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GeoDecisions’ GeoILS Intelligent Location Server Used to Track Icebergs

By [email protected] - 25th August 2015 - 10:13

A Canadian expedition team used GeoDecisionsâ GeoILS® platform to help track icebergs during a voyage to better understand how icebergs drift. An intelligent location server using the Esri® ArcGIS platform, GeoILS enables users to monitor and locate assets and facilitate quick and coordinated responses. GeoDecisions partnered with Solara Remote Data Delivery Incorporated, Canadaâs Carleton University, and Esri during the project. Led by University of Manitoba Scientist David Barber, the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Amundsen sailed off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador to research ice hazard mitigation, the effects of climate change, and polar region technology requirements. GeoILS location intelligence helped crew members visualize, analyze, and leverage project-pertinent data. During the expedition, researchers and scientists used GeoILS to assess drifting through sensor monitors attached to the icebergs, and provided the project team with tailored maps that selected desired iceberg information and the user defined geographic area of interest.