Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Bentley Systems, Inc., released Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 3) and Geo Web Publisher V8i (SELECTseries 4) to further advance GIS for infrastructure. Bentley Geo Web Publisher – a web GIS platform with high-performance publishing capabilities for the integration of a variety of data sources and authoring and administration of web applications – maximises the value of geospatial information. The new versions of these two products further streamline geospatial workflows, saving time, reducing costs and uniquely meeting the demanding needs of infrastructure projects.
Bentley Map now empowers users to take even greater advantage of point-cloud data and scalable terrain models in engineering workflows. In addition, it improves geospatial workflows with the convenience of spatial data streaming from spatial databases (Oracle Spatial, and now Microsoft SQL Server Spatial) and Open Geospatial Consortium-compliant web services. The new version of Bentley Geo Web Publisher supports the publishing of 3D spatial information.
Richard Zambuni, Bentley global marketing director, said, “The new releases of Bentley Map and Bentley Geo Web Publisher update and significantly extend the capabilities of our broad range of products for desktop and web GIS workflows. Moreover, they deliver the engineering accuracy and rigor that today’s GIS professionals demand.”
Agnieszka Kolkiewicz, GIS consultant, Logica Poland, said, “Since 1986 Logica Poland has been providing integrated systems for water utilities in Poland. The GIS module is part of the solution we provide, and currently more than 40 customers are earning profits from it. We are planning to rebuild our GIS application using the new development interface (API) in Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 3). From our initial investigations of this latest release we are very excited about using the new Microsoft SQL Server Spatial support, the spatial data streaming, the Web Feature Service capability, and the enhanced XFM feature engine. These new capabilities in Bentley Map will help us deliver an even better application for our users.”
Eric Moos, GIS administrator, City of Largo, Florida, USA, said, “The City of Largo has adopted Bentley Map Enterprise as its desktop GIS standard for geospatial data creation and analysis, and we use Bentley’s geospatial desktop and server applications in conjunction with Oracle Spatial as the primary components of our enterprise GIS technology architecture. In our evaluation and testing of the new Bentley Map Enterprise V8i (SELECTseries 3) release, we are pleased with the overall performance increase and the addition of direct database access technology for geospatial databases. When paired with the 3D feature modeling capabilities already in Bentley Map, the new scalable terrain model functionality will enable us to build and maintain a 3D city model that can be used throughout the organization for planning, visualization, and analysis of new infrastructure projects. It also will allow us to fully leverage the value of our investment in digital design data for capital infrastructure improvement projects to build and maintain our enterprise geospatial database.”