If you’ve read most of my previous posts, you know I’m a big fan of all things python in GIS. Specifically relating to ArcGIS, because well…that’s the software with which I’m most comfortable/proficient. Like many GIS professionals, my education and experience has revolved around ESRI products. I am however aware of, and have used, other platforms like QGIS, PostGIS, MapBox, Manifold, etc., but just do so much less frequently. Read More »
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Web-based application provides planning, analysis, and assessment collaboration and visualization tools for the strategic and operational joint assessment and planning communities. Created to assist in the command planning and decision support process using the Joint Operational Planning Process as an underlying model.
MADSS provides an integrated Command, Control and Communications (C3) operational and critical infrastructure
relationships understanding by correlating data from different data sources, using web-based services, and secure network and
automated data transformation services. MADSS provides improved responsiveness and predictive capability, rapid event
analysis, and Warfighter analysis of alternatives development for network and critical infrastructure outages.
Customer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
Provided an enterprise system for application and project tracking for the Federal Lands Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program.
Web-based mapping application, with a built in case management system. Agents create and maintain new cases along side historical ones and the system geographically references large amounts of data and integrate external data sources in order to identify crime patterns.
Working together with the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA), we provide geospatial visualization of critical infrastructure, along with threats, to protect against, respond to, and recover from threats and hazards.
Managing a team of Geospatial Analysts, and all their ongoing projects, requires a decent bit of effort for the Project Manager on one of our current contracts. At the onset, the PM would ask each GA what they were working on, obtain it verbally or via email, and manually enter the information into an excel spreadsheet. He would then discuss the spreadsheet with the client each week, noting any task updates or closures. The importance of the spreadsheet and the weekly client meetings cannot be understated; however, I believed that the amount of labor associated with tracking tasks could be greatly reduced.
The combination of Microsoft and Esri products is common across Federal information infrastructures and, as a result, we find ourselves integrating these tools often. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is still a widely-used solution for generating dynamic reports in many government settings. Invariably, some users want to use their Esri tools to embed maps into their reports. This post discusses a simple approach to using ArcGIS for Server to dynamically provide maps in SSRS reports based on report parameters.
With the increasing focus on information security across all sectors of government, IT policies are placing increased restrictions on information architectures, including GIS. While these restrictions may not prevent the development of a robust enterprise geospatial architecture, the approval and accreditation processes can introduce significant delays, during which work must continue. This is where workarounds come into play.