Projects - Systems Development
- Configuration of Municipal Development Tracking Application
Municipality of Clarington - Our firm is currently configuring and implementing the Autodesk AMP Development Tracking module. This work entails developing and verifying business process models for various Planning Department activities such as building permits, subdivision application, official plan and zoning amendments and sign permits. In previous projects (listed below) we have developed Business Process Models (BPM) of common services delivered by Planning Departments. These models were adopted to meet the unique needs of Clarington.
- Implementation of the Radio License Fee Model and the Spectrum Licensing System
Industry Canada - Assisted departmental staff in installing and configuring ORACLE 8i with the Spatial Cartridge and set up spatial and data tables to be used in calculated radio license fees. Advise on the overall client/server configuration in order to provide a direct interface between client workstations running MapInfo and the ORACLE 8i spatial data.
- Tornado Ground Support Facility (TGSF)
Assessment of Data Standards: Saudia Air Force, Riyadh, SAUDIA ARABIA - The TGSF was undergoing an upgrade of their mapping software and this study was conducted to assist the Saudi Air Force understand the potential impact of implementing the proposed Saudi Topographic Data Base (STDB) standards in production. The STDB data standards are modeled closely after the Canadian National Topographic Data Base standards and would include more detail on map features than their current structure. The study looked at the new software (Laser Scan) and data base (Gothic) capabilities to support the new standards and the requirements of the business processes.
- Configuration of Autodesk Municipal Partnership (AMP) Modules
City of Kanata, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton - Developed Business Process Models (BPMs) of the planning services (e.g, OP Amendments, Zoning By-Laws, Building Permits etc.) to identify the discrete processes involved in delivering municipal services. The BPMs were implemented into the Development Tracking module of AMP (formerly, SHL Systemhouse VISION* MAP) and training was provided to staff of the Planning Department. Work included the creation of reports and forms using Crystal Reports 7.
- RADAR Coverage Prediction Software API Programming
MapInfo Corp. & U.S. Air Force (Hill Air Force Base) - Developed a custom API DLL for spatial data analysis built on top of the Vertical Mapper Developer Kit (VMSDK) and Map File Access Library (MFAL). Overall functionality of the API involves the translation of radar coverage files into both Vertical Mapper grid and MapInfo vector based files and supports various data manipulation and analysis on the resulting grid files.
- City of Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - Municipal GIS Application Development
Customized GIS applications for the management of municipal data. The applications were developed using the Municipal Application Partnership (MAP) suite of software for VISION* GIS. Applications were converted to Spanish and customized for deployment in Argentina. A portion of the Buenos Aires cadastral database was loaded and combined with road information. The project demonstrated the benefits and capabilities of the MAP enterprise solution. Initial applications consisted of Roads & Traffic, Water & Sewer and user defined data models. Project value is US$300,000.
- Safety Analysis and Functional Evaluation System (SAFE) for Transport Canada
Marine Transportation Safety Analysis and Functional Evaluation (SAFE): Transport Canada/Enfotec Technical Services - Developed the functional requirements for a GIS-based decision support system to aid in the development of regulations and legislation for governing marine transportation. A detailed architecture design was completed that showed the information and data flow processes involved in implementing a risk management approach. Particular attention was focused on how to implement risk management protocols such as CSA Q850. The proposed design entailed integrating national accident and vessel movement databases into a Intranet environment the utilized web GIS services.
- Radio License Fee Model Application Architecture Design:
Industry Canada / NeoDyne Consulting - Designed a system configuration model to implement Industry Canada's proposed radio license fee model. Examined the existing Spectrum Management System and proposed means to integrate a GIS-based model that will calculate users fees based upon their coverage area and consumption of available spectrum.
- Technical Review of VISION* Database Architecture
City of Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires Bureau S.A. - Reviewed the configuration and architecture of VISION* databases being developed for a Municipal Tax Management System being implemented at the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The review identified performance limitations and recommended programming, database design and hardware modifications.