Frequently Asked Questions About Live Earth
BELOW YOU’LL FIND ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS WE GET ASKED THE MOST ABOUT THE LIVE EARTH PLATFORM.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Where do you get all your data?
We Receive real-time data from a large ecosystem of partner companies, each of which specialize in a certain type of data. We aggregate, correlate and automatically update these data feeds for you, to create our many out-of-the-box “Live Layers”.
Do you have global coverage?
Live Earth is capable of displaying data anywhere on the globe. Many of the real-time data feeds from the partners in our growing ecosystem span the entire globe. Each Live Layer is different and has different geographical coverage, ranging from a specific small city to the globe. If you need certain data in a certain part of the world, we can either offer you out-of-the-box Live Layers today or find partners to support your needs.
Can you integrate with __________ system?
We integrate with many systems out-of-the-box. If the system you’re looking for isn’t listed, we can usually integrate it into Live Earth as long as the vendor offers access to your data via an API or SDK. If you provide us a technical POC for the vendor, we’ll do the legwork to determine possibility, complexity, and cost. We’ll get back to you with all the details and potential next steps.
How much video do you store?
Live Earth does not store any video. Live Earth connects to the Video Management System (VMS) you already use. When you slide Live Earth’s timeline, it pulls live or historical video from your VMS, matching it with live or historical data from the Live Earth Cloud, stitching it together in a single interactive visualization. Live Earth can also connect to and visualize video from multiple different VMS vendors’ systems at once.
Do you offer any type of analytics?
Yes. Live Earth allows you to build complex rules-based analytics yourself to alert you of significant incidents in real time. In addition, our team of expert software engineers can develop advanced analytics to meet your needs.
Can others see my data I upload or integrate?
Only if you want them to. All data within Live Earth’s cloud is secure and account controlled. We can limit and specify access to your private data to different groups within your organization or allow you to share it with external organizations as you see fit. We take the security of your data very seriously.
How much does Live Earth cost? What is your licensing model?
Live Earth is offered as an annual subscription, which includes all new features, enhancements, upgrades, and bug fixes along with secure hosting and support. Each solution is tailored to you based on: Geography, Live Layers, 3rdParty Connectors, # of Days of Playable Archive and more.
Who is using your solution now? How?
We support customers in a variety of markets including Public Safety, Transportation, Emergency Management, Physical Security and more. To name a few. As one example, take a look at Hartford Police’ Department’s testimonial video.
What kind of machine do I have to buy?
Live Earth runs in a browser on most any machine.
Live Earth for iPad requires an iPad Pro.
Live Earth PRO is a Windows 10 Application.
Who are your competitors?
Competitors range from Map Making Toolkits (MapBox, ESRI, etc) to Shrink-wrapped, Market-specific Solutions (Motorola CommandCentral, VidSys, etc).
Live Earth is a turnkey solution, ready to go out-of-the-box without requiring the investment of time, custom development and cost of a toolkit.
Live Earth is an extensible and configurable, unlike solutions designed for one specific purpose or industry.
Live Earth is a complete solution, with built-in Analytics, Alerting, Playback, Analysis, and Sharing that support your mission and support a variety of markets.
Can you integrate with ESRI?
Absolutely. Live Earth supports the import of SHP files, ingestion of Map and Feature Services, integration with Geo Event Server, as well integrated search of OpenDataLayers.
What kind of bandwidth is required?
Live Earth certainly streams a lot of real-time data from its cloud to its interactive map. But all this data is compressed and encrypted in a highly efficient way. We recommend you have a connection with a download speed of at least 5 Mbps.
How far back can you rewind?
Live Earth’s Cloud stores months of data, allowing you to scroll back days and weeks at a time. The data available during that period of time will render on the map almost immediately, letting you easily review past events.
What if I change system vendors during (in the middle) of my subscription?
Live Earth is an extensible platform that can integrate with any of your systems, making it easy to change vendors during your subscription. If your system is not yet integrated onto Live Earth, contact us and we’ll work to get your systems visualized on the map.
What kind of support do I need to plan on in my organization and data center?
Live Earth’s simple implementation and out-of-the-box features makes it ready for immediate use.
Is your Cloud a fully redundant system with failover?
Absolutely. We have a distributed Cloud infrastructure with failover, load balancing and compute capabilities. All our nodes (managers, workers and database instances) are replicated across different availability zones and are resilient enough to recover from any type of failure.
Can you integrate with CAD, AVL? How does that work?
Yes, we can integrate with both CAD and AVL. These systems work like any other integration and can be visualized on our platform.
How can I publish information out of Live Earth?
There are three ways to publish information out of Live Earth.
To share static images, choose the “Share Snapshot” option. The screenshot will capture all information visible on the screen.
To publish an event out of Live Earth, “Playable Scenes” creates a link and allows you to customize visible layer and what area you want to show at what time.
The record feature, which publishes as an mp4 file, captures all activity and visible layers on your screen.
Can I use Live Earth to visualize my company’s data that updates over time?
Yes, your information is stored in Live Earth’s Cloud and retrieved in sync with other real-time data layers. With Live Earth you can import various file types to visualize static files or time series data including KML, GPX, XLS and more.
What sort of weather events can you alert me to?
Real-time feeds from weather radar, weather satellites and alerts, tropical storm warnings, lightning and general forecasts for travelers can be used to generate alerts based on your needs. These data sources can be used to generate alerts based on your needs and notify you via email, text, or in-platform.
Does Live Earth run entirely on the web?
Live Earth offers a web client, a desktop version, and can be downloaded as an app for the iPad Pro.