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


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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NGA Pathfinder Magazine Highlights Humanitarian Assistance, Homeland Security

SPRINGFIELD, Va.—The January/February 2012 issue of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Pathfinder magazine, now available online at, highlights NGA’s humanitarian assistance and homeland security work around the world. Feature articles include:
  • “NGA and First Responders Field Test Mobile Apps”
  • “NGA Domestic Deployment Team Responds to Heartland Flooding”
  • “Leveraging GEOINT for Long-Term Humanitarian Assistance”
  • “NGA-FEMA Cooperation Embraces New Practices, Emerging Technologies”
  • “NGA Focuses on Earthquake Relief in Japan”
  • “Remembering Vietnam: Staying Ahead of the Curve”
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.


RemoteView Pro Version 3.2.2 Delivers Integrated Intelligence Capabilities and Improved Workflow

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 17, 2011 — Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. TXT +1.87% company, announced today the release of RemoteView(TM) Pro 3.2.2, the latest version of its imagery and geospatial analysis software with enhancements that better integrate intelligence data and improve the intelligence workflow.

"Data fusion and sharing across Overwatch’s integrated software solutions supports merged data streams, powerful analytical tools, and intuitive displays of the resulting information — creating new and needed capabilities for today’s analysts," explained Stuart Blundell, Overwatch vice president of geospatial products and services. "These RemoteView enhancements, together with recently added extensions, come from our listening closely to our customers and then delivering reliable solutions for them to do their important work."

RemoteView Pro Version 3.2.2 is now available for the Windows(R) 7 operating system, making intelligence data more accessible. A new ImageStack(TM) toolset upgrades the software’s Research & Negation (R&N) capabilities into one unified interface for reviewing multiple images simultaneously. RemoteView’s GeoCatalog capability is now able to ingest Digital Point Positioning Database (DPPDB) data sets to facilitate locating image pairs, which enable users to conduct precise positioning. Large scale mosaics also are now easier than ever to create with enhancements made to RemoteView’s Virtual Mosaic extension.

In June, Overwatch added the V-TRAC(TM) Pro extension and TerraGo(R) GeoPDF(R) production capabilities to its RemoteView Pro software. The V-TRAC Pro extension expands RemoteView’s full motion video (FMV) analysis to include live stream capture and automated report generation for FMV exploitation across all phases of analysis on a laptop computer. The GeoPDF software extension facilitates convenient publishing of geo-referenced content to a PDF file, which may then be easily accessed and used by individuals with little or no geographic information systems (GIS) experience.

For a complete description of RemoteView Pro product capabilities and applications, visit .

About Overwatch

Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, is the leading provider of integrated intelligence software solutions and services as well as robust satellite communications systems for today’s U.S. and international defense and intelligence communities. For the past 20 years, Overwatch’s intelligence solutions have supported decision makers, counter-terrorism analysts, warfighters and first responders by providing proven tools that simplify the integration, analysis and exploitation of intelligence in order to present a complete operational picture and accelerate the time-to-decision. More information is available at .

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., the company is known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. More information is available at .

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at .

About TerraGo Technologies

TerraGo Technologies geospatial collaboration software and GeoPDF maps and imagery are among the most widely adopted solutions to produce, access, update and share geospatial information with anyone, anywhere. TerraGo solutions enable enterprises to extend and exchange geo-referenced maps, imagery, audio, video and other intelligence in connected and offline environments. Trusted by thousands of government agencies and businesses throughout the world, TerraGo solutions increase the return on geospatial investment through greater organizational efficiency, productivity and responsiveness. For more information, visit

RemoteView is a trademark of Overwatch Systems, Ltd.

TerraGo and GeoPDF are registered trademarks of TerraGo Technologies, Inc.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation

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LizardTech Launches GeoExpress 8.5 at the GEOINT 2011 Symposium

SEATTLE, Wash. — Oct. 17, 2011 — LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, is releasing version 8.5 of its GeoExpress® software this week at the GEOINT 2011 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas where the company is exhibiting in booth #263.

This upgraded version of GeoExpress, which allows geospatial professionals to compress and manipulate satellite and aerial imagery, offers exciting new features, including per-band compression ratios. This will allow users to choose different compression ratios for different bands in their images. For example, anyone with an eight band image can choose to compress the Red, Green, and Blue bands at 20:1, but compress all the other bands losslessly.

Additionally, users can now choose a subset of bands to encode. Previously, they could encode 1, 3, or all bands to MrSID. Now, they can choose any subset of bands. For instance, they can now choose six bands out of an 8-banded image to compress to MG4.

                The licensing functionality has also been improved, enabling administrators to restrict how many floating licenses can be taken off network. This comes as a great benefit for administrators who now can allocate their licenses as needed for both internal and external users.

“Similar to previous product releases, this new update offers what our customers have requested,” said Jon Skiffington, director of product management. “Specifically, the per-band compression ratio feature is exciting and we’ve already been receiving great feedback on this addition.”

A free, 30-day trial of GeoExpress is available here: downloads/

LizardTech will be conducting demonstrations of GeoExpress 8.5 in their booth #263. In addition, the company’s other products will be featured including Express Server® for high-performance delivery and publication and LiDAR Compressor for turning giant point cloud datasets into efficient MrSID® files.

For more information about LizardTech’s geospatial software products, visit


About LizardTech

Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and satellite imagery and LiDAR data. LizardTech pioneered the MrSID technology, a powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, Denver, London and Tokyo. For more information about LizardTech, visit


About Celartem

Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, JASDAQ: 4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. d.b.a. LizardTech with headquarters in Portland, OR.

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