Carmenta in Viking 14, one of the largest exercises for civilian and military participants in crisis response.
10 April 2014 ,
Viking 14 is a joint exercise aiming to train and educate participants – civilian, military and police – to meet the challenges of current and future multidimensional crisis response and peace operations. Some 50 countries and 90 organisations and agencies participate in both the planning and the conduct of this joint training, with more than 2,500 personnel, in 5 countries, engaged in the exercise itself. The Swedish Armed Forces has been appointed to host the exercise which is held 31 March to 10 April 2014.
During the exercise, Carmenta technology supports the need for situational awareness through map server technology. All maps are dynamically generated when requested, from centrally stored data, and distributed to the users via Web Map Service (WMS) interface technology standardised by OGC, the Open Geospatial Consortium.
The service based technology allows each user to select map data and configure its visualisation in order to support the individual use case. Central storage of map data ensures that up-to-date information is used at all times and that all users have access to the same information. The system architecture is under heavy work load during the exercise, which is exactly the type of environment that Carmenta Server has been designed for.
In addition to displaying background maps Carmenta Server provides geographical analysis functionality to the users. Features include Line of Sight, Slope and Terrain Analysis as well as a Gazetteer (address search) function. The analyses are performed in the same manner as the map requests – on the fly, in real time.
To meet the demanding response time requirements of the exercise the Carmenta Server instances are organised in a server cluster that is load balanced.
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