Hungarian Border Guard Deploys Incident Management and Tracking System Based on Intergraph’s Geospatial Data Management Solution

Hungarian Border Guard Command and Control System speeds response time and improves decision making in patrolling national boundary

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 1, 2005 – Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions today announced the Hungarian Border Guard Command and Control System (BOGCOS), based on Intergraph’s geospatial data management solution, has recently been deployed. The new geospatial intelligence system was implemented to assist the Hungarian Border Guard in meeting the new challenges and requirements for checks at common borders resulting from the Schengen Agreement and the accession to the European Union. The system supports control operations along the national boundary of Hungary, which is 93,000 square kilometers and inside the country on three operation levels – district, regional and national.

Laszlo Niklasz, Project Director for BOGCOS at Geometria Ltd., the Intergraph Solution Center responsible for developing the application, remarked on the benefits of geospatially enabling BOGCOS. “We designed BOGCOS to be an efficient tool not only to track patrol vehicles and monitor the patrol activities in the field, but also to support decision-making process of the operation officer at incidents. Geospatial data makes various essential contributions to incident management.”

Implemented using Intergraph’s proven GeoMediaÒ technology, BOGCOS is based on a geospatial management system that integrates resource and asset management and patrol dispatch and routing subsystems to manage incidents and improve the decision-making process. Using the new system, the Hungarian Border Control can:

·           Reduce incident response time through rapid retrieval of relevant, up-to-date information

·            Facilitate the Border Guard’s work in catching illegal migrants

·           Reduce operating costs of the Border Guard’s fleet

·            Effectively manage the correct allocation of resources available during an incident

·            Determine affected zones concerning illegal migration incidents, thus facilitating organization of patrol activity

·            Support spatial analysis of crime and illegal migration

·            Facilitate in tracking patrol vehicles in the field

·            Facilitate scouting activity and navigation of patrols using the display of a digital map and 3D surface model of the operation area

The easily customizable nature of Intergraph’s GeoMedia facilitated development for BOGCOS. The system supports the display of both vector and raster content, including a military topographic map, 3D surface model and ortho-imagery and handles large amounts of data. The combination of geospatial capabilities and the Border Guard’s resource and asset registry enables the operation officer to extract technical, human resource and material asset data of a patrol in action from a user-defined area within the map. The integration of digital map handling with mobile command and control technology, two-way communication and automatic vehicle location based on GPS supports the dispatch functions of BOGCOS.

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GEOMETRIA Ltd., Budapest, Hungary, founded in 1986, is the Hungarian market leader in the service and development of GIS systems, and has a significant role in GIS-related non-profit activities. 

The activities of the company include development of network information systems; providing GIS services and project management; execution of consultation, system design, software development, data collection and process database building; integration of systems and system equipment; and maintenance, operations and system support with a 7 days - 24 hours availability. For more information about Geometria visit


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