BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company with approximately 93,500 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services. In 2011 BAE Systems reported sales of US$ 30.7 billion.
The Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP®) business provides licensed software capabilities and geospatial technology R&D. GXP’s ability to draw on internal data production and technology expertise has allowed it to deliver superior products to the user community. GXP often finds ways to improve software implementation through user conferences and regional workshops, where important feedback and insight is gathered from customers.
GXP commercial software, SOCET GXP®, SOCET SET® and GXP Xplorer provide customers with comprehensive image and video analysis, data management and geospatial production capabilities. These products serve government and civil customers’ needs for photogrammetry, mapping, GIS, image exploitation, precision targeting, geospatial intelligence, 3-D visualization, simulation and mission planning.
What are GXP Xplorer, SOCET GXP and SOCET SET?
GXP Xplorer is a revolutionary data management application that makes it easy to locate, retrieve, and share geospatial data on a local network or across an enterprise. BAE Systems designed the software to provide a convenient way to access images, terrain, features, videos, documents, PowerPoint® files and numerous other data sources with a single query — geospatial, temporal, free text or advanced details search — without logging on to multiple systems.
SOCET GXP is BAE Systems’ groundbreaking software that addresses multiple image analysis and geospatial production needs — all in one easy-to-use package with a single user interface. SOCET GXP gives analysts the capability to produce and deliver highly accurate mapping and intelligence data to the field in time to make critical decisions for a growing number of disciplines such as emergency response, disaster relief, transportation and engineering infrastructure, land use and utilities management, mission planning, reconnaissance, homeland defense and other activities that require superior visual intelligence.
SOCET SET is the established, market-leading software solution for geospatial analysis, mapping and photogrammetry, with comprehensive, powerful functionality for triangulation, DEM extraction, orthorectification, mosaicking, feature collection and visualization. The software is renowned for its unequalled flexibility, depth, performance and ability to ingest data from numerous government and commercial image sources. In keeping with BAE Systems’ vision that a wide range of analysis tasks are merging into a single market requiring a single product, SOCET SET’s photogrammetric strength is being transferred to SOCET GXP and enhanced by SOCET GXP’s fresh architecture and productive user interface.
What is our vision?
We believe that the distinction between image analysis, geospatial analysis, mapping and photogrammetric tasks is diminishing such that the roles of many individual domains are merging. We have listened to existing and prospective users who must learn and operate several different software packages to build and finish products. In response to these issues, we have been developing a new product architecture that is the foundation for a comprehensive application called SOCET GXP.
How are we achieving this vision?
We are combining SOCET SET (geospatial analysis, mapping and photogrammetric tools); MATRIX (image analysis tools); VITec® ELT (image analysis and mapping tools); and Common Geopositioning Services (CGS) (targeting tools) into a single software product architecture that allows users to perform multiple tasks from a single user interface. Moreover, HSI/MSI and Advanced Geospatial Intelligence (AGI) capabilities have been added as well. By providing all of the required functionality in one product with a single user interface, BAE Systems empowers organizations to consolidate resources and increase productivity. SOCET GXP is flexible, easy to learn, and helps users create accurate, high-quality products quickly and efficiently. The SOCET GXP architecture is scalable and highly configurable so that customers can buy specific functionality to meet their requirements. Like SOCET SET, SOCET GXP offers the same appearance, performance, user experience, and software baseline for both UNIX® and Windows®, for ease of use among multiple workstations.
By minimizing the number of software packages required, SOCET GXP users can streamline training, reduce integration and O&M costs, simplify licensing and customer support, and increase productivity.