Geogravy FAQs

Please explain for Business Intelligence (BI) functions how GeoGravy enhances current Big Data analytics and entity extraction?

GeoGravy bridges the gap between textual data and geospatial metadata allowing you to organize your data by location-based analytics.

What platforms does GeoGravy run on?

GeoGravy, including the gazetteer, is 100% Pure Java and can operate on any platform that has a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.6 or above.

How inclusive is your gazetteer?

GeoGravy includes the National Geospatial Agency’s (NGA) GNS, United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) GNIS, together with GeoGravy’s own internally developed gazetteer to provide World Wide coverage. The power of GeoGravy is the ability to customize and import a user's own client-specific spot features, such as facility locations.

For Integrators, how easily will the GeoGravy gazetteer integrate with our current analytics tools and reporting software?

GeoGravy has REST web services that provide your choice of XML or JSON outputs. Additionally there is a Java API for direct application development or integration. There is an abstraction layer where these data can be added to any of the major commercial and open source map servers including internet accessible Microsoft’s Bing Maps, Google’s Google Earth and Google Maps and Yahoo!’s Yahoo! Maps or stand-alone map services such as ESRI’s ArcGIS. GeoGravy even provides a stand-alone map service to get you started.

How are search results of multiple place names sorted?

Attributes associated with each possible place are considered along with geographic nearness to give the most consistent answer. Paris in a string of place names such as “Lubbock, Austin, Paris” is most likely the Paris located in Texas, as they are all small cities in Texas. While Paris in a string of place names such as “New York, London, Paris” is most likely the Paris located in France as an international city.

What can GeoGravy do with coordinates?

In addition to providing the place name or names associated with the geocoordinate, GeoGravy also provides nearness functionality to retrieve all place names associated with the geocoordinate within a specified distance. The nearness function enables identification of important landmarks, facilities, and other spot locations associated with the geocoordinate.

What coordinate standards does GeoGravy recognize?

GeoGravy recognizes all of the major geocoordinate standards including: DDS, DMS, UTM, UPS, USNG, GEOREF, MAIDENHEAD, and MGRS. GeoGravy provides normalization and coordinate conversion between these standards.