Dynamic Atlas is a suite of information publishing and access
tools developed by FAO-Environment, Climate Change and Bioenergy Division (NRC) and
SKE Inc., Canada. Dynamic Atlas allows organizations to
publish and access information from national to local scale by using technologies
"ready-to-go", which means easy to implement and use.
These generic technologies enable the publishing of maps, databases, and documents with
the click of a button. The diagram on the right outlines the architecture that is built
around the concept of a corporate warehouse(s) of related data. Development and maintenance
of systems based upon DA is very easy for organizations even in partnership
with other units.
Dynamic Atlas components are:
It is the viewer of Dynamic Atlas. It displays "atlases" of data and
information and allows users the browsing of maps, which are used as
a "library" for related documents and web links. Dynamic Maps can easily
export maps in PowerPoint and perform related data analysis in Excel.
Integration with commercial databases is also supported.
It provides the ability to quickly and easily
set up and manage atlases for publishing to the desktop with
Dynamic Maps and the web with Dynamic Web Maps Server.
It enables "atlases" and Dynamic Maps to be packaged for broad
dissemination on CD/DVD, making the client installation process
Dynamic Web Maps Server
It enables the publishing over the Internet of maps as well as data,
documents, URLs related to map features.