GIS for Defense and Intelligence

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Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) represents the complete integration of a nation’s imagery and geospatial capabilities in support of defense and intelligence needs. As such, it marks the latest phase of a long process of drawing together previously separated domains, such as map production and imagery intelligence, where GIS has long been a critical infrastructure, with other forms of intelligence such as Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), open source intelligence (OSINT), technical intelligence (TECHINT), and human intelligence (HUMINT).

ArcGIS plays a prominent role in the emerging discipline of GEOINT. By enabling efficient management of geospatial data, the fusion of geospatial and intelligence data, and sophisticated analysis and visualization, ArcGIS supports better and faster decision making in a wide variety of national security mission applications.

The ArcGIS architecture enables geospatial intelligence infrastructure exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, access, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities. GIS is a critical infrastructure for the geospatial intelligence community in manipulating and interpreting spatial knowledge in an information system.

Featured Solutions

ENVI from Exelis Visual Information Solutions is the premier solution for easily viewing, processing, and analyzing geospatial imagery. ENVI includes the essential functionality you need to get more information from your imagery including an easy-to-use interface for performing target detection and recognition, anomaly detection, classification, digital elevation model (DEM) extractions, and much more.


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