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Maxwell GeoSystems maintain an active glossary of the latest industry trends and terms.

What is IoT?

Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects things that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet.

The MissionOS system provides a collaborative platform for display and interpretation of construction data, easing collaboration among all key project stakeholders. It has been supporting business continuity for many global projects during the Covid-19 pandemic.

What is AR/VR?

Augmented Reality (AR) is an enhanced version of the real physical world that is achieved through the use of digital visual elements, sound, or other sensory stimuli delivered via technology. Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. VR places the user inside an experience, where they are immersed and able to interact with the 3D world.

MissionOS dynamic are the fly creation of N-dimensional interactive models based on GIS selection and using fast web rendering technologies has promoted wider collaboration within the BIM space and opened the door to real-time live augmented reality where there was none before.

What is a Data Warehouse?

A data warehouse is a type of data management system that is designed to enable and support business intelligence (BI) activities, especially analytics, as well as for data mining purposes. They support decision making and reporting for users across many departments. Data warehouses are solely intended to perform queries and analysis and often contain large amounts of archive data, typically holding historical data not maintained in operational systems.

At Maxwell GeoSystems, our MissionOS system helps large infrastructure projects overcome limitations with respect to data storage, access and interoperability. It provides cloud storage solutions, acting as a data warehouse, offering full web-access to the data and a bespoke software interface to explore and analyse large datasets.

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) or Industry 4.0 is characterised by the fusion of the digital, biological, and physical worlds, as well as the growing utilisation of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, 3D printing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced wireless technologies, among others it has ushered in a new era of digital disruption with a fusion of leading-edge production techniques and smart systems that integrate with organisations and people.

At Maxwell GeoSystems, our MissionOS provides users with access to comprehensive construction data allowing them to make timely decisions. This high level of inter-connectivity, creates a collaborative network which allows engineers to collect immense amounts of data and information from all points in the construction process, identify key areas that can benefit from improvement to increase functionality and generate productivity gains.

What is InSAR?

Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, abbreviated InSAR, is a radar technique used in geodesy and remote sensing. It has applications for geophysical monitoring of natural hazards, for example earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides, and in structural engineering, in particular monitoring of subsidence and structural stability. It is established in a wide range of applications across many industries and is rapidly becoming a key requirement for large infrastructure projects.

At Maxwell GeoSystems, we recognise the need for engineers to be able to make informed decisions readily without the need for compiling data from multiple sources together. That's why our MissionOS construction data management system is fully equipped with tools to host your projects InSAR data and make insightful on-the-fly comparisons with physical instrumentation data and construction activities.

What is BIM?

Building information modelling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process supported by various tools, technologies and contracts involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. It provides Architecture, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.

The MissionOS system developed by Maxwell GeoSystems, allows projects with BIM at their core to handle automated processes for the generation of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) classified files, for the automatic updating of BIM environments hosted by clients, their contractors and consultants alike.

What is The Cloud?

The advent of the Cloud is changing the way we acquire, process and manage data. Servers are accessed over the internet, allowing software and databases to run on those servers.

Maxwell GeoSystems MissionOS construction data management system operates in the cloud using web-based portals that can be accessed through a variety of devices.

What is Digital Transformation DX?

Traditional methods are under rapid and constant change. Digital Transformation DX is a priority for construction companies worldwide. Unlocking these Digital Deadlocks will help companies evolve into digital native enterprises (DNEs) and experience the full benefits of digital technologies.

Maxwell GeoSystems is at the leading-edge of Digital Transformation (DX) of the construction industry with its MissionOS system.

What is Digital Deadlock?

Currently over 50% of all construction organisations worldwide have reached a digital impasse. While a majority believe Digital Transformation DX is a priority, it is clear that many construction companies worldwide are struggling to unlock their full potential. To truly become a DNE, construction companies must firstly identify their challenges and address the Digital Deadlocks in their business.

Maxwell GeoSystems works closely with its clients to customise its highly-configurable MissionOS software allowing them to unleash the true potential of the system, in acquiring, processing and dynamically connecting key project stakeholders.

What is The Digital Twin?

The Digital Twin refers to a digital replica of potential and actual physical assets, processes, people, systems and devices.

Maxwell GeoSystems, with its powerful MissionOS system, applies this firstly in connecting physical models to corresponding virtual models, and secondly, connecting this with real-time data using sensors or input devices allowing the comparison to other concepts such as cross-reality.

What is Construction Data?

These latest construction techniques generate an ever-increasing demand for data. Digital transformation DX allows organisations to evolve into a digital native enterprise (DNE), which can support innovation and digital disruption rather than enhancing existing technologies and models.

MissionOS is a highly innovative software platform, so whatever your specific discipline, there is a dynamic, scalable solution to meet our client's needs.

What do we mean by Transparency Of Data?

Industry is moving away from silo-ed working practices & individual paper-based document creation, brought forth by the utilisation of digital technologies in improving customer experience is driving organsations to reassess their processes and business models.

Maxwell GeoSystems ensures that the MissionOS system is made available to multiple client users who can personalise their specific information needs from the one common sourced data platform.

Infrastructure is Adopting New Techniques

Infrastructure is advancing rapidly and adopting new techniques. Companies are seeking increased personalisation brought forth by the utilisation of digital technologies, improving customer experience and driving organisations to reassess their processes and business models.

The MissionOS system is designed to be a collaborative platform, empowering the existing teams rather than relying on separate data-management.

What is the Common Data Environment CDE?

As project data is exponentially increasing in size, it is more imperative than ever before to have a Common Data Environment (CDE) so that relationships and trends between different data sources can be identified on the fly.

The developers of MissionOS have recognised the need for a Common Data Environment (CDE) from the beginning, and have built the data management platform to be 100% configurable to handle all digital data created and shared during a projects lifecycle.

What is Construction 2.0?

Construction 2.0 is an industry-wide initiative for the upgrading of the construction industry and providing a roadmap for its future. The initiative is also intended to stimulate discussions within the industry and garner feedback. It will be piloted on selected upcoming public works projects in several countries.

For its part of the Construction 2.0 initiative, Maxwell GeoSystems firmly believe that innovation is the key to improving capability and enhancing performance. The MissionOS system is at the very forefront of new technology necessary to drive forward productivity, efficiency and enhanced project delivery outcomes.

What is Project 13?

New business models such as Project 13, proposed by the UK's Institution of Civil Engineers, is an industry-led response to infrastructure delivery models that fail not just clients and their suppliers, but also the operators and users of our infrastructure systems and networks.

Maxwell GeoSystems has an important to part to play in helping the key stakeholders understand how best to achieve the ambitions which Project 13 sets out: constructing high-performance infrastructure, with acquiring and deploying capabilities in data and technology and taking the first moves necessary to change attitudes and behaviours in the construction industry.

MissionOS an Industry Disruptor

The marketplace is evolving, where every industry is being disrupted and needs to keep pace. For the construction industry, this means being aligned with the level of progress expected by governments and the public sector.

MissionOS is breaking the paradigm and proving to be a real Industry Disruptor creating a new value network, displacing established firms, methodologies and alliances.

How is MissionOS changing the way Engineers Manage Construction Data Management?

Increasingly, the success or failure of a construction projects can be determined by communication, collaboration and overall efficiency. Data management is all about the details and keeping track of every aspect of those communications through advances in technology and system integration.

MissionOS is leading the change in the way Engineers manage Construction Data Management. Maxwell GeoSystems are experienced GeoTechnical Engineers with decades of boots-on-the- ground experience of major construction and infrastructure projects.

What is Construction Management Software CMS?

In recent survey, two out of five (41 percent) of respondents said they plan to buy or upgrade their construction management software (CMS).

Maxwell GeoSystems is an IT company and Construction Data Management runs throughout our DNA. At the core of our business is the innovative MissionOS system - a powerful and flexible building information management system for the acquisition, monitoring and analysis of geotechnical and other project-related data.

What is MissionOS?

MissionOS is a bespoke software platform for the display and interpretation of construction data. to create and implement the world's most connectable, highly configurable data management and integration platform for infrastructure development.

What is Connectivity In Construction?

Networks must provide users increasing levels of connectivity. Cloud-based software and mobile apps ease collaboration among all stakeholders, from design to construction and inspection for better reporting and documentation, quality assurance and control.

The MissionOS system provides a collaborative platform for the display and interpretation of construction data. The web-based interface provides an enhanced level of visual representation of the data making spatial interpretation, quicker and easier.

What is Confirmatory Data Analysis CDA?

Confirmatory Data Analysis CDA is the process used to evaluate evidence by challenging their assumptions about the data. This part of the process is where they work backward from their conclusions and weigh the merits of the results of their work.

The MissionOS system provides a comprehensive platform from which users can challenge the assumptions about their data through a process of Confirmatory Data Analysis CDA and generate in-depth analytics to assess the validity of their works.

What is Exploratory Data Analysis EDA?

Exploratory Data Analysis EDA (versus Confirmatory Data Analysis CDA) is the method used to explore the big data set that will yield conclusions or predictions.

The MissionOS system has a highly configurable platform which provides the user with the key processes of Exploratory Data Analysis EDA involved in a myriad of tasks, including spotting mistakes and missing data; identifying important variables in the data set; testing a hypothesis related to a specific model; and establishing a model that can explain the data in the most succinct way possible. It also involves determining the best way to present the final assessment.

What is Big Data?

Big Data is extremely large data sets generated by various forms of technology typically studied by data analysts with the aid of specialised data processing software.

Maxwell GeoSystems MissionOS software platform is already helping transform the construction industry throughout all phases of construction easily handling the large data sets generated. Ever-increasing amounts of construction data are becoming available, that, when harvested and applied properly, can facilitate the design process and can determine probabilities and patterns that will help forecast any pitfalls that may plague a given construction project in the immediate or even distant future.

What is The MissionOS Portal?

The MissionOS portal is the simplest and most intuitive platform available for exploring large construction and instrumentation datasets. It operates on Windows, iOS, Android and works on all common browsers (Explorer, v6.5+, Chrome, Firefox, Safari). It is designed to be touch-screen compatible and is commonly used on iPad and Windows Surface.