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Dynamic Atlas

Liberate Your Information!

Dynamic 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.

Dynamic 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.

Dynamic Maps

Anyone 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.

Dynamic 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".

Also, 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.

Dynamic Knowledgebase

Dynamic 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.

Dynamic Web Maps

Dynamic 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.
As 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.

For more information about Dynamic Atlas please contact Dr. John Latham in SDRN, FAO at John.Latham@fao.org.

Further information can also be obtained at the following site: http://www.skeinc.com/Demos/demos.html.

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