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Woolpert Launches Tool to Host Geospatial Imagery


Woolpert is launching STREAM:RASTER, a subscription software service that hosts and facilitates access to geospatial imagery in the cloud.

Customers can upload raster data to STREAM:RASTER and it creates tile caches of the data that is ready for use in GIS and web mapping software. Customers are then able to manage and control access to their proprietary imagery in STREAM:RASTER, with support and a service level agreement from Woolpert.

The concept for STREAM:RASTER was born from clients who had used SmartView Connect, a Woolpert application that enables clients to review orthoimagery and GIS data while a project is underway. After projects were completed, many clients said that they wanted to retain proprietary access to the data while Woolpert continued as host. Like SmartView Connect, the data hosted in STREAM:RASTER is accessible by Esri software on desktop and web, as well as on many open source and commercial web mapping platforms like OpenLayers and Google Maps.

“STREAM:RASTER is the result of us scratching a real business itch based on customer feedback,” said Dylan Thomas, Woolpert cloud director. “It’s exciting to be able to fill that need. We understand imagery, we understand data, we are a Google partner and we are an Esri partner. This is just the next logical step in supporting our clients’ evolving geospatial needs.”

For more information about STREAM:RASTER, visit woolpert.com/stream-raster.


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