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Better Decisions With Higher Resolutions

Oct 26, 2020 1:56:51 PM

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Today we want to talk about geographic information systems (GIS), or as they’re better known in every day use, maps. As the world becomes more accessible and we become ever more focused on precise travel and clear marking of territories, boundaries, and property lines, GIS technology is becoming increasingly important. At Hiperwall we believe that the products and services you purchase and interact with on a daily basis need to be an extension of your human capability and easily accessible for multiple people. Today we are going to dive into the two biggest benefits of empowering your GIS content with Hiperwall technology.

Before we begin, let’s start with the traditional GIS setup for most organizations. GIS content, such as that from Esri, is usually displayed on one person’s desktop computer. If you’re lucky, they have a big monitor with high resolution so you can get a decent glimpse of what the GIS specialist is looking at. But in most cases the GIS specialist doesn’t even have a setup of this caliber. More commonly folks are looking at small computers in crowded workspaces where everyone has to crowd around a single monitor. Or, a team can’t view the monitor and they can’t look at the same information that the GIS specialist is viewing. Overall, this leaves much more to be desired in the GIS experience. At its core there are two fundamental issues with the traditional GIS setup: modern GIS content suffers from low resolution display, and the GIS content cannot be effectively used by multiple people. Hiperwall technology solves both of these problems.

Let’s start by tackling the issue of poor resolution in GIS content. GIS content is expensive to acquire, and this expensive content is then used for major organizational decisions. If you are a police department the GIS content can determine where you deploy manpower, or if you are a petroleum company your GIS content might determine where you will set up shop and drill. In short, companies and organizations have a tremendous interest in making sure their GIS content is accurate. That’s where Hiperwall comes in. One of the most valuable offerings Hiperwall contributes to the GIS community is that our software facilitates limitless resolution of whatever content you send up on your video wall using our software. If a lone GIS operator were to interpret GIS content on their single desktop, they are most likely interacting with the content in 1080p. But if your organization were to setup a very basic video wall setup, such as a 2x2 video wall with 4K displays, you now have an 8K video wall. Now you have truly unlocked the potential of your GIS content because the resolution of a video wall is significantly higher than that of the single 1080p display. Which begs the question, how would your decisions change if your information was that much clearer?

The second major resolution that Hiperwall can offer to the GIS community is that our technology allows multiple members of your team to view the GIS content because the content is now shown on a much larger display than a single computer monitor. All while making the experience more collaborative and productive. Even with a small 2x2 video wall with Hiperwall software you have now made your GIS content accessible to at least a dozen people, if not more. With multiple folks having access to information you can now avoid one person having to explain the findings to a room of executives; the executives can be present and involved to make the most informed decision possible. Hiperwall software lets you be the team member with the answers that the executives count on to deliver.

In short: protect your GIS investment with Hiperwall software and a modern video wall setup. Not only will Hiperwall unlock the potential of your GIS content in terms of resolution, it will empower your team to interact with the content in a whole new way.

Jonathan Gieg
Written by Jonathan Gieg

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