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Geospatial Solutions: Galdos and Tenet Defence Complete UK Ministry of Defence Contract for Geographic Data Integration

Sep 27, 2006

Galdos Systems, Inc. and TENET Defence Ltd have completed the integration of multiple geospatial data across the UK Ministry of Defence into a single source through the use of open-standard Web services.

"In partnership with TENET Defence Ltd we demonstrate that a large complex of geospatial data from multiple sources can be aggregated and shared in real-time over the Web," said Gordon Vereschagin, director of sales for Galdos Systems. The integrated Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) system draws multiple datasets (AML 2.1, DAFIF8, VMAP0) from multiple data stores (Oracle Spatial, ArcSDE) using two Galdos Cartalinea Web Feature Service (WFS) servers. Map information is retrieved from WFS by both the thin viewing client Galdos FreeStyler Web Map Service (WMS) and the Tenet Chartlink4D Spatial Analysis Client.

Captain Bob Stewart RN, the project's sponsor, said that the effort has demonstrated how modern, Open SDI technologies have the potential to deliver significant benefits in real-time interoperability, making the UK's aspirations for Networked Enabled Capability a reality. According to TENET Defence, the general adoption of the standards that underpin SDI will bring massive benefits to defence systems in allowing them to meet users needs.

Galdos' Professional Services department assists organizations and government agencies as they move to an open standards-based IT infrastructure. In particular, Galdos offers expertise in the areas of GML, XML and Web services technologies.

Read the article on their website: Geospatial Solutions.