Category Archives: Defense Intelligence

Landsat 8 Sensor Improvements Benefit to GEOINT

People following the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) know that NASA handed the controls over to the USGS on May 30, 2013 and Landsat 8 was born. Landsat 8 builds on a 40+ year heritage of earth resources remote sensing … Continue reading

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Emerging GEOINT Trends at USGIF Technology Day

Having just returned from GEOINT Community Week & USGIF Tech Days, I figured it’d be worthwhile to discuss some of the emerging trends that I noticed at the show. First off, despite the effects of sequestration and the cancellation of … Continue reading

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Addressing Budget Constraints with Innovation and Creativity

At last week’s National Space Symposium, I had the opportunity to speak with many of our industry’s leaders and government customers about the current and future climate for space-based expenditures. It is clear that there are emerging threats as well … Continue reading

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Enabling Soldiers with Geospatial Applications

Image analysis in its current state is mostly performed at the desktop level. In this type of model Geospatial Intelligence (or GEOINT) needs are passed to a set of GIS analysts who retrieve the relevant data, perform the requested analysis, … Continue reading

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COTS Solutions for DOD Organizations

As the DoD continues to develop ways to increase agility for forward deployed military personnel, the need to provide better intelligence will increase. War fighters need both basic situational awareness, as well as a better understanding of the relationship among … Continue reading

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Service Enabled Geoprocessing – What’s in it for the GEOINT Analyst?

Most GEOINT analysts are aware that the community is moving to implement app stores that contain the tools, models, and widgets needed to perform common analytical tasks. Two examples are the NGA GEOINT App Store  and the DIA Orion Program. … Continue reading

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Benefits of The Geospatial Platform – What the Federal Geographic Data Committee Knows

The term ‘Geospatial Platform’ has been tossed around for several years now. It denotes a set of services that provide a single resource for managing, visualizing, and analyzing geospatial data. It also implies a certain level of interoperability with other … Continue reading

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