This article was written regarding work conducted under legacy company names: Continental Mapping, GISinc, or TSG Solutions. These three companies merged in January 2021 to form a new geospatial leader [Axim Geospatial].
[Axim Geospatial] supports the maintenance and enhancement of the US Navy’s GeoReadiness System, implemented at the Naval Facilities Information Technology Center. [Axim] has recently migrated the GeoReadiness System to utilize Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise platform in a Highly Available, multi-machine configuration. The GeoReadiness Explorer (GRX) is a Web Application Builder (WAB) based application that [Axim] configured and customized to support the capabilities of the global user base. It provides a consolidated interface to view installation information, facility information, asset management data, and utility data (to name a few). GRX acts as a single integration point for other systems.
Before GRX, each region had its own viewer (on its own codebase and database schema) to visualize its GIS data. [Axim] was tasked with identifying commonalities and providing the same enterprise capability for all NAVFAC regions. GRX was a program that grew out of the need for consistency. It has since evolved into a program that uses a modern Portal to provide self-service map and app creation while maintaining authoritative and accurate sources of geographic data integrated with other mission support systems. [Axim] configured the ArcGIS Enterprise to allow GRX Managers to control who has access to items shared to Regional and Business Line Groups. While still maintaining legacy capabilities such as media management and installation reports that are niche to the GeoReadiness System.
GRX is aligned with Arcgis Enterprise 10.5.1 – utilizing ArcGIS JS API, services and data are from SDE and ArcGIS Server map, feature and image services federated with ArcGIS Enterprise.
GRX is comprised of three tiers: web tier, server tier (ArcGIS server), and data tier. We continue to provide support at each level. Regional staff are editing, creating, and updating data, then feeding data into the enterprise (central repository). We are responsible for automation and support involved in replication up to the worldwide consolidated database, as well as assisting regions to create map services that feed into the web maps. [Axim] is involved from beginning to end.