KISTERS has been working closely with the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science for the last five years. During this time, KISTERS has been a strategic partner with CUAHSI in the development of water data standards like WaterOneFlow and Water Markup Language (WaterML). The CUAHSI WaterML specification and WaterOneFlow services are now in use by numerous national and state agencies and are being brought to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)-compliant status.
Klaus Kisters, CEO of KISTERS AG says,“CUAHSI has been a recognized leader in the development of open standards for water data exchange in our industry. KISTERS has enjoyed a long and successful working relationship with CUAHSI over the last 5 years and we thought it was perfect timing to make our membership official as they move to the next phase in the growth of their organization.”
“It is hard to quantify just how much support KISTERS has given CUAHSI over the years, but I can say that they have brought an immense amount of data management insight and technical expertise to the CUAHSI team over the years”, says Rick Hooper, Executive Director of CUAHSI. Hooper also mentions,“The fact that KISTERS has developed a commercial web interoperability solution (KiWIS) that supports these new open data standards really helps to demonstrate the importance of our efforts to the global water science community.”
“The KISTERS firm has been a strong supporter of the internationalization of WaterML as a public, open source standard for water information exchange and we welcome their participation in the CUAHSI community”, says Dr. David Maidment, Leader of the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System Project and Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.
KISTERS develops industry-proven software solutions for the management of water, air, and energy resources. KISTERS has high-capacity scalable systems that can be easily tailored to suit both their customers’ and local demands. KISTERS software is implemented around the world and conforms to all the major industry standards. Their customers are private companies - from small firms up to well-known multinationals - as well as all levels of government.
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In 1963, Heinz KISTERS (kisters.net) founded the company. Heinz’ sons, Hanns and Klaus, joined the family enterprise in the 1980’s and began supplying data management software solutions to Federal agencies in Europe. Incorporated into KISTERS AG in 1999, KISTERS grew through the acquisitions of the EH&S division of Siemens / SICAD Geomatics, HYDSTRA in 2004, DENEG GmbH in 2005, EUS GmbH in 2006, and iQUEST and RHEA in 2008. Based in Aachen Germany, KISTERS now has a global workforce in excess of 450 staff, most of whom have completed graduate studies in engineering or hydrological sciences. KISTERS has expanded to a global company.
Keywords: CUAHSI, KISTERS, WaterML, SOS, WISKI, Hydstra, KiWIS, WaterOneFlow, WOF, Open Standards, Open GeoSpatial Consortium, water data management, time series, time series management, OGC
Roland Funke, KISTERS AG
T: +49 241 9671 -179 / E: roland.funke[.]kisters.de.
KISTERS North America, Inc.
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Bill Steen, KISTERS Pty.
T: +61(2) 6288 2756 / E: william.steen[.]kisters.com.au.