Galdos Systems Data Management Systems (DMS) solution provides a completely integrated system for the automated production, management, and distribution of information products. The solution uses our proven commercial off the shelf (COTS) software products, including INdicio Web Registry Service (WRS), INview Image Viewer, INtune Data Delivery Service, and INscape Web Feature Service (WFS). Other components, such as a Web Map Service (WMS) or Web Coverage Service (WCS) or third-party COTS/Open Source components such as a shopping cart for order management, can be integrated into a DMS solution, depending on its purpose.
The INdicio WRS is the core component of the Galdos DMS solution. INdicio implements the OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) profile of Catalogue Services for the Web (CSW) which incorporates the OASIS e-business Registry Information Model (ebRIM). CSW-ebRIM provides a general and flexible web-based registry service that enables both human users and software agents to locate, access, and make use of resources in an open, distributed system. It supports retrieving, storing, and managing many kinds of resource descriptions and allows the registry content to be tailored for specialized application domains.
INdicio WRS maintains overall system integrity by managing all information about every aspect of the data management process from ingest to product delivery. Integrity of the data in the DMS is maintained in a single INdicio-managed database. INdicio and other Galdos web service products are designed to scale. INdicio makes it easy to add new data types, data products, platforms, and transformations as needed, allowing the system to evolve over time, supported by the CSW-ebRIM data model, which speeds information model development and evolution. Scaling both to large numbers of data objects and to large numbers of users is easily achieved.
INdicio clients and client libraries provide advanced ease of use features including graphical user interfaces for data model design and evolution, and “What you see is what you get” data modeling with no need to translate back and forth between tables and SQL queries. INdicio’s INdexer client includes powerful graphical search widgets that can search across classifications, associations, geography, properties, and free text. The graphical display also allows navigation of data objects through their relationships with other data objects.
INdicio supports a plug-in architecture, making it easy to integrate new components or third-party products. Integration of 3rd party components and solutions is facilitated through all solution component interfaces already being defined by public open standards. All of the COTS components support a common data security framework based on OASIS XACML/SAML 2.0 standards; this enables flexible and fine grained security policies, and is easily integrated with external authentication systems (e.g. LDAP Servers). Longevity of the solution is maximized by leveraging the maximum practical use of open standards such as OGC CSW, CSW-ebRIM, GML, GMLJP2, KML, WMS, WFS, and WCS.