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A Standard problem can be solved by anyone and anywhere, but if it requires understanding the business process and generating value out of the solution then it is a challenge which has its own justification and reasoning.

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IT Services

System & Architecture Consulting

With more and more technologies and systems coming in the technology market sometimes its tough to decide which technology is the best suit for the requirement at hand. It is important to understand from many perspectives like upgrades, maintenance, support, scalability, etc.. To cater to this requirement xPointers understands the need for selecting the right technology for the kind of requirement at hand and also factors in the future requirement.

  • Strategic Technology Planning
  • Feasibility vs. Requirement Analysis
  • Cost Benefit Analysis

Enterprise Software Products Development

In the rapidly changing environment organizations across the world have realized that it is nearly impossible to create and maintain a custom built software package which will cater to all their requirements and also be completely up-to-date. Also organizations need to focus on their core strengths rather than catering to the information systems across the organizations on their own.

  • Stakeholders need analysis
  • System Architecture Design
  • Application Development
  • Unit, Integration and system testing

Custom Application Software Development

Sometimes with the kind of business model that the client is running on it requires applications which are non standard and requires custom functionality to be incorporated in the solution. Following are the services that xPointers caters to:

  • Requirement Analysis
  • Standard Software Availability vs Customer Requirement
  • User Requirement Analysis
  • Application Development
  • Unit, Integration and System Testing

Maintenance, Migration & Porting

The advent of newer technologies and multiple solutions from different vendors with upgraded technologies tends to confuse the client management as lot of cost is already incurred on the current application installations and configuration. So there is a need to migrate to upgraded solutions without changing the user experience. Also with the popularity of internet almost all the applications are web enabled, this brings a need to convert the legacy systems to be web enabled. Following are some of the services that xPointers provides:

  • Web Enabled Legacy Systems
  • Database Migration
  • Disparate System Integration
  • Application Upgrade
  • Maintaining Complex Architecture
  • Scalability

User Experience Engineering

Primary Services

PET Scan consulting: Understanding the user’s requirements using persuasion, emotion and building trust in the users mind to help the client make a decision which would then result in an conversion. It’s a systematic way of helping users get what they want out of an application, website or a day to day consumer product. This holistic approach has proved itself successful time and again. In an IT environment, it helps in streamlining an IT application, address the scalability issues and deliver measurable new improvements like cycle time reduction and business process streamlining.

Secondary Services

Proof Of Concept – Provides the clients with substantial proof of IT value by re-architecting the UI for certain key tasks and projecting metrics like user productivity and possible ROI.

UI inspection : Evaluates the UI for usability problems according to various categories like architecture level and screen level. The evaluation report would answer important questions like “Does the user interface allow users to complete tasks quickly?” and “Does the business have to spend on user-training programs to make the workforce ready to use the application?” This would be followed by suggesting next-steps based on the findings and in the context of business goals for that application.

Accessibility: Consulting and training in software accessibility and tools to analyze and build accessible website pages and web applications based on section 508 and W3C guidelines.

Web Analytics: Measures of online traffic and customer behavior through various web analytical tools based on the clients business objectives. Recommendations and action items are offered based on the analysis of the metrics.

UI standard development: Develop interaction, visual and information standards for organizations including software vendors for common look-and-feel across customer's application/website portfolio.


Infrastructure Consulting Services

Under this offering we provide services in
  • Eco Village Development Plans
  • City Development Plans
  • Slum rehabilitation development Plan
  • Waste Management Services
    • Preparation of integrated solid waste management plan
    • Design of sanitary land fill sites
    • Independent Consulting of Solid waste management
  • Sanitation plans

Social & Environmental Services

Under this offering we provide services in
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Resettlement Action Plan
  • Multipurpose Household Survey
  • Socio Economic Survey
  • Environmental Studies

E-Governance (MIS)

e-Governance in India has reached at the “Transactional” stage and is providing various services to citizens, business and government organization, offered by Central Government agencies and different State Government departments.
We have developed various projects ranging from ULB to State government dealing in building application to maintain data for the taxable properties or building an MIS for JNNURM projects. We have also developed portal for various central government agencies.


Forestry Mapping

Most of the times the data with the private and govt. agencies is too old and cannot be relied on also there is complete uncertainity of the format. GIS and Remote Sensing technologies can contribute in the fields of forest management, watershed management, desertification combat, biodiversity management, environmental monitoring and evaluation, and so on. Following are the areas of implementation:
  • Forest management and suitable livelihood development
  • Species level classification and biodiversity mapping
  • Change detection studies
  • Environment impact assessment studies

GIS Remote Sensing Services

Agricultural Mapping

The image data can be used at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions for agriculture and crop assessment, environmental analysis, soil analysis, irrigated landscape mapping, yield determination. Scheduling and timing of image acquisition is very important to get the accurate information. Once data has been collected it can be implemented into GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for management and control of agricultural resources.

Following are the areas of implementation:
  • Crop mapping yield estimation
  • Suitability assessment studies
  • Change detection studies
  • Developing crop models
  • Damage and land degradation assessment studies

Municipal GIS

In Municipal GIS systems Information about a particular Household, Property Tax, Socio Economic Data, Birth and Death Registration, etc. are stored. This also shows the geospatial view of the current municipal area linked with the corresponding database.
The database possesses attributes of each individual property with information such as land owner, co-owner, mailing & permanent address, house style, built year, individual room measurements, compliance with the regulations of the building authorities, public / private utilities mapping to the plot, street characteristics and amenities. There can also be a provision of linking each individual plots with their digitial photographs, and a link to the Map showing the location of the plot.
A Municipal GIS System involves various of steps including

 

  • Computerization of land records
  • Digitization of existing spatial entities such as base maps
  • Updation of property records
  • Property Tax Assessment
  • Infrastructure database creation
  • Survey of the individual properties
  • Updation of the non-spatial database on a day to day citizen centric level

Utility Mapping Services

There is a huge investment that needs to be made in society’s utility supply lines; Water mains, telephone lines, power lines, sewage systems, etc. In most of the cases the geographic location is recorded on inferior quality maps and in some cases it is not documented at all.
However to plan the certainty of supply, environmental protection and efficiency of operations, we require good basic data.
Advantages of Systematic data structuring.
  • Quick access to information.
  • Simple comparison of data for different pipelines and topography
  • Flexible access to data retrieval and analysis.
  • Efficient updating.
  • Possible linkage to alpha-numeric databases e.g. consumer
  • Information and statistics.
Mapping of utility systems includes establishment, use and maintenance of an information system consisting of:
  • Location data i.e. geographic location of the utility transmission.
  • Attribute data i.e. technical and administrative data regarding transmission lines, e.g. component type, size, age and ownership.

Over the years we have built up considerable expertise in data capture for utility mapping as well as interpreting and digitizing information
e.g.:
  • Water mains
  • Telephone lines
  • Power Utility Mapping
  • Seafloor Mapping
  • Roads and Highway Mapping
  • Sewers and discharge pipes

Building Digitization Services

Building digitization is the process in which land parcels which map as per the buildings on the field are created in any digitization software. The attribute data related to these land parcels usually contains the details of the ownership of the properties and related information.
Building digitization has a variety of uses starting from Land Administration & property registration by Urban and Rural governing bodies. Municipality planning &Urban development is taken care through the use of such intelligent mapping techniques, which has the ability to restore analytical data which is crucial for enhancing the operational abilities of the Government bodies. This has led to reduction in time required to process and fulfill requests for land registry information by almost 80%. Subsequently there is a huge reduction of overhead costs, and maintaining the data in a secured environment.
Building Digitization is also used by cartographers, rescue operations during floods and natural disasters for identifying property owners and retrieving crucial data.
The complicated process of maintaining map data in the paper format is removed with this digitization saving time and effort and aiding in better decision making, data sharing and operational costs and time.
Some of the Users are:
  • Municipal & other Urban Bodies
  • Government Departments
  • Builders
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Appraisers
  • Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Developers

Cadastral and Topography Mapping Services

The amount of land surfaces that needs to be digitized by topographic maps is still in its nascent stages. The continuous changes and modification happening on the surface of the mother earth requires changes in these maps as well. Mapping is very important for any organization for planning, tracking environmental changes, contingency planning and future enhancement plannings.
We offer wide range of mapping techniques, systems and services. The benefit for our clients is to have a partner of trust, and our ability to integrate the best technology at every stage of our projects.
Our mapping team consists of highly qualified photo-interpreters, cartographers and topographic surveying experts, having a proven track record in data processing and interpretation and working with a large network of partners with experience in implementing major projects.