DQSI, LLC selected by UM Center for Traveler Information for Research and Development of Geospatial Products for Transit Users

DQSI, LLC selected by UM Center for Traveler Information for Research and Development of Geospatial Products for Transit Users

UM Center for Traveler Information Selects DQSI for R&D of Geospatial Products for Transit Users

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

January 26, 2011                                         

Stennis Space Center, MS– DQSI, LLC. has announced that it was selected by University of Mississippi’s Center for Traveler Information (UM-CTI) for research and development of geospatial products for the traveling public. The research is being funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop tools for safely receiving transit and traffic information while traveling. The DQSI project is one of three that UM-CTI will be conducting in conjunction with students and researchers at the University of Mississippi.

Under the project, DQSI’s Advanced Research Center (DARC) will research, develop, test, and evaluate systems that allow Smartphone users to receive geospatial information showing the location of transit vehicles relative to traveler’s location. The research team will also investigate different methods of public access to the transit information, including, public kiosks at key locations. The research will design and test solutions that will provide travelers with location information of transit buses in the City of Oxford, MS. For the project, the buses will be equipped with a GPS system that will transmit tracking information to a cloud computing environment for processing. The location of the buses will be integrated with other geospatial data and information for real-time discovery via Internet, Smartphone and community-based kiosks. A key safety aspect of this effort addresses the need to decrease accidents associated with impaired travelers through integration of a community-based ride service for college students who visit local bars and restaurants after regular transit services have ended for the evening.

“Transportation in the U.S. is a people business with citizens using roads, rail lines, sea lanes, and airports to move about the country every day,” stated Dr. Greg Easson, UM-CTI Director. “The DQSI project will help investigate and develop technology-based solutions that allow travelers to more efficiently use public transportation with, a key aspect of the project being the dissemination of geospatial data to mobile communication devices.”
DQSI President & and CEO, Dr. Shelly Stubbs stated, “This project is an important continuation of our ongoing high performance GIS research. It will allow us to deploy some of our high performance visualization, geospatial, and networking technology developed under our DARC activities.”

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DQSI LLC is Louisiana-based women-owned, 8a, small business, providing exceptional professional services to public and private organizations in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. DQSI conducts research through the DQSI advanced research center (DARC). Today DQSI provides military, civilian, and commercial clients with a full spectrum of technical, management, and research services, including: Information Technology (IT); Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) Services; Geological, Oceanographic & GIS Services; Environmental Services; Green Energy Services; and Construction Services. Please visit www.DQSI.com for more information.

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