Military Installations Mobile Application

Report
Developing Mobile Applications within
an Enterprise Architecture
CASE STUDY
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD)
Military Community & Family Policy (MC&FP)
Military Installations Mobile Application
By:
Robin Parrish – eSpatial Inc – VP Business Development
Matt Bafford - eSpatial Inc – Senior Consultant
Presentation Outline
• Military Installation Requirements
• Application Components
– Demo of Desktop Application
• The Enterprise Architecture
• Mobile Development Approach
• Examples of Mobile Application
• Conclusion
– Value of the Enterprise Architecture
MilitaryINSTALLATIONS Requirements
• Deliver a user friendly GUI with Google Maps like functionality
Pan/Zoom, ToolTips, Interactive
• GeoCode existing address of base level services as defined by
DoDITC
• Enable geospatial searches for base level services
• Easy of Use
– Hide traditional GIS complexity from end users
• Display and query “Nearby” Points of Interest Data
• Route between base level services and POI’s
• Extend and use existing Oracle DB platform
 Storage and analysis of geospatial data in Oracle Spatial
 Implementing the Oracle LBS API for routing
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Support service personnel on travel via mobile devices
Application Components
• Integrated through the MilitaryHOMEFRONT
Oracle Portal
– Standard web browser application
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Oracle 10g Database and Application Server
Oracle Spatial with LBS API
eSpatial’s iSMART development framework
NAVTEQ Data
Real-time Custom Weather services via XML
Application available to industry standard
Mobile devices
Enterprise Architecture
Military HomeFront Portal
www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
Military Installations Application
www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil
Military Installations Mobile Application
www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/mobile
100,000 hits
Per month
XML Weather Service
OGC Image Service
•Oracle AS 10g Deployment Server
8 CPU Linux Server
•Oracle Portal
•iSMART 5.1
Development Server
Oracle DB EE 10gR2
Database
Oracle Spatial
Server
Oracle RAC
Database
Server
Database
Server
•Oracle 10g OC4J
•iSMART 5.1 Dev
17,000,000 + spatial geometries (SDO_Geo)
USA, Germany, England, Belgium, Portugal,
Italy, Spain
84GB Spatial Data
2.2GB Business/textual Data
2X8, 1X4 CPU Clustered Linux Servers
Redhat EE vs 3.4.6
Example of Web Application
Military HomeFront Portal
Integrated OGC WMS Image Feed
Mobile Application Requirements
• Must use the existing Enterprise
Infrastructure
• All functionality must be available to the
mobile device
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Map rendering and navigation including pan/zoom
Routing
POI searches
External services – weather/image
• MUST BE INTUATIVE AND EASY TO USE
Development Considerations
• Limitations of Mobile Devices
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Support of JavaScript
Navigation tools
Interactive Screens
No cursor
Limitation of various mobile browsers
– Blackberry
– Windows CE / Mobile Internet Explorer
Development Approach
• Mobile Specific Path
– http://militaryinstallations.dod.mil/mobile/
• WURFL – Exact match / Loose match
– Only trust exact match
– Screen size
• Windows Headers
– Screen size
• BlackBerry User Agent
• Automatic redirect if sure
Development Approach (Cont.)
• SiteMesh
– Page headers and overall layout differences
• Struts
– Model View Controller
– Same code for different presentation
• JSP Includes
– Majority of HTML same for mobile/desktop
• CSS / HTML
– HTML tags indicate content type
– CSS indicates content style
Installation Location
Mapping of Services
Locating POI’s
Routing
Supported Mobile Devices
HP iPAQ
Blackberry
Palm Treo
Conclusion
Advantages of the Enterprise Architecture
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Single source of data
Single source of application code
Web application code mostly reusable
Server side processing
– No need for any application code on the mobile device
• Ability to integrate web services at the middel tier
– OGC WMS Image Services
– XML Weather Services
• Leverage Enterprise Security Model if required
CHEAP AND FAST TO BUILD THE MOBILE
APPLICATION

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