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Updated April 2015
The system requirements and recommendations for GeoTime depend greatly on the type of work being done with the software. GeoTime is increasingly used to analyze very large amounts of data. Some workflows that involve these data sources may require higher-performance hardware in order to ensure the best GeoTime experience.
GeoTime produces an interactive 3D picture of the data that you import. To allow users to interact with the data, GeoTime must keep all of that data in memory. Each time the "picture" is moved or changed, GeoTime has to redraw it. As the amount of data displayed with GeoTime increases, the more demand is put on the workstation to quickly redraw the picture every time it is changed. As a result, a machine that meets the minimum requirements to run GeoTime cannot support the resource demands caused by larger workloads. It is possible in some cases to reach a practical functional limit where GeoTime ceases to respond to commands in a reasonable time-frame.
Consider how your organization intends to use GeoTime prior to installation. A workstation configured to run only office applications and Internet browsers may have difficulty using GeoTime with larger data sets.
The table below provides guidelines for three workstation configurations. Each configuration describes our recommendations for consistent performance at that level.
IMPORTANT:These guidelines are intended to help you determine the required performance level of your workstations. This involves the amount of data that will be typically used with GeoTime by your users. We describe this data in terms of "rows" in a spreadsheet that can be simultaneously loaded into GeoTime. These are just estimates!
Typically, each "row" in a spreadsheet becomes a single Event in GeoTime. If you are performing cell site analysis, each cellular tower that is imported also counts as a "row." If you have 4000 towers, and 4000 call Events, there are 8000 objects that GeoTime must manage. Due to the number of variables involved, Uncharted Software Inc. DOES NOT guarantee that performance will match or exceed the following estimates.
Microsoft Windows 7, or Windows 8/8.1 (32 or 64 bit).
Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1
(32 or 64 bit)
Hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics processor, with latest driver.
Integrated Intel HD or Iris 4000/5000series chipsets (or newer) are supported. Older Intel chipsets, such as the GMA series, are not supported.
1 GB of uncompressed hard disk space
An additional 15 GB is required for the GeoTime Offline Map Pack™ (if applicable).
1280 x 720 or better
(1920 x 1200 or comparable widescreen resolution is recommended.)
Microsoft .NET Framework
(if using Excel or ArcGIS plug-ins)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 or later (for Excel and ArcGIS 9.3)
Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 (for ArcGIS 10) or v3.5 SP1 (for ArcGIS 10.1 and up).
GeoTime does not include map data, but relies on a map provider to supply that data. The map provider must be one of the following sources:
For tasks such as large data analysis, animation, and video capture, Uncharted recommends ArcGIS or the GeoTime Offline Map Pack for best performance.
Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, or 2013 (for the Excel plug-in).
Esri ArcGIS Desktop 9.3, 10, 10.1, 10.2+ (For the ArcMap plug-in)
GeoTime license servers must have a Windows-based operating system, and may be virtual machines. They must have a unique host name and MAC address for licensing.
Due to potential port conflicts, we do not recommend installing the GeoTime license server software on a server that is currently handling Autodesk licensing.