This image shows OpenStreetMap overlaid on a Google Maps backdrop image, with incident features derived from the public Global Terrorism Dataset (2002-2012). The features are displayed with the circle colour denoting the ‘attack type’ (e.g. assault, bombing, kidnap attempt), and the colour square denoting the target type (e.g. civilian, politician, military, etc). The same data is also used to generate the heatmap layer.
At I/ITSEC 2013, Envitia reinforced its support for open standards and interoperability by collaborating with other Training and Simulation (T&S) specialist vendors on the USGIF OGC Modeling and Simulation Working Group demonstration. The demo featured Envitia’s Discovery capability prominently as a mechanism for both interfacing with data suppliers and delivering actionable geospatial intelligence. A comprehensive operational view was built up by aggregating data supplied from Discovery’s own geospatial data catalogue, as well as that provided external suppliers via OGC web services, including AIS shipping data supplied by ExactEarth. The resultant view was then augmented with custom annotations and delivered via an OWS Context Document – an emerging standard for exchanging intricate composite views of service-based geospatial layers, authored primarily by Envitia’s own Roger Brackin – to multiple T&S systems developed by partner vendors, including VT MAK and CAE. The sample narrative centered around illustrating how geospatial standards could deliver real-time responsiveness to disasters; the custom annotations outlined a fictitious oil spill, and the T&S systems responded to the newly available information by having affected shipping lanes skirt the polluted area.
Though the M&S demonstration was warmly received by all those gathered in the Warfighter Corner staging area, the rest of the hall was noticeably cooled by recent government budget cuts. Only few representatives of the US DoD were able to attend, to the extent that key booths, including that of PEO STRI, were undermanned. While attendance numbers were consistent with years past, the exhibit itself was smaller and the traffic throughout was slower. Despite these handicaps, interest in standards-based interoperability and Envitia’s expertise in that arena were strong; delivering capability comparable to that illustrated through the M&S demo was a hot topic of discussion on panels and presentations, as well as on Envitia’s own booth.
Here we have Envitia Discovery with and external WMS showing terrain based topography and a cross-sectional profile. The WMS is supplied by the Marine Geosience Data System which is part of Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA) more details can be found here http://www.marine-geo.org/index.php