Beta Program

SimInABox

What: It is a demonstration of distributed, real-time situational-awareness "GeoBlackboard."

Why: Unlike stovepipe systems that lock you in to a vendor, it is based upon Open Standards and Open Source. Unlike monolithic, hard-to-understand, and hard-to-modify systems, it it built upon microservices, implemented as docker Web containers. It is extensible - you can add your own services (e.g., new sources of real-time information). It is built upon Web technologies, requiring NO client installation.

Where: Download either the zip file or compressed tar file from the Releases directory into an empty directory with a few tens of GB free space (the database building stage will download and import a large amount of OpenStreetMap and LandSat data!).

How:

  1. Change into that directory containing the zip/tgz file.

  2. Extract the zip/tgz file using full pathnames (to make the required directory tree for the GIS data).

  3. Change into the "docker-archives" directory the extraction creates.

  4. If you want to use the symbology microservice either in SimInABox, or standalone as part of your own system:

    1. Sign up as a Symbolic Simulation customer here, and

    2. Purchase a symbology license here, download the license file here, and save it in "symbology.skey" in the docker-archives directory.

  5. If you also want to see the full demo (including simulated entities represented by MIL-STD-2525D symbology in 2D & 3D):

    1. Purchase a siminabox license here, download the license file here, and save it in "siminabox.skey" in the docker-archives directory.

  6. Follow the README.txt directions to exercise the no-licenses-required 2D slippy map, and any licensed symbology and simulation microservices.