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Department of Justice (DOJ)

Challenge: 

To enable crime related information sharing among local police departments, sheriff’s offices, probation offices, courts, and other law enforcement agencies for the DOJ.

Solution: 

INDUS integrated data from multiple data sources to develop the Community Safety Information System (CSIS), a web-based geospatial information system application that enabled local, state, and federal personnel to analyze crime trends and factors to make timely decisions.

Customs and Border Protection, Border Safety Initiative (BSI)

Challenge: 

Reduce migrant deaths and make the U.S. border safer for undocumented aliens, agents, and border residents through the use of GPS, GIS, and remote sensing to readily target and respond to areas involving a high incidence of death or rescue.

Solution: 

INDUS developed GIS tools to update information in the BSI Tracking System increasing the accuracy and utility of reports monitoring migrant incidents. The most important factor in implementing a proactive BSI is adherence to strict protocols for the collection of geographic data. Knowing where things are and why is the first step in preventing and responding to incidents involving injury or death.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Challenge: 

EPA’s Geographic Information Officer (GIO) needed quick-turnaround technical support to create a web mash-up featuring environmental data for the Puget Sound which would be the focal point of EPA’s largest annual conference. The goal was to challenge the Environmental Information Symposium participants to identify and share the best information resources, tools, ideas, and contacts in their arsenal to inform the protection of the Puget Sound. 

Solution: 

INDUS’ staff provided the technical support to build the mash-up and integrated knowledge of EPA data sources to add to the mash-up. The mapping mash-up was developed by INDUS staff in a few short weeks using open software tools such as MediaWiki, PHP, JavaScript, Google Maps, Virtual Earth, OpenLayers, GeoServer, Web Map Service (WMS), KML, GeoRSS, and XML Web Services.

We assisted conference attendees in contributing and integrating their own data sources into the mapping mash-up. During the conference, EPA received over 175 contributions of ideas, data and applications, and over 18,000 pages were viewed on the site during the challenge.