Esri UC: PTFS Unveils Droneware Geospatial Content Management System

July 20, 2015  - By 0 Comments

Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS) has introduced Droneware, a geospatial content management system (GeoCMS) for unmanned aerial systems. Droneware facilitates the storage, discovery and dissemination of virtually any type of sensor data captured by a UAS or unmanned aerial vehicles.

PTFS is the provider of the Knowvation Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS) for users of geospatial data. PTFS unveiled the new system at the 2015 Esri User Conference being held July 20-24 in San Diego, Calif. PTFS will demonstrate Droneware GeoCMS in booth #N1332 at the San Diego Convention Center.

“Unmanned Aerial Systems capture large volumes of data that must be quickly organized, interrogated and disseminated immediately,” said Dan Quinn, PTFS vice president. “Droneware makes it easy to manage enormous archives of UAS data so the right image, video or other sensor data can be found and accessed instantly.”

A thin client/server-based solution requiring only a web connection, Droneware runs on a PC in the office or handheld device in the field enabling the user to interrogate local or remote UAS data storage anytime from anywhere. Droneware is built on the Knowvation ECMS technology, which commercial and government organizations use to manage raster and vector geospatial data as well as video, audio and text-based content across multiple large data archives.

The primary appeal of Droneware to UAS and UAV data users is its simple and intuitive search and browse capability for data discovery. Users can perform geospatial queries by typing a geographic name or word, entering latitude/longitude coordinates or preforming a visual search by drawing a rectangle on a map interface. Droneware performs the search on the entire archive regardless of data type or file format.

“Droneware is configured and ready for use in minutes for fast and effective support of any UAS data application,” Quinn said.

PTFS offers the option of deploying Droneware as the client’s repository of record in which all UAS content is ingested, stored, managed and searched inside the application. Droneware can be purchased on the Amazon Marketplace and deployed in various EC2 cloud instances for commercial use or for the hobbyist.

AWS Marketplace enables customers to compare options, read reviews, and quickly find the software they want. Visitors seeking Droneware in AWS Marketplace can purchase and launch Droneware with 1-Click deployment. Droneware is then available for consumption on an hourly or annual basis.

Tracy Cozzens

About the Author:

Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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