What we do - our topics
Data is much more than just boring columns of figures. What's in it can change the world. With us, you can make a contribution to developing intelligent tools for data analysis. These will put our customers in a position to design and maintain sustainable environments.
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Our product Cadenza enables people to analyze data visually and gain insights this way. Users can then conduct data-driven analyses as a team and report clearly about the results. In projects, we help our customers integrate Cadenza into their data environment and configure it according to their requirements. This is how figures become knowledge and a basis for making the right decisions. The focus is on data from our immediate environment and socially relevant topics, as the following examples demonstrate:
Assisting the police with data analysis and reporting - for greater security
Security agencies such as the police and National Bureaus of Investigation face many challenges every day. With a good database, investigative work becomes much easier. The right data can depict the current situation better and help assist with long-term strategic analysis and planning. Where were how many break-ins recorded recently? Can patterns and trends be derived from the activity data that enable better prevention? What effects do which measures have on criminal activity in a region or on gang delinquency? With our solutions for spatial data analysis and reporting, we offer security agencies the right tools for getting a quick overview of the current situation.
Optimizing data flows in food monitoring – for better consumer protection
Consumer protection in Germany has an important goal: When consuming food or using goods and services, we should all be protected. The competent authorities really have more than enough to do. Among other things, they take regular samples from producers and they check food in retail establishments.
They also trace chains of goods and production if there are problems with individual food products, for example, in case of animal diseases and other crises. With our software solutions, we help consumer protection authorities establish their reporting and organize their data flows optimally.
For example, our solution allows users to transfer data from the state to the federal level. We develop appropriate evaluation schemes for this, prepare data, and ensure overall that the applications at the authorities work well and quickly and output the desired values immediately when they are needed. Some of the solutions that we develop are used for exciting applications: One of our customer projects is an overview of pesticides in food; any citizen can view the results online. With other applications, consumer protection authorities can trace when which sampling of food was planned or executed.
This way, our software also helps in case of crisis with goods tracing or containing animal diseases. For the data can be called up at any time ad hoc in Cadenza and evaluated quickly.
Analyze environmental data and make it available in data portals –
for the sake of the environment
Climate change, environmental damage, and the crowding out of nature: The challenges for our natural habitats are huge. That's why environmental authorities are developing strategies for protecting nature reserves and monitoring the environment. But that’s not enough: They are also planning and evaluating specific measures.
Environmental agencies measure, record, and use data all the time – frequently with a spatial reference. For example, if you’re concerned about improving air quality, protecting soil, guaranteeing uniformly good water quality or the long-term protection of flora and fauna.
What's our role here? Together with our customers in the environmental management sector, we build country-wide infrastructures for analysis of environmental data and help make better decisions for the environment. For instance, our system provides the data and thus the basis for the work of all employees in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment. Where can what well be drilled? How high are the air pollution values in which places and what does this mean for planning? These and many other decisions can be made using Cadenza. We also help provide data in public data portals and make a contribution to environmental protection this way. Two examples are the environmental databases of Saxony and Baden-Württemberg.
Calculating noise loads with Big Data -
for less ambient noise
Road noise from streets, rail or air traffic can cause severe health problems, just like industrial and commercial noise. In numerous projects, we help our customers understand the noise situation broadly so that they can plan suitable noise mitigation measures. For this, we develop data management solutions with which extremely large quantities of data about roads, train lines, traffic density, land, buildings, and residents can be combined in databases. Using state or country-wide combined data, we calculate and simulate the noise exposure for our customers. This allows the German Federal Railway Authority to calculate for almost the entire German railway network how many people, schools, hospitals are affected by what noise level in a particular area – and to report this to the EU. Elsewhere, we help understand how noise pollution can be reduced with noise protection walls, rerouting traffic or – for airports – by changing take-off and landing schedules.
Providing GIS portals
– for flood prevention
The Elbe, Danube, Saale: Each year, these rivers flood their banks. Authorities have to prepare, warn people promptly about danger, and repair any damage.
Our solutions help the people in charge plan with an eye to the future and to react properly. For with the right database, it's much easier to answer ad hoc questions such as “Which companies using hazardous materials are in the anticipated flood area and have to be notified quickly?”. On the Internet, there are flood risk maps for the individual German states accessible to all citizens; our software helped create these maps.
IoT and Sensorthings innovators -
for a sustainable water supply
Utility companies dependent on the broadest possible database so that optimum water supply of residents, industry, and agriculture can be guaranteed. This data comes from two sources: specialist systems and sensors. However, this bulk of data is only useful if it is merged and analyzed. This requires innovative software for the Internet of Things (IoT) – and this is where we come into play. For example, we are working as part of the EU research project NAIADES on developing a standardized model for exchanging data, and in this context, we are advising about the handling and integration of sensor and spatial data.