So how easy would it be for those organizations who have integrated ArcGIS into their day to day operations to move everything over to SuperGIS? There is, of course, the sunk cost that many larger organizations have already have that m ay prevent them from moving to SuperGIS or any other GIS system, regardless of the licencing costs and functionality.
In the economic downturn time, cost will be a key to many companies and government sectors. Our existence will bring a lot more flexibility and cost-effective solutions for more users.
Thank you for this question. I believe that it is also the same concern for many existing ArcGIS users. The following are some examples of our solutions for ArcGIS users:
As far as the data format is concerned, SuperGIS software can directly import, read, edit, and save Shape files. We also have a free tool, SuperGIS DataConvertor, which is used to convert files from many common file formats (like DXF, KML, MIF…) to our own GEO file format.
Speaking of geodatabase, SuperGIS Geodatabase Client supports MDB, Oracle, and MS SQL Server directly. Users can also use SuperGIS Desktop to connect with ArcSDE and read the data in it. Since ArcSDE is exclusive, our solution now is to utilize SQL or Oracle GDB native format to edit and save the data in ArcSDE.
For the newly launched SuperGIS Server, we have a free tool, SuperGIS Server Client for ArcMap, so that ArcGIS Desktop users can also access the map services published by SuperGIS Server.
We also support OGC standards (WMS, WFS, WCS). By the support for more open data formats, we can provide another solution since the other GIS brand has a close and exclusive database.
For those organizations who have already integrated ArcSDE into their daily operations, we need more efforts to establish confidence, brand image, and smooth conversion for them to move to SuperGIS in a convenient way. We are trying from other commonly used formats and GDB for the solution.
In Taiwan, many local government sectors have selected SuperGIS software in new projects. Of course, costs, functionality, service and support are the main advantages of SuperGIS. We are also trying to provide a solution where users will have no difficulty in connecting and using the data from central government sectors which already use ArcGIS software.
Edited by SuperGeo, 19 August 2011 - 12:58 AM.