GeoIntelligence Insider

Geography Has Its Benefits and Liabilities

January 11, 2017By

Welcome to the geointelligence side of the Defense PNT and Geointelligence e-newsletter, a publication combining the staff, readership and subject matter of both its parents. We’ll alternate the two topic areas in this Insights column, while continuing to bring you news stories in every issue relevant to defense hardware, GPS/GNSS and PNT, and to the software and mapping side of... read more

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What3words gets competition in Xaddress

December 1, 2016By

We need reliable universal addressing for locations not adequately served by conventional street addresses. Yes, there's what3words. But xAddress offers some new wrinkles. read more

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Metric oblique image collection with UAVs

November 3, 2016By

Combining the best of two technologies for rapid situational awareness Sometimes we get stuck looking in our own backyard for solutions, only to discover that those on the other side of the fence have been solving similar problems in a parallel effort. That was the case with metric oblique imagery when I joined Pictometry in 2007 and learned a little... read more

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A network in a box with GPS: Plum Case for challenging environments

October 6, 2016By

If you are responding to a disaster that may have destroyed cell phone towers, and you have no power or otherwise limited connectivity, how will you work GIS data and imagery under these seemingly impossible conditions? Every map query, location shift, every zoom in/out requires a fresh query of the data from the server — precisely what you can no... read more

NGA hackathon creates new tools for disaster response

August 4, 2016By

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), GEO Huntsville and AEgis Technologies hosted a two-day inaugural hackathon May 2-3 at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, dubbed #GEOHackHSV. Most of you are familiar with hackathons, but this one was focused on geospatial solutions for first responders with NGA’s GeoQ as a foundation. The goal was to hack unclassified geospatial datasets and open-source tools to build... read more

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Skyline PhotoMesh 3D: On-the-fly models while flying

July 7, 2016By

During my tenure as the GIS manager for the Atlanta Regional Commission, I had the opportunity to work with many first responders, primarily police, fire and E911. I always promoted the capabilities of GIS to develop a common operational picture. However, most first responders were not interested in becoming GIS experts, especially with traditional GIS software and ortho imagery. They... read more

GEOINT 2016: The growing GEOINT revolution

June 9, 2016By

The GEOINT 2016 show reveals that the tradecraft has evolved exponentially to a broad and significantly more sophisticated collection of technologies, both on the expo floor and in presentations. read more

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Predictive analytics: A helping hand for first responders

May 5, 2016By

From bioterrorism to natural disaster emergency management, predictive analytics used with geospatial tools and Big Data is proving to be a powerful new intelligence tool that may help counter global threats. read more

GIS and biological threats

April 7, 2016By

Longing for the good old days when we mostly worried about nukes
Emerging warfare technologies are increasing, along with natural threats such as Zika and Ebola. Monitoring and analysis of such threats is a critically important activity for our geospatial community. read more

Highlights from the 2016 Esri Federal GIS Conference

March 3, 2016By

As typical with these large conferences, I felt like I was drinking from a firehose so the following are highlights from one observer’s limited point of view. The conference drew about 4,000 attendees, with more than 200 sessions and nearly 100 exhibitors. The conference was opened by Esri President Jack Dangermond and his technical staff members, who demonstrated numerous products and... read more

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