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April 15, 2011

Protecting the Nation and the Warfighter with Location-Based Intelligence

Geographic Search and Referencing It’s not a lack of information that hinders today’s homeland security and military defense
operations; it’s a lack of information convergence necessary to deliver relevant information about threats in a timely and efficient manner to law enforcement personnel and the warfighter. Many federal agencies are now leveraging a fast and efficient solution

April 9, 2011

Full-Motion Video Architecture Delivers Homeland Security Benefits

Law Enforcement Using the same commercial broadcast technologies that have been proven in demanding television networks around the world, Harris offers the latest architecture of FAME™ — the full-motion video asset management engine — now optimized for federal law enforcement and public safety applications. The latest evolution of the FAME solution expands upon previous versions

April 9, 2011

Satellite Images Reveal Earthquake/Tsunami Damage in Japan

Satellite imagery provided dramatic before-and-after perspectives after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s coast on March 11, 2011. The imagery provided an assessment of the damage seen at the two Fukushima nuclear power plants (Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini) and in Sendai, a port city in northeastern Japan. The imagery reveals widespread destruction,

April 9, 2011

Rapid Mapping Bolsters Security and Disaster Response

High-Resolution Airborne Imagery Security and disaster mapping specialists have an insatiable  appetite for imagery; fortunately, there’s an ever-expanding menu of sensors to meet the demand. From large-format digital aerial photos to sub-meter-resolution satellite imagery, imagery products of all kinds are at planners’ fingertips.But when it comes to planning for and monitoring changes in dynamic environments,

March 31, 2011

Tassili n’Ajjer National Park

Tassili n’Ajjer National Park covers 72,000 square kilometers (27,800 square miles) in southeastern Algeria. Part of the Sahara Desert, the park has a bone-dry climate with scant rainfall, yet does not blend in with Saharan dunes. Instead, the rocky plateau rises above the surrounding sand seas. Rich in geologic and human history, Tassili n’Ajjer is

March 14, 2011

Transportation Management: LiDAR, Satellite Imagery Expedite Infrastructure Planning

By Waheed Uddin, professor of civil engineering and director, Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology (www.olemiss.edu/projects/cait), University of Mississippi, University, Miss. For years, transportation projects have benefitted from aerial photography and ground surveys for land parcel management, route location, topographic surveys, digital terrain modeling and contour generation. Today’s infrastructure planners are fortunate to have a much

March 3, 2011

Industry Updates

NASA Satellites Capture a Stronger La Nińa A new Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite image of the Pacific Ocean indicates the current La Nińa event in the eastern Pacific remained strong during December 2010. "This latest event appears to be one of the strongest ones over this time period," says Climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It's already impacting weather and climate all around the planet."

March 1, 2011

FEATURE EXTRACTION: Approaching Near Real-Time Mapping Solutions for Geointelligence

The ability to derive intelligence from airborne or satellite-based sensors in an automated or semi-automated way offers numerous advantages for government and relief agencies responding to global disasters and conflicts. It is also a key element in an early response system designed to guide decision making during the critical phases of a disaster. eCognition’s advanced

March 1, 2011

DATA SHARING: Mexico City Increases Emergency Response Capacity

On Sept. 19, 1985, Mexico City experienced one of the most devastating earthquakes in history. The magnitude 8.1 quake shook the city in two separate tremors, burying more than 10,000 people amid the rubble. Mexico City officials and citizens commemorate the event by conducting an annual citywide evacuation and simulation, organized by the city’s Civil

March 1, 2011

GEOGRAPHIC SEARCH AND REFERENCING: DoD Supercharges Location-Based Intelligence Transfer from the Analyst to the Warfighter

It’s not a lack of information that hinders today’s defense operations; it’s a lack of information convergence. A typical Department of Defense (DoD) unit has tens of millions of unstructured documents at its disposal, in addition to scores of aerial- and ground-based sensor data. But to be useful, all of that data must be correlated,

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