Geospatial Analysis with SAP Lumira ASUG Webcast Notes
This was an ASUG webcast that SAP provided last week. I want to thank Ashokkumar KN , Product Manager, SAP Lumira for providing the webcast and Gowda Timma Ramu for answering questions.
The usual legal disclaimer applies:
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Geo coding is available for self service use cases
Users can use the attributes in the dimension panel
When you see a globe icon next to it to build a geo hierarchy by name, it will show what level to map to, and the system will create a geo hierarchy
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Data may have street level; default in Prepare it is city level
Navteq is embedded in Lumira
Lumira builds the hierarchy based on what user has configured
Figure 3: Source: SAP
If you cannot find the data, and can’t bundle a huge geo database in Lumira
As Figure 3 shows, cities less than 100K population are not in Lumira
If cities are less than 100K, you build geo code externally using Data Services or external services, you could map it to your data using latitude and longitude and then build your geo hierarchies
Figure 4: Source: SAP
By default, Lumira provides Navteq experience for an offline experience; you don’t connect to a server to connect to maps
Maps plot Choropleth, Bubble, Pie charts
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Esri Base maps are in Lumira as shown in Figure 5
Figure 6: Source: SAP
SAP Lumira offers ESRI support for 4 out of 9 base maps
If there are too many points, offer automatic clustering
Basic feature layer – for ESRI services
For interactions you can build a tool tip
Figure 7: Source: SAP
Figure 7 shows the roadmap, with planned to support on premise ESRI
More support for Geo references, customize geo code
Support HANA geospatial engine, more interactive experience in Lumira
Question and Answer
Q: When will ESRI on-premises infrastructure be supported for Lumira to allow us to use our internal ERSI maps..?
A: Ashok mentioned about ArcGIS Public server, Support for On-Premise ESRI deployment in backlog. Dont have a date to share yet
Q: Will geo-coding become Postal-Code aware for North America / Europe..?
A: As mentioned by Ashok, Support for Zip/Postal code is in backlog for future release
Q: Is an ESRI online account require per user or per company?
A: As of 1.29 it is not required per the slides
A: Slide says “ESRI Deal signed! As of 1.29, ESRI basemaps are free in Lumira”
Q: Census data is only available with the Esri custom service?
A: You can access Census data from the Census
Q: ESRI map does not work on mobile or offline ?
A: Right, for Offline as recommended by Ashok make use of Navteq maps. Support on Mobile BI is in backlog
Q: Are there any plans to support Google Maps “officially” in the future?
A: Today, if go with partner extension, they support this; no plans
I learned a great deal from this webcast, and used some of the Lumira maps functionality to map ASUG webcast registration from another webcast using an ESRI Lumira map:
Join us for the next ASUG Lumira webcast next week: March 28: BI – Analytics: What’s New in SAP Lumira® 1.30
Customer Story: Manufacturing Analytical Self Service User Experience with SAP HANA and Lumira with Albemarle
The recording and slides are now available at https://www.asug.com/discussions/docs/DOC-43795 (ASUG logon required)