US: Open Solutions Group (OpenSGI) and United Federal Systems have announced a partnership to provide an integrated platform for OpenSGI’s Enterprise GeoCache Appliance to the US Department of Defense. United brings over 20 years of design and engineering experience in custom hardware chassis and components supporting tactical and strategic solutions for federal, state and local governments and the intelligence community.
The combination of OpenSGI’s Enterprise GeoCache software and United’s hardware servers and workstations will provide the technology for geospatial visualisation using large data repositories. The Enterprise GeoCache provides a portable solution for geospatial data delivery that delivers the highest resolution data and imagery in seconds. It includes 40 terabytes of worldwide geospatial data, pre-processed for high speed delivery of maps over the web. The global dataset consists of NGA holdings and custom products such as commercial satellite, scanned maps, vector data sets, elevation and analytical models and Open Street Map.
Randy Nagel, President of United, said “Addressing the bottleneck problem both from the hardware and software angle proved to be an optimal solution. It enables us to secure very fast response times using massive amounts of data”.
Shipping with over 40TB of geospatial data, the Enterprise GeoCache delivers cartographic maps and satellite imagery to the user in a fraction of a second. Frank Porcelli, Vice President and COO, OpenSGI, said, “We recognised the growing demand of organisations that need a high performing compliment to their geospatial infrastructure. The Enterprise GeoCache fills that void, all while maximising delivery speed and productivity”.
The Enterprise GeoCache natively supports a variety of GIS products including ESRI ArcGIS, Google Earth and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards.