Standards-based Web Mapping Service
OnTerra MapSavvy™ WMS is a web mapping service that provides access to Bing Maps base data such as ortho imagery, road data, and hybrid layers (road + ortho) in Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - Web Mapping Service (WMS) format. This WMS implementation provides an inexpensive way to access Bing maps images needed for practical business use, research, or government purposes – such as aerial-view site images that need to be included in architecture and engineering drawings, proposals, and reports; utility, transportation, and pipeline planning; Homeland Security; and any endeavor that requires detailed maps or high-resolution imagery.
Open Geospatial Consortium
The OGC WMS standard is a widely used method of sharing geospatial data over the internet. This standard is incorporated into many custom client applications as well popular CAD and GIS software (e.g. Autodesk AutoCAD, Bentley Microstation, MapInfo, etc). Although Bing Maps is a popular map service, it is not natively exposed as a WMS service. MapSavvy™ WMS is a service which makes all of the world wide high resolution coverage of Bing Maps available to WMS-enabled client software. More information on OGC WMS standards is available at the OGC web site
If you are using CAD packages like Autodesk 3D or Bentley Microstation for design and wish to include Bing data such as roads, terrain, etc., then MapSavvy™ WMS is for you. Enhance the value of your design product to your clients by including geo-spatial context to that design.
UAV manufacturers (or even non-aerial)
If you design remote-controlled vehicles for air or land, chances are you will provide some portable guidance station that will display mapping reference data so that the operator will know where the unmanned vehicle actually is. MapSavvy™ WMS is perfect for this role, and in fact is now a component part of at least one UAV software package included in many UAV products! (See our "Successes" tab)
Many government entities will have GIS databases to store geospatial in, however it is sometimes difficult for non-technical folks to extract and use the data. MapSavvy™ WMS makes it very easy to add map data to existing applications and maps.
Cloud Cap Technologies
Cloud Cap Technology (a Goodrich company) provides highly integrated software and hardware solutions for the emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market. They chose in early 2010 to integrate our MapSavvy™ WMS service into their autopilot control software and their camera payload so that their customers would have easy and cost-effective access to BING maps data.
bright house Networks
The seventh largest cable operator in the U.S. bright house Networks maintains an extensive fiber optic network that is designed and managed using Bentley Microstation CAD software. To provide the surface detail as a backdrop to these designs, bright house turned to OnTerra's MapSavvy™ WMS for the data layer needed.
AgWorks specializes in the development and support of crop insurance processing systems such as web-based and standalone MPCI and crop hail systems used for quoting, policy administration, mapping, fund designation, billing, claims, compliance, commissions, and FCIC reconciliation. They've chosen OnTerra's MapSavvy™ WMS to support their web-based reporting and policy management tools.
Merrick, a firm that provides engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, and geospatial technologies services and a leader in advanced mapping technologies, chose OnTerra to provide the web-mapping service needed for their industry leading LiDAR platform.
Here it is in action with Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D:
Pricing for OnTerra MapSavvy™ WMS includes the license for Bing Maps data along with all hosting involved, and is $60/year.
MapSavvy™ WMS FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
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