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Extending GIS to the Edge: Strategic, Operational and Tactical


Today's military and intelligence organizations are challenged to pivot from a focus on a counter-insurgency to complex global power competitions. Rising to this challenge, organizations are once again training for complex large-scale operations. Great advances in technology like cloud computing, artificial intelligence and big data are critical to support intelligence analysis and robust decision making. The challenge for all organizations is to effectively leverage these capabilities through all operational levels; from strategic to tactical. GIS, as a foundational capability of mapping and analytics, exists at all these levels and when leverage properly can help bring analytics closer to users and data at the edge. Enabling real-time decision making, leveraging and positioning for the increase in connected systems, devices, sensors and IOT, operating in any environment. Come to the Defense and Intelligence Forum @ Esri UC to see the latest advances in geographic information system (GIS) technology and learn how Defense and Intelligence professionals around the globe are tackling this challenge.

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