Voyager makes building your search engine easy

Voyager is built using the best-of-breed, open source search technologies Solr and Lucene. But open source tools can be downright difficult to use! Voyager with it’s built-in user interface Navigo, puts this powerful technology in the hands of organizations that want to give their internal users the power to discover, find and deliver their content.

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The glue between systems

Most search and data management solutions require data migration, expensive consultants and massive amounts of storage. Voyager reads the content in different content repositories creating the digital equivalent of a card catalog as it goes.

  • Voyager’s Management Controls makes it easy to create an index without writing a single line of code
  • File Systems
  • Databases
  • ArcSDE
  • ArcGIS Online and Portal
  • WMS, WFS, CKAN, CS-W and more
  • Sharepoint and other Content Management System and Search Engines
  • Cloud Storage
  • Extensible with Custom Locations


GIS data, maps, services and everything else

Voyager started with a focus on making specialized geospatial data and formats searchable and smart. Content is automatically presented in the format that a GIS professional would expect. But today we read 1,800+ different complex formats and web services. Our framework is extensible. So, if there is still some format we don’t yet understand, we can add it for you.

  • Relationship between a map document and its layers automatically shown
  • Location information extracted from the coordinates of the content
  • Complex geometries shown on a map
  • More than 1,800 spatial and non-spatial formats can be indexed


Indexing Pipeline:
Enhance and harmonize the index

As Voyager is indexing content, it will extract every bit of traditional and non-traditional metadata that it can so that it can be used for searching and discovery. This is called the indexing pipeline.

  • Automatically creates thumbnails
  • Automatically add the geospatial context
  • Records schema hash so you can find duplicate data
  • Metadata Extraction allows administrators to select and manipulate specific entries from content's associated XML metadata.
  • Document Transformers allow administrators to add, remove or update data directly in the index. 
  • Python custom pipeline steps can be created.



Search Services:
Find what you need with keyword, spatial and faceted search

Voyager offers all of the search services that you're familiar with and some new ones you might not expect.

  • Voyagers makes all of a document’s text searchable by keywords
  • Geospatial text search using our gazetteer or your custom one
  • Powerful geospatial map-based search allows you to draw a box, line, polygon or point and buffer it to search
  • Facet or filters add the ability to drill in based on the structure of your content: hierarchies, checkbox, time spans, data ranges and more
  • Autocomplete

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Navigo and the APIs:
Configure our UI for your user or just use it to get a jump on rolling your own

No other search engine gives you a complete user interface to build the index, configure the presentation of the results, manage security and present the results to users. Even if you intend to roll your own using the Voyager API or customizing the Navigo Open Source UI, having a testable application to see how your index looks, gives you a step up on building your own.

  • View search results as summary, list or thumbnail highlight
  • Large map, small map or none at all
  • Controls to configure what page elements appear
  • Configurable and customizable home page
  • Configuration of user permissions and security controls
  • Tag documents and flag items to promote them using the community extension
  • Complete management controls for adding locations and managing the indexing pipeline
  • Complete Search UI without writing a single line of code



Processing Framework:
Content cleanup, data management, delivery, transformation and more

Of course, once a user finds the content they want, they want to do something with it. Voyager has a Python based processing environment that lets you run scripts on your content. Voyager includes tools for data managers to do things like clean up broken paths across multiple documents at once, clip, zip and ship a bundle of data, or roll your own.

  • Tools for Voyager Admins like Add Field, Export Result List
  • Tools for Data Subject Matter Experts like Write Metadata
  • Tools for GIS Users like Replace Data Source, Add to Geodatabase, Create an Esri Map or Layer Package, Create GeoPDF
  • Tools for End Users: Clip Data by Features, Clip Data by Polygon, Zip Files
  • Configuration of user permissions and security controls
  • Tools for ArcGIS Online Managers: Publish to ArcGIS Server, Publish to Portal for ArcGIS
  • Tools for Data managers: Copy Files, Move Files, Delete Files
  • Integrate 3rd-party tools like LocateXT  and FME Server
  • Extensible using Python 



Enterprise Security:
Voyager controlling and securing your content

Not everyone should have access to every item in the index or every tool in the Navigo UI. Access to the content indexed by Voyager and the functionality offered to your users is protected by Voyager internal security and/or integration with your enterprise security system.

  • Role-based security
  • Integration with Windows Authentication
  • Integration with LDAP
  • Single Sign-On
  • Restrict access to content repositories
  • Restrict access based on query
  • ACL access controls passed down to Voyager end users
  • Automatic Logout 

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