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Jan
8
OPEN SPATIAL RE: AUTODESK INFRASTRUCTURE MAP SERVER SOFTWARE (AIMS)
Posted by Johan Nel on 08 January 2018 05:37 PM

If you hold a licence for AIMS software you would have received the email announcement from Autodesk regarding their decision to discontinue AIMS as an individual product.  This does not come as a surprise since AIMS has been “Open Sourced”, for a little while now.  The only impact this has for AIMS users as far as the Open Spatial Software Suite is concerned, is on Enlighten.

 If I use Enlighten with AIMS, what is the impact?

Enlighten has been functioning with AIMS and/or Mapguide Open Source (MGOS) since Enlighten ver 3.0.   AIMS was actually built based on MGOS to start with  only 3 components added by Autodesk, those being:

  • Autodesk Infrastructure Studio (which is interchangeable with Mapguide Maestro, the Open Source equivalent);
  • Oracle Provider which is not used in Enlighten because of a bug, the Open Source equivalent “The King Provider” is used;
  • Raster Provider, the Open Source equivalent “GDAL Providers” are used.

We are committed to the continued enhancement and growth of Enlighten and therefore will continue to support AIMS as required, and we will increase our support to the maintenance of Mapguide Open Source.  The growth in Enlighten by the elimination of the “blue dragon” dependency and our efforts to support a modern React Viewer will ensure Enlighten keeps up with current IT trends. 

Enlighten 3.4 (release January 2018) and 4 (Release end of Q1 2018) will be compatible with AIMS 2017 and MGOS 3.1, and Open Spatial will continue to support these releases into the future.  As new MGOS release and made available, Open Spatial will support and contribute to the new functionality.

 In summary:

  • Any impact as a result of the discontinuance of AIMS as an individual product, is totally mitigated and should be without impact on  enlighten Customers.
  • Munsys, ACDC and the As Constructed Portal have no connection with AIMS and therefore remain completely unaffected.

 We will be in contact, personally within the next few weeks to give any clarification or explanations further to the above.

The Open Spatial Support Team

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Dec
17
OSXpress Tools for Munsys
Posted by Johan Nel on 17 December 2017 10:59 AM

If you attended or missed the OsXpress Tools webinar from early December 2017, here is the download and video information. The technical webinar was for Munsys users and introduced a new set of useful editing and data clean-up tools we've developed called OsXpress Tools.

OsXpress tools are not a standard part of Munsys, but are currently being provided to customers as an as-is menu. We are providing the menu to customers to try-out for themselves and then provide us with feedback.

The tools, menu and install document will be available from the support site shortly.  Please log a support ticket and we will place the download on the ftp site. 

 

A recording of the 25 Minutes webinar is available here: http://vimeo.com/247566200

Regards

The Open Spatial Support Team

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Dec
15
Open Spatial Support Announcement
Posted by Johan Nel on 15 December 2017 12:54 PM

A very warm Christmas and a great New Year to all our customers.

The Open Spatial offices will close over the Christmas to New Year period, from the 22nd of December to the 2nd of January.  

We will be monitoring the support system and As Constructed Portal 

We look forward to support you even better in 2018 

Your Open Spatial Support Team

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Oct
30
Open Spatial User Forum 2017
Posted by Eunsu Park on 30 October 2017 10:27 AM

The Open Spatial User Forum 2017 on the 25th of October was an incredible success! The support from our user community maintains our passion and belief in the importance of an event that:

  • provides relevant information and updates about our company, our team, our products and solutions, as well as our roadmaps and visions;
  • enables the sharing of techniques and strategies, ours and yours;
  • delivers targeted workshop and training sessions;
  • is a great way to connect with other users building peer-to-peer networks

The presentations on the day can be downloaded below:

OSUF 2017 Presentations 1

OSUF 2017 Presentations 2

The Open Spatial Team

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Aug
22
new Blue Dragon License Key - Expiry 24 August 2017
Posted by Johan Nel on 22 August 2017 01:58 PM

Please note that your enlighten Blue Dragon License key will expire on 24 August 2017

A new key has been provided (KNDFN-N6R-SBNB6)

Open Spatial will apply the key on all Managed Services Customer sites.

The Procedure is to replace the key on the Bluedragon section of the IIS main page.

Once the key has been applied it is safer to do an IISRESET.

If you need Open Spatial to apply the key, please log a support ticket 

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Nov
7
Open Spatial Webinars for Q4 2016 - Recording of webinars available
Posted by Johan Nel on 07 November 2016 04:57 PM

November and December webinars from the Open Spatial User Forum 2016 Tips & Tricks session that will be presented in more detail.

Webinar 1:  10 November 2016 10 am AEDT

Working with Munsys Menu's.

Gareth van der Merwe will show the do's and dont's of menu customisation and reveal the power available in optimising your workflow.


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Webinar 2: 29 November 10 am AEDT

QGIS Linking your Oracle to spreadsheets and maps.

Gaby van Wyk will show How to link your Munsys data to QGIS and bring multiple data sources together to create innovative maps

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Webinar 3: 13 December 2013 10 am AEDT

Creating and managing a public website: A Guide for Open Spatial Customers.

Johan Nel will show how to publish you existing map layers to a web application for your public maps.

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The Open Spatial Team

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