In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Panorama AGRO" of version 4.6 is developed. In the new version there is implemented the possibility of connecting the layers from WMS and WMTS services into the composition of cartographical data. The need to reduce wastage and the impact of human factors on the way to profitability and productive efficiency force modern farmers to reconsider the system of management of land assets, production processes and business in general. The solving the issues concerning accounting, control of land shares, constituting the land Bank, calculation of seeds needs, fertilizers and pesticides and preparation of technological maps are the not simple tasks. Agrarian geoinformation systems are intended for solving these problems. Their use allows to reduce the cost of fuel and lubricants, to minimize labour inputs. The range of agricultural GIS is not only programs for agronomists, land surveyors, lawyers, managers, but also is the complete tool for decision making by business owners. Introduction of agrarian geoinformation systems in crop production creates a single integrated information environment of the enterprise, which contains all data about land Bank (area in lease and processing, transmitted and received land via the exchange, lease terms and other), operations on fields crop rotation, the condition of crops, yield. Prompt access to such information allows to increase the control of the company's assets and transparency of business processes. This in turn reduces the risks of doing business, both in the short and in the long term. The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.
KB "Panorama" developed toolkit of GIS ToolKit of version 11.13.2 and 12.3.2 for creation of GIS applications in the environment of Delphi, C++ Builder, Embarcadero. New version includes libraries of GIS-kernel which considerably expand possibilities for maps designing at the expense of use of programmable signs. The library of programmable signs shape.iml is updated, in which there is added a support of the signs displaying a fragment of a map, a picture, a geoportal in the specified rectangle. The reference to the displayed data is set in semantics. For documents that display spatial data (map, image, geoportal) coordinates in WGS-84 can be specified as the center of the displayed document. Links to data placed on the GIS Server are supported. By means of semantic characteristics of type the Color and Color Weight it is possible to change the background color and degree of data transparency. There is added a support of links to documents (Microsoft Word) and tables (Microsoft Excel) with displaying on a map in dimensions of the object metrics. It simplifies creation of reports and presentations with use of spatial data. New possibilities are accessible to the programmer by using standard methods of work with a map object through the component TMapObj. GIS ToolKit is a toolkit for developer of geoinformation systems, allowing to process spatial databases. Toolkit consists of a set of visual components (supplied as source code) and API functions for direct access to base of geodata. The base of geodata can be located and on a workplace (direct data access), and in a local network or in the Internet (there are used the components of access to GIS Server or data exchange on international protocols WMS, WFS, WCS, WMTS). New versions of programs are available for downloading on the Download page.
KB "Panorama" has delivered the software of Professional GIS "Panorama 11" into the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of higher education "Belgorod State agricultural University named after V. Gorin" (FSBEI Belgorod SAU) under the educational licence. Professional GIS "Panorama 11" is the modern domestic geoinformation system by its capabilities equal or superior to the most common in the Russian Federation foreign analogues, but is much cheaper than these analogues. Basic purpose of the GIS "Panorama 11" is the joint display, assessment and use of the diverse geographical spatial data in various sectors of the national economy and power departments for acceptance of operative and well-founded solutions. The geoinformation system allows to create, process and control the quality of digital maps. GIS "Panorama 11" may serve as a basis for creation of information systems for various purposes. It is delivered and as a part of the base module, allowing to solve a large list of various applied tasks, and with additional application software packages (Complex of geodesy calculations, Complex of agronomical tasks, Complex of the analysis of multispectral images and others).
For thirty six years of its existence the Belgorod state agricultural university became one of the largest educational and scientific centers of the country, providing the comprehensive development of region on the basis of integration of a science, education and production. Generator of ideas for further development and reform of Russian agriculture. One of the priority tasks of the Belgorod SAU is to improve the quality and effectiveness of agricultural education, implemented by the University, with the aim of maximizing its adaptation to modern requirements of the agro-industrial complex of the area and region.
Set of maps of a division on the information portal of KB "Panorama" is supplemented by a map of scale 1: 100 000. The map is prepared by means of the GIS "Panorama 11". In the future we plan to publish maps of division of nomenclature sheets of larger scales. Earlier in the geoportal of KB "Panorama" the map of dealers, map of Railways stations, map of nuclear power plants and a map of civil airports have been posted. Geoportal is created on the basis of GIS WebServer SE - applications for the publication in the Internet environment of the spatial information in the form of a graphic image, and also for providing the semantic information about map objects. At application's work the cartographical toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE is used. As a source of data the GIS WebToolKit SE uses the multiplatform cartographical service GIS WebService SE. Data exchange with service is performed by the international open standards OGC WMTS and OGC WMS. To storage of geo-data there can be applied the GIS Server, which provides remote access to information with access rights of users. In the near future it is planned to expand topics of useful information published on the geoportal of KB "Panorama".
In KB "Panorama" the GIS Server of version 6.0.8 is developed. The new version simplified the process of preparing vector maps to host on the server. If there are links in the semantics of objects onto graphic files and the documents located inside the folder with the map, transfer of a map and data may be performed by copying the entire folder onto the GIS Server. Links onto the subfolders in the folder with the map are supported. In this case, the link text should begin with the name of the subfolder. Links in the semantics onto the files of data will be processed correctly without preliminary replacement of a file name onto the alias of data. Copying data to the server can be performed remotely from the GIS "Panorama 11" in the dialog of connection to the GIS Server. The data chosen in the Explorer can be moved by mouse into the specified virtual folder or be inserted via clipboard. Users have the possibility to create new folders in virtual folders, to copy into folders any data for the general use, to delete the out-of-date data. The tree of data accessible to the user is automatically updated at change of contents of virtual folders without administrator intervention. Simplifying the preparation of data allows to automate the placing and updating on the server of the digital vector maps using new kinds of conventional symbols that display on a map the link onto documents and graphic files. The new version of the program and the documentation are available on the Download page.