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GeoMedia Viewer 6.1

Posted by jeffhobbs on August 14, 2007

One of my favorite changes to the 6.1 line is with GeoMedia Viewer. After a lot of discussions, Intergraph has FINALLY decided to roll the Oracle Read-Only and SQL Server Read Only data servers into GeoMedia Viewer! I was a big proponent of this and am so happy this has finally been implemented.

Although I plan on having my primary source for data viewing to be GeoMedia WebMap and GeoMedia WebMap Publisher, I still want to be able to provide client access through a heavy client like GeoMedia Viewer to some people. Additionally, since it’s free, there’s really no reason to not install it on every machine in the company. Finally, it will also now provide access to enterprise libraries stored in Oracle and SQL Server. Very cool…can’t wait!
It should also be noted that theoretically, since Oracle XE has such a small footprint, you should be able to run GeoMedia Viewer and Oracle XE on a disconnected system. This might be useful for GIS Administrators that need to support people that are typically not online e.g. maintenance crews, operations, etc. I’ve done quite a bit of testing with Oracle XE and the footprint is very small. So, if done correctly, I am thinking/hoping that I can use Oracle XE on field laptops and write materialized views to sync the Oracle data nightly. Sounds doable …assuming the Oracle process stays reasonable.

4 Responses to “GeoMedia Viewer 6.1”

  1. chip said

    Were you successful at creating the materialized views to sync the Oracle data? I am looking at a similar project and would like your input.

  2. Matt said

    Is it possible in GeoMedia Viewer 6.1 to customize the menu?

    • jeffhobbs said


      I don’t see a “customize” command, so I’m guessing the answer is “no”. You might be able to do it through registry hacks…but not through the GUI directly. Not surprising as INGR has always been concerned with providing too much functionality in the product and thus potentially cutting off GM or GM Pro sales.

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