Fort Collins, Colo., 22 March 2005 – i-cubed, a geospatial engineering company in Fort Collins, Colo., has won a contract from the USDA Forest Service (FS) to implement the DataDoors™ software system at the FS Geospatial Service and Technology Center (GSTC) in Salt Lake City. DataDoors will serve as the raster data provisioning engine inside the FS Geodata Clearinghouse.
“DataDoors will allow users to quickly search the Forest Service archive of raster maps and images on the Clearinghouse web site and download the selected files directly into their image processing or GIS software system,” said Dave George, Group Leader for Clearinghouse and Program Coordination at GSTC.
DataDoors is an enterprise software system designed by i-cubed to reduce geodata procurement time from hours to minutes. Built upon a combination of proven database and image processing technologies, DataDoors enables the user to search via ArcMap™ or web browser for any type of geospatial data in local or remote databases. Once suitable data has been selected, DataDoors applies standard (or customized) image processing algorithms on the fly and delivers a tailored data set to the end user’s desktop application.
“i-cubed developed DataDoors specifically for large organizations that need to give their users faster and easier access to their geospatial data, especially satellite imagery,” said Russ Cowart, i-cubed President. “A major benefit of DataDoors is that end-users can get whatever they need in only minutes, 24/7 with no GIS or image processing specialist needed.”
The FS Geodata Clearinghouse provides government personnel and the public with the online ability to search, view and download metadata and geospatial data sets pertaining to lands of the National Forest System. After DataDoors implementation, data sets will include digital raster maps, digital orthophotos and other imagery. The clearinghouse is registered with the Geospatial One-Stop, is a node on the Federal Geographic Data Committee Clearinghouse Network, and serves data to U.S. Geological Survey’s National Map. The clearinghouse may be accessed at http://fsgeodata.fs.fed.us.
i-cubed: information integration & imaging LLC is a premier provider of satellite imagery, processing and analysis along with Internet-based GIS systems for data access and distribution. i-cubed’s client base includes many of the world’s largest wireless telecommunications companies, earth imaging satellite operators, government agencies and visualization/simulation companies.