Saturday, May 21, 2011
Spatial Reporting with Pentaho and Google Maps
Pentaho Experience Level: Medium to Advanced
Spatial or also known as Geographical Reporting, is a great way to answer the question: "Where are my....(fill in the blank here)?" It is a great way to visualize the spatial or location component of your data (Latitude, Longitude, Country, County, Region, City, State, Zip Code etc). It can also tell you where the lowest or highest concentration of a desired metric may lie with the use of color gradients or conditionally styled points. The ability to drill in even deeper, allows you to eliminate the surrounding areas and focus your attention on the areas that may need it most. The Pentaho BI Platform can take advantage of 3rd party visualization solutions such as the Google Maps API and integrate it as a component that can be used with the Pentaho User Console.
Read more and come see and example in action here: http://sandbox.pentaho.com/samples-and-examples/samples-and-examples/dynamic-google-maps-widget/
Director of Sales Engineering