The human brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than it does text
If that is true then why do we continue to produce reports that have a geographic dimension in a tabular format? Why not include that data on a map?
In 2011 I read the article Putting Business Intelligence on the Map by Mark Rittman, this article motivated me to learn more about Spatial Analytics.
In OBIEE Analysis Results there is a Map View and in the OBI Sample App available from OTN there are numerous examples of Map Views. I enjoy working with map views in OBIEE, however they can be a bit intimidating for some people and often difficult to find a starting point.
In the posts to follow I will focus on how to get started with Map Views. My posts will cover the following and as each post becomes available these bullets will become links.
- Basics of Maps
- Software needed
- Server configurations
- Working with MapBuilder
- 3rd party Maps - Shapefiles and Map Services
- Working with database objects
- Maps on Mobile
- Maps on Dashboards
Of course I may deviate from this list a bit and post on other topics but this list will help keep me focused.