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.
T-Kartor USA, as part of the Harris corporation team has been awarded the Foundation GEOINT Content Management (FGCM) contract for up to five years to provide geospatial data services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The Harris team will utilize T-Kartor’s data-centric approach using a “One Feature One Time” database, which automatically eliminates data redundancy and ensures data currency. This approach significantly reduces the time required for processing and delivery of products and services when compared with traditional methods.
T-Kartor has successfully developed and demonstrated database-centric, seamless cartographic production for over 20 years and has consistently provided real efficiencies across domains. T-Kartor’s production approach results in real time products with significant unit cost reductions when compared to traditional methodologies.
“T-Kartor USA has been working with Harris for over eight years preparing and persuing the FGCM contract. To be a part of the winning team is the best affirmation we can receive, solidifying our database-centric strategy as the most efficient and cost effective way to produce a large number of continuously maintained products.” says COO Elliott Ferguson.
About T-Kartor USA
T-Kartor USA a Delaware company, was founded in 2001 and has successfully operated under the SSA for the past 5 years. T-Kartor USA focuses on two main domains: Defence & Security and Smart Cities, where we have a number of core specialities, including topographic, aeronautical and maritime navigation, public transport and the urban landscape. Our successful compliance with the SSA allows T-Kartor USA to supply products and services to the US Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and NATO countries across the globe.
T-Kartor USA is privately held by the T-Kartor Group, founded in Kristianstad in Sweden in 1985. T-Kartor Group paved the way as one of the first to use digital technologies to create cartographic products. T-Kartor has since experienced constant growth and now has more than 160 employees and offices worldwide.
See the reaction (in swedish) from the Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association
T-Kartor have had a strong working relationship with the Office for Defense Industry Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden, Washington DC, for several years. Together we have been able to establish and expand our business within the US Defense sector. Their industrial experience and network of important contacts have opened doors that would otherwise have been shut for a small foreign company such as T-Kartor. It’s been a pleasure working together and we hope to continue our fruitful cooperation for many years to come.
This is a poster used at ComDef 2014 in Washington DC.
The Office for Defense Industry Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden, Washington DC, supports the defense trade and industry cooperation between Sweden and the United States. The office team of industry experts is a driving force in paving the way for business relations between the Defense industries and the Armed Forces in the two countries. Defense materiel trade and industrial cooperation between the countries are important parts of the relationship between Sweden and the U.S., and crucial for Swedish security and defense.
T-Kartor maintains a seamless cartographic database for the Norwegian military. A derivative of this database is also maintained for the Norwegian civil aviation authority, Avinor.
Aeronautical branch media reports that Avinor international civil aviation authority maps are now available as a mobile device app. To quote from the article: ‘ This is why Avinor’s launch of digital maps is so important: With this aid you ensure that you have updated maps from official sources, while having all the advantages of a navigation app in terms of flight planning and situational awareness.’
This is an example of how the information resource maintained as part of a T-Kartor database driven cartography solution can be used in a wide variety of ways.
T-Kartor is a member of a NOAA hydrographic services review panel. NOAA is them US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Follow us in the news: