USGIF CEO Open Letter – GEOINT 2013 and the Government Shutdown

An open letter from Keith J. Masback, Chief Executive Officer, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) regarding GeoINT 2013 and the recent government shutdown…

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GeoInt GISuser Video – exactEarth Monitoring Global Marine Traffic (GeoInt 2012 Orlando, FL)

Glenn was on location at GeoInt 2012 in Orlando, Florida and met up with Chandler Smith of exactEarth to discuss their awesome technology!

exactEarth is a Global leader in maritime marine vessel monitoring and tracking. Unlike other Satellite AIS providers, exactEarth provides a full range of services to enhance the value of exactAIS®, such as in-house expert software teams, customized information feeds, a global sales and support organization, and a 24 X 7 monitored Operations Centre. See more information at 


Ball Aerospace Opens the Aperture at GEOINT


BOULDER, Colo. – Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will open the nation’s aperture to innovation, performance and value proposition at the 2012 GEOINT Symposium to be held the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL., Oct. 8-11.

Ball’s recent accomplishments will be on display at booth #1417 as we demonstrate our agility to innovate and strength to deliver for the nation’s most critical national space, tactical and information missions.

Demonstrations at the Ball booth will include:

·        Total Sight™ Flash Lidar is real-time, full motion color LIDAR (light imaging, detection and ranging) for time critical missions.  The system combines state-of-the art LIDAR sensors and laser systems with robust real-time processing systems. Video: v=vJ-rQJQ1qOM&list= UUcI5lfyzGefuFfp8qZCkdAQ& index=1&feature=plcp


·        The Interactive Comprehensive Environment (ICE) tool brings together various sources of intelligence from multiple locations into a single interface, granting the user full situational awareness during a live or simulated event. Video: v=Q6SxvU_nRto&list= UUcI5lfyzGefuFfp8qZCkdAQ& index=2&feature=plcp


·        DYNAMAN-DIME is a tool used to emulate live/virtual/constructive flight environments in order to prepare for weather, latency and other hazards which may hinder airborne data collection.


·        Opticks is an open-source AGI data processing tool used to exploit MASINT data such as multi/hyperspectral, thermal-IR, SAR, and other persistent overhead scene-based data. Opticks also supports the extraction of intensity values within point cloud LiDAR data, analyzing full motion video streams, emulating 3D illuminated scenes, and processing real-time airborne hyperspectral data. Video: v=krrvymqdPz8&list= UUcI5lfyzGefuFfp8qZCkdAQ& index=3&feature=plcp


·        Geode is a tool used to search and retrieve large web-based repositories of AGI data. Web-Opticks is a remote processing version of Opticks, where the data is selected, processed, and viewed via a connection to the remote repository. Web Report Editing Tool (WebRET) makes text based intelligence report generation simple by providing a web-based report editor that enables simple manipulation by the analyst as opposed to traditional text report generation methods. Finally, Interactive Event Visualization (IEV) is a flex-based web tool used by the analyst to gather multiple sources of information, in different formats, and produce a multimedia product based on those inputs. This provides the customer with an interactive intelligence product which tells a story regarding an event. Video: v=V3csMQAAR3Q&list= UUcI5lfyzGefuFfp8qZCkdAQ& index=1&feature=plcp


TerraGo to Demonstrate Next Gen Geospatial Intelligence Software at 2012 GEOINT Symposium

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Blue Marble to Feature Global Mapper at GEOINT and INTERGEO 2012

Hallowell, Maine – October 3, 2012 – Blue Marble Geographics ( will be exhibiting at both the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence (US GEOINT) Symposium in Orlando, FL and the INTERGEO Conference and Trade Fair in Hanover, Germany the week of October 7th. Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations.

Blue Marble has become known for their cutting edge data processing software and solutions. The Blue Marble team is excited to showcase all of their products including the Blue Marble Desktop, the Geographic Calculator, Global Mapper, as well as GeoCore, GeoCalc, and the Global Mapper developer toolkits to both our U.S. Government and European Survey and GIS user communities. Visit the team at booth 117 at GEOINT and at booth D46 at INTERGEO.

GEOINT users will benefit greatly from the powerful raster management tools in Global Mapper and the many geospatial data management tools co-developed by Global Mapper in conjunction with the USGS. Global Mapper v14 features a spatial database support include Esri’s Arc SDE, Personal and File Geodatabases along with a new Terrain Analysis menu and CADRG file format support.

INTERGEO attendees will appreciate the affordable starting price of Global Mapper at under $400.00 US, support for over 200 different geospatial file formats, enhanced LiDAR classification & post-processing support, as well as the power of Global Mapper’s survey and GIS analysis tools.

“We are pleased to be able to participate at two great Geospatial conferences simultaneously,” stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. “With our acquisition of Global Mapper this past year we are excited to meet our new customers and demonstrate the latest and greatest the tool has to offer.”

About Blue Marble Geographics: Blue Marble Geographics of Hallowell, ME is a leading developer and provider of software products and services for highly accurate geospatial data conversion solutions. Blue Marble is known for their coordinate conversion and file format expertise and is the developer of The Geographic Calculator, GeoCalc SDK, Global Mapper, Global Energy Mapper, and Global Mapper SDK. The company has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 19 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.


SAIC Showcases Latest Advanced Mobile Multi-Intelligence Solutions at GEOINT 2012 Symposium

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Geospatial mapping enhances Arlington National Cemetery management

Officials at Arlington National Cemetery will use an Army-designed geospatial mapping system to manage cemetery operations, the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program said Thursday.

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March/April Pathfinder Highlights Global Navigation

SPRINGFIELD, Va.—The March/April 2012 issue of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Pathfinder magazine, now available online at, highlights NGA’s role in transforming global navigation. Feature articles include:
  • “Maritime Safety Office Provides Information Online, On-Demand”
  • “NGA Launches New Department of Defense Aeronautical Application”
  • “Modern-Day Solutions Hinder Age-Old Piracy”
  • “Navigational Warning Service Expands Into Arctic Waters”
  • “NGA’s Aeronautical Help Desk Adds news Service Tier”
NGA publishes the Pathfinder magazine bimonthly to promote public awareness and understanding of the geospatial intelligence discipline. Editors of other publications may reproduce articles from the Pathfinder in whole or in part without permission, unless stated otherwise. Please credit the author and NGA’s Pathfinder magazine.
Journalists interested in interviewing NGA subject matter experts on these and other geospatial intelligence topics should contact NGA public affairs at the above listed e-mail or number.
NGA is the nation’s primary source of geospatial intelligence for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). As a DOD combat support agency and a member of the IC, NGA creates GEOINT products using imagery, geospatial analysis, image sciences, modeling and safety of navigation for U.S. national defense and disaster relief. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (@NGA_GEOINT) and Facebook.



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