System Requirements

Updated March 2021

GeoTime® Desktop Systems

Minimum
Better
Best
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 or 10 (64 bit only).
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 or 10 (64 bit only).
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 or 10 (64 bit only).
Processor/CPU (x86_64 processors only - ARM processors not supported)
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.
Hard Disk
1 GB of uncompressed hard disk space. If applicable: Up to an additional 50 GB is required for the GeoTime Offline Map Pack™.
Monitor Resolution
1280 x 720 or better (1920 x 1080 or comparable widescreen resolution is recommended.)
Microsoft .NET Framework (if using Excel or ArcGIS plug-ins)
Microsoft .NET Framework v4.8 or newer.
Map Provider
GeoTime relies on an additional map provider to supply map data. The map provider must be one of the following sources:
  • GeoTime Offline Map Pack™ (installed separately, if included in your purchase)
  • Web Map Tile Service (requires Internet connectivity or connection to a locally hosted server
  • Esri ArcGIS (Using the ArcMap add-in)
  • Esri ArcGIS Pro (Using the ArcPro add-in)
  • Web Map Service (requires Internet connectivity or connection to a locally hosted server)
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 2013, 2016 or 2019
  • For the ArcMap add-in: Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.6 through 10.8.
  • For the Arc GIS Pro add-in: Esri ArcGIS Pro 2.5
  • For the Toolbox add-in : Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.6 through 10.8. The Toolbox add-in is NOT compatible if the release is not listed here
To connect to Microsoft Exchange for live email feed workflows:
Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2016, or 2019.

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 Server Files ZIP package (download link provided in email from GeoTime Support).
  • Apache Tomcat9.x
  • Oracle JRE 1.8 or OpenJDK 1.8. Download the 64-bit package to match your server's OS.

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. A computer that is intended to run only office applications and Internet browsers will 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! Due to the number of variables involved, Uncharted Software Inc. does not guarantee that performance will match or exceed the following estimates.

  • Minimum: a workstation that can handle small amounts of data in GeoTime.
  • Better: a mid-range workstation that is capable of handling larger amounts of data, but not the largest data sets.
  • Best: a workstation that can run GeoTime with potentially hundreds of thousands of loaded events.