WES - Benefits
The main benefits of using WES include:
- an integrated approach to discovering, capturing, visualizing and managing geospatial data and services;
- an integrated approach to the development and creation of new products and services;
- the implementation of a suite of proven commercial software tools to enable complete data analysis integration in a proven SOA environment;
- a common means of accessing any data, data products, services and associated information via a Web browser or mobile platform;
- the SCOTS architectural environment is directly aligned with standards-based SOA architecture and supports many of the existing interfaces out-of-the box;
- the ability to utilize other types of information, data and data products contained within an organization's computing environment that would supplement the visualization and situational awareness when creating a common operating picture;
- the added ability to geospatially represent/view data to support operational analysis and decision making in a multi-national environment; and,
- the storage, cataloging, retrieval and dissemination of multi-national data and data products as the volume of data grows.
A deployment of WES allows analysts, operations personnel and users to discover, access, share and organize information and content regardless of, and without requiring changes to, the source systems and data. In essence, the application acts as a collaborative portal, allowing users to:
- visualize and analyze data to produce new products;
- manage and discover data;
- access distributed disparate data and services;
- publish asset data and services to the portal;
- deliver data products and services to end users;
- dynamically access and customize information and services relevant to a particular operational requirement;
- put a broad set of open standards into practice, illustrating what can be done with interoperable components, as well as providing a reference implementation for developers of servers and clients to test against;
- encourage providers of data, metadata, and services to use open standards, thus contributing to a robust and flexible information infrastructure that is extensible to incorporate new technology components or business relationships; and,
- facilitate discovery of new information from many different sources. This fosters interdisciplinary, exploratory, and collaborative work, which is a precursor to innovative research, applications, and decisions.
GO Mobile is a mobile application for devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android-based tablets to easily access geospatial content and other data and services through secure wireless communications to the cloud.
GO Mobile also provides First Responders and users in-the-field with the ability to collect, distribute and share critical information to assist with Situational Awareness and the decision making process.
WES Catalog is an OGC-compliant ebXML integrated services registry and repository. The application provides comprehensive, standards-based, catalog creation and management modules enabling data and service discovery, publishing, access, and maintenance.
Easily manage metadata about services (e.g., WMS, WFS, WCS, etc.) and repository items (e.g., XML documents, text documents, images, sound, etc.) contained in the catalog.
Meta Manager is an OGC-CSW/Open Search compliant metadata management tool. It will automatically extract metadata from relational databases, file systems, etc. and format the metadata according to a preferred metadata standard (NAP, DDMS, ISO 19115, etc.).
The solution is ideal for organizations that need to quickly and efficiently organize structured and unstructured data for discovery in access to corporate/agency portals and/or Open Data government portal environments.
The WES Sensor Hub software is a light weight solution that can be deployed on any device running Java whether in the field or a server room. The software is easily configurable from the "router like" HTML interface and allows for standardized access to a wide array of IoT Sensors.
Drivers which allow for communication with many different sensor systems already exist withing the software, including Grove, Z-Wave, and many others. Custom drivers can be uploaded using the interface, without requiring software updates to the Sensor Hub.