This was from an SAP Webcast on Lumira Geospatial last week
SAP answered the questions below
Q: I’d like to see a demo of Lumira’s annimation feature. Is is only avaialble on the bubble chart? Thanks.
A: Yes, it is supported on Bubble only
Q: ok future enhancement perhaps then?
A: would be great if you could submit an idea in ideaplace, would help us to add to backlog and prioritize
Q: Can free Esri maps in Lumira work in offline (without internet connection)?
A: you need connectivity to ArGSIS server to use ESRI
in future release we plan to support On-Prem ESRI deployment.
for offline you can make use of NavTeQ maps
Q: NavTeQ = Nokia/HERE?
Q: Do we need separate ESRI license?
A: the base maps are available with no user or license requirements from 1.29 onwards
Q: How often the Navtec DB is updated ?
A: DB update isnt fequent, its quite stable with 100k limitation. udpates depends on any issues
Q: Any ability to add layers to the off-line database within Lumira..? (eg. District Maps, Electoral Zones)..?
A: Not possible to add layers for offline maps
Q: how to decipher the buble legend. There are 3 circles, what does it represent?
A: it helps in relating to overall measure value depending on the Size
Q: how Navteq DB will work if my ds is BEx query
A: Yes the NAvTeq DB is bundled with Lumira desktop
Q: is it possible to only see one country in the map?
A: you can make use of Filter
Q: can it pass the parameters from the geo chart to the drill down report?
A: not possible as of today
Q: how DB will work if i a using DS as BEx query it will get data from BEX or NAVTEQ Db how data will get loaded?
A: In this case the data is loaded for BeX to Lumira, When you create a Geo hierarchy based on Dimensions Lumira takes care of Geocoding values with offline DB
Q: Replace NavTec w/ SAP HANA?
A: Not now; roadmap look at online cases
Q: I have Lumira 1.30 installed. Whhen I try to use an ESRI map I get “Not a subscription user”
Q: what are the output formats for animated geo maps?
A: interactive animation, no external output
Q: is the free ESRI maps supported on BI platform? is there plan to support on MObile and offline?
Q: What is the “roadmap” for adding ESRI & other GEO-views into WebI, Crystal, etc..?
A: Thinking of harmonizing a geo solution across the platforms
webi 4.2 supports Navtaq maps now
Q: can we schedule /lums file through BO platform?
A: publish to BI platform by logging in
Q: is there a matrix that describes differences between free and licensed Lumira?
A: Lumira 1.30 onwards
Trial 30 days
Trial/license – no difference
Q: is it posiible to use longitude and latitude instead of named places
A: Yes possible
Q: Lumira versus C4A
A: Lumira is On-Prem solution and C4A is a Cloud offering. you can choose between those based on your deployment approach