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Geospatial Intelligence

Geospatial Intelligence
Predicting when and where threats will strike with a high degree of probability is now possible and achievable. Advancements in software automation enable Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI) systems to become the primary tool for predictive analysis that will transform how we conduct operations and manage threat environments.

Warfighters encounter new dangers in theater every day, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), ambushes and prolonged firefights. The defense and intelligence communities must monitor a variety of targets around the clock to provide warfighters with the persistent situational awareness necessary to confront or avoid these threats.

The level of surveillance necessary to achieve this persistency requires vast amounts of multi-intelligence source data from UAV and satellite sensors. Efficiently processing the high volume of intelligence, quickly identifying adversaries’ activity patterns and then determining if a threat exists requires robust technology. ABI systems employ advanced software analysis tools integrated with commercial, off-the-shelf computing infrastructure to automate the ingestion, storage and processing of petabytes of data as it is received. Delivering organized and relevant information to analysts allows them to quickly verify adversary activity patterns.

For example, a satellite image may reveal an abnormally high volume of vehicle tracks stopping several times alongside a connecting roadway within a known threat area. The ABI system will identify and link this imagery to a possible pattern of enemy activity, which is then presented to an analyst as actionable intelligence. Navigating through several layers of information in activity space, the analyst can quickly locate additional imagery to correlate and estimate the probability of IEDs being placed alongside the road. This information can then be shared in real-time with military personnel traveling in the vicinity of the threat.

Whether it’s anticipating and protecting the warfighter from hidden threats or protecting our borders from drug trafficking, strategic intelligence requires analyzing multiple data sources collected over a long time horizon. Processing the high volume of data generated by these sources requires technology automation to exploit and link multiple intelligence sources into a situational awareness view of activities. An ABI software platform from BAE Systems provides these core capabilities and much more.

Additional Geospatial Intelligence capabilities include:

Commercial Image Exploitation Services — Develops geospatial-intelligence software for data management, image exploitation, geospatial production and intelligence reporting. Some examples of products within this capability are:

GXP Xplorer™ provides a convenient way to access images, terrain, features, videos, documents, PowerPoint® files, and numerous other data sources with a single query — geospatial, temporal, free text, or advanced details search — without logging on to multiple systems.

SOCET GXP® is a geospatial-intelligence software package that uses imagery from satellite and aerial sources to identify and analyze ground features quickly, allowing for rapid product creation. The software is used to document geographic attributes in images and live video feeds and establish patterns of activity over time, which broadens analytical expertise.

Enterprise Modernization Services — Integrates, deploys and supports applications to modernize the tools and processes military and civilian officials use in producing and accessing geospatial intelligence.

Geospatial Data Production Services — Offers a single technology platform to process, detail and categorize standard-to-advanced cartographic and geospatial images.

Image Library Services — Provides IT services to support the technology equipment and software used to store large volumes of geospatial imagery.

Mensuration Services
• Offers photogrammetric services to support precision mapping and targeting functions across a variety of users, and numerous field systems and applications.
• Provides precision targeting using single-image geo-positioning or multi-image geo-positioning with error propagation and estimation services validated by the intelligence community. The system can be configured as stand-alone workstations or be integrated into a larger system architecture.