Industry’s Only End-to-End Solution for Collecting, Processing, Hosting and Delivering Street Level 3D Data and Imagery
October 06, 2009 -- BERKELEY, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--earthmine today announced the immediate availability of two additions to its software suite; the earthmine SDK for iPhone for integrating street level 3D data into iPhone applications, and earthmine Server which enables organizations to host and manage the earthmine platform on their own servers. With these new products, earthmine now delivers a complete solution for working with street-level 3D and image data with flexibility and mobility unmatched in the industry.
“These two additions to our software suite mark a significant expansion of earthmine’s offering and customer base,” said Anthony Fassero, earthmine’s co-Chief Executive Officer. “The earthmine SDK for iPhone brings immersive and accurate street level data to the world’s fastest growing mobile platform, and the earthmine Server puts the entire earthmine platform within the customer managed computing environment. Now, earthmine supports any application, large or small, public or private.”
earthmine SDK for iPhone Puts earthmine’s 3D Data in Your Hand
The new earthmine SDK for iPhone brings earthmine’s rich street-level 3D experience to the large user base of iPhone and iPod Touch users. The earthmine SDK for iPhone provides developers with core functionality to retrieve and display earthmine’s panoramic imagery and provides an extensive set of tools to create immersive applications and unique experiences on the iPhone. Users of the earthmine SDK for iPhone can access the entire earthmine data set from their mobile device, putting immersive street level imagery right in their pocket, enabling customers to use their iPhone or iPod Touch to map features, take measurements, and display relevant geo-contextual content from assets in a geospatial database to billboards displaying movie trailers and advertising.
The earthmine SDK for iPhone joins the earthmine SDK for Flash as part of the toolkit for client application development. The earthmine SDK for Flash allows for the rapid development of Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR applications, delivering earthmine data to both browser-based and desktop applications. The component exposes a wide variety of overlays including tags, billboards and polylines, allowing developers to integrate diverse data sets with earthmine’s immersive 3D environment. The earthmine API is also available to users of earthmine’s platform and provides full flexibility in deploying client applications across different platforms and environments.
earthmine Server Provides Expanded Hosting Options
With its new earthmine Server the company greatly expands the earthmine audience by now offering two hosting options for its visually impressive and spatially accurate street level 3D data. For organizations that require full control over their hosting solution, including intranet only access and customized network security, earthmine Server allows customers to run the entire earthmine platform within an enterprise’s own computing infrastructure. When an application demands massive scalability, the earthmine Server can scale horizontally simply by adding more servers in a load balanced configuration, offering a simple solution to both small enterprises delivering solutions across their local intranet, and to large consumer facing applications.
earthmine continues to offer the earthmine Cloud Service, as a fully managed and scalable option. The earthmine Cloud Service gives enterprises the opportunity to focus on building applications without the overhead of managing servers, storing large data sets and maintaining up-time. “We firmly believe the earthmine Server and earthmine Cloud Service together meet the needs of earthmine’s wide variety of customers,” said Anthony Fassero. “From local government and intelligence agencies to local search portals, earthmine delivers a full suite of products and solutions for both public and private facing applications.”
Pricing and Availability
The earthmine SDK for iPhone and earthmine Server are available immediately as part of the earthmine solution. Customers have the choice of utilizing data within earthmine’s data library or scheduling data collection through the earthmine Project Partner Program to meet specific data needs. Platform users have the choice of further customizing their package by choosing an appropriate hosting option and client application SDKs to build a fully customized solution. Pricing is dependent on customization options.
earthmine inc. is a street level, 3D mapping company that provides complete software, data, and services to those who gather, analyze and communicate location-based information from a street-level perspective. The company indexes reality, with a robust geospatial data mine of global, urban environments accessed from the human perspective. The earthmine suite of solutions enable better informed and more effective geospatial decision making by delivering a highly accurate and realistic user experience that can be easily viewed, annotated, analyzed, measured and shared. The company, headquartered in Berkeley, California, was founded in 2006 and is privately-held. For more information, visit www.earthmine.com or follow earthmine on Twitter at http://twitter.com/earthmine