The blog entry below contains excerpts from ‘Putting Virtual “Boots on the Ground” – Law Enforcement Gets Intelligence on Demand,’ originally written by Caron Beesley, editor of [acronym] Online. [acronym] Online is a blog dedicated to those in the public sector working within the 2D and 3D digital design, GIS, architecture and
As the number of uses for geospatial imagery continues to grow and more and more users – both traditional and non-traditional – realize the benefits to be gained, so too will the market for geospatial intelligence solutions.
That was the case late last month when Lockheed Martin, working with Pictometry International Corporation, launched the first version of “Intelligence on Demand,” a new web portal that offers users a world of imagery and analysis for a flat monthly fee. Intelligence on Demand provides law enforcement officials high quality imagery in the palm of their hand when and where they need it most.
In a recent blog entry Putting Virtual “Boots on the Ground” – Law Enforcement Gets Intelligence on Demand, “Caron Beesley, editor of [acronym] Online, gives a complete overview of Lockheed’s new cloud-based and on-demand geospatial imagery database:
She does a good job of pointing out the shortcomings of traditional satellite imagery and GIS systems including their ability to only give a “top down view” of the terrain in question. If you are a law enforcement official, you’ll understand the power of geospatial imagery as an essential enabler of location and terrain intelligence gathering.
An orthogonal “top-down” image of the Lincoln Memorial (left), combined with an example of an oblique image (right) is integrated through the “Intelligence on Demand” viewer and combined with map-based data to deliver a low-cost solution for enhanced mission situational awareness and pre-planning capabilities.
Caron’s blog entry also includes a short YouTube video that explains the true capabilities of IoD, and demonstrates how law enforcement officials reduce surveillance costs, verify and share key intelligence about suspect locations, and use IoD imagery and information during the trial process to back-up prosecution cases.
To view Caron’s entry on [acronym online] click here: Putting Virtual “Boots on the Ground” – Law Enforcement Gets Intelligence on Demand.
You can also learn more at this upcoming Intelligence on Demand Webinar on December 2, 2.00 PM ET.