by Angela Guess
According to a recent press release, “Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, today announced the availability of a geospatial connector for Talend Data Fabric that makes it easier for customers to integrate geographical or spacial information into their business decision analysis. Built in conjunction with Disy, a German-based Gold partner in Talend’s Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Program, the new connector seamlessly connects different spatial databases, such as Oracle Locator/Spatial, PostGIS, SpatiaLite and Shape Files and WKT (well-known text), as well automates tasks and workflows customized for geospatial operations.”
Ciaran Dynes, senior vice president of products at Talend, commented, “The practice of collecting and publishing digital data about people, places, and phenomena of all kinds has accelerated in recent years, particularly with the advancing proliferation of public data offered by various government agencies… Thus, it’s becoming increasingly important for organizations to have an automated way to integrate previously distinct data sources such as weather, transportation, and demographics to draw meaningful conclusions. Disy’s new connector significantly eases this process so our joint customers can have greater data agility.”
The release continues, “Geospatial analysis requires software capable of rendering maps, satellite images, and applying analytical methods to terrestrial or geographic datasets. The new connector by Talend and Disy provides specialized components for geospatial operations such as calculating longitude and latitude coordinates, converting various location details into 2D or 3D point geometries, and determining centroids for location triangulation. This information can be used for a variety of purposes including, safe traffic flow, first-responder services, precision farming and/or geo-marketing, whereby promotional offers can be delivered based on a consumer’s proximity to a particular brand.”
Read more at Business Wire.
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