Geographic Knowledge Discovery
Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS
Knowing where – knowing how: creating knowledge with geodata
We support enterprises and organizations along the entire value chain from data to information and knowledge, – and this especially for data with geographical references, like addresses, postcodes, cities, and sales areas.
Our solutions for geomarketing, geobusiness intelligence and information exploration with maps help enterprises from all sectors in marketing, distribution, controlling, and planning.
Our research on „Visual Analytics“ for spatio-temproal data is highly acknowledged worldwide. Play through your questions on interactive maps and graphics, activate new model computations with the click on a button, and let the resulting patterns confirm you – or else surprise and inspire you.
We can help where standard solutions reach their limits.
- Neutrality and quality
As a neutral service provider we help you with selecting, obtaining and preprocessing geodata. With our geodata infrastructure we test solutions before you need to pay for the data. Using established open source libraries we are independent from particular producers and proprietary formats.
- Method mix for any task
In order to extract information from your data assets we apply modern methods from geography, statistics and data mining. For special questions we test, combine and adapt innovative research methods.
- Big data are welcome
Our machine learning methods profit from large data sets, which we can process with professional database systems, and in parallel with virtual machines and computer clusters.
- Insights with visual analytics
We do not leave you with dead tables, but convert them into interactive maps and graphics. On maps with visual analytic means you can explore your options and comprehensibly communicate them – without any media breaches or waiting loops.
- Mastering complex systems
We design and implement system solutions with modern, service-oriented software architectures conformant to significant internationaler standards. Agile development methods ensure that the current version, at any time, provides you with the highest benefit from the resources invested so far. You are the master of the process, at any time.