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  • Defense
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  • Federal, State and Local
  • Communities
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  • Land Administration
  • Taxation
  • Public Works
  • AEC
  • Economic Development
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  • Urban Planning
  • Homeland/National Security
  • Disaster Management
  • Fire and Emergency Services
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  • Insurance
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  • Retail
  • Agriculture
  • Computational Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Real Estate
  • Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media / Entertainment
  • Supply Chain
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Drones
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Pipeline
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet
  • Ride Sharing
  • Water Utilities
  • Airports & Aviation
  • Traffic Analytics
  • Highways
  • Railways
  • Ports & Maritime
  • Public Transport

Radian Studio

Parallel Spatial Data Engineering for GIS and DBMS

A Better Experience

Overlays are easy in Radian

Radian® Studio is a new spatial engineering experience based on Manifold's parallel Radian® database technology that blends spatial and non-spatial data to enable data discovery, analysis and management by experts and non-experts alike. Everything involves location and anything involving location is only as good as the quality of the spatial data you utilize. Radian provides the world's finest tool for insuring that your spatial data unleashes your insights with superior quality, speed and bulletproof accuracy. Easy to use.

Map created with Radian Studio using vector drawings, geocoded data and web server background.

Leverage Everything

Connect to almost any data imagineable, from enterprise DBMS servers to file databases to web servers to zillions of file formats. Radian handles an almost unlimited range of data types in tables, vector data, raster data, drawings, maps and images.

"Because I can use a command window to write native queries Radian is effectively a client for Postgresql, or indeed any other DBMS - I no longer need to rely on PGAdmin." - Forum post

You can blend, extract, transform, load, validate, manipulate, analyze, visualize, discover and slice and dice your data within Radian or in-place in your preferred storage. Other applications can connect through Radian to read/write data sources they otherwise could never touch. Exotic spatial formats? No problem. Radian translates for you on the fly, read and write.

Radian Studio for Spatial Engineering

Built for Speed

Radian itself is one of the fastest, fully-parallel database engines ever created. Guaranteed to keep up with even the fastest enterprise DBMS you use to work with data in-place.

But you don't need an external DBMS: you can easily host large, complex projects and applications entirely within Radian on your desktop. Radian effortlessly cascades and nests hierarchies of projects with zero pass-through performance hit, so a single Radian project can encompass terabytes of data while reaching out to exabytes of data in external servers. On your desktop. Today.

"First of all - Radian Studio! Wow! It is really as fast as advertised." - Forum post.

Radian is so much faster than any traditional spatial file formats that you'll probably want to upgrade your inventory of spatial files to use Radian as your data store. Once transferred into Radian storage a 100 GB image pops open instantly. Large vector data sets that absolutely crush traditional GIS applications pop open in seconds as well.

Do in 1/10th Second what takes others 30 minutes. See Radian technology in action Watch the Gulf Bathymetry YouTube video of Manifold Viewer opening a project file in 1/10th second that the US Government website providing the data warned will take ESRI software 30 minutes to open in the equivalent ESRI native format. That's thousands of times faster for Radian. Viewer effortlessly hill shades and styles and re-projects on the fly 7.5 GB of ultra-high resolution bathymetry data for the Gulf of Mexico. Re-projection can take hours in other packages but Viewer and Radian do it on the fly, instantly.
Supercomputer speed

Your Own Supercomputer

Apply the effortless, easy power of Radian point-and-click dialogs or the infinite power of automatically parallel Radian SQL. Radian unleashes the full power of all the CPU cores in your system and automatically launches massively parallel computations using thousands of available GPU cores for supercomputer computational performance unmatched by any other non-parallel GIS or spatial engineering tool. This isn't marketing hype: calculations that take minutes without Radian can often be done in a second or two in Radian. Don't settle for distributed data storage without parallel computation and don't settle for parallelism that requires custom coding by experts. Insist on the real thing: automatic, parallel computation with no parallel coding required. Radian is the real deal: Nothing else comes close.

"Input: 220803 areas (coord count 4 to 841654, often highly convoluted). Output: 29306396 convex areas. Incredibly fast.." - Forum post on convex decomposition of polygons, in Radian an easy function.

Parallel, Distributed SQL

Overlays are easy in Radian

Built upon manycore parallel CPU and massively parallel GPU DBMS infrastructure, Radian includes a sophisticated SQL query engine with a very high degree of modularity. Big tasks get split into small tasks, which get sent to different computation nodes using DAG, Directed Acyclic Graph, analytics. But Radian goes much further than use of homogenous nodes. Some of those nodes, potentially many thousands of nodes, can be GPGPU cores, and those GPGPU cores can be different types of cores from different GPUs. Some of those nodes, also potentially thousands but more likely only a few dozen or few hundred, can be CPU cores. Computational nodes also can be external databases like PostgreSQL. The query engine will split the work between any and all such nodes so that they run in parallel.

Triangulate 5 Million Points instantly. See Radian in action Watch the Triangulate 5 Million Points YouTube video of Radian previewing in one second a triangulation of over five million points, and then writing out the triangulation as a new drawing with over ten million areas in three minutes. Other GIS software takes from well over an hour for that to even more than a day. Download the data set in shapefile format and try it in any other GIS. Nothing else comes close to one second.

In addition to the query engine Radian has a big roster of built-in SQL functions, both spatial and non-spatial, which all work within that parallel scheme and Radian provides a rich set of facilities to add very involved custom functions for execution within SQL using scripts in .NET or V8.

All that parallelism happens automatically with no need for any parallel coding or manual setup of tasks. Write the SQL you already know and Radian executes it as if a team of experts had parallelized it for you. No need for weeks or months of scary effort that older tools require.

"Our Hadoop project was successful but totally unnecessary in terms of what it took to stand up. I am planning to do some work with the guys in [Europe] and the thought of even reconfiguring another Hadoop implementation gives me nightmares. Hence, my interest in building a high-performance Windows based computer for Radian. " - Radian User.

LiDAR data from ArcGIS REST server with palette by Radian

Above: LiDAR terrain elevation data for Charles County, Maryland, from an ArcGIS REST server. Palette and hill shading done on-the-fly by Radian.

Superior Analytics

Radian's modern technology delivers the most sophisticated spatial analytics in GIS or DBMS. Legacy packages have legacy limitations, such as separate layers or data sets for polygons, lines and points or tedious preparation to assure no overlaps for spatial overlays. Radian provides a rich selection of spatial engineering tools, both point-and-click templates as well as massively complete SQL functions, that automatically handle any topology, no matter how strange, and simultaneously work with mixed polygons, lines and points with automatic blending of mixed database values and mixed projections as well. No other spatial data tool at any price can handle such difficult topological situations automatically.

Try LiDAR in Radian Now. See Radian technology in action Watch the Maryland LiDAR REST Server YouTube video showing the LiDAR data set illustrated above. Try it yourself with Manifold Viewer.

At your fingertips

Includes Everything

Install one package and you have it all at your fingertips. No need to buy expensive extras or to struggle to integrate separate products. You know how some software wants to charge you a few thousand more for the feature you need? Radian doesn't do that. 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.


No Puzzles

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.

Big Data GeoAnalytics with Radian-based Manifold See Radian technology in action Watch the Big Data GeoAnalytics video on the gisadvising blog, demonstrating how Radian-based Manifold Future accomplishes in seconds on your desktop what requires costly server clusters in other systems. Try it yourself for free with Future Viewer.
"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. [...] For dweebs like me having to run a database server on your home computer is daunting so a program [like Radian] that has its own database functionality internal and local is much faster in terms of real effort time." - Forum post

Experience Radian Power in a Free Tool

See Manifold Viewer in Action. Manifold Viewer is a read-only subset of Radian Studio. Although Viewer cannot write projects or save edited data back out to the original data sources, Viewer provides phenomenal capability to view and to analyze almost all possible different types of data in tables, vector geometry, raster data, drawings, maps and images from thousands of different sources. Manifold Viewer delivers a truly useful, Radian technology tool you can use for free to experience Radian power firsthand. See Viewer in action Watch the Manifold Viewer Introduction YouTube video.

Get Manifold Viewer

The World's Best GIS Manifold Release 8 is the world's best GIS

Looking for world-class GIS? Get Manifold System Release 8. Created by the makers of Radian Studio, Release 8 delivers by far the world's most reliable GIS, providing unmatched breadth and depth of professional and enterprise class power. Nothing else comes close at any price.

Release 8 delivers the world's best GIS together with exceptional data capabilities for a GIS. Radian delivers the world's best spatial engineering product with exceptional GIS capabilities for a data-centric tool. Run Release 8 for superior GIS, or run Radian for superior spatial data work, or get both products for your toolbox to enjoy a vast range of GIS and spatial data engineering capabilities no other ensemble can match.

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Mount St. Helens region

One meter resolution Digial Elevation data of the Mount St. Helens volcano crater and region to the north devastated by ejecta and lahirs flowing from the catastrophic eruption of 18 May 1980. The terrain elevation model, colored by Radian using a palette, is shown in a map between an upper, partially transparent set of labels from a Google web server and overlaid on a streets vector layer also from a Google web server. The elevation data is over 3 gigabytes and displays, pans and zooms instantly in Radian.

About Manifold

Manifold is a deep technology company creating advanced, parallel algorithms, next-level technology, and computation know-how that powers faster performance and smarter operations.

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