Paris Police GIS (since 2012).

The implementation of an integrated GIS framework for both the Prefecture of Police of Paris and the Fire Brigade of Paris represents a step change in the use of digital geography and mapping systems in the Paris Police Headquarters (500+ users per day).

The approach of the Paris Police and Fire services will change drastically from stand alone geographic information systems to a centralised system that will harmonise and expand the use of mapping tools and enable the sharing and exchange of information between different services.

This project aims to centralize and share operational and strategic mapping data that is in daily use for :

  • Preparation and monitoring of the deployment of resources during events,
  • Mapping thematic analysis,
  • Management of sensitive areas,
  • Management of fire hydrants.

The overall IT infrastructure relies on 3 clusters of servers:

  • Web front-end application servers for the mapping component (GIS portal, cartographic applications, geocatalog),
  • Mapping services servers for the service components,
  • Data servers on for the data service components.

Activities carried out by Magellium :

  • Study of user needs and definition of the solution,
  • Development, integration and validation of an internal mirror platform,
  • Installation, change management, training,
  • Support Package.

This 4 year project has started in July 2012. Magellium is the prime contrator (15+ engineers) assisted by 2 co-contractors (ESRI France and NAOMIS). The technical architecture is built on ArcGIS 10.1 complemented by specific developments based on open source solutions. The main technologies used for the development are :

  • ArcGIS Server 10.1,
  • PostgreSQL,
  • JEE, Flex / Flash,
  • Joomla,
  • Spring Security.

Screenshot of the user interface in multi-view mode.