GeoDecisionsâ, a software-independent information technology company that specializes in geographic information systems (GIS), was recently presented with the New Technology Product of the Year award at the 11th annual Technology Awards Gala. The event, sponsored by the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, was held at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. GeoDecisions received the award for its Intelligent Road/Rail Information Server (IRRIS) application. IRRIS was developed to support the Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency’s mission to aid in the global deployment of U.S. armed forces. The GIS product has the ability to document the movement of cargo by land, air, and sea on a global basis. IRRIS is the first Web-based portal in the world designed to combine highly-detailed, local, and relevant information into one intuitive Web-based interface for military and U.S. infrastructure information.
IRRIS technology embraces intelligent transportation systems and GIS to provide an enhanced decision-making tool. Its use beyond the military arena is far-reaching. This technology can be used by both public and private organizations and as a tool to protect the nation’s infrastructure. The philosophy of GeoDecisions is based on an enterprise approach to the integration of diverse information technologies. Its reputation for success is founded on providing a full range of innovative solutions to its clients. This includes strategic and implementation planning, requirements definition, database design and development, GIS-based utility asset management tools, linear referencing system design and implementation, custom application development and product training, and Web and wireless solutions.