Enterprise Architectures

Geospatial Enterprise Integration

The desired ability to enhance the speed and quality of geospatial products and services is critical to any enterprise. A solution is achieved through greater, more efficient integration of data across organizations through the implementation of enterprise-wide information architectures. Our team has developed a geospatial enterprise architecture that:

  • Highlights best practices for developing integrated solutions by leveraging the large body of geospatial standards, specifications, architectures and services into an interoperable enterprise architecture
  • Provides a comprehensive, flexible and scalable solution that supports and unifies the entire enterprise (server, thick and thin clients, web, mobile wireless devices, etc.)
  • Consolidates and aligns legacy systems to maximize efficiency, minimize redundancy and increase maintainability (e.g., utilizing business rules of interoperability to legacy defense systems)
  • Emphasizes a vendor-neutral, standards-based approach
  • Offers compliance and interoperability validation via its Open Compliance Configuration and Management (OCCAM) Lab

The cornerstone of the Geospatial Interoperability Program is the Open Compliance Configuration and Management (OCCAM) Lab. The lab is designed for research, development and interoperability evaluation of geospatial technologies. Prototyping work includes implementing components of geospatial enterprise architectures and enterprise web services management. Additionally, the OCCAM Lab hosts web-based standards compliance testing tools currently in use by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC).

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