenting remote sensing data is in the form of color indexed images. Although color indexed images make two-dimentional trends obvious, few color coding schemes appear linear to the eye - once a location of interest is found, it is often difficult to accurately interpret the meaning of each color.

        To enable more effective use of color indexed images, InforShell incorporated a color translation feature to OMBIP web browser version 3.4.1. Users can obtain numeric data calculated from image color at cursor location, which may represent elevation, vegetation or gravity field data, as well as current longitude/latitude coordinates.



New Features in OMBIP Browser V 3.3.1

Custom browser interface
Custom object display filter
Custom setting object auto-refresh interval
Custom setting data transfer mode
One symbol links to multiple data components


Custom browser interface

        For data presentation over the Internet/Intranet, most organizations create title pages to help employees/customers understand that they are accessing data from the correct source.

        To facilitate such requirements when sharing data though an OMBIP Browser, InforShell has added a new feature to enable custom interface design. Logos, project titles could be displayed on the browser startup interface so that organizations have control over what end users perceive as "the whole package".

        OMBIP Browser V3.3.1 comes in two styles - basic and deluxe. In both version, browser appearance can be customized as follows:

    • Upper-Left Title

    • Main Title

    • Data copyright notice

    • Default Server IP address
In the deluxe version, the above settings and an additional image can be customized. They are determined by a root.bmp and a SysName.txt contained in the download .zip file. In the basic version, the above settings are embedded in the .exe file (which functions alone). Organizations can customize browser appearance using their OMBIP Server, so that all OMBIP Browsers downloaded from the(se) server(s) will display the desired interface.


Custom object display filter

        For applications where large quantities of objects are located on the map/image background under one category, users may wish to selectively view the distribution of a few objects according to technical parameters. For example:

1) Industrial networks including communication, transportation, natural gas, water and power distribution systems contain devices where load, capacity, life-span etc. may require specific monitoring.

2) Natural resource discovery and distribution applications such as mining, contamination control and logistics evaluate components based on availability, quality, hazardous material content, storage time etc.

        Professionals using OMBIP to monitor a distribution system can avoid examining each component when seeking a specific quality. In OMBIP Browser V3.3.1, InforShell has added a new "search conditions" dialog box. Based on end user specification, only those components that conform to target conditions will be displayed as symbols on the map/image background and listed in the "Find" dialog box.

Note: this features can be switched on/off for each project by the database administrator.


Custom setting object auto-refresh interval

        For most industrial distribution networks, effective management and public safety requires real-time monitoring of network components. To aid professionals in this area, OMBIP Browser V3.3.1 provides an "auto-refresh" feature with custom interval setting. If user activates "auto-refresh", symbol appearance and linked data will be updated periodically as specified.

Note: this features can be switched on/off for each project by the database administrator.


Custom setting data transfer mode

        Some OMBIP end users are situated behind very busy routers that cause data congestion. To increase data access speed for these end users, InforShell has created an alternative data transfer mode for OMBIP Browser V3.3.1. Users may switch between the original mode (map pieces transferred in bundles) or the new technology (map pieces transferred individually) in a browser dialog box.


One symbol links to multiple data components

        OMBIP is designed to enable most effective visual presentation of complex distributed network systems spread over large areas. Using the OMBIP back-end data management studio, the following 5 types of data can be linked to one symbol on the map/image background:

    • keywords (high access frequency)

    • database record (moderate access frequency)

    • related webpage (low access frequency)

    • related photo/image

    • more detailed description of related photo/images
End users can first examine components based on symbol appearance (status indicator) and location on the background map, then study detailed data as listed above by clicking on the symbol.