Embedded GIS
Process Handling and Geodata in a Single Application

SCOPELAND also features a particularly elegant procedure for integrating map services and displays, geo-based functions, and even comprehensive GIS functionalities in all types of database applications based on attribute data.

The reason why we developed our ‘Embedded GIS’ concept is because our customers are coming to expect precisely this kind of homogeneous, combined GIS/attribute data application, and are no longer willing to bear the enormous costs and functional restrictions associated with connected or integrated ‘real’ GIS systems.

These days, map displays and more ambitious multi-layer displays have become so commonplace that there is absolutely no reason to use separate IT systems that involve completely different operating concepts, different license models, additional training, double the amount of administration and so on.

Our approach, which we also refer to as ‘Embedded GIS’, allows us to achieve a fully homogeneous and transparent union of attribute and geodata functionality in a joint application, without any media breaks and with standardized operating concepts and elements and complete synchronization at all times. These GIS requirements are implemented using the same purely declarative development methods and with the same high level of efficiency and development speed, and are often developed by ‘normal’ application developers who have no particular GIS knowledge.

GIS objects can be points, lines and polygons (or multi-polygons), displayed in active and passive layers. Active layers are layers that the user can click, select and, if necessary, edit, and that are automatically and consistently synchronized with the attribute data section of the application in the respective ‘active’ object's display. Passive layers, on the other hand, are shown on the map as if they were part of the rendered background map. The layers are preconfigured by the application developer but can also be rearranged as required and switched on or off by the end user.

The layers can be optionally fed with database data or data from the outside (files in usual GIS formats or Web services). Everything is then converted internally between the various projections (geographical, UTM, Gauss Krueger) in an automatic and constant manner. This means that all data can be freely combined – any time and anywhere – even if it originates from different reference systems.



The user interface also features many generally available, interactive functions for exporting and importing geodata, drawing functions, and many more.

The system is rounded off by a range of standard server functions for intersections and other geo functions, as well as Web service integrations for geo-positioning and other external services. Provided the underlying spatial database functions exist, these can also be accessed.

The GIS object data can be stored in a spatial database or in a simple database (with some functional restrictions). Apart from this, geodata is handled in the same way that ‘normal’ database data is handled.

Our ‘Embedded GIS’ concept also allows documents to be generated with embedded map data, whether for the purpose of GIS reporting or for other printed output.

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“SCOPELAND, a mature database power tool, is itching to go worldwide”

SCOPELAND is one of the twelve most significant Low-Code platforms for business developers, i.e. software developers from the specialist areas of large companies. This is one of the conclusions of the current evaluation "The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Platforms For Business Developers, Q2 2019".

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First Friday in Berlin


On March 1st, 2019, the next First Friday takes place between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The focus will be on our Low-Code platform SCOPELAND. In addition, our guests will get deeper insights by the presentation of specialist topics and successfully implemented projects.

Presentation at GeoForum MV 2019


The 15th GeoForum MV 2019 will take place on 8th and 9th of April 2019 at the TPW Rostock-Warnemünde, with this year's motto "Geoinformation in all situations in life". On April 9th,  Scopeland Technology gives a presentation on "Low-Code as key for the provision of geodata functionality in factual data-oriented specialist applications".

Article at it-boy.net blog

Our fishery IT project of the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food is presented at it-boy.net. The article underlines that our Low-Code technology with its "Factor 10" efficiency also works in large-scale projects.

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Austrian COMPUTERWELT on large-scale Low-Code projects and "Factor 10"

The online edition of the Austrian COMPUTERWELT reports on our successful project in the field of fishery IT and makes clear that Low-Code technology and "Factor 10" regarding the efficiency of software development do not only work with small and medium-sized projects, but are also suitable for large-scale projects.

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computerwoche.de: First large-scale project fully implemented with Low-Code successfully completed

The current article at computerwoche.de about the fishery management system we have implemented for the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food shows that Low-Code is also suitable for large-scale projects. Instead of 98% code generation, 99.2% of the fishery IT project was generated automatically. Our Phase Agile Process Model and Design Thinking also contributed significantly to the success of the project.

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Low-Code presentation at Digital Office Conference 2018

At Digital Office Conference 2018, which took place as part of Bitkom's Smart Country Convention, Karsten Noack gave a lecture on "Low-Code Technology as the Key to Digital Transformation in the Specialist Areas of Large Companies and Administrative Institutions". He explained how software development can work without programming, what the "IT of the Two Speeds" is all about, and how Low-Code projects work.

Scopeland project presented in survey by Bitkom and McKinsey

On 21 November 2018, a joint survey by Bitkom and McKinsey on "Smart Government - How public administration can use data intelligently" was presented at Smart Country Convention. Ten international success stories were selected for the survey, which analysed, among other things, how citizens and public authorities can reduce the cost of administrative services by more than half. The fisheries IT project we implemented for the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food was the only project from Germany to be selected.

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Selected Customers

Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

Federal State Office for Environmental Protection

German Tenant Association

Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID)

Staatsbetrieb Sächsische Informatik Dienste