Government & Infrastructure Intergraph corporation, usa
Executive Vice President
Director of Product Management
Director Industry Management, Public Safety & Government
Sr. Program Manager, Public Safety & Government
Geospatial information is crucial to bridge the knowledge gap. Unfortunately, existing geographic information systems (GIS) lack the flexibility needed to efficiently address this challenge. The answer is ‘Seamless Geospatial Computing’
Society is becoming less forgiving of errors that result from the difference between ‘what we know’ and ‘what is’. Much of what we know is stored in electronic databases that are only abstractions of reality. The accuracy of the databases’ structure and content limits the reliability of decisions made using the information. Bridging this knowledge gap is one of the keys to dealing with an increasing level of uncertainty organizations face. Closing the gap between what we know and what is, will allow organizations to respond faster to changing conditions – both planned and unexpected events.
Geospatial information is crucial to bridging the knowledge gap. Unfortunately, existing geographic information systems (GIS) lack the flexibility needed to efficiently address this challenge. The answer is Seamless Geospatial Computing, which can make sense of an enormous volume of data, deliver on-demand capabilities, and provide the agility required to deal with today’s event-driven business tactics and safeguard an organization’s long-term survival.
In a Seamless Geospatial Computing environment, geospatial data sources, geospatial services, and visualization seamlessly integrate to enhance and support enterprise business processes. Seamless Geospatial Computing will allow organizations to geospatially enable existing business processes and quickly create new enhanced applications.
The emerging services oriented architecture (SOA) using Web Services along with enterprise direct connection architectures and industry leading databases are important components of this vision. Ultimately, the purpose of Seamless Geospatial Computing is not only to deliver what is needed today, but also to provide the quickest route to what is needed tomorrow – whatever that may be.