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July 8th, 2016
Talk of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) evokes images of maps of cities, towns and remote locations. While GIS is incredibly valuable for departments and agencies that protect national security and maintain infrastructure, visualizations offered by GIS tools go far beyond industries reliant on maps and directions.
April 11th, 2016
Geography is quickly becoming a critical component in how our IoT devices collect and store data. Information streams now offer analysts the ability to contextualize data and perform real-world analysis on the information coming in from the variety of IoT devices. The combination of location and device-collected data has huge potential for improving citizen’s lives and easing the day-to-day work across various public sector organizations.
March 10th, 2016
Government has realized that building a GIS platform with proprietary and open source technologies can help agencies reduce risk and add value to their GIS architecture by avoiding single-vendor lock-in, minimizing costs associated with unsustainable proprietary licensing models, and promoting interoperability with existing software and architecture.
February 26th, 2016
Situational awareness can be defined simply as awareness of what’s going on around you. For individuals, this means understanding your immediate surroundings and seeing who is there, where the nearest exit is, how far is the next intersection, and other direct geographical components.
- Boundless, Department of Defense, DoD, Gridless Power, Oblong, Resilient, SafeNet, Situational Awareness, Vidcie
February 4th, 2016
Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) is a practice that grew through the changing dynamics of threats posed to nation states. Without a defined nation-backed enemy coupled with more and more threats coming from loosely based organizations, traditional location-based surveillance is no longer enough.
January 12th, 2016
One of the biggest announcements in 2015 was Google’s decision to end support for their Google Maps Engine and Google Earth Enterprise Client solutions. These solutions allow users to create their own custom maps and globes on private networks, or replace the default content served by Google with content from your own organization.
November 4th, 2015
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting & Expo in Washington, DC. As always, it’s exciting to see the cutting edge technologies at shows like this. AUSA 2015 offered a unique balance of technology, community networking, and informative sessions on current military trends and partnerships; there were over 35,000 attendees and more than 600 displays occupying five halls at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for one of the largest military events of the year.
September 21st, 2015
Inspired by the collaboration at the annual GEOINT conference, we decided to extend that conversation a bit and host a week-long online virtual event. From August 31 - September 4, we saw GIS vendors and practitioners come together to share challenges, ideas, and successes concerning the geospatial community.
July 27th, 2015
The 2015 GEOINT Symposium brought together technology vendors and government officials intent on using geospatial technology to give the United States an edge in traditional security, cybersecurity, and humanitarian efforts.