Liberate Your Information!
Atlas is an information management and publishing suite of
tools that enable the integration of spatial (map), tabular
(spreadsheet), and unstructured (document) data and metadata.
The software allows organizations to organize and publish
their information in a way that makes it easy for anyone to
access and use.
Atlas has been used in support of FAO's SDRN Technical Cooperation
Projects in Afghanistan, Lesotho, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan,
Somalia, Eritrea, and Libya as well as in the Africover project.
Many TCP projects that have an IM component now promote the
use of Dynamic Atlas. The software is being used by the GTOS
to support the development of Spatial Data Infrastructure
programmes and the implementation of information resource
centers in southern Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.
can use Dynamic Maps to create and publish thematic and indicator
maps, view related documents, pictures, and URLs, and analyze
tabular data for trends. Dynamic Maps also integrates with
Microsoft's PowerPoint for easy publishing of maps, and with
Excel for more advanced data analysis and the creation of
charts and graphs.
Maps enables information to be organized and managed in logical
"Topics". Each topic can reflect a geographic extent
and/or type of data - such as "environment indicators
of the rangeland".
because the Dynamic Maps v3 is license-free, it can be copied
and distributed to partners and clients on CD or through a
download, bundled with data.
Knowledgebase enables all the information and data to be registered
and organized in a structured format called a "warehouse".
Once the data are registered in the warehouse, they are automatically
available to users of Dynamic Maps on the desktop and to Internet
clients. As a result, users do not have deal with the complexity
of spatial data and tabular databases.By
creating structured data warehouses, data become easy to find,
use, and share. And when data are being shared and used by
many people, issues such as duplication of effort, data standards,
and data maintenance become much easier to deal with, new
uses for the data are found, and a better understanding of
the information and what it represents is developed.
Web Maps Server brings the same maps, tabular data, and documents
from the warehouse(s) onto the Internet. Users can click on
a map feature and access related information about it - data
from live databases, document(s), pictures, URLs, and more.
with Dynamic Maps, the data are organized and published in
logical topics. Plus, the software produces all the web pages
so no HTML programming is required.
information about Dynamic Atlas please contact Dr. John Latham
in SDRN, FAO at John.Latham@fao.org.
information can also be obtained at the following site: http://www.skeinc.com/Demos/demos.html.