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28 February 20001 UN Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Matching User’s Needs to Technology - An Architectural Approach Chris Duhring.

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1 28 February UN Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Matching User’s Needs to Technology - An Architectural Approach Chris Duhring Solutions Architect SGI Professional Services

2 28 February Key Technologies Spatial Information Technologies Receipt - Conflation & Integration Management Access - Information Interaction Dissemination - Packaged Delivery Analysis Infrastructure Technologies Networks - Communications & Security Storage - Hierarchical & Distributed Processing - Distributed Users Spatial Information ReceiptManagement Access NetworksStorageProcessing Analysis Dissemination

3 28 February Architectural Approach Develop objective architecture Definitions – Establish common definitions and language Scenarios – Identify scenarios that exemplify the role of spatial imagery and information at the United Nations – Detail the current, planned and/or possible variations of these scenarios Key Questions – Match scenarios to technical and architectural questions – Identify time phasing of driving needs and requirements Identify phased implementation plan Link to budget and resource limitations Match to technology availability

4 28 February Key Questions What is your spatial area-of-interest? What types of spatial imagery and information do you use, and what types are you projecting to use? What is your workflow for spatial imagery and information and how to you project that this evolve in the future? Where do your components fit in a broader system context? What is your installed base, now and projected for the future? What standards does your domain call for? What are your current or planned applications?

5 28 February Questions & Implications

6 28 February Initial Observations Diversity of users (categorized by access methods) – Published maps for analysis and as reference information (Map Consumers) – Specific information over specific areas of the Earth (Information Consumers) – Interact with information for analysis and update (Enterprise Users) Global extent of the UN system (based on initial assessment) – 22 candidate providers of spatial information at 13 fixed locations plus field locations – 9 additional candidate or current users of spatial information at 9 fixed locations plus field locations Range of information and systems already in place

7 28 February Supporting User Diversity 1.Map Consumer searches Catalog and downloads resources 2.Catalog includes references to published maps, generated maps and maps from other catalogs 3.Generated maps include most recent views of high-interest area 4. Information consumer accesses tailored map information 5. Map Server extracts information Geographic Database 6.Enterprise User interacts with Geographic Database 7.Geographic Database holds integrated version of the UN’s spatial information

8 28 February Recommendation Adopt architectural approach to integrating United Nations geographic and spatial information Develop objective architecture that addresses UN domain – Diverse users – Global extent – Range of existing information and systems Establish phased implementation plan – Realities of budgets and resources – Availability of technology

9 28 February Backup Material

10 28 February Spatial Information Providers & Users

11 28 February Spatial Information Users


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