Friday, July 22, 2011

DHS Launchs OneView - Prepares to Pull Plug on iCAV

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Geospatial Management Office (GMO), announced the official release of its next generation geospatial viewing platform, OneView.  According to the news release:

"OneView is now available to the Homeland Security community from the following URL: Users will still have access to iCAV for a limited period of time to allow them to transition to the new OneView capabil­ity, but in the near future, iCAV will be discontinued. The GMO will apprise the user community of final cutover dates for iCAV users."

In addition, the release noted that, "users will access OneView through the same HSIN credentials they use for iCAV."

Specifics of the platform were related as follows:

"OneView will continue to provide end users access to the same capabilities as iCAV with a richer inter­face for viewing maps of critical infrastructure, natural hazards data, and other user defined data sources as well as enhanced imagery, geocoding, and routing features."

Comment: Homeland Security Information System (HSIN) credentials are granted on an as needed basis through a variety of Communities of Interest, or COI's.  In most cases, state and local applications for access in Minnesota should be directed to the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM).  Alternately, it may be possible to gain access by contacting the HSIN help desk directly, at 1-866-430-0162 or and requesting access to a HSIN community of interest (Geospatial).

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