OnTerra’s MapSavvy (a Bing Maps WMS) Provides Satellite Imagery to Bishop Planetarium in South Florida

Dec 13, 2013 | Uncategorized

OnTerra Systems’ MapSavvy, a Bing Maps WMS, is now providing satellite datasets of aerial imagery of the planet to the new Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum. The new Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum is a state-of-the-art astronomy education center, with stunning multimedia capabilities, that are among the most advanced planetarium technologies in the world. The new Digistar 5 Dual-Projection System was installed earlier this month and began its use in shows last week.

The Bishop Planetarium’s new multi-media system improves the viewer experience of the Museum’s expanding full-dome show library with projectors that are more than three times as bright and twelve times crisper (higher contrast) than the previous projectors. This allows the planetarium to display Earth’s lands, ocean, atmosphere, and climate using satellite imagery obtained through OnTerra Systems’ MapSavvy, and based on Bing Maps images.

“By providing the Bishop Planetarium with an affordable source of satellite images of our planet from MapSavvy, the planetarium is able to provide an incredibly powerful and engaging experience for visitors,” said Steve Milroy, president and founder of OnTerra Systems USA. “MapSavvy is a Bing Maps WMS (also known as a web mapping service) that provides dramatic satellite imagery at a fraction of the cost of other Bing Maps WMS offerings,” he said.

About OnTerra Systems

Founded in 2005, OnTerra Systems is a company of Web mapping experts and programming specialists that provide Web mapping services and products, fleet optimization systems and products, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integration services and consulting. OnTerra Systems offers RouteSavvy: powerful fleet route optimization software that can be integrated in fleet management software, and fleet management systems. RouteSavvy software offers four key benefits:  improved productivity, time savings and reduced labor costs, reduce fuel costs from more efficient routing, and reduced environmental impact. OnTerra can be reached at:  www.OnTerraSystems.com, or 720.836.7201.

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