To Build Useful Geospatial Applications, You Need the Right Developer Tools

In 1997, Steve Jobs said the legendary words, “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.” This still applies to technology today.

Before developing end user geospatial applications, it’s important to put yourself in the shoes of the end user and ask questions like:

  • What kind of information does the user need, detailed insight or a general overview of aggregated data?
  • What features does the user need; is elaborate functionality necessary when all an air traffic controller requires is visualizing country borders and flight tracks?
  • What will the physical environment look like for operators? If they are in poorly lit circumstances and wearing gloves, then you’d better provide big buttons and clear visuals.
  • Is the user an analyst who needs only to visualize the data, in which case a hotspot map may be sufficient? Or, would the user need an interactive environment to, for example, filter out specific events?
  • Does the user need to view data in 2D only or in all dimensions, and will switching between different views be required?

To fulfil customer requirements like the ones above, developers need a flexible toolkit that helps them integrate advanced geospatial features in dedicated operational applications. Enter Hexagon’s Luciad Portfolio.

Build the Solution of Your End Users’ Dreams

In our on-demand webinar, learn how Hexagon’s Luciad SDKs can deliver the most value for your geospatial applications. Custom-designed as building blocks for geospatial applications, these SDKs enable full flexibility in creating dynamic 2D and 3D visualization, analysis, and situational awareness applications – including for mission-critical tasks.

With Hexagon’s Luciad Portfolio, you can easily switch between 2D and 3D, directly connect to more than 200 data formats, benefit from GPU acceleration and much more to build real-time location intelligence applications.

Ready to learn firsthand how you can use the Luciad Portfolio to  build the exact application your end users require? Watch the webinar!