Thursday, 7 April 2011

BAE enhances geospatial-intel software

BAE Systems in California has added new capabilities to its geospatial-intelligence software for the importation of high-resolution imagery.
The company said its SOCET GXP software automates image processing for the importation of high-resolution imagery from scanned film and digital airborne sensors.
Film and digital airborne sensors are the primary data sources for many geospatial analysts, particularly in commercial and global markets where acquiring satellite imagery is often not feasible, it said. But BAE Systems has developed a step-by-step interface to simplify the frame import process, reducing the time required for image processing. Advanced image-processing algorithms assist operators with change detection, image classification, identifying anomalies and tracking patterns of activity over time.
"The Frame-Advanced sensor model is used in the geospatial production process from frame import through image registration to creating finished products," said Stewart Walker, director of product initiatives for the Geospatial eXploitation Products business. "Analysts can more efficiently and accurately create photogrammetric products, such as topographic map data and high-resolution digital surface and elevation models."
The company said its SOCET GXP v3.2 software adds automated tools for viewing and editing live video feeds and efficient tools for converting terrain analysis results from raster to vector file format.
Hyperspectral and multispectral image processing is extended with the capacity to analyze additional bands of image data, which minimizes the dependency on specialized software packages.
Using the tools, analysts can more precisely identify ground features such as distinguishing between camouflaged fatigues and trees.

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