ProStar Services & Solutions are Transparent Earth®, PointMan™ and EarthWorm® which combine Cloud, Mobile and enterprise integration technologies designed to provide real-time connectivity, visualization and interoperability between client enterprise systems and their field operations. The ProStar services & solutions use open standards, are GPS-centric and support client's existing business practices in order to streamline processes making managing asset location data, easier, faster and more precise. All of our services & solutions are web-service-enabled and supported on a secure cloud infrastructure. Our geospatial service and mobile software solutions are composed of patented processes, integration tools and business rules that are uniquely designed to improve all phases of utility and pipeline asset management and damage prevention practices. By providing real-time connectivity and enterprise interoperability, office and field operations can now be viewed, managed, shared and controlled by office and project site management from a desktop and mobile device. Additonally, by providing real time data from the enterprise GIS and CAD systems, field operators can capture, qualify and verify precise location data in order to rectify historical as-built records when needed. With ProStar geospatial services & solutions, our clients eliminate silos and dramatically improve field-to-office communications, workflow processes and the ability to make more confident business decisions.
Transparent Earth is the desktop management component that provides all stakeholders the visualization, situational awareness and precise location data required to enable better decision making, meet regulatory compliance and complete tasks with greater efficiency. The real-time service provided by Transparent Earth provides workers with a geospatial view of data relating to above or below ground assets, as-built information, photos and documents. These documents may be related to a point, line or bounded area. With ProStar geospatial services and solutions, users improve field-to-office communications, increase worker productivity and provide for better business decisions through the delivery of better information. Transparent Earth receives asset location data represented as points, lines, polygons and any associated metadata from compliant data collection devices running PointMan. Transparent Earth is configured to use precise GPS-centric data and ProStarís Precision Integration™ processes to provide a view of the location of field workers relative to the location of both surface and sub-surface assets from a browser.
Integrated views of maps and geospatial analytics
Easy to use and familiar user experience
Client-defined base maps offering user specific imagery
Maps can be shared with anyone with an account
Database retains all data, including project history
Satellite view, map view, street view functions
View additional layers and create custom objects
Supports standard print and file sharing functions
Transparent Earth dashboard function provides unprecedented visualization, data analytics and situational awareness to all stakeholders involved in a project from a desktop. With Transparent Earth Dashboard all the available geospatial information and documentation relative to a project is at your fingertips and can be quickly searched and viewed in order to make critical business decisions with a high degree of confidence. By providing quick and easy access to mission critical information to field and office personnel, a significant increase in productivity,compliance and safety is realized. The dashboard editing features include:
User authenticated read and write permissions
Markup tools for adding new features and symbology
Measure distance of lines and polygons
Set custom measurement units (feet, meters, acres, etc.)
Add, edit and revise points, lines and polygons
Move linear features using designated base points
Move map features to specific coordinates
Create buffers around points, lines and polygons
GPS-Centric Mobile Software Application
PointMan is a GPS-centric mobile software application that enables authorized field personnel to capture precise asset location data and other field observation information from a mobile device. PointMan is also designed to capture and store precise GPS location points and Ďmetadataí associated to points being captured by cable & pipe locating devices using unique and patented processes. PointMan captures, binds and submits the collected data and any associated metadata to ProStarís geospatial database in real time. The realtime connectivity to the geospatial database enables the PointMan mobile solution to provide the field worker with the ability to visualize their proximity relative to existing infrastructure, view any exisiting records from multiple sources and provide the ability to update, revise and even rectify historical data with more complete and field observed information. PointMan also provides the functions to take photos, fill out electronic forms, take field note and create sketches all of which are geo-referenced, captured and stored in the ProStar geospatial database. The PointMan field collected data and any associated metadata can also be sent to any desired party directly from the mobile device and viewed in a standard Google Earth interface.
Bluetooth and GPS integration with cable & pipe locators
Track and trace functions of workforce and visualize workflow
Create a file of all features associated with points, lines & polygons
Allows for geo-referenced electronic forms to replace paper forms
Real time data transactions between field operations and the office
Easy to use sketch tools allows user to create field sketches
Quick & easy installation onto any Android device
PointMan is designed to seamlessly connect mobile devices with ProStarís geospatial database. This interoperability provides on demand access to information from various departments that can be critical to project operations, including engineering, crossings, GIS and CAD as well as environmental and risk assessment agencies. This seamless and realtime interoperability means that both field and office personnel can now share, visualize, and collaborate on any project data, procedures and workflow. PointMan functionality ensures that the field data being captured and stored during any project meets QC standards and that historical records can be cross referenced to validate their values or identify any discrepancies that may exist. The PointMan mobile application is also designed to interface with modern cable & pipe locators and to provide bluetooth connectivity with external GPS & GNSS receivers for precision data locating to meet a wide range of data quality requirements and mapping standards. Best of all, PointMan is designed to work both online and offline for instances when connectivity is disrupted or simply not available.
EarthWorm is ProStarís integration tool for the capture, storage, logging, management, aggregation, and routing of data. EarthWorm is where the business rules for data aggregation, security, user administration, connectivity, routing, queuing, messaging, data transformation, reporting and other business rules services combine patented ProStar Precision Integration™ processes to provide with a complete picture of what lies above and below the Earthís
surface. EarthWorm essentially provides the services necessary to integrate utility infrastructure information in a manner that provides the precision, pedigree, provenance, alignment and tolerance to create a single conflated view so that business decisions can be made based on the information being presented and visualized. EarthWormís business rules and integration processes ensure that system interoperability and data security requirements are addressed.
EarthWorm services support several scenarios from a clientís enterprise business practices, including administrative projects and asset management, design & planning, construction, data collection, workflow processes, emergency response, compliance etc. EarthWorm application architecture is founded upon the adoption of open-source technology and open data standards in order to promote enterprise interoperability between systems at the technical, semantic and application levels. With EarthWorm, every client can have their own unique business rules supported as EarthWorm's integration tools are designed to support multi-stakeholder applications, including both internal and third party external systems. The ProStar solution manages every step throughout the data life-cycle including point of capture, storage and management in order to measure and maintain both the dataís validity and its quality. By enabling enterprise interoperability, real-time connectivity and providing data confidence levels, Prostar solution and services significantly improve field-to-office communications, worker productivity and the ability to make more intelligent and confident business decisions.
Stream data from 3rd party sources: Google, ESRI & One-Call
Enterprise integration from engineering to project administration
Supports seamless work-flow and data exchange functions
Create user authentications, including roles & privileges
Sophisticated administration & security protocols
Leverages open standards: OpenGIS®, OGC®, & Web Map Services
ProStar Precision Integration™
EarthWorm leverages ProStar Precision Integration™ to provide the necessary integration tools required to provide the interface between client enterprise systems and ProStarís geospatial database, dashboard and mobile application. ProStar Precision Integration also provides the business rules for the data migration, data conversion, data standardization and data exchange between the client operating systems and ProStar Solutions. ProStar Precision Integration and open-source technologies allow enterprise asset management, GIS, CAD and mapping systems to communicate seamlessly with Transparent Earth and PointMan solutions. This interoperability enables field operators to collect asset location data and metadata from their mobile device and office personnel can simultaneously receive and display this information on their desktop.