con terra’s System Monitoring Now Even Simpler

service.monitor 3.3 – system monitoring now even simpler

With service.monitor 3.3 it is now even easier to monitor services in a GIS infrastructure. The new version of this web application offers full multi-client and distribution capability and, in particular, features comprehensive support for users while they are creating monitoring jobs. It should be stressed that in this context, operating procedures have been considerably simplified while the basic architecture has also been updated.

One-click monitoring

Creating and configuring monitoring jobs is now simpler than ever. The user interface assists in creating jobs that are technically appropriate and service specific. It does so by employing, among other things, dynamic example queries and an option to harvest services of an Esri ArcGIS for Server environment. In this way, dynamic example queries are generated from the queryable properties of the monitored service and form precisely matching queries for the subsequent monitoring. Thanks to the new service harvesting capability, the efforts spent on creating jobs is low, since service.monitor creates monitoring jobs for all REST-based map and feature services.

Defined once for multiple usages

The new monitoring and notification templates simplify the creation of individual monitoring jobs. The time and frequency with which a service is examined can be defined once and then reused; the same goes for the person to be informed in the event of a system breakdown and when this should take place. Even the configuration of a recurring system monitoring window for individual monitoring rules is easy to implement.

Transparent information for all

service.monitor 3.3 features a whole series of new functions and integration options both for GIS administrators and users of services. An example is the integration of Twitter as an information channel for messages in the event of service instability.
Once collected, the data can be used to present graphical information regarding a service’s current performance level and also helps in analysing service quality on an hourly and daily basis. Moreover, the administrator is able to access this data in tabular form or as an export file.

Fast and simple management with the Service Dashboard

The Service Dashboard is the central hub of the application. The optimised user interface guarantees fast and comfortable operation. Here it is possible to deactivate or delete several monitoring jobs at the same time or to run them directly with a mouse click.

About con terra:

con terra represents forward-looking Geo-IT solutions and innovative products. We create competitive advantages for our customers in both the private sector and public agencies and achieve sustainable added value. We do this by systematically integrating spatial referencing in business processes. Long-term experience, excellent industry know-how and great innovative strength along with our close cooperations with leading software manufacturers are what drive our success.

Our specialist focus is on such markets as insurance, nature/environment/resources, telecommunications, e-government and real estate, and themes such as spatial data infrastructures, and the modelling and transformation of spatial data.

con terra cooperates with universities, participates in research and development projects and standardisation procedures, and is actively involved in committees and working groups relating to ISO, GDI-DE, OGC, INSPIRE and many others. This allows con terra to perform early evaluations of future developments affecting the markets as well as playing a role in them and incorporating them in the planning and implementation of IT solutions.


Reinhard Abke

con terra GmbH

Phone:      +49 251 74745-2200



Published Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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