T-Kartor Introduction
Andy Garratt
VP European Sales
T-Kartor Group 2013 2
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3Our Customers
What we do
The T-Kartor Group
AGENDA
4Our Value
Why T-Kartor?
• Medieval world map
• ‘T’ referred to the
Mediterranean, the Nile
and the Don, separating
the three contine...
T-Kartor Group
T-Kartor creates value for our clients through
creative and effective use of geospatial
information
T-Karto...
T-Kartor – Our Company
Major customers
• Aeronautical
o Norwegian Defence since 1999
o Norwegian Civilian Aircontrol Avinor since 2010
o NGA sinc...
Recognised solutions
#1
“Excellence in Technology”
– National Transport Awards 2012
T-Kartor Group 2013 8
Foundation GEOINT requirements
• Efficient Production / Maintenance, in time
– Well managed feature content, closely coupl...
Challenges in the Defence Geospatial
environment
• Decreasing budgets
• Reducing manpower
• Interoperability
• Multination...
Mitigation Strategies
• International cooperation and burden sharing
• Production efficiency
• High value manpower employe...
T-Kartor has
• Used database-driven
cartography since 1995
• Optimised the concept of
“one-feature one-time” to
create a:
...
Cartographic Production System (CPS)
Technical overview
Central knowledge base
• Obstacles
• Flight zones
• Airfields
• Maritime updates
• Topographic data
T-Kartor Group 2013
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Database centric production
Key factors to optimise cost / product
• Seamless Database Centric production
o Same supplier for AOI (Area of Interest)
o...
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With domain expertise in aero, topo and hydro, T-Kartor has provided co-source
and outsource databa...
Customer Example: City Wayfinding
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Transport for London
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Project timeline
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One database – many products
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• > 25,000 unique maps from a single seamless database
• > 50 million ...
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Customer Example: Defence & Security
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Norwegian Military Geographic Service
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• High Spec cartography – over 70 maintained layers
• Updates...
FMGT Project description
• Unified product generation and maintenance handling
– Norway in 4 scales (50K – 1M) covering al...
Project timeline
Responsibility
98%
Norwegian Military
Geographic Service
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One Feature One Time database centric
business model
Supports...
Norwegian Military
Geographic Service
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One Feature One Time database centric
business model
Supports...
Customer Example: Web Geoportal
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NATO's first web geoportal
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• High security web geoportal
• Used by thousands of military personnel ...
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“T-Kartor are providing aeronautical update
services according to AIRAC to the
Norwegian Air Force ...
Our Value
• Unit cost reduction by 70-90%
• One change – once – to “all” relevant products
• Multiple products from a “sin...
Realising Today’s Foundation GEOINT
Requirements
Production / Maintenance /
Readiness:
● Content Management focus
● Linked...
Way Ahead
Consider Outsourcing / Co-Sourcing some Foundation
GEOINT production and maintenance
● Regional multi – product ...
T-Kartor Sweden T-Kartor USA (1) T-Kartor USA (2) T-Kartor GB T-Kartor Finland T-Kartor Norway
+46 44 206 800 +1 (314)621-...
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  1. 1. T-Kartor Introduction Andy Garratt VP European Sales T-Kartor Group 2013 2
  2. 2. 1 2 3Our Customers What we do The T-Kartor Group AGENDA 4Our Value
  3. 3. Why T-Kartor? • Medieval world map • ‘T’ referred to the Mediterranean, the Nile and the Don, separating the three continents of Asia, Europe and Africa • ‘O’ corresponds to the circumscribing Ocean T-Kartor Group 2013 4
  4. 4. T-Kartor Group T-Kartor creates value for our clients through creative and effective use of geospatial information T-Kartor Group 2013 5 • Founded in 1985 • Over 140 Employees in 6 countries o SE, US, UK, CZ, NO, FI
  5. 5. T-Kartor – Our Company
  6. 6. Major customers • Aeronautical o Norwegian Defence since 1999 o Norwegian Civilian Aircontrol Avinor since 2010 o NGA since 2011 • Hydrographical o Finnish Maritime Administration since 1997 o UK Hydrographic Organisation since 2004 o BLAST (EU project for Hydro and Topo) since 2010 • Topographical o Norwegian Defence since 1999 o US Forest Service since 2002 o Czech Land Survey since 2011 • City Wayfinding o Transport for London since 2003 (and LOCOG!) o New York City since Dec 2011 o Birmingham since June 2012 T-Kartor Group 2013 7
  7. 7. Recognised solutions #1 “Excellence in Technology” – National Transport Awards 2012 T-Kartor Group 2013 8
  8. 8. Foundation GEOINT requirements • Efficient Production / Maintenance, in time – Well managed feature content, closely coupled to: • Source exploitation processes • Outputs – multiple products/ scales etc • Effective Provision Service in defence networks – IT service infrastructure to provide Foundation GEOINT: • Multiple security levels • All applications and individual users • All providing agencies / authorities • Operational flexibility and control – Support sharing / cooperation • Robust security and interoperability – Support user engagement with providers • Discovery / requirements process/ error & update handling etc. T-Kartor Group 2013 9
  9. 9. Challenges in the Defence Geospatial environment • Decreasing budgets • Reducing manpower • Interoperability • Multinational operations • Civil and Military cooperation • Integrated networks • Many applications • Information dominance (time and quality) • Increased Requirements • Coverage • Responsiveness • Mission specific requirements • eg. Human Terrain • Special GEOINT
  10. 10. Mitigation Strategies • International cooperation and burden sharing • Production efficiency • High value manpower employed most effectively • International/ Open Standards • Robust information management • Seamless production databases • Multiproduct operations • Focused source exploitation/management • Distribution Services • Fighting off the same map • Web, hardcopy, platforms & weapon systems. • Pushing and pulling
  11. 11. T-Kartor has • Used database-driven cartography since 1995 • Optimised the concept of “one-feature one-time” to create a: – multi-source – multi-scale – multi-product – Multi-format • Production system using single database storage T-Kartor Group 2013 12 JOG 1:250 000 ONC 1:1 000 000 TPC 1:500 000
  12. 12. Cartographic Production System (CPS)
  13. 13. Technical overview Central knowledge base • Obstacles • Flight zones • Airfields • Maritime updates • Topographic data
  14. 14. T-Kartor Group 2013 15 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Cost Number of Products 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Cost Number of Products Total Cost---> Unit Cost---> Database Many Updates Single Update Product Product versus Database Centric
  15. 15. T-Kartor Group 2013 16 Database centric production
  16. 16. Key factors to optimise cost / product • Seamless Database Centric production o Same supplier for AOI (Area of Interest) o Generate multiple products from same AOI o Continually maintain the database for the AOI • Automate the Product-On-Demand processes o Paper charts, GeoTiff, PDF, CADRG, MDG etc • Consistent data sources o Unique identifiers for cartographic objects o Minimize changing data sources over time T-Kartor Group 2013 17
  17. 17. T-Kartor Group 2013 18 With domain expertise in aero, topo and hydro, T-Kartor has provided co-source and outsource database centric mapping services to Military (and civilian) organisations throughout the globe for 20 years. Complimentary to full outsourcing, co-sourcing allows for efficient outsource while retaining skilled in-house capability, enabling response to emergency surge requirements and new product definition. T-Kartor
  18. 18. Customer Example: City Wayfinding T-Kartor Group 2013 19
  19. 19. Transport for London T-Kartor Group 2013 20
  20. 20. Project timeline T-Kartor Group 2013 21
  21. 21. One database – many products T-Kartor Group 2013 22 • > 25,000 unique maps from a single seamless database • > 50 million objects o House numbers, points of interest, transport nodes, roads, 3D building models, etc. • Dozens of product types
  22. 22. T-Kartor Group 2013 23 N e w Y o r k
  23. 23. Customer Example: Defence & Security T-Kartor Group 2013 24
  24. 24. Norwegian Military Geographic Service T-Kartor Group 2013 25 • High Spec cartography – over 70 maintained layers • Updates Frequency - twice monthly, available in DB 48 hours • High security - complete data kept on an isolated, secure network, a mirror of the data is kept with our customer
  25. 25. FMGT Project description • Unified product generation and maintenance handling – Norway in 4 scales (50K – 1M) covering also up to Svalbard • Seamless database – cartographic (scale-specific) and geographic parts • T-Kartor have taken greater responsibility over time (next slide) • Controlled update workflows of prioritized (air safety) data sources – Obstacles (masts, power lines etc) and Aeronautical information • Deliveries 4 times/year Norway – Seamless GeoRaster – Printed charts – CHAD-NOR (Chart Amendment Document Norway) – Backup system (deployable in 48 hours) – Complete Database • Priority on information maintenance, not product generation T-Kartor Group 2013 26
  26. 26. Project timeline Responsibility 98%
  27. 27. Norwegian Military Geographic Service T-Kartor Group 2013 28 One Feature One Time database centric business model Supports the efficient use of the data within the database for new or modified products Proposed new 1:250K symbology compared to existing 1:250K symbology. New symbology for obstacles and power lines, new hill shading and colour schema deliver readability and clarity.
  28. 28. Norwegian Military Geographic Service T-Kartor Group 2013 29 One Feature One Time database centric business model Supports the efficient use of the data within the database for new or modified products Proposed new 1:500K symbology compared to existing 1:500K symbology. New symbology for obstacles and power lines, new hill shading and colour schema deliver readability and clarity.
  29. 29. Customer Example: Web Geoportal T-Kartor Group 2013 32
  30. 30. NATO's first web geoportal T-Kartor Group 2013 33 • High security web geoportal • Used by thousands of military personnel through a web client • Vast array of data sources (Aerial, Satellite, Vector, METOC, . .) • international and Open Source standards adhered to including: ISO; OGC and W3C
  31. 31. T-Kartor Group 2013 34 “T-Kartor are providing aeronautical update services according to AIRAC to the Norwegian Air Force together with printed charts and other Digital Geographic Information. T-Kartors capability to deliver additional services related to ongoing Research & Development is also noteworthy”. Kjetil Utne, FMGT
  32. 32. Our Value • Unit cost reduction by 70-90% • One change – once – to “all” relevant products • Multiple products from a “single” database • Custom tailored products from the same database • Not limited to standard product definitions • Mission specific products • Highly automated, flexible and interoperable • Improved alignment with operational decision cycle • Proven capability since 1995 T-Kartor Group 2013 35
  33. 33. Realising Today’s Foundation GEOINT Requirements Production / Maintenance / Readiness: ● Content Management focus ● Linked end to end processes ● On-demand outputs from a seamless well maintained database ● One feature, one time! Network Delivery ● Foundation GEOINT operationally managed and delivered as a web service in modern defence networks ● Coordination / support for hardcopy map / chart supply GEOINT providers can focus on delivering and maintaining the best foundation to support the mission Commanders can rely on a robust tool to underpin any common picture with coherent, assured ground information Users can access, utilise, collaborate and share whenever, wherever, and however with effective operational controls. T-Kartor Group 2013 36 Fighting off the same map . . .
  34. 34. Way Ahead Consider Outsourcing / Co-Sourcing some Foundation GEOINT production and maintenance ● Regional multi – product approach best ● Contingency readiness can focus on building / maintaining seamless database, with outputs if / when needed – with flexibility Consider web based discovery, access and control for Foundation GEOINT in defence networks ● All users, applications and security levels ● Updating/ maintenance ● Operational controls ● Interoperability T-Kartor Group 2014 37
  35. 35. T-Kartor Sweden T-Kartor USA (1) T-Kartor USA (2) T-Kartor GB T-Kartor Finland T-Kartor Norway +46 44 206 800 +1 (314)621-8411 +46 44 206 800 +44 7740 768897 +358 50 409 8221 +47 417 64 577 info@t-kartor.com info@t-kartorusa.com info@t-kartor.com info@t-kartor.com info@t-kartor.fi info@t-kartor.no Olof Mohlins Väg 12 1310 Papin St 2.10 Chester House Koronakatu 1 Dyrlökkeveien 13 291 62 St Louis Kennington Park F-02210 Espoo N-1440 Dröbak Sweden MO 63103 New York 1-3 Brixton Road FINLAND NORWAY USA USA London SW9 6DE UK Questions?

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