Introducing the Hexagon Geospatial Developer Network

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We are proud to announce the launch of the Hexagon Geospatial Developer Network (HGDN)! An HGDN subscription gives you broad access to all of the Hexagon Geospatial product portfolios. Whether you are extending products, customizing them for specific workflows or usage, or building your own solution on the Hexagon Geospatial platform, the HGDN is the place to find not only the developer tools you need to succeed, but also the foundational knowledge that is needed to ensure that your developers fully understand the technology and how to get the most out of it.

Hexagon Geospatial Developer Network (HGDN) and Hexagon Smart M.Apps

If you’re interested in developing Smart M.Apps, then a subscription to the HGDN is your entry point. You will get access to the M.App Studio development environment, Smart M.App technical forums, and training. In addition, a subscription to the HGDN will connect you with a community of your peers and Hexagon Geospatial subject matter experts for discussion and idea sharing to help you stay in front of new techniques for problem solving, process methodology, and technology innovation. An HGDN subscription also provides access to the technical staff of Hexagon Geospatial, to participate, on a fee basis, in your challenging project work. All of this from a single source – the Hexagon Geospatial Developer Network.

What is the Difference Between HGDN and the Community?

The HGDN is the premium tier of the Hexagon Geospatial Community, which is rich with technical discussion forums, eTraining, self-paced tutorials, and code samples to help you understand geospatial technology and concepts. Facing a technical hurdle? Make sure you check the technical forums to see if someone else may have already encountered the same challenge and understand how they came to a resolution. It doesn’t matter what Industry you’re focused on. Geospatial technology spans many industries. Technical geospatial innovation knows no boundaries and is a common thread across government at all levels, finance, food, infrastructure, health, conservation, defense, safety, and security industries. And that’s just the short list!

What do I get with my subscription?

ACCESS TO POWERFUL TOOLKITS The HGDN provides access to currently published Software Developer Kits (SDKs) for the Power Portfolio products.

ACCESS TO M.APP STUDIO Develop your own Smart M.Apps to solve geospatial business problems.

IN-DEPTH RESOURCES  HGDN membership gives you access to a wide range of eTraining videos, tutorials, collaborative code samples, and web-based training. Everything you need to acquire the precise knowledge to address your geospatial challenges.

ASK THE EXPERTS Contact the Hexagon Geospatial developer teams to help you solve complex project requirements.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION The comprehensive developer community and support forums let you share ideas and benefit from the collective problem solving of the community.

DEVELOPER CONFERENCE Meet the global community, network, gain hands-on experience and sharpen your skills.

M.APP STUDIO ACCESS

M.App Studio is a web-based workroom that simplifies app creation for development partners by providing an intuitive, interactive framework for designing and building geospatial apps. Applications created with this environment are endorsed by Hexagon Geospatial and become Hexagon Smart M.Apps. M.App Studio enables our partners to create their own Smart M.Apps and participate in the growing ecosystem of app based solutions to location-based business problems.

SDK/API ACCESS

Develop extensions and customized solutions based on GeoMedia and ERDAS IMAGINE platforms to provide more in-depth geospatial analysis. Customize web-based GIS solutions for wide audiences, develop new simplified workflows or content services, or add mobile to your product reach. The robust SDK/API access you get through the Hexagon Geospatial Developer Network, will enable you to deliver productive, efficient and innovative solutions to address your customers’ location-based challenges.

KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION

Tutorials, eTraining, and collaborative code samples will shorten the learning curve as you expand your business into new areas. Access the Hexagon Geospatial unified geospatial portfolio, bringing together ALL our GIS, remote sensing, and photogrammetry software for both the desktop and server environments. You’ll also be able to access Smart M.App eTraining to explore the possibilities in the exciting new geospatial app business.

STRONG TECHNICAL FOUNDATION

The HGDN has been created for companies and developers seeking proven tools and technologies on which to base their geospatial products and solutions. Hexagon Geospatial products have a cumulative R&D investment in excess of 150 product-years. Leverage the benefits of the knowledge and innovation behind those products, as a foundation upon which to build your own location-based solutions.

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Jay Pongonis

A 15 year veteran of Hexagon Geospatial, ERDAS, and Intergraph, including 7 years as a Senior Technical Instructor, I have a lot of hands-on experience with the wide product portfolio offered by Hexagon Geospatial. In my current role in Product Marketing, I parlay that customer-facing experience into creating compelling, useful, informative documents and multimedia assets.

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