Tying Maps to Existing Client Web Services

Unlock your Map Services in Maximo with MapEngine

MapEngine™ has the ability to integrate with web services developed by the client to display, filter, or search records. This gives the client the flexibility to create the web service based on current business processes and resources. For example, web services from our clients include: clustered work orders, map searches against custom/external systems, and AVL data tracking.

Legend control for clustered work orders

Work Order Clustering: Work orders can clutter the map and make it difficult to see distinct work orders that are near one another. One solution to this problem is to build a clustering service that groups work orders together based on a specific extent and proximity to other work orders at that extent. The clustering service would be based on a clear, detailed business process for how the work orders will be filtered and displayed.  The display could include various images displaying different statuses or types of work orders as well as different cluster groupings.

Clusters

Clustered work orders, visualized in Maximo via MapEngine’s integration with a client’s cluster services.

Custom Searches: Each client has their own landmarks that may have significance to a Maximo user. For example, in St. Louis the Gateway Arch may be a point of interest, or in Seattle the Space Needle may be a point on the map that the user would like to visualize. quickly.  Or there may be different fixed locations that may not be well-known assets or locations in Maximo, but have significance to the user in finding their way on the map. Or they may be sourced from a customer information/utility billing system. A customer can setup a web service used by MapEngine to search for these items. The web service returns the map location and maybe even a unique icon, for each found item.

Vehicles on a map in Maximo

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL): Fixed assets are straight forward to manage because their position rarely changes. However, moving assets such as vehicles require additional technology to track the location at a given time. There are several AVL providers that equip vehicles with devices to track their location. This AVL data can be fed into a map service and tracked real time.