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NASA MSFC Facilities GIS Brochure

NASA MSFC Brochure for Facilities Management and GIS
Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Contacts marshall space flight center NASA MSFC Contacts Tim Corn Facilities Management Office Manager 256–544–9451 Charlotte Schrimsher Project Manager Facilities GIS & 256–503–1610 Data Integration Gary Rogers Technical Manager 256–544–7955SummaryThe Facilities Management Office at NASA Intergraph Corporation ContactsMarshall Space Flight Center maintains manymaps, databases, and CAD drawings for its Ron Harlowdaily operations. However, these data sets are Executive Managerindependent from each other, and require specially 256–730–1521trained users with complex software to query andreport. A web application was developed using GIS Bill Mommsenand SVG technologies to bring pertinent live data Program Managerto the user’s desktop, without exhaustive training 256–730–8179or the installation of numerous applications. Nowdecision makers at NASA are able to view maps Roy Interranteand architectural floor plans, obtain floor and room Technical Managerinformation, find equipment, review maintenance 757–515–5883work orders, locate personnel, create color codedfloor plans, and many other functions from oneeasy to use application. National Aeronautics and Space Administration George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL 35812 NP-2007-05-70-MSFC 5-44319
  • 2. Objectives Approach Application (Continued)The objectives of this application are to provide a The core approach to the development of this web- queries and reports are generated from a Centerweb interface to Facilities Data, rapid data access, a based Mapping, Interactive Floor Plan, and Data Portal and Building perspective. The user can drill downvisual portal to multiple data sets, and be integrated was to augment the decision-making capability of the to more building information through the Interactivein such a way that facilitates information gathering Facilities Management Office’s existing data sets and Floor Plan Application, where queries and reportsand analysis. This application makes business their associated processes and applications. Each sub- are generated from a floor and room perspective. system was reviewed with the data maintenance staff A Security Module was implemented in order to and other data users to determine the best approaches restrict access to sensitive data to specific users. to access, report, and integrate data. The architecture The application was built using a modular approach. of this application is scalable, in order that new data The modules include drawing and map navigation access portals, components, functions, and applications tools, web menu controls, map and floor plan can be added in the future. layer controls, search tools, database reports, etc. Components can be added, removed, or modified, depending on the customer’s requirements and the Application structure of their databases. All Databases, Maps, CAD files, Applications, System Processes, etc. were reviewed and a data flow model Results was developed. This model illustrates all linkages and data flows of the existing information systems Previously, Engineers and Decision Makers had to contact many individuals to request data in order Applications user Business to gather necessary information. For example, they Map Layers user Web Application would contact the mapping department and request Applications Business Environ- • GIS / Maps mental drawings of utility systems, aerials, and other maps,sense, in that it improves the efficiency and decision user • Data Portal then the Environmental department for locations of Applications Business Security Integration Maximo Module • Queries Hub Databasecapabilities of the Facilities Management Office. This user • Searches monitoring wells and other concerns, then Assetintegration application uses existing databases and • Reports Management for work orders and equipment Applications Business Space Management • Analysistheir associated business processes. The existing user reports, then Space Management for color codedapplications have developed and evolved through the floor plans, then the Planning Department, etc. Applications Business Floor Plansyears, and a significant amount of resources have been Now Decision Makers can access all these datainvested. Instead of migrating these databases into sets from their desktops and generate reports andone central system, it was determined to leverage the that the Facilities Management Office accesses. An maps. Pertinent data can be viewed and analyzedcurrent systems by developing methods to integrate Integration Hub was developed to correlate various non- from new perspectives. Also, Data Managers candata sets into one application. Current databases and homogeneous databases. For example, by querying the dedicate more time to building and improving thebusiness applications remain in place. Now users can Maximo database to return a record set of all buildings integrity and reliability of their databases.retrieve about 80% of the common reports generated to be replaced, and then joining the results to a GISby the current applications from this web portal. database, a thematic map highlighting buildings to be replaced is generated. The web application consists of two major components: the Map and the Interactive Floor Plan Applications. From the Map Application,

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