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.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with USTRANSCOM and SDDCTEA. For the past 16 years, we have supported the Command to revolutionize the use of geospatial technology within the Department of Defense to help enable our warfighters,” said Brendan J. Wesdock, MCP, GISP, GeoDecisions president based in Newport News, Virginia. “TGIS is the next step in our technology evolution, and we look forward to continuing our Command partnership while transforming IRRIS and EGIS into a next-generation solution for greater visibility, tracking, and security.”
In addition to replacing DTTS and DCD functionality, TGIS will incorporate advanced data sharing and cataloging functions that provide USTRANSCOM with the collaborative capabilities required to meet their mission objectives. TGIS will allow for real-time collaboration by multiple users on the same map to display immediate updates. Area alert functionality is being added to notify users of new data tied to geographic area of interest. TGIS also will integrate semantic search and cataloging capabilities to scan newly uploaded data and identify keywords (tags) or geospatial data (longitude/latitude). This functionality provides more data display on the map and make data discoverable in the geospatial data layer catalog.