GeoMedia Grid provides seamless integration of vector and grid data formats
for viewing and analysis. For example, most databases of urban features, such as
street centre lines, building footprints, utilities, and jurisdictional
boundaries, use the vector point-line-polygon representation. However, the grid
format can be used to augment these representations by extracting new
information, thereby allowing users to better understand spatial relationships.
With GeoMedia Grid, users can take advantage of the strengths of both data
formats without having to worry about data conversion and translation issues,
allowing users to easily apply analysis and modeling techniques that best suit
GeoMedia Grid is ideally suited for carrying out complex spatial
analysis such as Site Location (locating the best site), Corridor Planning
(finding best path between multiple locations), and Hot Spot Detection (spatial
clustering of sparse points). Combining the strengths of vector GIS with the
power of grid analysis tools, GeoMedia Grid will enable users to seamlessly
apply grid workflows from within GeoMedia.