Capstone Proposal Overview. IntroductionOverview of the Current Source and Product Tracking SystemCapstone Project Plan and DesignSummary. Capstone Project Objective. The objective of this capstone project is to build a system that can catalog source data and track a product's status in a geospa
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1. DESIGN AND PLANNING OF A SOURCE AND PRODUCT GEODATABASE FOR THE HARRIS CORPORATION’S GGI PROGRAM By Andrew Korbel
2. Capstone Proposal Overview Introduction
Overview of the Current Source and Product Tracking System
Capstone Project Plan and Design
3. Capstone Project Objective The objective of this capstone project is to build a system that can catalog source data and track a product’s status in a geospatially-enabled database
Source data can be defined as any geospatial dataset needed to produce a product
Examples include various raster and vector datasets such as: Imagery (Commercial & National), various scaled CADRGs and ADRGs, various levels of DTEDs, Geodatabases of Feature Data, Geo-positioning Support Data, etc.
4. Harris Corporation Overview Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida
International communications and information technology company
Serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.
Annual revenue of almost $5 billion
16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.
5. GGI Program Overview Global Geospatial Intelligence Program is contracted by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Production of various raster and vector products.
This contract is worth approximately 50 million dollars in invoices per year for Harris.
6. GGI Program Overview Cont’d Within Harris, The GGI Program is split into 2 distinct departments that produce a variety of classified and unclassified raster and vector products.
Global - Controlled Image Base (CIB 1m & 5m), Digital Point Positioning Databases (DPPDB), Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Void Fill
Vectors - Topographic Line Maps (TLMs)at various scales, Urban Feature Data (UFD)
7. Current Source and Product Data Management
8. Current Source and Product Data Management Cont’d
9. Current State of Source/Product Database Cont’d CIB 1m records not linked to CIB 5m RecordsCIB 1m records not linked to CIB 5m Records
10. Proposed System
11. What the System Is Not A Traditional Geodatabase
A GIS that produces product deliverables
An Enterprise GIS
12. Strategic Purpose of the System The creation of this system has been mandated by GGI Program Management.
GGI Program will now be responsible for acquiring their own source data needed to produce products.
The importance of quickly and accurately knowing what source data is in house or needed to produce a product becomes vitally important to the success of the program in our resource- and time-constrained environment.
13. Overview of Project Proposal Plan I will be developing and managing the creation of the project proposal and pilot project
Key contributors to the development of the system will be the Global and Vector’s System Engineers
14. Overview of Project Proposal Plan Cont’d The proposal will take an iterative approach that will include but is not limited too:
Developing the objective/description of the project
Creating a needs assessment
Defining the data and database requirements,
Defining the system requirements
Developing a cost-benefit analysis, migration strategy, and risk analysis
Developing a small pilot project over a study area for proof of concept throughout the entire project planning that will continue after final project plan
15. Needs Assessment Identify the potential users of the system
Identify the mission/goal of the system
Identify how we track our source data currently and define what the problems are currently with the existing system.
Define users requirements for the system being built
Produce a Needs Assessment document
16. Data and Database Requirements Define the data required for the system
Define the required characteristics needed for the data that will be inputted in the system
Identify data conversion requirements needed to produce an integrated and seamless system
Define the structure of the required data
Define how each source/product will be represented and design the database
Produce Data and Database Design document
17. System Requirements System Requirements driven from needs assessment and data and database requirements
Define the scope of the system
Identify required hardware needed
Identify required software needed
Identify required networking needed
Produce a System Architectural Design Document
18. Cost-Benefit Analysis Identify and calculate costs by year
Identify and calculate benefits by year
Identify and calculate cost-benefit ratios
Produce a Cost-Benefit Analysis document
19. Migration Strategy Identify a strategy
Plan sequence of events for migration process
Define migration timeline
Produce a Migration Strategy document
20. Risk Analysis Identify and define the risks involved in the Implementation of the system
Identify how to mitigate the risk
Score and summarize the identified risks
Produce a Risk Analysis document
21. Pilot Project/Proof of Concept Build feasible pilot project throughout the entire project planning stages – Iterative Approach
Identify or create a geographic area that encompasses all source datasets
Incorporate product bounding rectangles and how they relate to there source data
Perform all use cases for each identified user of the system
22. Project Milestones Complete Needs Assessment and Formal Document – July 20th
Complete Data and Database Requirements and Formal Document – August 3rd
Complete System Requirements and Formal Document – August 17th
Complete Cost-Benefit Analysis and Formal Document – August 24th
Complete Migration Strategy and Formal Document – August 31st
Complete Risk Analysis and Formal Document – September 7th
Complete Formal Design and Project Plan Presentation and Program Management Approval – September 30th
Complete Pilot Project/Proof of Concept – November 30th
Milestones within the Pilot Project will be developed after the formal design and plan is established
23. Possible Roadblocks/Shortfalls Availability of Resources
Getting Program Management/Stakeholders to agree on the proposed project plan due to differing requirements from the different departments
Unwillingness to adopt new architecture (hardware/software)
Cost associated with new system
24. Capstone Presentation Deliverables Presentation of the project lifecycle - design and planning phases
Demo the pilot project which would include how the following teams utilize the system to retrieve required information in order to accomplish their everyday tasks
Program Management Team
Data Management Team
Production Management Team
Other Deliverables (Harris Corp.)
Formal Design and Project Planning Documents
Fully Functional Pilot Project
25. Research Performed/References Design/Planning References for a Traditional GIS/Geodatabase
“Thinking About GIS” by Roger Tomlinson
“System Design Strategies: An ESRI ® Technical Reference Document • July 2007 Revision 1” by Dave Peters
https://tsc.wes.army.mil/contacts/groups/FWG/Environmental/env/frameimplement.htm - Implementing A GIS – Describes the different phases of implementation from a needs assessment to systems analysis and maintenance to cost benefit strategies.
http://www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/urban/upgrading/docs/esri/idb-presentations/04-implementing-successful-gis.pdf - Implementing Successful GIS Projects in Developing Countries – Describes planning and implementing strategies.
http://americancityandcounty.com/mag/government_building_gis_ground/ - Planning and Implementing a GIS – Local Government – This paper talks about the implementation process and implementation and management issues encountered through various real life examples.
http://www.gisdevelopment.net/technology/gis/techgi0012pf.htm - This paper outlines an approach to successfully implementing a GIS.
http://lagic.lsu.edu/gisprimer/strategies.asp - GIS Strategies & Issues – Strategies for managing and Utilizing GIS in Your Organization--- This is a website that describes strategies for planning and implementing a GIS which includes topics such as application development to funding strategies.
26. Research Performed/References Data Management References for a Traditional GIS/Geodatabase
http://gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc01/professional/papers/pap742/p742.htm - Spatial Data Management in an Enterprise GIS – This paper describe the experience of the St. George Consulting Group and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in creating a spatial data management infrastructure for an Enterprise GIS.
http://dusk2.geo.orst.edu/djl/arcgis/docs/hydro-datamgmt.pdf - Hydrographic Data Management Using GIS Technologies - This paper describes the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to provide effective and efficient data management for processed hydrographic data.
Note: References and research performed could not uncover a direct solution to the customized system that needs to be built.