Sept. 3, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a new Data Marketplace service for the Trimble® InSphere™ geospatial information management platform. The InSphere Data Marketplace allows geospatial professionals to quickly search, locate and obtain spatial data on demand. InSphere users can now find and use additional free and premium spatial data layers, including aerial and satellite imagery, terrain, elevation and topographic maps, building footprints and other third-party data. In addition, new capabilities have been added to a variety of InSphere applications to streamline geospatial data access.
"As the latest addition to the InSphere platform of applications, the Data Marketplace service plays an important role in our cloud-based geospatial information management platform. InSphere's Data Marketplace is designed to help our customers find, manage and use spatial data critical to their business," said Alain Samaha, business area director of software for Trimble's Geospatial Division. "Giving our customers access to multiple layers of spatial information makes end deliverables more robust for their clients."
The Trimble InSphere Data Marketplace is a new application that is part of Trimble InSphere, a cloud-based platform of software, data, and services focused on the needs of Geospatial professionals including surveyors, engineers and GIS professionals. InSphere's easy-to-use Web interface provides access to other productivity-enhancing applications such as Trimble InSphere Data Manager, Trimble InSphere Equipment Manager, Trimble TerraFlex™ and Trimble Access™ Services.
The latest release also adds new capabilities and enhancements to the applications within the InSphere platform:
Trimble TerraFlex - Unified Geospatial Data Collection and Simplified Digital Forms
The TerraFlex application includes productivity enhancement features that enable a tighter integration for Esri's ArcMap plugin and allow GIS users to bring in data directly from TerraFlex into an ArcMap project. The module includes Esri basemap support for access to a range of freely available Esri basemap layers, new export options for more flexibility for portable data formats, exchange, and full Windows 7 and 8 support on TerraFlex Mobile. This enables users a broader range of devices to select and use in the field for collecting asset information data. In addition, the TerraFlex user interface is now integrated into the Trimble InSphere platform, giving users a seamless experience between TerraFlex and other InSphere modules. A 30 day free trial is available online at: http://www.trimbleinsphere.com/other-pages/trial.
InSphere Data Manager - Geospatial Information in One Place
Data Manager now supports Trimble Business center version 3.2 files, increasing support for more data file formats that a user is able to upload and view within the module. A 90 day free trial is available online at: http://www.trimbleinsphere.com/other-pages/trial.
InSphere Equipment Manager - Centrally Manage Equipment
The release expands the compatibility to add and manage more devices faster and easier. Users can now import a list of devices from an Excel spreadsheet to immediately begin managing devices in the module. In addition, Equipment Manager now supports Trimble Access Software version 2013.40 (and higher), increasing the number of devices that a user can manage. A 90-day free trial is available online at: http://www.trimbleinsphere.com/other-pages/trial.
The Trimble InSphere applications and Data Marketplace service are available now online at www.trimbleinsphere.com and through Trimble's worldwide geospatial distribution network. For access to more detailed information, visit: www.trimble.com/geospatial/insphere-cloud-software.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.