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The Intersection of Geospatial and Business Intelligence

in FOSS4G, FOSS4G2011, Video, OSGeo

Business intelligence (the techniques used in identifying, extracting, and analyzing business data) is a massive market and a vibrant area of research and development for many companies. The incorporation of true geospatial data and analysis is still a new facet in the field and one that is expected to experience significant growth and evolution in the near future.

The goal of this talk is to discuss the current state of the open-source solutions, discuss the strengths and short comings of the current solutions and look at avenues for improvement and opportunity.

A few of the technologies that will be touched upon will include:

  • Olap4j
  • Geomondrian
  • Geowebbi
  • Spatialytics
  • Pentaho
  • Mondrian

Some axes of discussion:

  • Types of Queries
  • Types of Reports
  • Supported Standards
  • Supported Data Sources
  • Role in ecosystem
  • Interoperability
  • Architectures
  • Performance


Note: The first few minutes of this talk were not properly recorded. This is about 90% of the recording.

Jesse Eichar