Unified Map Database (UMDB)
With UMDB we provide a strong map processing framework which allows you to integrate almost any vector based map into a web-based or embedded platform.Find out more
UMDB map databases
Since UMDB is based on a straight forward relational model any commercial and/or open source RDBMS can be used in the backend - there's no need for expensive DB extensions like spatial blades or other DB plugins. Web-based applications can directly work on UMDB by executing standard SQL statements in order to search, extract or store spatial features and attributes.
By applying internal tools on an existing UMDB database the map quality can be improved by various means. For example, a missing topology can be created on-demand by automatically analyzing map geometry and adding missing link relationships. New features can be composed from a set of existing ones, e.g. street segments to streets. Feature and attribute names, like street or place names, can be beautified and normalized automatically. Existing attributes may be used to define automated rules for creating new attributes, e.g. road length, water areas, etc.
A core UMDB component is the Feature Catalog which represents a highly extendible and versatile knowledge base for storing, converting and retrieving map features and their attributes. With this Feature Catalog we can unify map content for any map model and corresponding attributes. This allows you to convert content from one map provider to any other map supplier format. Two or more UMDB map databases can be combined to one virtual UMDB database without physically merging them.