Geospatial and Intelligence

Unmanned aerostats furnish vital geospatial intelligence

The Army is receiving vital intelligence from tethered aerostats with reconfigurable sensor payloads that can stay aloft for weeks or months.

Better image tagging improves warfighter situational awareness

As networking makes all types of data readily available to warfighters, technical planners are continuing to enhance techniques to make sure warfighters can find the files they need.

Army Geospatial Information Officer Joseph Fontanella

Army aims for optimum quality control of geospatial products

The Army Geospatial Center is helping DOD improve stewardship of geospatial products, says Joseph Fontanella, the center's director.

Geospatial tech offers look inside Qaddafi compound

New satellite photos from GeoEye provide a detailed view of now-fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound.

Keith Norton

Commercial Satcom remains vital to military ops

Commercial satellite communications will continue to play a vital role in day-to-day communications and contingency operations even when next-generation space systems are deployed.

Barry Barlow is director of the Acquisition Directorate of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA makes real-time intell top priority

Barry Barlow talks about the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's acquisition strategy and finding technology enablers to get real-time geospatial intelligence into people's hands.

Warfighters reap benefits of LIDAR mapping technology

Light detection and ranging technologies are yielding data flows that are orders-of-magnitude quicker, more accurate and clearer than traditional geospatial mapping tools.

Army manned surveillance plane gets fresh start

The Army has restarted its program to field a manned battlefield surveillance platform to support forces at the brigade level and below.