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Author's profile photo Vincent Dechandon

Boosting self-service geoanalytics

Edit 01/26/2017: New version of Galigeo For Lumira is now out!

It was at SAPPHIRE 2016 we introduced the last big release of Galigeo For Lumira.

Since, the solution has been providing an advanced geomapping experience to any Lumira user, abstracting all the complexity too often related to geospatial.

The upcoming January 24 release, will boost self-service geomapping, by fully empowering the business users with stronger geocapabilities: native hierarchies, time-series, conditional formatting, …

Drag and drop will be the only two steps needed to bring your data to life on the map.

This blog will quickly present the new features that you can leverage in the next release of Galigeo For Lumira.

Support of native hierarchies

Just drag and drop your hierarchies that come directly from HANA or the one you have built in Lumira.

Then drill-down and drill-up through all the levels without limitations.

What is important to note is that any of your dimensions can be part of a hierarchy and displayed on the map, letting you really visualize your data on the map the way you want.

You are not forced to go through the mandatory levels like with the native geomaps, as shown in the animation below.

On-demand Time-Series

This new feature is as easy to implement as hierarchies, just drag any dimension, and select it in the time-slider icon available on the map (left-side menu, 3rd option).

The data will then start to animate automatically. As easy as it’s written.

During the animation, the map controls are still available. So for example you will still be able to zoom in anywhere you want without breaking the animation flow.

Of course, the main use of this feature will be associated to a time dimension, but beyond that, it works with any type of dimension.

For example, you can leverage the time-slider to go accross different categories of products.

Conditional Formatting

As you might already know, Galigeo For Lumira embeds a Smart Mapping engine, that recommends the best fit visualization based on the data you want to see.

Until now, when applying a color range representation based on a measure, the ranges were automatically computed by the Smart Mapping engine.

In this new version, you will be able to define your own ranges, also known as conditional formatting.

So now the representation will fit 100% your business needs.

Pie Charts

Of course, like color ranges, you will be able to fully customize them, for example by selecting a different color for each category!

This is only a sneak peak of what’s coming, and it will be up to you to discover all the new features by trying out the product!

Here’s a glimpse into another cool new feature (custom basemap):

That’s it guys.

Make sure to stay tuned, and follow Galigeo on social media to always get updates on the latest news and releases.

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      Author's profile photo Iver van de Zand
      Iver van de Zand

      Fantastic blog Vincent

      Author's profile photo Martijn van Foeken
      Martijn van Foeken

      Nice new features Vincent!

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Sorry but I have to ask - what is the purpose of adding so many tags to one blog? (Other than being noted for it.) Do you realize that there is no real functionality for all these tags? And it makes the blog less readable because all the readers see first thing is a full page of tags.

      Author's profile photo Vincent Dechandon
      Vincent Dechandon
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Jelena.

      I guess it helps being “found” when a user search for these tags when looking for articles. It’s like a simple SEO engine for SAP Blogs.

      e.g, a person from Russia contacted me because he searched for “yandex maps” on SCN and found one of my blog.

      But I agree these occupy a lot of space. Before the revamping of SCN, tags were added at the bottom of the article, which was way better. Don’t know why they are on top now. For me it should really be something related to SEO, hidden from readers.



      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Thanks for the explanation! Yes, I agree, tags at the bottom were better, they didn't distract from the main content. I guess it's another "idea" we have to submit...