October 10, 2011
Redlands, CaliforniaDefense, intelligence, and national security professionals will get the opportunity to watch demonstrations of Esri's complete geospatial system for intelligence at the GEOINT 2011 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, next week.
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation hosts GEOINT, which will be held October 16–19, 2011, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
ArcGIS technology from Esri turns intelligence data into geographic knowledge that informs decision making for a wide range of missions. ArcGIS is a system for working with maps and geographic information that agencies use to fuse, analyze, visualize, exploit, and disseminate complex intelligence data.
"Esri's geospatial technology is uniquely qualified to handle many forms of intelligence such as data from satellite imagery and information collected using handheld devices," said Jack Dangermond, Esri president. "When analyzed and displayed using ArcGIS, subtle geographic patterns emerge from the intelligence that would otherwise be difficult to detect."
ArcGIS is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant system designed and engineered with interoperability in mind. It can be used on a variety of technology platforms including mobile devices, desktops, servers, and web browsers.
During GEOINT, Esri will demonstrate Portal for ArcGIS, a repository for geospatial content that operates behind a secure firewall or in a private cloud. It's similar to Esri's publicly available ArcGIS Online, the cloud-based geospatial content management system for storing and managing maps, data, and other geospatial information.
Portal for ArcGIS lets you access maps, templates, workflows, datasets, services, tools, and other geospatial content. You can also use the resources in the portal to create and share maps that others can access through a variety of platforms, such as mobile devices or custom applications.
"Portal for ArcGIS provides the same collaboration and sharing tools as ArcGIS Online but in a secure environment," Dangermond said. "Users inside an organization can quickly access the authoritative content and create intelligent maps and apps using templates and web mapping APIs."
Esri will be at booth #539. Stop by for briefings and demonstrations on how to
GEOINT is considered the premier geospatial intelligence conference in the United States. The symposium drew more than 4,000 attendees last year.
Visit esri.com/intelligence to learn more about GIS in defense and intelligence.
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