System Requirements

Updated June 2017

GeoTime® Desktop Systems

Minimum
Better
Best
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit).
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 (64 bit).
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 (64 bit).
Processor/CPU
Intel Core i3 processor or equivalent (at least 2 cores)
Intel Core i5 processor or equivalent (4 cores)
Intel Core i7 processor or equivalent (8 cores)
System RAM
4 GB

(64-bit OS and 6 GB RAM without a dedicated graphics card)
8 GB

(10 GB without a dedicated graphics card)
16 GB recommended.
Graphics Processor (GPU)
OpenGL-compliant graphics processor, with latest driver.

Integrated Intel HD or Iris 4000/5000 series chipsets (or newer) are supported. Older Intel chipsets are not supported.
512 MB+ NVIDIA- or AMD-based OpenGL-compliant graphics card, with latest driver.
1+ GB NVIDIA-based, high-performance OpenGL-compliant graphics card, with latest driver.
GRAPHICS NOTES:There are many manufacturers of graphics cards that use NVIDIA or AMD chipsets. While GeoTime works well with most cards that use these chipsets, it is impossible to test every possible hardware and driver combination.

Use of GeoTime via Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) is not supported due to inherent graphics processing limitations. Some features may be disabled, or work improperly, if GeoTime is used over RDC.
Hard Disk
1 GB of uncompressed hard disk space. Up to an additional 30 GB is required for the GeoTime Offline Map Pack™ (if applicable).
Monitor Resolution
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 v4.5 SP1 or newer.
Map Provider
GeoTime does not include map data, but relies on an additional map provider to supply that data. The map provider must be one of the following sources:
  • Esri ArcGIS (Using the ArcMap add-in)
  • Esri TOC (functions in 32-bit GeoTime only, compatible with ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 through 10.5.)
  • Web Map Service (requires Internet connectivity)
  • GeoTime Offline Map Pack™ (available as a separate purchase)
For tasks such as large data analysis, animation, and video capture, Uncharted recommends ArcGIS or the GeoTime Offline Map Pack for best performance.
To use GeoTime Plug-Ins or Extensions:
  • For the Excel plug-in: Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016
  • For the ArcMap add-in: Esri ArcGIS Desktop 9.3, 10.0 through 10.5. Note: Be sure to install the correct file for your version of ArcGIS (refer to the GeoTime Installation Guide PDF).
  • For the Toolbox add-in : Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 through 10.5. The Toolbox is NOT compatible if the release is not listed here

Desktop Network License Server Systems

GeoTime desktop network 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.

GeoTime® Server

Client Workstation Requirements

Specification
Recommended
Minimum
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Video
Resolution of 1280x1024 or higher
Resolution of 1280x1024 or higher
Processor
64-bit, 4-core
Any x86 or x64 multi-core processor
RAM
8 GB
4 GB

Server Requirements

Concurrent Users
Processor(s)
RAM
1-5
64-bit, 4 core
4 GB
5-10
64-bit, 8 core
8 GB
10-15
64-bit, 8 core
16 GB
20-25
64-bit, 4 core
32 GB
Storage
500 MB for system installation 20 GB for the optional GeoTime Offline Map Pack Data files require additional space, depending on their size.

How are you using GeoTime?

The recommended system specifications for GeoTime depend greatly on the type of work being done. Some tasks may require higher-performance hardware in order to ensure the best GeoTime experience.

GeoTime produces an interactive 3D picture of your data. To allow users to interact with the picture, 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 displayed data increases, the more computing resources are needed to quickly redraw the picture every time it is changed. Because of this, a machine that meets the minimum requirements cannot support the resource demands caused by larger workloads. It is possible in some cases to reach a practical performance limit where GeoTime stops responding to commands in a reasonable time-frame.

Consider how your organization intends to use GeoTime. A computer that is intended to run only office applications and Internet browsers may have difficulty using GeoTime with larger data sets.

Which Configuration is Right for You?

The table below provides guidelines for three configurations. Each configuration is our recommendation 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 call record 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.

  • Minimum: describes a workstation that can handle small amounts of data in GeoTime.
  • Better: describes a mid-range workstation that is capable of handling larger amounts of data, but not the largest data sets.
  • Best: a workstation capable of pushing GeoTime to its functional limits, with potentially hundreds of thousands of loaded Events.