Mapping & GIS

Omniscope Maps, Boundaries and Coordinate projections

Using Omniscope with GIS and location analytics 


Omniscope is a powerful tool for GIS and locational analytics.  From version 2.9, Omniscope includes not only boundary overlay (shapefile) management, but also links to a number of free and subscription cloud-based GIS services, like geo-location and advanced spatial processing on remote servers.

In this section you will find documentation and other resources to help you make the most of the geographic and other coordinate mapping capabilities of Omniscope.


Offline mapping -

Freely-installable vector maps that zoom while the user is offline are available from the Maps Library

Coordinate merge/lookup files -

Lookup or merge files are Omniscope files containing columns of useful data you can quickly add to your own files using merge operations. Geographic coordinates for countries, cities and post codes can be imported into Omniscope files using lookup/merge files like those below.

From version 2.6, the Lookup data menu available from the DataManager workspace contans an increasing number of useful data sets ready to merge into your files. For users of Professional 2.5 and prior, below we offer a free library of Omniscope IOK format merge files containing decimal latitudes and longitude coordinates as well as other useful reference data.

Using images as map backgrounds -

Any image, including street-level screenshots from online mapping services can be imported as an image and used as a map background in Omniscope. Use a reference source like Google Earth to pinpoint the decimal longitude and latitude of the points in the lower left and upper right hand corners of the image, then use Omniscope's Map View: View Tools > Change map projection command to re-calibrate the image to decimal longitude and latitude for correct display of your records on the image. See Projection transformation.