Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Manifold System

Good morning! Our consultant is coming by today to install our raster catalog for our geodatabase. This is the first set of data that we will be loading into SDE. Quite exciting!! I know, you are probably thinking we are behind. This is true. Although, we should have a full functioning enterprise GIS in less than a year. Then we can play catchup with custom applications and even more integration enterprise wide. Wish us luck!

The new buzz is about Manifold System. Here is what their news page says: "The next generation of Manifold System products has been issued as Release 7x. This new generation product provides a relatively limited number of new items in the release notes (about 100) but introduces a systematically re-engineered product that now optionally delivers full 64-bit, native mode functionality when run on x64 Windows systems running AMD or Intel x64 processors, including multi-core x64 processors. Manifold System is the first true 100% 64-bit Windows GIS!" I'm not the most knowledgable on computer architecture so I did a little research on 32-bit versus 64-bit processors. According to Wikipedia 64-bit architectures can indisputably make working with huge data sets easier. "The main disadvantage of 64-bit architectures is that relative to 32-bit architectures the same data occupies slightly more space in memory (due to swollen pointers and possibly other types and alignment padding). This increases the memory requirements of a given process and can have implications for efficient processor cache utilization." So, you can handle larger data sets, but you probably need more memory. Check it out at http://www.manifold.net/index.html.


Anonymous said...

wow, they really stole the Tennessee Titans football team logo.

Anonymous said...

Both of them look like a fireball graphic used on race cars and Harleys years ago. Usually was a flaming 8 ball. Must be the same artist or used the same clip art library for starters.

Anonymous said...

Manifold is head and shoulders above ESRI products. I was using ArcGIS and ArcIMS for many years until I found out about Manifold 18 months ago. If you would like to save 20 to 30k on an enterprise GIS, go with Manifold. Check this out www.civil-info.com/key and www.civil-info.com/bloomep

geofumadas said...

Manifold is a great solution, by that price can be donde good aplications.

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I know it was quite exciting when my best friend installed that software on my personal computer, he is brilliant!

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