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XML Based Emergency Communication Technology (XBECT)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $370,000)

The applicant proposes to develop a basic infrastructure for information exchange using XML technology. The project includes the development of an architectural framework for intra and inter-agency exchange of location data, Automated Vehicle Locator and GIS data, as well as video content using web services. The system will improve the response of multiple agencies to high profile incidents through greater accessibility to a broad array of content. It will possess a rich array of functionality including an intelligent GIS layer with a red-line markup capability integrated with video logging and analysis capabilities, the ability to tag content for accelerated indexing, searching, and automated processing, and a wireless component for remote accessibility. All of these resources will be accessible using a simple web client. The project plan details work to be conducted with outside agencies such as the FBI, California Highway Patrol, the Federal Police, INS, etc. in strategizing, crafting an architectural framework, and developing system interfaces. The end product will be a complete prototype system, which will serve as a valuable operational test bed from which numerous best practices may be derived.


Date Created: September 29, 2003