Odssa - (Open source Document Storage and Search Appliance)
is a Linux server application for storing, viewing, and searching media files and documents. It was created for companies, municipalities, and government agencies that have large numbers of videos, photos, and other documents and a need to make the files available across their organization. The system consists of a set of tools built on top of "Best in Class" open source software and cost-saving "free to use" platforms. It provides a system for the spatial and temporal indexing of media files, and organized storage on a networked server. File types can include photos, videos, GPS track files, ESRI shape files, Word or text documents, etc.
The Server Application manages the storage of all media and document files. Running as a Java Servlet it provides the ability to tag the documents with searchable keywords or phrases, as well as linking to specific projects. It includes features such as storage management, user administration, a powerful role/permission system, and integrated video streaming. The server can be used in conjuction with our free tools, or with your own front end clients via its AJAX/JSON based extendable API.
The Browser Based Client is a Silverlight front end that interfaces with the server to support features like adhoc and saved searches, and display of photos, video and GPS tracks. Searches are based on selection of attributes such as location, time, keywords, or projects. The search results can then be displayed on maps, timelines, and in data tables.
The Media Import Tool (.Net/C#) is a wizard based client application used for importing files into the system. It is designed to read GPS information directly from photo (jpeg) headers, provide algorithms for GPS track to video matching, and import track files formatted as CVS, GPX, KML, NMEA, etc.