Through its sister concern, Smartsoft Technologies, Kaavian has established deep-rooted partnerships with market leaders like ESRI and SAP. Constant engagement with them in collaborative work in the integration space has made the company the leading provider of industry-acknowledged GEO Enabled Business Solutions.
Kaavian integrates clients' Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Business Intelligence (BI) applications with ESRI Geographical Information Systems (GIS) products.
Kaavian's solutions are built using the latest technologies such as SOA and FLEX, and industry standard protocols like SOAP and XML. The company leverages its clients' existing integration platform for consistency and easier maintenance or for using native products from SAP, Microsoft, BEA, IBM and TIBCO.
GIS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
At Kaavian, GIS Application Development means tailoring a solution to meet its clients' needs; taking components from the world’s leading GIS product firm, ESRI; using latest technologies available on Microsoft's and Sun Microsystem’s platforms.
Kaavian's Application Development Services encompass:
- Custom Desktop GIS applications
- Client-Server Applications, and
- Internet GIS Applications.
Desktop GIS Applications:
Over the years, GIS has seen many advancements, from workstation-based proprietary applications (e.g. ArcInfo Workstation) to Internet-based solutions capable of doing advanced GIS analysis (ArcGIS Server) and having rich Internet applications (Flex and Silverlight APIs of ArcGIS Server). However, the utilities of desktop GIS remain unchanged in the areas of memory intensive GIS Analysis and Data Management.
The primary GIS workforce of many organizations comprises basically Desktop GIS users who take care of daily transactions of GIS data - doing powerful data centric GIS analysis and preparing outputs like, charts, hard copy maps, etc.
Clients can consider customizing existing 'out-of-the-box' applications (ArcGIS Desktop – ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView) or develop new desktop GIS applications (using ArcObject, ArcEngine) to be benefited from:
- A simplified interface
- Special functions and tools
- Integration with other tools and data
Depending on the clients' organization work flow, the desktop GIS applications can be extended as client-server applications that share a centralized Geodatabase and business processes.
Kaavian utilizes ESRI’s libraries and components to customize existing applications and developing new applications that would improve overall efficiencies and productivity of clients' primary GIS workforce.
Kaavian employs leading edge technology and development tools like, C#.NET, VB.NET, C++, JAVA, XML, GML, Web Services, Portal Technologies, and more, to build solutions. Proven development methodologies and cross-industry experience put Kaavian in a unique position to deliver the best GIS solutions.
Internet GIS Application Development:
Although Internet GIS applications are popularized by Google and Microsoft, when it comes to sophisticated GIS analysis over the web, ESRI is regarded as the world leader. Through ArcGIS Server, ESRI provides the ability to publish complex GIS tools and models on the Internet.
The revolution of Telecom sector in India has made mobile phone services available and affordable to a majority of its population of over one billion. Going by the industry predictions and recent changes in the government’s policy, Third Generation (3G) is going to be the next big thing in India’s telecom sector. 3G mobile communications will provide Internet, video conferencing, downloads from mobile phones, et al, at lightening speed.
What 3G has to do with GIS
Mobile GIS is a niche technology that extends the power of GIS to fields. To serve GIS contents and functionalities to a field crew, Kaavian integrates GIS with the following three technologies:
- Mobile Device
- Global Positioning Systems
- Wireless communications (Internet/GPRS)
3G would ideally provide the client platform, technology and communications for mobile GIS applications.
With the growth of 3G, Kaavian foresees a potential growth of mobile GIS applications in India. Kaavian has developed the requisite expertise to build custom mobile applications using ArcGIS Mobile Software Development Kit. With a wealth of experience in the mobile GIS application, and foreseeing the huge potential of this niche segment, Kaavian offers Mobile GIS as a distinct service.
Who can benefit from Mobile GIS Applications
SPATIAL DATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Data is an essential part of any application. Data in a GIS is relatively bulky because of the spatial (geographic) component. Performance and ultimate productivity of a GIS application is directly dependent on a well-designed and tuned geodatabase. Kaavian's expertise in geodatabase surpasses competitions, as its people have many years of experience in working directly with ESRI’s core geodatabase team.
Kaavian's professionals have helped thousands of ESRI's worldwide customers in various geodatabase related issues. Kaavian is experienced in, and capable of handling, all kinds of geodatabases, irrespective of the industry type and business processes.
Kaavian's Geodatabase related services
Kaavian has the expertise and experience to design the clients' geodatabase from scratch. Through its pre-implementation services, Kaavian understands its clients' current processes, available data, pain areas and future requirements. This knowledge is used to design an optimal geodatabase to take care of the clients' current and future needs.
Kaavian's primary objective is to provide its clients a geodatabase that is compact, fast, intelligent, and works and fulfills their business needs.
Kaavian helps clients in populating data in the previously designed geodatabase. Kaavian does all the bulky jobs of collecting, normalizing and centralizing clients' data while letting them continue with their business undisturbed.
Kaavian supports clients in packing and transporting their geodatabases from one server to another, from one operating system to another and from one underlying DBMS to another.
The company has the expertise and infrastructure to support multiple operating systems such as Windows, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX and Linux. Kaavian has in-depth experience in dealing with ArcSDE Enterprise geodatabases on Microsoft Sql Server, Oracle and Postgress.
Kaavian is well-equipped to take care of ArcSDE enterprise geodatabase on daily, weekly and monthly administration, which includes troubleshooting daily issues, weekly performance check-ups, tuning, compressing & compacting, backing-up and restoring geodatabase.
GIS ANALYSIS AND MODELING
Availability and affordability of GIS data has increased recently in India due to the change in national map policy, and greater level of collaboration between Industry and Government. Most of the traditional map users are well aware of GIS as a business enabler and facilitator. All these factors have made it possible to carry out sophisticated modeling and statistical analysis of all types of geographic phenomena.
Kaavian has accumulated huge experience and manpower by forming a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, consisting of geographers, geologists, statisticians, hydrologists, seismologists, computer scientists and technologists.