M.O.S.S. Computer Grafik Systeme GmbH (MOSS) - Germany

MOSS (www.moss.de) is a leading provider of spatial-based information and technology solutions, offering unparalleled expertise in applying advanced GIS technologies for Spatial Data Infrastructure, Web Mapping Services, Environmental Data Management and Automated 3D Mapping and Modelling. Incorporated in 1987, MOSS integrates its enterprise-scale software products and extensive consultancy service portfolio to build complete GIS solutions designed to custom-fit each organisation, driving their cost efficiencies and adding to the business value chain. In addition to the leading position in meeting the requirements of mapping and surveying agencies, MOSS also serves diverse markets including Government, Environment, Energy, Utilities, and Infrastructure. At the core of MOSS' offerings are its products novaFACTORY, envVision, WEGA-Web, RoSy®, and solutions based on products of its partner ESRI, the world market leader in GIS. MOSS is ESRI Business Partner since 2002, is among the ArcGIS® Solution Partners and develops and sells its own product family nova based on ArcGIS® technology. MOSS has a total of around 70 employees and operates from its headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich, Germany, its offices in Essen and Dresden, and through its subsidiary CADMAP Consulting Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH. The collaboration between MOSS and major GIS system providers allows a neutral position. As a solution provider we acquire knowledge about technologies of different suppliers to be able to consult our customers in the best way and to be able to integrate our products smoothly into existing system environments. MOSS is a member of the most important institutions of the GIS world. MOSS is a member of and contributing to the following initiatives that are related to the MOSS activities in the project:

  • OGC, managing amongst other standards the CityGML Standard relevant for this project.
  • Supporting the European Commission INSPIRE initiative as editor of the Team of experts working on the definition for the annex III theme Environmental Monitoring Facilities
  • Initiative SIG 3D, initiator of the CityGML standardisation
  • lärmPARTNER, national network of companies related to noise simulation, mapping, monitoring

The contributions and activities within the different initiatives allows it MOSS on one hand to be aware of new tendencies, requirements, standards and current developments, on the other hand MOSS is in direct contact with the stakeholders related to the companies business.

Role in the project

Within the project MOSS is acting with two main focuses:

  • MOSS acting as integrator, and leader of WP4 on development of smart services. Within this part of the contribution, MOSS delivers to the project is based on the already existing products novaFACTORY 3D and envVision.  novaFACTORY 3D is used as generator of 3D city models and manages them according to the CityGML standard. envVision Service NOISE is an environment to support the noise reduction of governments by integrating the different information related to noise reduction planning and providing them towards noise simulation. With the systems MOSS will provide a backbone to the technical infrastructure of the project and will extend and evaluate this based on the projects progress.
  • MOSS contribution to dissemination and exploitation. MOSS will disseminate to results of the project into to initiatives MOSS is active in (e.g. resulting ADEs towards OGC). The project results and the dissemination activities should result into a commercial exploitation. MOSS will contribute to this exploitation activities.

Key Staff involved in the project

Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Holweg has been working as Head of Professional Services for MOSS Computer Grafik Systeme GmbH since 2010. From 2007 to 2010 he has been working as Services Director at Bentley Systems. From 2001 to 2007 he as been working as reasearcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Fraunhofer-IGD) and was heading the Graphic Information Systems department of since 2003. His research activities lies in the domain of 3D GIS, open distributed environments and information management. Within this domain he is author of several scientific articles and organiser of workshops for related topics. From 2003 to 2008 he was Vicepresident of German Umbrella Organisation for Geoinformation (DDGI) and since 2004 he was representing the DDGI at the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI) as a member of the EUROGI Executive Commitee of. Daniel Holweg was involved or even coordinates different national and international research and development projects, like HUMBOLDT (GMES), ESDI-NET+ (e-content), Servingo (national), INVISIP (ICT), LoVEUS (ICT) or WIDE (ICT).