Tony Wheeler – Sales Manager, Eastern Europe & Key UK Accounts at Luciad

Tony Wheeler joined Luciad NV, a Geospatial Situational Awareness software developer, in 2016. He is responsible for Eastern European Sales and strategic UK government accounts.
Prior to joining Luciad, Tony served as a fast-jet pilot and C4ISTAR Subject Matter Expert with the Royal Air Force. As a Wing Commander, he helped to develop and deliver many GIS-related C4ISR systems to meet UK and NATO operational requirements. During his military career he was instrumental in establishing and then leading the UK MOD Command and Control Battle-Lab (C2BL) responsible for the development and exploitation of operational GIS systems of UK, US and NATO forces and has much operational and joint experience in the use of GIS-based capability to support military forces.
Tony Wheeler


LuciadFusion – Blurring the line between traditional GIS and Military C2 Systems

Military deployed networks are unlike the ones most of us are used to – 4G speeds are often dreamed of. They frequently lack performance and are often unreliable – yet the delivery of OGC map services in this environment remains an essential foundation of any Common Operating Picture. Traditional GIS deployments are unsuited to this environment because Geo specialists are rarely available and cross-network Web Map Services (WMS) are unlikely to work.

This presentation will introduce the new LuciadFusion 2017 server, describe the military deployed environment, and then go on describe and show how the Server can meet the demands of this testing domain with a simple-to-use interface and powerful capability. Moreover, unlike traditional GIS, the LuciadFusion server can deliver dynamic layers such as tracks and is also based on military standards so can handle military symbology and relevant services, and can easily be extended with powerful APIs that allow capability to be added.

During this presentation an overview will be provided of what this means for real-world projects, using tests with a large, detailed city model as a concrete example.