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Carmenta Server Core

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The complete solution for visualisation and distribution

Carmenta Server Core is Carmenta’s geospatial technology customised for use in service oriented architectures on the Docker container platform. It offers robust, cost-effective technology for building and maintaining highly scalable web-based geospatial applications everywhere – hosted, on-premises or in the cloud.

  • Supports Docker containers on Windows, Linux and major cloud platforms
  • Native support for a wide range of data formats
  • Optimised for handling dynamic data
  • High performance and reliability
  • Compliant with OGC standards

With the strength of Carmenta Engine as its core map engine, Carmenta Server Core utilises the full power of Carmenta’s robust software technology. Based on a common set of battle-proven components that already are deployed in a wide range of customer applications with its predecessor Carmenta Server, Carmenta Server Core can be relied upon as the backend of any demanding 24/7/365 web-based system.

Carmenta Server Core is the containerised version of Carmenta Server, which has demonstrated outstanding performance and reliability in operational deployments, and handles all map and sensor data, together with all other types of 2D and 3D geospatial information.

Given the very high performance figures and its ability to handle high loads, Carmenta Server Core enables mission critical web-based applications to be deployed in environments requiring less hardware than the competition, and with higher utilisation of system resources, without compromising on capacity or availability. It fully supports the deployment of web-based services on the Docker container platform, in virtual and cloud environments.

System integrators and software developers can benefit from Carmenta Server Core’s adaptability and small footprint, as it can be easily integrated into any new or existing system architecture. With its fully scriptable configuration and integration with common Docker orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes for instance, Carmenta Server Core is the ideal solution for automation and micro services-based map services. With Carmenta Server Core’s Software Development Kit (SDK), customers can develop, test and integrate online map services in a cost-effective manner.

All Carmenta products use the same map configuration settings, which promote the re-use and sharing of maps within and between organisations. Furthermore, all maps used in a Carmenta Engine-based application can easily be published as geospatial web services through Carmenta Server Core. A number of geoprocessing and terrain analysis functions are also available in Carmenta Server Core, including line-of-sight, slope/aspect and vertical clearance analyses for instance.

Carmenta is an Associate member of OGC, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. Using only standardised and open web interfaces, Carmenta Server Core is the perfect backend for any kind of web-based environment that handles geospatial data.

Carmenta Server Core comes bundled with a JavaScript web client based on popular open source components, including OpenLayers for 2D maps and Cesium for 3D.

KEY FEATURES

  • Native reading of GIS data from more than 70 GIS file formats and spatial databases
  • Powerful processing of geospatial data on-the-fly such as Slope and Line-of-Sight calculations
  • Combines and analyses data from multiple sources simultaneously
  • Full integration of sensor data and dynamic object information in all services
  • On-the-fly transformation of customer-specific data models to external standards
  • Geodata catalogues for keeping track of datasets and services with automatic updates
  • Comes bundled with Carmenta Web Explorer, a feature-rich web client based on OpenLayers and Cesium, for advanced 2D and 3D maps
  • Efficient tools for creating, editing, storing and publishing metadata
  • Built-in map tile cache
  • Built-in proxy server for cascading data from external services
  • Scriptable map service administration and a built-in overview web page for published map services
  • Optimised for Docker containers and scalable Docker services, in Windows, Linux and cloud environments
  • Highly scalable internally with support for multiple map server instances in a single container
  • Adapted for deployment on physical or virtual servers, hosted or on-premises, as well as major cloud platforms

RELIABILITY AND SECURITY

  • Possible to add and remove services dynamically, without restart
  • Login with ticket/cookie based sessions or challenge based (NTLM etc.), depending on availability in the different web server/Operating System versions supported
  • Security controlled by setting access restrictions on services and layers
  • Integration with Docker orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes for instance
  • Automatic notification of errors and restart of services
  • Flexible connection to external authentication servers
  • Holds the following OGC certificates:
  • Supports other OGC standards such as GML 3.2.1, WCS 1.1.2, WMC 1.0.0 and more
  • Transactional WFS (WFS-T) for creating, deleting and updating features on the server
  • Feature Portrayal Service (FPS) for rendering features from WFS servers
  • Automatic GML generation from multiple vector data sources on-the-fly
  • Advanced download service based on WFS including on-the-fly Shapefile generation
  • Support for Styled Layer Descriptor/Symbol Encoding (SLD/SE) for setting map portrayal
  • Supports tiled vector data following the Mapbox Vector Tiles (MVT) specification, for high performance vector maps
  • Supports web-based 3D with Cesium 3D Tiles and Terrain services


 

 


Carmenta Server 4.6

A complete solution for cost-effective visualisation and distribution of GIS data through web services
Carmenta Server is Carmenta’s geospatial technology customised for use in service oriented architectures on Windows Server. It offers robust, cost-effective technology for building and maintaining highly scalable web-based geospatial applications.

  • Native support for a wide range of data formats
  • Optimised for handling dynamic data
  • High performance and reliability
  • Easy set-up and administration
  • Compliant with OGC standards

With the strength of Carmenta Engine as its core map engine, Carmenta Server utilises the full power of Carmenta’s robust software technology. Based on a common set of battle-proven components and already deployed in a wide range of customer applications, it can be relied upon as the backend of any demanding 24/7/365 web-based system.

Carmenta Server has demonstrated outstanding performance and reliability in operational deployments, and handles all map and sensor data, together with all other types of 2D and 3D geospatial information.

Given the very high performance figures and its ability to handle high loads, Carmenta Server enables mission critical web-based applications to be deployed in environments
requiring less hardware than the competition, and with higher utilisation of system resources, without compromising on capacity or availability. It fully supports the deployment of web-based services in virtual and cloud environments.

System integrators and software developers can benefit from Carmenta Server’s adaptability and small footprint, as it can be easily integrated into any new or existing system architecture.  Not to mention its hassle-free setup, user-friendly web-based administration and flexible licensing system. With Carmenta Server’s Software Development Kit (SDK), customers can develop, test and integrate online map services in a cost-effective manner.

 

All Carmenta products use the same map configuration settings, which promote the re-use and sharing of maps within and between organisations. Furthermore, all maps used in a Carmenta Engine-based application can easily be published as geospatial web services through Carmenta Server. A number of geoprocessing and terrain analysis functions are also available in Carmenta Server, including line-of-sight, slope/aspect and vertical clearance analyses for instance.

Carmenta is an Associate member of OGC, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. Using only standardised and open web interfaces, Carmenta Server is the perfect backend for any kind of web-based environment that handles geospatial data.

Carmenta Server comes bundled with a JavaScript web client based on popular open source components, including
OpenLayers for 2D maps and Cesium for 3D.

Key features

  • Native reading of GIS data from more than 70 GIS file formats and spatial databases
  • Powerful processing of geospatial data on-the-fly such as Slope and Line-of-Sight calculations
  • Combines and analyses data from multiple sources simultaneously
  • Full integration of sensor data and dynamic object information in all services
  • On-the-fly transformation of customer-specific data models to external standards
  • Geodata catalogues for keeping track of datasets and services with automatic updates
  • Comes bundled with Carmenta Web Explorer, a feature-rich web client based on OpenLayers and Cesium, for advanced 2D and 3D maps
  • Ready-to-use geospatial portal components
  • Efficient tools for creating, editing, storing and publishing metadata
  • Built-in map tile cache with tools to pre-populate the cache in runtime
  • Built-in proxy server for cascading data from external services
  • Full control over server administration from a single web page
  • Scriptable map service administration and a built-in overview web page for published map services
  • Optimised for multi-core processors on 64-bit Windows Server
  • Highly scalable internally with support for multiple map server instances on a single server
  • Adapted for deployment in virtual and cloud environments

Reliability and security

  • Possible to add and remove services dynamically, without restart
  • Login with ticket/cookie based sessions or challenge based (NTLM etc.)
  • Security controlled by setting access restrictions on services and layers
  • Integrated monitoring of server usage with live graph presentation in runtime
  • Automatic notification of errors and restart of services
  • Flexible connection to external authentication servers

Holds the following OGC certificates:

  • Supports other OGC standards such as: GML 3.2.1, WCS 1.1.2, WMC 1.0.0 and more.
  • Transactional WFS (WFS-T) for creating, deleting and updating features on the server
  • Feature Portrayal Service (FPS) for rendering features from WFS servers
  • Automatic GML generation from multiple vector data sources on-the-fly
  • Advanced download service based on WFS including on-the-fly Shapefile generation
  • Support for Styled Layer Descriptor/Symbol Encoding (SLD/SE) for setting map portrayal
  • Supports tiled vector data following the Mapbox Vector Tiles (MVT) specification, for high performance vector maps
  • Supports web-based 3D with Cesium 3D Tiles and Terrain services