System Requirements for GeoTime® | GeoTime® by Uncharted™

System Requirements

Updated June 2018

GeoTime® Desktop Systems

Minimum
Better
Best
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7, 8/8.1 or 10 (64 bit only).
Microsoft Windows 7, 8/8.1 or 10 (64 bit only).
Microsoft Windows 7, 8/8.1 or 10 (64 bit only).
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

(>6 GB without a dedicated graphics card)
8 GB

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

Integrated Intel HD or Iris 4000/5000 series chipsets (or newer) are supported, but not recommended. 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 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)
  • Web Map Tile Service (requires Internet connectivity or connection to a locally hosted server
  • Web Map Service (requires Internet connectivity or connection to a locally hosted server)
  • GeoTime Offline Map Pack™ (installed separately, if included in your 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 10.2 through 10.6.
  • For the Toolbox add-in : Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 through 10.6. The Toolbox add-in is NOT compatible if the release is not listed here

License Server Requirements (if applicable)

  • Access to your license server, with Administrator privileges. Only Windows servers are supported.
  • The server should have at least:
    • 100+ MB free disk space
    • 1+ GHz CPU
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 64-bit Windows OS: 8 (8.1), 10, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016.
  • The Uncharted License Utility - Floating License Manager installer that you downloaded or received on DVD.
  • Apache Tomcat 7.x, 8.x, or 9.x
  • Oracle JRE 1.8 or OpenJDK 1.8. Download the 64-bit package to match your server's OS.

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 you to interact with the picture, GeoTime must keep all of that data in memory. As the amount of data increases, GeoTime needs more computing resources to quickly redraw the picture every time it is changed. A computer that meets only the minimum requirements cannot support the demands caused by larger workloads.

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 minimum 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. Similarly, each cell tower and annotation count as additional objects. If you have 4000 towers, 4000 call events, and 50 annotations, there are 8050 objects that GeoTime must manage while you are working.

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.