Virtual Earth and Microsoft’s Single View Platform

image There’s a new initiative at Microsoft to bring together different parts of the company under a single umbrella to prove the whole is greater than the sum of all it’s parts. The Public Sector initiative, dubbed "The Single View Platform" brings several different Microsoft products together to form a SUPER geographically-based, data visualization product suite.

A single, geographic view of complex information and data sets across multiple roles, locations, and user interfaces can improve agency communication, collaboration, and decision-making to increase the success of essential initiatives. A solution that puts information in a single geographic context requires:

  • Comprehensible visual presentation of data.
  • Access to real-time or near real-time information.
  • Integration of multiple information sets from disparate sources.
  • Sharing information inside and outside the agency, with restricted access controls.
  • Interoperability with existing and legacy systems.


The ideal solution should provide cross-domain awareness of threats, activities, programs, and the status of personnel and assets—independent of agency type and location.

With its map-based, geospatial presentation, Microsoft Single View Platform (SVP) provides a geo-spatial representation of an entire data and information landscape. You can deploy Microsoft SVP easily across multiple roles and user interfaces to support faster and better-informed decision-making with timely and effective coordination among all stakeholders.


The products involved include:

  • Microsoft Virtual Earth
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • The Microsoft Office system
  • Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server
  • Microsoft Office Project 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008

    Holy crap! This is greatness! What a powerful technological product alliance all coming together to create an armada ready to take down even the toughest of geospatial data query and visualization challenges!

    Check out the Microsoft Single View Platform web site. It’s packed with downloads, case studies, demos and additional information about the program.

    If you’re a government entity and want more information about the single view platform, shoot me a mail.


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