Special Achievement in GIS Award

2017 SAG Award Winners

Federal Aviation Administration

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Project Goal

The National Airspace System (NAS) Integrated Status Insight System (NISIS) is a web-based Common Operating Picture (COP) originally created by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Traffic Organization to support its disaster response efforts. NISIS, since its inception, has been further developed to also serve as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) response-oriented COP, DOTMap, and to support a growing number of steady-state applications, ranging from the DOT’s Crisis Management Center monitoring to the FAA’s airspace deconfliction of Unmanned Aircraft System operations. NISIS and its variant, DOTMap, are continuing to grow. This platform is expected to accelerate the sharing of critical information, including geospatial data, on the U.S. transportation system’s characteristics and status both inside U.S. DOT and with external partners.

Business Problem Solved

The FAA’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) system is a vast, complex system involving nearly 700 air traffic control facilities dedicated to the safe movement of over 76,000 flights daily. NISIS was designed for FAA’s crisis response/emergency operations (CR/EO) team users to safely and orderly respond to CR/EO events that limit the ATC system and restore full operations as quickly as possible. Additionally, NISIS is used to track the status of multiple FAA facilities, equipment and personnel, allowing users to quickly report the condition of the NAS to concerned parties.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS Server
ArcGIS API for JavaScript
ArcGIS Desktop
ArcGIS Online

Development Team Biography

Robert Sweet (FAA) - Manager, Strategic Operations Security
Matthew Thompson (FAA) - Automation Lead
John Evans (Triumph Enterprises) - Automation Support
Nicholas Torgerson (Triumph Enterprises) - Automation Support

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