Congratulations to the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (SDDCTEA) for a successful deployment of TGIS in mid-July. This marks the end of an era with TGIS replacing the Intelligent Road/Rail Information System (IRRIS®), developed by GeoDecisions and in production for the commands since 2001.
GeoDecisions began working with USTRANCOM in 1999 on a small pilot program that has grown with IRRIS as its flagship application. IRRIS was a state-of-the-art logistics and tracking GIS application. TGIS has transformed the IRRIS platform into a modern-day GIS and tracking solution with more than 1,500 users. Growing every day, the system also supports more than 800 GIS layers.
I personally have been on the IRRIS/TGIS team for more than 12 years and have truly enjoyed seeing the program grow and develop. It’s been an amazing experience getting to work on such a large application used in real-world scenarios. I look forward to the next 12 years and seeing where TGIS goes from here.
About the author: Debbie Houser is the Director of Delivery in the Federal Government space for GeoDecisions. Debbie was the Project Manager on the IRRIS project and continues in the same role on the TGIS team. To learn more about Debbie visit her here.