US Department of Defense deploys a “Location Based Services” (LBS) application based on eSpatial’s iSMART technology

Innovative new application assists the military community locate, learn about, and travel to a variety of Programs and Services located on over 250 military installations worldwide.

Washington DC, August 10, 2006, eSpatial Inc, a leading Enterprise Geospatial software and technology company today announced that the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel & Readiness, Military Community & Family Policy has deployed an Installation and Directories of Services application in support of service members and their families on the MilitaryHOMEFRONT Portal ( or ).

The MilitaryINSTALLATIONS LBS application provides a web-based central point of access to information for the military community. The MilitaryINSTALLATIONS has been designed to assist the service members and their families to better understand available services and facilities around military bases. For example, A family relocating from Germany to a base in Oklahoma can search for installations related and local services in the area including schools, ATM’s, Pharmacies, parks and other municipal services.

The MilitaryINSTALLATIONS application has been developed using eSpatial’s iSMART product on an Oracle 10 g Spatial platform including locations services. Worldwide data for the system is provided using NAVTEQ’s Streets and “Points of Interest” (POI) dataset. This dataset has been augmented with additional application specific data related to the available base services, plus links to associated websites and additional information. Users are able to locate and map services within the base, choose and locate services, route to and from the base, services, locate Points of Interest (POI’) data, and to download service information to applications such as Microsoft Excel.

The application utilizes iSMART’s advanced web mapping techniques to provide a seamless user interface including AJAX for map display, mouse over pop-ups of information of services and POI’s. Oracle’s Location Based Services are used for geocoding and routing.

Philip O’Doherty, CEO eSpatial, “eSpatial is proud to be associated with the MilitaryHOMEFRONT portal. This application is a perfect example of using enterprise strength geospatial software to spatially enable business processes and is one of the first truly global infrastructure sites based on NAVTEQ data and an Oracle based platform”. He continued, “Combining a world wide data set with their own specific asset information in a single environment provides an infrastructure which can be reused as basis for a whole range of value added services and additional MilitaryHOMEFRONT related applications and other Department of Defense users”

“We are excited about the capabilities this system provides us with” said Lieutenant Colonel R. Lao, Program Manager, “The underlying LBS application can be reused and repurposed for several related applications”.

About MilitaryHOMEFRONT

MilitaryHOMEFRONT and MilitaryInstallations web portals are the central, trusted, and up-to-date source for Service members and their families to obtain information about all Department of Defense Quality of Life programs and services. The site is a service of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Dr. David S. C. Chu. Dr. Chu is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for Total Force Management as it relates to National Guard and Reserve component affairs, health affairs, training, and personnel requirements and management including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and quality of life matters.

About eSpatial
eSpatial, founded in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in the USA, is a world leader in enterprise strength spatial information management technology. Its advanced spatial environment, iSMART, in conjunction with Oracle Spatial, provides a platform for highly scalable and secure spatially enabled applications in a standard enterprise IT environment with unprecedented ease of use, manageability and support for OGC Web Services. Its standards based Rapid Application Development environment and GeoPortal allows organizations to quickly and easily build new applications (or extend existing ones) to include spatial functionality. These applications provide spatial intelligence to anyone, anywhere, on any device, connected or disconnected. eSpatial's technology is used in every area of IT including Public Sector, Defense, Telecommunications and Utility organizations.

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