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Endless Power - Effortlessly
Radian delivers effortless access to a world of spatial data - your world - within an integrated system that features point and click ease to hundreds of functions. Data that powers decisions, wealth creation and success in today's world is spatial data and Radian delivers the seamless capability to manage and understand that data,
Data in a Radian project is fast. Really fast. No need to wait minutes for a large table, image or drawing to display. Radian opens 100 GB images instantly and allows you to pan and zoom effortlessly with zero delay. Likewise with very large vector datasets such as drawings or maps where Radian opens the project instantly and will render a huge drawing in seconds when other systems take minutes. As you zoom in Radian will render scenes instantly.
No need to risk safe workflow by hesitating to save a project because you know it will take a long time. You can open a 100 GB project, make extensive changes and then save the project instantly as well. The project is already saved before your finger comes up off the click of the mouse.
Radian Intelligence for Easy Connections
Radian applies a treasure trove of knowledge, experience and street-smart savvy when connecting to hundreds of different database servers, web data sources, file databases and file formats. With a point and a click the data you want is accessed and available to you because Radian knows the tricky details involved in so many different sources. You can see that in action when you connect to a web-based image server. Radian automatically loads the URL with all the baffling details that might take you hours of tinkering or days of searching web forums to figure out on your own. Several different file formats use the same three-letter extension? No problem, as Radian can tell them apart and will automatically use the right dataport to connect.
Radian knows basically all projections everywhere. Automatic support for thousands and thousands of different coordinate systems, all of EPSG and a seeming infinity of others has all your needs covered. Radian also uses parallel processing to re-project data on the fly, even read-only data, to show data in different projections together at the same time. Automatically. No need to alter the source data.
The image nearby shows terrain elevation data for the Mount St. Helens volcano crater region in Latitude / Longitude mixed with two different a Google image server layers in pseudo-Mercator. Everything lines up perfectly. Radian does it all for you. Automatically.
Raw Speed Makes it Easy
Fast is easy and slow is hard. Just say no to slow. Radian automatically uses every CPU and every CPU core in your system for CPU parallelism and if you have a GPU will automatically apply GPU acceleration to run massively parallel computations using thousands of GPU cores. Radian always runs parallel for maximum possible speed.
No Need to Learn Parallel Programming
Run parallel code without learning anything about how to code parallel algorithms. Radian SQL automatically applies CPU parallelism everywhere, using every CPU core you have in every statement, every operator and every function. Radian also revolutionizes the use of massively parallel GPU acceleration by automatically parallelizing SQL both for CPU parallelism and GPU paralleism. GPU acceleration works everywhere in Radian SQL where worthwhile work arises: in the SELECT list, in WHERE, in EXECUTE, ...everywhere. You don't have to learn programming environments like CUDA. Use the same SQL you already know and Radian automatically parallelizes it to use GPGPU. If you don't have a GPU Radian automatically falls back to CPU parallelism with no need to edit code or change any SQL. It's all automatic.
Automatic, Dynamic Previews - See before you Do
See what a point-and-click template or an expression will do before you commit the change. Visual previews throughout Radian - tables, images, drawings, maps - prevent errors and wasted workflow. The images above show how a point and click Buffers template is previewed in
bluepreview color in a map. As we change buffer settings in the transform dialog the preview in the map automatically changes. Besides avoiding errors, that makes it easy to pick exactly the right buffer setting for what we want to do.
The Best Documentation
Radian provides lavishly illustrated documentation that explains the entire system with hundreds of step-by-step, illustrated examples. Screenshots and diagrams make it easy to understand and apply sophisticated concepts.
Radian Writes SQL for You
You know those "Hello, World" moments when you really would like to see how it's done in a new system, to learn how to cut through infrastructure and do what you want? Radian makes that easy for you by automatically writing SQL to show you how it's done.
Want to see how a point-and-click template works? Click the Edit Query button and Radian launches a command window loaded with the SQL the template executes so you can see what functions are being used. It's a live query, so you can customize the SQL as you like or copy and paste into new queries.
virtuoso Spatial Functions
Radian provides every tool you need to blend, transform, analyze and manipulate the world's most complex spatial data in a flash. Radian's sophisticated parallelized spatial operators, like topology and spatial overlays, work with mixed objects, pathological geometry and do not require special data cleaning or simplification before use. Hundreds of specialized Radian functions are waiting for you patiently on the shelf, tucked unobtrusively out of the way but bristling with power, ready to work for you when your SQL calls them into play.
Scripting Built In
See Everything - All the Web Sources
The world's spatial data - your spatial data - hangs out in a host of database servers, file databases, web server sources and file formats. Radian connects to them all, including multiple sources at the same time. Better still Radian connects automatically to a vast range of web servers that provide data and images on the fly. Petabytes of data - at your beck and call. Radian connects to geocoding servers for geocoding addresses. Radian connects to image servers to provide street maps and satellite imagery, like Bing, Google, Here, NearMaps, OpenStreet Maps, WikiMapia, MapQuest and Yandex. Radian connects to hundreds of thousands of servers using protocols like ESRI ArcGIS REST, ECWP, OSM, TMS, WFS, WMS and WMTS. Join Radian and see the world.
Formatting On the Fly
Radian can format and style images and drawings on the fly, even from read-only web servers like Bing and Google. Combine and manipulate channels, apply hill shading and automatically calculate statistics and intervals to apply palettes to images. Apply thematic formatting to drawings all without changing the data.
Install one package and you have it all at your fingertips. No need to buy expensive extras or to struggle to integrate separate products. Radian includes everything, right out of the box. All the extras are already built-in. Launch Radian and you can do it all right away.
Radian was built from the ground up by a single, professional team as a totally seamless and superlatively complete package that saves you time and money. No need to figure out a jigsaw puzzle of quirky packages and no need to spend days playing software developer. Total Radian integration and legendary Manifold quality set you free to focus on your business.
Feel at Home
Radian speaks your language. Create and share user-editable localization files. Download samples for French, German, Spanish, English and Portuguese.
"So how fast is this reprojection? It's hard not to use rude words here. Disruptively fast! ...Radian's speed-up over Manifold 8 for this task is 16x." - User post on beta forum.
"... when I said "Radian is much faster than PostgresSQL with uncomplicated SQL." I was thinking about the time I spend trying to get PostgresSQL server working rather than how fast queries work. When I succeed I find [simple queries] work similarly fast if key field indexes are set up in both... For dweebs like me having to run a database server on your home computer is daunting so a program that has its own database functionality internal and local is much faster in terms of real effort time." - Forum post
"If PGAdmin or Spatialite had just what RS has in it now in terms of GUI, it would be transformational. Simply stated, RS offers something that doesn't exist in the GIS field (or better yet, spatial analytics field - or maybe data mining field)." - User post on beta forum.
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