Posts By: Sampo Savolainen

How to get usage analytics for GeoServer

GeoServer is great for publishing OGC services and it’s used by many of our customers to publish data online. However, GeoServer does not provide robust usage analytics by itself. Therefore many organisations using GeoServer have a limited understanding on usage trends, what data is being used and by which web maps. Spatineo provides a tool called Spatineo Monitor… Read more »

The future is already here

By Sampo Savolainen and Anita Lankinen, originally published on Geo International Nov/Dec 2016 Issue Sampo Savolainen and Anita Lankinen look at some of the latest technological advances and analyse how they use spatial data infrastructures, what else can and should be done, and explore what role they will play in our future Transport agencies, cities… Read more »

Monitoring of ArcGIS WMTS services

We have noticed a worrying trend among the WMTS services Spatineo is monitoring. Our monitoring is showing that the availability of WMTS services published with ArcGIS is really low. In fact, the availability level for the majority of these services is 0% or just barely above it. These services are provided by a variety of… Read more »

Update to SMS alerts

We have switched our SMS operator today in order to improve service to our customers. This change introduces a change that our customers might notice: SMS messages sent from Spatineo Monitor will now be sent from “Spatineo”. Previously alert messages had our switchboard number as the origin of the SMS message. If you have any… Read more »

Spatineo Service Map visualises Spatial Web Service growth across Europe

Spatineo has launched a freely accessible visualisation of the availability of spatial web services organized by country and administrative area. This tool provides never before seen insight into the development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and INSPIRE, particularly how the scope and availability of these services have developed over time. Spatineo offers SaaS… Read more »

Monitoring interruption on Apr 23rd 2015

Our monitoring network experienced a service interruption on Apr 23rd 2015 from 9:20 to 10:40 UTC. No monitoring data was collected during this time. During this interruption Spatineo Monitor and Spatineo Performance were accessible and usable, but users were unable to configure services or meters and it was not possible to add new services for… Read more »

Identifying requests from Spatineo

Spatineo monitors a large amount of web services, and most of these services are publicly available over the internet. Monitoring works in a completely automated fashion in typical cases. In some cases though, our customers are interested in identifying which requests originate from our monitoring. For example some services may require authorization using HTTP authentication,… Read more »

Robots exclusion and Spatineo

Robots.txt refers to the file name specified in the unofficial robots exclusion “standard”. This is used to inform automatic web crawlers which parts of a server should not crawled. You can also specify different rules for different crawlers. This standard is not a technical barrier for crawlers but a gentlemen’s agreement that automated processes should,… Read more »