T-Kartor Prototypes Wayfinding in Houston, TX: Discovery Green Super Bowl Live Kiosk
T-Kartor have developed a pilot mapping system to support the City of Houston and the Super Bowl Host Committee. The primary focus of the pilot project was to provide Legible Wayfinding for those attending “Super Bowl Live” in Houston’s Discovery Green Park.
T-Kartor utilized open data sources, City of Houston GIS data and Houston Metro data to produce a public transit focused product to drive traffic from Discovery Green efficiently to the NRG Stadium.
The product was to focus on conveying walkability around the Houston Downtown area as well as presenting all the differing transit possibilities to those attending the Super Bowl.
The future for Houston Wayfinding and Public Transit looks bright and we look forward to continued progress following next week’s Big Game.
Last week the Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference was held at QEII Conference Centre in London.
The take home message from DGI was; getting the right data at the right time to the right user.
T-Kartor in coordination with Babcock UK and Harris Corporation demonstrated GT with full end to end support from our partners.
GT offers a platform to unify all users of an organization. Ensuring changes in the data and areas of interest are conveyed to the user immediately. Inputs from all levels of an organization from the strategic command to the tactical edge should be shared and disseminated quickly and efficiently. Regardless of system, user GIS knowledge or mission.
We received fantastic feedback and looking forward to exciting opportunities in 2017.
T-Kartor has once again been awarded a contract for outsourced production of Air charts for FMGT in the Norwegian Defence for a period up to seven years. The contract involves continous production of all types of Norwegian air chart in any format and scales ranging from 1:50.000 to 1:1.000.000. T-Kartor will also continue to be responsible for the Correction Facility and create all needed information for NOTAM and CHADNOR. This contract will also focus on enhancing the Cartographic Level in each product and create a new standard for symbology and cartography.
T-Kartor has been responsible for the production of the Air Charts for the Norwegian Defence since 2004 and have provided continous development and cost reduction. T-Kartor has also been responsible for producing ICAO maps including NOTAM for the civil avition authority Avinor.
“This is yet more proof of our long-term customer relationships with close cooperation and a continous development of new services. This new contract will focus on Product-On-Demand production with complete NAVPLAN deliveries for each AIRAC date. We look forward to developing next generation NAVPLANs and Cartographic production methods together with FMGT”
Erik Körling, Managing Director T-Kartor Content Management
This week the Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference is being held at QEII Conference Centre in London.
T-Kartor were there with a presentation entitled:
Innovative Foundation GEOINT Services for efficiency, rapid and flexible response, and empowered users
T-Kartor together with the Harris Team has recently been awarded the world’s largest geospatial services contract for production and maintenance of a significant part of the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s GEOINT information– termed “Foundation GEOINT Content Management (FGCM)” – imaginatively applying and integrating Harris’ and T-Kartor’s innovation in advanced geospatial exploitation capabilities and data centric approach.
The joint presentation will describe our strength and approach to FGCM, and outline how our innovative, well developed and constantly evolving services have been and will be successfully applied to transform the GEOINT tradecraft in a cost efficient manner.
T-Kartor is a small business with core expertise in content management, seamless database driven cartography, multiple outputs on demand and online services. Harris is a company with a presence worldwide and 14,000 employees with core expertise in geospatial exploitation, systems engineering, mission-critical networks and communications.
In October 2014 T-MAPY who are part of T-Kartor Group completed the acquisition of Slovakian company GISTA Ltd. GISTA are a progressive organisation specialising in the development of open source GIS solutions for public and private sectors, their services are used by a number of local public administration agencies and they will continue to operate under their original trade name. The combination of years of knowledge and experience of the Slovak market from both T-MAPY and GISTA is an important development in the field of GIS.
Commercial director of GISTA Rastislav Mi?aník said “We discussed options with a number of successful companies but our criteria and requirements could only be met by T-MAPY and we look forward to expanding our services to existing and future customers”. Monica Geregová from T-MAPY’s sales office in Slovakia explained that the combination of the two companies is an excellent starting point for further technological innovation and trade. She added “our Czech customers are especially aware that we can provide complex and highly specialised software solutions along with high-quality maps and we now want use our years of experience for the same purposes in Slovakia”.
GISTA is among the most important suppliers of Geographic Information Systems for government bodies in Slovakia. T-MAPY is one of the largest geo-information companies in the Czech Republic and also part of the international T-Kartor Group of companies established in Sweden in 1985. Both organisations are now looking to focus the alignment of sales and marketing activities and corporate communication with customers and business partners.
Further information in Czech can be found here
Further information in Slovak can be found here