Usability. Accuracy. Efficiency.
Organizations around the world are reaping significant benefits
by capitalizing on spatial technology solutions. Providing an
added dimension to traditional information technology, Geographic
Information Systems introduce the power of spatial representation
to help solve today's business challenges. Whether your business
problem is based upon a facility, a piece of equipment, a product,
a piece of earth, a statistic, or all of the above, GIS technology
enables the geographical management of your information resources
to gain a competitive advantage.
The Geographic Information Systems
(GIS) Solutions Practice is positioned to provide strategic leadership
and technical solutions to our clients' needs -- solutions that
improve profitability, enhance customer relationships, and run
businesses more efficiently.
Our approach to the development
of world-class GIS solutions ranges from implementation studies
to complete implementation services, fully integrated with your
existing enterprise information systems. Our real-world experience
in developing these solutions in the energy, environmental, utility,
telecommunications, municipality, public safety/emergency 911,
and transportation sectors allows Kaligotla
to provide the total solution... not just a part of it.
The Business Challenge
- Usability of Data.
Systems describe complex geographic information in an easy-to-understand
way - providing the power to bring incredible intelligence to
your enterprise applications.
- Customer Service.
that pinpoint physical locations of business objects can provide
customers with faster, more accurate information and deliver
higher levels of customer service.
companies have large facilities over a vast geography which
need real-time management. Property management companies have
office space and rental structures that need constant supervision.
Communications companies seek to maximize their facilities to
reach the greatest number of customers. Any situation that requires
effectively managed critical assets and resources is an opportunity
for GIS technology.
organizations and city planners are looking to find new ways
to manage land and public facilities more efficiently. Contractors
want to design a road or public access to optimize variables
such as rights-of-way and topography. By looking at information
graphically, new options and ideas come to life faster.
Increasing communications across your
organization. Collecting information in a central database that
can be used by various departments - from logistics to scheduling
to transportation. With GIS, a picture is worth more than 1,000
GIS technology is complex, and
the development of effective GIS solutions requires skilled professionals
dedicated to their field. Rapidly changing technology, project
timeframe pressure, and a limited supply of available talent further
complicates the delivery of GIS solutions. Organizations need
a proven methodology to design, implement and manage these applications.
Using the latest GIS technologies,
our proven application development methodologies, and our cross-industry
experience, the GIS Solutions Practice creates high impact, mission-critical
applications that are scalable, robust, and reliable. Teaming
with you throughout the development life cycle, we provide services
design and architecture definition
Our consultants, planners
and engineers have extensive knowledge in the leading technologies
we are uniquely qualified to provide platform-independent recommendations
and comprehensive, integrated solutions.
We have industry-specific focus
groups within the GIS Solutions Practice that understand the unique
requirements of Geographic Information Systems. Each focus group
is lead by an IT/GIS professional with specific industry subject
GIS Solutions Practice services
- User Needs Assessment.
Interviews are designed
and conducted to identify the needs of end-users. These needs
can be summarized, describing each data set in the organization
along with the creation, maintenance, access, and analysis activities
for each user group in the organization.
- System Specification
efficient, cost-effective solution is designed to meet your
GIS needs. Consideration is given to all aspects of implementation
including hardware, software, network, data, and procedures.
- Application Development.
Consultants will design, develop, and
implement user applications of all types. GIS applications require
both client and server perspectives. Our consultants utilize
the latest development tools (Visual Basic, C++, Java, etc.)
in addition to proprietary GIS development languages. Integration
with the enterprise is a key to success.
- Database Design.
We are experienced in
the design of geographic data layers and related tables required
as a foundation of any GIS effort. The tables can be maintained
in proprietary formats, or through a number of third party relational
database products. The integrity rules governing the consistency
between information in the DBMS and the geographic coverage
are identified in this task. Objectives for application modules
necessary to support the various user views of the database
are also defined at this time to allow incorporation of dependent
attribute fields into the data model.
- Data Conversion Methodologies
Consultants are experienced in the development of data conversion
methodologies to assist clients in the transfer of data from
any source into their GIS platform. We can integrate data into
the GIS from proprietary and standard formats as well as commercially
available data sets.
- End User Support
We will provide GIS consultants to work with your end users
as support personnel. This includes hot line support, one-on-one
interaction, and user training to help clients solve their problems.
Our support of a wide variety
of disciplines, from system administration to database administration
and other general development skills all help to ensure the successful
implementation of your GIS solution. As well, our breadth of industry
expertise minimizes the amount of time we need in order to fully
comprehend your operations and systems. Not only does this assure
a successful project, but also represents a substantial cost savings.