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Compusult

40 Bannister Street

Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada A1N 1W1

Telephone: +1 709 745 7914

Facsimile: +
1 709 745 79
27




Societal Benefit Area Alignment and Support

and

Component and Service Contributions


in the

GEOSS Architecture Implementati
on Pilot


Phase
6

(AIP
-
6
)






Response Due Date:
15

March

201
3


Programmatic Contact:





Technical Contact
:

Robert Thomas






Craig Coffin

marketing
@compusult.net





craig@compuslt.net

+1 709 745
-
7914 x212





+1 709 745
-
7914 x2
44



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Table Of Contents

1

Overview

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3

2

Proposed Contributions

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3

2.1

Societal Benefit Area Alignmen
t and Support

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..................

4

2.2

Component and Service Contributions

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.............................

4

2.3

Architecture and Interoperability Arrangement Development

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6

3

Description of Responding Organization

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6



Due Date: 15 March 2013


GEOSS AIP
-
6 CFP Response

3

Compusult

Response to the GEOSS AIP
-
5

CFP

1

Overview

Compusult has participated in, and been committed to GEO and GEOSS du
ring the past
5

years

and
has contributed substantial resources and effort to AIP projects. During
previous
AIP
s,

Compusult provided and hosted a GEO Portal and GEOSS Clearinghouse
to aid in the development of the GEOSS Initial Operating Capability (IOC).
The
Compusult GEO Web Portal provided a unique perspective on the way Geospatial
information is
discovered,
aggregated, accessed, managed and visualized using standards
-
based protocols and services. Many of the capabilities demonstrated in those AIPs have
since been incorporated with the current
GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI).

For AIP
-
6
, it is Compusult’s intent

to provide components and servi
ces to support the
Disaster SBA
, and indeed any SBA that could benefit from
the services and technology
we are pr
oposing.

In support of

the GEOSS AIP
-
6

Compusult
proposes

to

make the
following

contributions
:



We will p
rovide
the ability to access the GCI
via Compusult’s

GO Mobile

a
pp
,

which is available for Android and iOS based

mobile devices such as the iPhone,
iP
ad

and Android
smart
phones and tablets. In addition to accessing the GCI this
mobile capability will:

o

use mobile Apps to display OG
C services such as WMS and WMTS;

and,

o

use the built
-
in sensors
(GPS, camera, microphone, etc.)
of mobile devices
to provide i
mproved
,

real
-
time
,

situational awareness necessary for
disaster management and mitigation
.



We will offer access to the latest version of our Meta Manager tool which AIP
-
6
participants can use to connect databases and data to GEOSS
.




2

Proposed Contributio
ns

Compusult will provide
the use of
GO Mobile,
our

mobile device a
pp
that is
capable of
accessi
ng the GCI and OGC web services, as well as Meta Manager, our tool for
connecting existing and legacy databases and data to an OGC
-
compliant environment.

It is
our intention to work within, and collaborate with the GEOSS community to further
the accessibility
, scope,

and visibility of this valuable resource.
Compusult will
participate in any

meetings and functions
that can be remotely attended
to help promote
the

use of the current infrastructure and to participate in the continuing evolvement of
GEOSS.


Due Date: 15 March 2013


GEOSS AIP
-
6 CFP Response

4

2.1

Societal Benefit Area Alignment and Support

Compusult proposes to increase
and improve
access to information
for users by providing
state
-
of
-
the
-
art mobile access

and data connectivity tools
.


2.2

Component and Service Contributions

Compusult will provide components
that enable

access
to

the GCI through mobile
devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Android
smart
phones and tablets. This
will be

accomplished
via Compusult’
s GO Mobile

apps

for Android

and iOS. These client

a
pps
can

interface with
a GEOSS

portal and synchronize with
GCI and/or

scenario
s, events

or
situation
s

within Portfolios.
GO Mobile allows users to
create and fuse situational views
made up of information
from within the GCI and other external information such as
documents, images, videos etc., including information provided through the built i
n
sensors of the mobile device.




GO Mobile

can
also
display OGC services such as WMS and WMTS
. Its
o
ther
capabil
ities include
:




alpha transparency adjustment

of layers
,



direct mess
aging between GO Mobile devices;



exploiting a mobile device’s built
-
in sensor
(GPS, camera, microphone, etc.)
data
as inputs to the infrastructure to

provide improved, real
-
time, situation
al
aw
areness;



t
rack
ing moving objects; and,

Due Date: 15 March 2013


GEOSS AIP
-
6 CFP Response

5



using OpenStreetMap

as an available base map.


Compusult will also
offer

GEOSS AIP
-
6 users access to the late
st version of
Compusult’s
Meta Manager toolkit, which
provides metadata management and end
-
to
-
end
conn
ectivity with Open Government initiatives and
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW)
clients.

Meta Manager Version 5.0

lets

users
quickly and easily expose their data holdings via the
OGC CSW standard
.
This

metadata
management

toolkit provides a complete solution for creating and defining new and/or
mapping existing geospatial metadata definitions and geospatial datasets according to
national and international standards. These standards include ISO19115, ISO19119,
North America
n Profile (NAP), and Dublin Core.

Meta Manager
Features
:



Easily integrates into existing inventory and metadata databases such as Oracle,
PostG
re
S
QL
, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server
,

and
Microsoft
Access databases
without requiring modifications or changes to
the data structures.



Allows creation and population of metadata standards databases by selecting the
required
metadata standard.



Includes
administrative and server software and, when interfaced with
our
Web
Enterprise Suite
(WES)
Web Feature Portrayal Serv
ice (WFPS), can render
relational database content as OGC
-
enabled maps.



P
rovides virtually unlimited c
onnectivity to almost any RDBMS via the integrated
ODBC driver support



Provides flexibility to render metadata entries using HTML and XML display
formats.



Includes e
nhanced SQL Syntax Checking.



Comprehensive administrative interfaces
allow

data administrators to map and
manage metadata in either the UNIX or Windows environments.



Meta Manager
Benefits
:



Significantly reduces time and costs involved to implem
ent a national or
in
ternational metadata standard.
Meta Manager can provide a c
learinghouse
-
enabled solution in
very short order
.



P
rovides a painless solution for implementing metadata standards for a single
database or multiple instances across an entire
organization.



The flexibility to dyn
amically map to the most widely
-
used R
elational Database
Management System
s.


Due Date: 15 March 2013


GEOSS AIP
-
6 CFP Response

6



Infrastructure Hosting Commitment:

Compusult
will
support
host
ing of

and access to
GO Mobile
and Meta Manager
on the
GEOSS site

until
at least
201
5
.


2.3

Architecture and Interoperability Arrangement Development

During the AIP
-
6
, Compusult wil
l continue to work with service and component
providers to ensure
GO Mobile and Meta Manager interoperability with GEOSS AIP
-
6
related data and services
.
Our technical

support personnel
will be
available to
assist in
these roles
.


3

Description of Responding

Organization

Compusult

has

actively
participated in the GEOSS AIP process since
inception

and will
continue to support this initiative.
We will
remotely participate in meetings and other
events and
will
help promote the access and interoperability of info
rmation related to the
Societal Benefit Areas.

Compusult participates in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a Participating
Organization of GEO. Compusult has developed a long relationship and commitment
within the OGC and for over 1
5

years Compusult ha
s been a Technical Committee
member and has contributed the successful development and adoption of many OGC
standards.

Due Date: 15 March 2013


GEOSS AIP
-
6 CFP Response

7

Compusult will have several personnel assigned to this project. Personnel assigned for
development efforts will be on a ad
-
hoc basis whil
e Programmatic Management will be
conducted by Mr. Robert Thomas with Mr. Craig Coffin acting as the Technical Contact.
Contact information for these individuals is stated on the cover of this response.


Company Overview

Compusult is a privately
-
held
,

Cana
dian Information Technology
company incorporated
in 1985
that has been

in continuous operation for over 2
8

years.
Our primary focus is in
the design and implementation of

world leading, interoperable,
g
eospatial portal
solutio
ns. We also offer several

othe
r value
-
added products and services such as custom
software, systems integration and consulting services.

Compusult currently operates out of its head office in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland,
Canada and maintains a staff of
almost 50

full
-
time employees. In C
anada, Compusult
has
branch office
s

in Halifax, Nova Scotia

and Ottawa, Ontario. We also have
a
wholly
-
owned
subsidiary, Compusult Systems, Inc. in Reston, Virginia.

Since inception, Compusult has continuously expanded
our

client base, revenues, and
person
nel qualifications and expertis
e. During the past decade, we’
ve focused on design,
development and delivery of data warehousing, standards
-
based,
g
eospatial
p
ortal
solutions and
associated

applications and services. These projects
have been completed
for c
lients

such as the
U.S.
National Geospatial
-
Intelligence Agency (NGA), Natural
Resources Canada, GeoEye, and
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
. In each case,
Compusult’s premier product, Web Enterprise Suite

(WES)
, has played a key role in
delivering compl
ete solutions within short time frames
thus
exceeding client
expectations.

Compusult has over
16

years experience in the design, development and implementation
of stan
dards
-
based, interoperable, geospatial applications. We’ve successfully

completed
many r
ecent projects deploying Web
-
based
tools for geospatial data discovery,
visualization
,
harvesting,

and publishing from
Geospatial Information System (GIS)
databases, aerial reconnaissance photo collections, and
satellite imagery libraries.



Technical Capa
bilities Summary

Compusult has developed strong technical capabilities and a high degree of versatility
through the experience of its personnel in successfully completing various scientific and
technical contracts to deliver information technology solution
s. As a result of our training
and experience, we provide expertise in the following areas:



Geospatial Portal Development and Deployment



Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems



Internet and World Wide Web Applications and Services



Data Warehouse and D
ata Clearinghouse Design and Implementation



Web based Document Management Systems

Due Date: 15 March 2013


GEOSS AIP
-
6 CFP Response

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Systems Integration



Software Development



Assistive Technologies and Workplace Accommodation for Persons with
Disabilities



Data Communications



Automatic Identification and Dat
a Collection (AIDC) Technologies



Speech Technologies, including Text
-
To
-
Speech and Voice Recognition
Applications



Electronic Product Design, Development, and Manufacturing



Real
-
time Image Analysis, Machine Vision and OCR Applications



Local and Wide Area Ne
twork Design and Implementation



User Interface Development



Numerical Modeling and Simulation


Research and Development

The company’s present research and development capability has evolved as a result of
experience gained through contract work for several

clients in applications software
development and systems integration. These contracts have enabled Compusult to
become highly skilled in software design and development and preparation of technical
documentation.

Compusult invests significantly in researc
h and development in Web
-
enabled database
access; on
-
line Internet services; Geomatics and geographic information systems; data
communications and networks; assistive technologies; and physical environmental
applications. Some of our efforts have been supp
orted by the OGC,
Atlantic Innovation
Fund (AIF),
CANARIE Inc., Industry Canada, and the National Research Council of
Canada.