Rensselaer Polytech, MUNICIPAL Project

RPI Grab-2

MUNICIPAL (Multi-Network Interdependent Critical Infrastructure Program for the Analysis of Lifelines) is a decision-support tool developed for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Coastal Hazards Center to aid in the restoration of critical infrastructure systems following storm events. MUNICIPAL predicts damage to infrastructure components given a specific disaster scenario, produces an optimal restoration plan for estimated damage, and contains a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) interface to visualize the results.

The 408 Group worked closely with RPI researchers to develop a normalized data model and an Open Source GIS solution which allows Emergency Managers to navigate features and damage and run Optimization simulations.

Technologies Used: Java, PHP, POSTGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, jQuery.


DVPro™ Fleet Management Software System

Project: DVPro&tm; Fleet Management System Software
See the Rosco Dual Vision Website for more information

Rosco, a leading provider of mirrors for a wide range of commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses, vans and specialty vehicles decided to expand their product line to “In Vehicle” recording equipment. A small device mounted on the dashboard of a commercial vehicle, enables the recording of front and back video, GPS location, speed and G-Shock information as the vehicle is moving. Data is recorded to an SD card which can be removed for playback and archiving.

Working with this NY based company, the 408 Group implemented a desktop cataloging system and player which enables fleet operators  to monitor multiple drivers and vehicles , and archive and report incidents. Integrated with GPS, Shock, Speed and Panic Sensors the software provides a range of instrument readouts to show driver locations, speed, accidents, and rough driving.

Technologies Used:

C# .NET, Windows Presentation Foundation, H264 video decoding, SQLite

Architecture, Database, Video Compression

NYC/Department of City Planning


Developed by the Department of City Planning as part of its Parking Information and Demonstration Project, Parking Information for the Mobile Web shows the location of all parking facilities licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs, as of September 2005, in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

This application lists sites in New York City including subway lines and stations, major cultural institutions, government offices, sports and recreational facilities, colleges, hospitals, and other points of interest – each of which can be linked to a map showing nearby parking facilities. Parking Lots can also be located by their proximity to specific addresses and intersections within the 5 boroughs of New York City.

408 Group worked with City Planning to define the solution architecture, use of existing GIS data, development of server, client and web tiers.

Technologies Used:
Open Source GIS, UNM MapServer, PostGIS, Java Servlet, JSP, J2ME, Linux

Data replication, Database, Middleware, Relational Database.

Urbitran Associates for NYMTC

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is an association of governments, transportation providers and environmental agencies that is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.
This application took datasets of the New York Metropolitan area population and population projections and produced interactive maps showing a number of attributes by town and county over a 30 year period. 408 Group worked on data modeling and interactive mapping development.

Technologies Used:
ESRI Arc Server, ESRI Web ADF

Architecture, Database.

NYC/Department of Homeless Services


The Hope Census Routing Project was commissioned by the NYC Department of Homeless Services to provide maps for volunteers to use in its annual Homeless Census.Using ESRI ArcMap and custom developed extensions, the solution provides routes for 7000 survey districts in each of the 5 Boroughs of NYC. The maps provide complete coverage of both sides of the street and are maximized for the shortest route. Directions to the start of the route is provided using Google Maps for Transit.

Technologies Used:
ESRI ArcMap, ArcMap Extensions for .NET, C#

Geographic Information Systems, Information Architecture.

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