The academia-industry project mainly focuses on the production of geographic network analysis module to increase the coverage of GIS applications. “Although there are already some researches mentioning integrative application of network analysis and geography, a complete algorithm as comprehensive GIS solution is not well developed yet”, indicated by Prof. T.H. Wen, Dept. of Geography, NTU.
This innovative project considers more social network influence than the traditional GIS analysis, which only takes distance as the main factor but ignores human activities. For example, the infection of disease may be limited by geographic environment and distance, but the community far away from the original might still get infected because of human activities.
The unique module is designed for global GIS users to get more accurate analysis for better decision making. According to the Product Dept at Supergeo, the innovative analysis modules will be included in the next generation of SuperGIS Desktop Spatial Statistical Analyst Extension, released in 2015.
Supergeo devotes to developing state-of-the-art GIS technologies, and keeps cooperating with academia to catch the innovative technology and methodology trends with GIS, bringing worldwide GIS users with custom and easy-to-use technologies.