Plan and Manage, A Centralized Communication Tool

Plan and Manage, A Centralized Communication Tool

Your phone buzzes, and a text message tells you that you have assets in danger from a pending threat.  Embedded in the text message is a link to a map that shows you where the threat is and which of your assets are in danger. You and your team are able to act in advance of the pending threat to manage your assets, and update your supply change. But you took it to another level - you set up the notification to alert your employees, your customers, or your clients of the threat; you provide suggestions on how to protect their assets, family, or friends from the pending threat, and you did it all within one application.

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Valuable Skills and Qualities for Emerging Spatial IT Professionals (Part 2)

Valuable Skills and Qualities for Emerging Spatial IT Professionals (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part blog describing important skills and qualities we seek in young spatial IT professionals. The first blog post stressed the value of effective communication skills, maintaining a natural curiosity in a variety of topics, developing enhanced critical thinking skills, and exhibiting confidence.  This blog concludes the topic, and adds a final thought regarding what might be, to some, a conspicuous exclusion. 

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Command Technology Evolution, IRRIS Becomes TGIS

Command Technology Evolution, IRRIS Becomes TGIS

In August 2015, USTRANSCOM awarded the new Transportation Geospatial Information System (TGIS) contract to GeoDecisions. The goal of TGIS is to integrate IRRIS’ DTTS and DCD capabilities into an open GIS services framework that will provide USTRANSCOM with a user-defined operational picture (UDOP) capability. The timeline for TGIS deployment is February 2017. We are approximately 75 percent complete with new system development, and have begun to integrate DTTS and DCD functions into the baseline. Set for November 2016, the next beta delivery of TGIS will allow DTTS users to test command-and-control functionality in a non-operational government environment and lay the groundwork for a seamless system operational transition in February.  

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