Oracle BI EE 10.1.3.3 and Mapviewer Maps
Posted by Venkatakrishnan J on August 23, 2007
As you must be knowing OBI EE 10.1.3.3 now officially supports Mapviewer Maps. This is one more reason why users must look into OBI EE. One can have visual maps of locations that can change based on data. Mapviewer is actually one of those products that is actually tightly integrated with Oracle Spatial. What this means is that if you have topographic data about your warehouses, store locations etc, all you need to do is load them up into Spatial and use Mapviewer to create the maps for you. Once you have the maps, you can integrate your maps with OBI EE. For example, while analyzing the sales for a particular region, Mapviewer maps can provide additional topographic information about the location. It also supports drilling down from the maps to the OBI EE reports. Installing mapviewer is pretty straightforward. All one would
need to do is deploy the ear file in to a OC4J container. To test this out, i deployed it on the OC4J that comes along with the OBI EE installation. It just worked like a breeze. Below is a sample screenshot.
One can get all details about Mapviewer from here