The highlight of the VC Suite 2023 is our new VC Map 5. The VC Map has received a modern and completely redesigned user interface that shortens click paths and significantly improves usability. All UI elements have been rearranged and redesigned, and additional components have been introduced. The plugin mechanism has also been fundamentally reworked, allowing customers and integration partners to integrate their own functions much faster. With VC Map 5, we are taking a new approach and are now offering the map viewer as open source. This makes it even easier to use the VC Map 5 as a platform for Digital Urban Twins and Smart City projects.
The creation and configuration of map applications are now even more intuitive thanks to our new WYSIWYG editor for the VC Map 5. Map types, layers, and tools can be added directly to a VC Map, and all changes are immediately visible. Map content can also be grouped into modules for reuse in different applications.
This release brings two new key features for the VC Publisher 5. Firstly, a new job framework for controlling backend processes, and secondly, a new API service interface based on the OpenAPI specification. The OpenAPI service interface allows for the external control of Publisher processes and actions. For example, data layers can be created with external tools and easily registered in the Publisher via the API. Or automation processes can be implemented based on the API, for instance, using FME. With the OpenAPI interface, we are creating the foundation for the seamless integration of the VC Publisher into modular IT infrastructures (“system of systems”), as currently defined in the context of Digital Urban Twins. In future releases, we will continuously expand the capabilities of the OpenAPI interface.
You can already try out the VC Map 5:
More insights regarding the release of our new VC Suite can be found in the newest Business Geomatics edition: