GIS development services
GeoMind offers its customers a wide range of services resulting from a decade of experience in software development, design and integration.
The consolidated GIS and Computer Vision technologies developed by GeoMind are used within the services offered. Starting from different specifications, GeoMind transforms the needs of its customers, both private and public, national and foreigners, to customized and innovative services that respond to individual expectations.
GeoMind offers its services in areas which range from geographic data elaboration to the disclosure of GIS data, and from landscape development to Computer Vision.
DISCLOSURE OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
The Tuscany Region, in order to make geographic information accessible to citizens, mandated GeoMind to process aerial photographs and DEMs of Tuscany and create a 3D viewer integrated into the web.
TERRAFlyer was just born and, with its second version based on a C++ plug-in, developed in a flexible, powerful, and feature-rich software. In fact, TERRAFlyer2 is not only able to show landscape information, but also its evolution over the years.
The possibility of adopting 3D models of constructions such as buildings, flyovers and roads, helps to provide a valuable aid for landscape analysis and planning.
GeoMind’s geographical 3D viewer, GeoFlyer, and GeoMind’s technology for the production of datasets were used in the project ‘ITINERA Romanica’.
The project was about Romanesque churches and the dataset was enriched by 3D models of the buildings and contained virtual guided tours in English, Italian and French, leading to the discovery of the most important Romanesque churches of Sardinia and Tuscany.
The immersive panoramic and navigable photos and 3D models enable an intimate experience of these architectural wonders.
Since 2004, GeoMind has been contributing to the enrichment of Navionics’ marine cartography by designing and producing software libraries and applications intended for navigation.
Developed with GeoMind’s support, in 2005 Navionics published the first marine 3D map. It is currently available on the plotters of major vendors through GeoMind’s 3D visualization libraries by GeoMind.
Recent collaborations have allowed the development of the SonarChart, a high-resolution bathymetric chart, constantly updated thanks to the contributions of the members of Navionics’ community and viewable both on nautical and smartphone devices.
The tools developed by GeoMind have allowed the integration of existing bathymetric data with the sonar traces sent by users. This generated a new bathymetry that is more accurate and always up to date.
IMAGE PROCESSING AND COMPUTER VISION
In 2012, GeoMind’s expertise in Computer Vision and in huge dataset processing was requested by the Geographical Information System at the Commission (GISCO), a department of the European Commision. GISCO collected a huge number of images within the LUCAS project to create a Land Use/Cover Area Statistical survey of Europe.
GeoMind developed an application to detect faces and car plates in one million high-resolution photos, and to automatically blur sensitive information for privacy. This application uses the parallel-processing capabilities of GPUs to perform image analysis and detection in milliseconds. GeoMind’s algorithms for the detection of image features like faces and car plates can be applied in a wide range of industries, such as intrusion detection, video surveillance, environment reconstruction, image semantic analysis, and many more.
Computer Vision is a core point of GeoMind’s expertise and, harmonized with our capability of processing vector data, handling huge datasets and developing client and server applications, is one of Geomind’s key strengths.
GIS DATA PROCESSING
In 2010, GISCO mandated GeoMind to develop a maritime route network and an application to compute the distances among European ports. GeoMind’s proficiency in both the development of new algorithms and the processing of huge amounts of vectorial and spatial data with topological criteria permitted the creation of a complex maritime network, using the Automatic Identification System (AIS) data from the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
The developed maritime network has been stored both in a widely adopted spatial database and in a highly efficient format and is distributed with an application able to easily calculate the distances between the selected ports.
Port Distance is a stand-alone application, freely distributed by GISCO on CDs, and contains all the instructions for installation by users in a Windows – PC environment. Our applications are suitable for many different fields: terrestrial routing, maritime routing and general purpose routing for virtually any outdoor activity.