Intergraph Announces Dotka Data's Selection of ERDAS APOLLO
Intergraph announces that Dotka Data in the Netherlands has selected ERDAS APOLLO to manage its data in conjunction with an exciting new e-commerce project. Dotka Data maintains a large and growing collection of historical aerial photography and maps, reflecting more than 200 years of history in the Netherlands. The collection includes topographic maps from as far back as 1798, and aerial photographs taken for topological purposes from 1932 to current day. Due to the age and breadth of the information in the collection, it offers a unique perspective on major changes and events such as the development of the Netherlands' many polders, World War II and the post-war reconstruction and the urban expansion of the 1970s.
Dotka is working with the Dutch newspaper AD to offer its readers a new, interesting opportunity to view history on a more personal level - with current and 50-year old aerial photographs of their own homes. In April and May, customers who maintain a subscription or purchase three newspapers will be granted access to a website enabling them to geocode their addresses to locate the relevant imagery, zoom in and out to view the details of their home and surrounding geography and order a free set of aerial images of their homes from 1960 and 2011. Historical maps from 1880-1930 and a 1980 aerial photograph will be made available for purchase in addition to the free items. As of today, Dotka extends the AD project into a permanent offering with the advent of the Dotka Shop.
Dotka is using ERDAS APOLLO to support this initiative and ultimately the Dotka Shop, cataloging up to 60 terabytes of aerial photographs and maps from 1798 to present and delivering imagery to the e-commerce website upon request. An interoperable OGC/ISO based solution, ERDAS APOLLO easily delivers feature data, terrain and virtually any digital object in an enterprise. Additionally, it consistently delivers more data, faster and with less hardware than competing image-serving products. Through the special AD website created for this campaign, the multitude of AD subscribers will interact with the ERDAS APOLLO catalog. ERDAS APOLLO will send previews of the data to the website using WMS, and through WCS to collect the full high-resolution image to send to the printing shop.