Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS) is introducing Droneware, a geospatial content management system (GeoCMS) for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Droneware facilitates the storage, discovery and dissemination of virtually any type of sensor data captured by a UAS or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). PTFS will officially introduce Droneware at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego.
“Unmanned aerial systems capture large volumes of data that must be quickly organized, interrogated and disseminated immediately,” says 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.”
Droneware is a thin client/server-based solution requiring only a web connection. It runs on a PC in the office or handheld device in the field, enabling users to interrogate local or remote UAS data storage anytime from anywhere. Droneware is built on the same Knowvation ECMS technology that commercial and government organizations rely on 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.
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.
Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions to federal, civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. Established in 1995 and headquartered in North Bethesda, Md., PTFS launched its flagship ECM offering, Knowvation, in 2000. Knowvation is an entirely web-based product best known for providing geospatial, FOIA & declassification, database integration, and digital library solutions.