Safe Software Inc. announces it has added MapServer support to its web-based data delivery product SpatialDirect. This solution enables users to download data viewed with MapServer directly to their desktops in any format and projection. SpatialDirect has been integrated with: Autodesk MapGuide, ESRI ArcIMS, Intergraph GeoMedia WebMap, MapInfo MapXtreme, and now MapServer. It can also be easily integrated with other custom viewers or web-mapping applications.
MapServer is an Open Source development environment for building spatially enabled Internet applications. MapServer is not a full-featured GIS system, but it provides enough core functionality to support a wide variety of web applications. MapServer users have the ability to browse GIS data and even create “geographic image maps”. For more information, visit https://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/. SpatialDirect is a web-based data delivery system for distributing spatial data over the Internet or intranet. With SpatialDirect, users can identify and view data, and then download it in the format and projection of their choice. SpatialDirect works with spatial databases like ArcSDE®, Geodatabase®, GeoMedia® Warehouse, Oracle® 8i/9i Spatial, and with flat files like SDF, Shape, CAD formats and GML. Visit www.safe.com to try SpatialDirect, or to see how SpatialDirect integrates with different web-mapping applications. Safe Software Inc. is the industry leader in Spatial ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) technologies. Safe Software provides both spatial data transformation solutions and professional services.