Master Thesis: Web Maps with vector tile technology with custom data

Vacancies 02 December 2019

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Josefin Andersson +46 (10) 2156097
Anders Ericsson +46 (8) 58085819
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Your Role

The thesis work will take place at the business unit developing Saabs command and control systems. The command and control system is the brain at for example a warship, collecting information from multiple sensors, presenting the current situation, identifying and proposes actions to defend against incoming threats.

Vector tile technology is evolving fast in digital map industry.  Vector tiles, tiled vectors or vectiles are packets of geographic data, packaged into pre-defined roughly-square shaped "tiles" for transfer over the web. This is an emerging method for delivering styled web maps, combining certain benefits of pre-rendered raster map tiles with vector map data.

This thesis will deal the questions:

  • How do we create custom tiles with our own or customers data?

  • What are the software alternatives for producing vector tiles?

  • How to use vector tiles in Command and Control systems?
  • What is the best way to author different styling?

Performance measurements are essential to evaluate the technology. Comparisons can be made to traditional raster tile technology. Open source components are preferable used in building geospatial services.

Your profil

Preferably you have knowledge in Geographic Information Systems and Web Server Technology. Also you are able to configure services from GITHUB in different languages like C, RUST and be able to set up configuration in script languages like python or Bash.  Good knowledge in Linux operating system is essential. 

This work can be done by 1-2 students.

Supervisor: Lars Schylberg, Saab AB

What you will be a part of

Business Area Surveillance provides efficient solutions for safety and security, for surveillance and decision support, and for threat detection and protection. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, Combat Systems and C4I solutions, and Cyber Security.

At our division Operation Sweden, you will be part of developing our world-class Combat Systems and C4I Solutions. You will collaborate with experienced engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development and personal growth. You will be part of the C2S unit who develop command & control systems for air, naval and land domains. The team you will join consists primarily engineers based in Järfälla. C2S is part of the Business Area Surveillance.

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