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Fresh from Grad School

By: Anne Woepse
Active GPS satellites Making an impact – that’s the ambitious goal that many new hires set for themselves.  My high ambitions were met with all of the normal insecurities any new employee has.  I am surrounded by some of the brightest people in the industry, who are supportive and seemed invested in my success and I didn’t want to let them down. Fresh from Grad school, I had little to no formal training in Aerospace, however I was committed to learning as much as I could and apply my theoretical knowledge in a practical application. In a couple of weeks I had an Analytical Services application built!  Analytical Services is a SaaS offering from AGI that integrates capabilities from STK Components and STK Terrain Server and gives the user a RESTful API to build an app on.  Luckily, there were already some existing applications to help me along the way.  The tools I used to create these sites were, JavaScript, Bootstrap, D3, Cesium, STK Terrain Server and STK Components and Analytical Services.   Using Bootstrap, I was able to make a UI which gives an appearance similar to a mobile application.  D3 was used to create the various charts and graphs that appear in each application.  The GPS navigation application can be found at http://saas.agi.com/GpsServicesDemo/.  The second application I built was a satellite passes and overflight services application, which can be found at http://saas.agi.com/SatelliteServicesDemo/.  Building each application had its set of struggles, but being able to create something that is used already in a few short weeks is something unique and the type of instant gratification that all new employees should be able to experience. Anne Woepse – AGI Software Developer
Posted: 5/8/2015 1:47:12 PM


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