LI Module

Location Intelligence Module Specifications

Gain highly accurate location-based insights designed to fuel better business performance. Benefit from powerful address geocoding and efficient enterprise routing. Reduce risk and improve both operations and customer satisfaction.


Spatial Capability

  • Access spatial capability via RIA controls, Web Services (SOAP, REST, OGC) and Data Flows
  • Mapping
    • Generate maps including cartographic, aerial and analytical mapping
    • Generate legends
  • Tile Maps
    • Generate map tiles from business or base mapping data
    • Utilise built in caching to deliver high performance seamless maps user experience
  • Feature Query
    • Query features from any data source(s) using spatially enabled MapInfo SQL (SQL 92 MM)
    • Rich SQL support (SQL 92 MM) including comprehensive WHERE clause, grouping, sorting, joins and 100+ functions
    • Built in paging support
  • Geometry Operations
    • Measure Geometries (length, area, perimeter, distance)
    • Transform Geometries between coordinate reference systems
    • Manipulate Geometries (Buffer, Convex Hull, Envelop, Intersection, Union, Difference, Symmetric Difference)
    • Determine Geometry Relationships – (Contains, Envelopes Intersect, intersects, Within (including point in polygon), Equals, Validate)
  • Cataloguing – geographical metadata cataloguing including discovery and management
  • User Defined Logic Services (Data Flows) – use transactional data integration to create spatially enabled logical web services and batches.



  • Enterprise Designer – Visual drag and drop flow diagramming style designer to create data flows for transactional and batch data integration.
  • Management Console  – Administer users and permissions, manage server content and data, manage server and service configuration and logging.
  • Administration APIs – user and permissions management and server content management.



  • Secure web services and content
  • Support for SSL


RIA Controls and Javascript API

  • Rapidly integrate location intelligence and mapping functionality within applications
  • Display business data over popular base mapping services such as Google Maps and Bing Maps
  • Consume and display OGC WMS and WFS services.
  • Out of the Box User Interface Controls:
    • Map Control (Open Layers 2.10) – visualise and interact with data via the map
    • Layer/Legend Control – Display available layers and control their visibility.
    • Templating for Feature Service Results – bind the results from feature services into tables, grids, lists and much more.
    • Pure Javascript/HTML/CSS thin client technology


Web Services

  • Build spatially enabled applications
  • Integrate spatial logic into business processes
  • Support for developer and interoperability focused web service interfaces:
    • SOAP (WS-I Compliant)
    • REST
    • OGC Web Services (Certified)
    • SDK support for .Net and Java.


Data Integration

  • Integrate spatial data with business data using a visual data design tools
  • Integrate within databases, web services, file and XML data sources.
  • Prepare spatial databases
  • Rapidly build location data integration and augmentation processes
  • Publish data flows as transactional web services (SOAP/REST)
  • Publish batch data integration (scheduled and watch folder)
  • Compatible with all Spectrum Technology Platform Spatial, Data Integration and Data Quality Modules


Data Packs

  • MapInfo Street Pro data packs are available
  • Spectrum Spatial Location Intelligence Module is compatible with Pitney Bowes data products.


Certified OGC Web Services

  • Web Map Services 1.1.1 & 1.3
  • Web Feature Services 1.0
  • Catalogue Services For Web 2.0.2


Supported Data Sources

  • Oracle 10g & 11g (locator only required)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • PostGIS 1.5.2
  • XY Tables (JDBC)
  • Non Spatial Tables (JDBC)
  • MapInfo TAB File
  • ESRI Shape file
  • Autodesk SQLite FDO
  • Raster Formats (ECW, MrSID, GIF, JPEG/JPEG 2000, TIF, PNG, BMP)
  • Grid Formats (NTIF, MapInfo Grid, Northwood Grid, DTED, CADRG, ADRG, CIB)
  • Cartographic Text (MapInfo TAB File, Autodesk TextTable*)
  • Custom Data Sources – Data Provider SDK


Supported Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 & 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 10 & 11
  • Google Chrome 17 & 18
  • Safari 5 (Mac OSX only)


Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 & 2008 (32bit and 64bit)
  • SUSE Linux 10 & 11 (32bit & 64bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 & 6 (32bit & 64bit)
  • Oracle Solaris 9 & 10
  • HP-UX v11iV3 (Itanium)
  • AIX 6.1, 7.1

*Oracle and Autodesk SQLite FDO only