Location Intelligence Module Support


The Location Intelligence Module supports the following spatial databases for use with the spatial services, data, and resources:

  • Oracle 11gR2, Oracle 12C
  • SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016
  • PostgreSQL 8+ (PostGIS 2.x)
    Note: Spectrum Spatial requires the PostGIS extension for PostGreSQL data source provider even if spatial capability will be not needed or used.
  • GeoPackage (Windows and CentOS)
Note: SAP HANA is no longer supported.

Data Format

The Location Intelligence Module supports the following data formats for use with the spatial services:

  • Generic JDBC (with XY)
  • TAB (native, native extended, raster, grid, seamless, DBF)
  • ESRI shapefile

Raster Format

The following raster and grid formats (64-bit only) are supported in the Location Intelligence Module:

Raster formats:

Format File Extension
ADRG .gen
ASRP .gen
BMP .bmp, .wbmp
CADRG .gen
CIB various
ECW (SDK v5) .ecw
GeoTiff .geotif
GIF .gif
JPEG .jpg/.jpeg
MrSID (SDK v9)
Note: Supports MG4 (MrSID Generation 4). On CentOS 7.1, libpng12.so is required for reading MrSID rasters.
NITF .ntf
PNG .png
Note: TIFF files used by the Feature Service and Mapping Service cannot exceed 2GB.
Note: Solaris or AIX machines, whether installed with 32- or 64- bit JVM, do not support ECW and MrSID raster formats.

Grid Formats

Format File Extension
Defense Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) .dt0, .dt1, .dt2, .dt3
MapInfo Grid .mig
MRR (Multi-Resolution Raster)
Note: This support is provided on Windows.
Note: This support is provided on the following Linux environments:
  • Oracle Linux 6.5 and 7.1
  • CentOS 6.4 and 7.1
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and 18.04
Vertical Mapper Classified Grid .grc
Vertical Mapper Continuous Grid .grd

In order to use rasters and grids as a map layer, there must be an associated .TAB file containing georeference information about the image, including the bounds, coordinate system, and registration points.


The Location Intelligence Module utilities (Tile Generator, WMTS Tile Generator, and the Geometry Validator) require at a minimum Java 8. If you are installing these utilities on the same computer where the Spectrumâ„¢ Technology Platform server is installed, Java 8 will be installed since it is included with the server. If you want to install the utilities on another computer, make sure that the computer has Java 8 or later installed.


The .NET samples require at a minimum Visual Studio 2013 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.

MapInfo Professional Compatibility

The Location Intelligence Module is compatible with MapInfo Professional up to version 16.x and 17.x. See Tools > MapInfo Pro in the Spectrum Spatial Getting Started Guide for more information about the interoperability of the two products.

Internet Explorer

To use Internet Explorer 11, uncheck Display intranet sites in Compatibility View in the Compatibility View settings.


When communicating to the server over HTTPS to map a drive to the repository, a WebDAV client is required to use the TLS v1.2 protocol.

For client machines running on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2012, you must apply a security patch and registry update to leverage this protocol. For instructions, see the "Managing Security" chapter in the Administration section of the Spectrum Spatial Guide.