SOCET Services

SOCET Services

SOCET Services is a suite of feature-rich commercial enterprise software services that can be combined with other products and services into processing flows to expedite critical tasks.

Today’s computing environment requires cost-effective, robust systems that can rapidly evolve with changing requirements. To achieve this goal, it is beneficial to design an adaptable architecture and standard interface rather than a traditional stovepipe system.

BAE Systems developed the SOCET Services product suite to provide the building blocks for creating geospatial enterprise solutions. The result is a growing portfolio of lightweight, adaptable services that use new software and existing capabilities such as SOCET GXP® and other open source and commercial, off-the-shelf products. The services can be used as stand-alone products, and can be integrated with commercial products and services from BAE Systems or other companies to deliver comprehensive enterprise solutions.

SOCET Services are used in a custom application with ESRI® ArcExplorer® to create a portable ad-hoc emergency response system that gives first responders up-to-date geospatial information and collaboration capabilities using low-cost laptop servers and handheld devices. Similar core services are used with SOCET GXP and Google Earth to automate portions of an intelligence analyst’s workflow.

SOCET Services supports Microsoft® Windows®, Sun Microsystems Solaris, and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® operating systems. Other platforms may be supported in future versions.

The SOCET Services suite includes Data Reformatting services, Web Publishing services, Geospatial Processing services, and the GXP Xplorer data management application. SOCET Services products offer a variety of on-demand geospatial data access, processing, transformation, and publishing capabilities using industry-standard interfaces such as Open Geospatial Consortium, GeoRSS, and KML.

Data reformatting

  • Designed for high-end pixel processing.
  • Includes libraries, applications, and services that help engineers create adaptable, server-based systems with image processing functionality.
  • Provides access to a wide range of format conversions and functionality for generating chipped image subsets, reduced-resolution data sets, and browse imagery.

Web publishing

  • Designed to add Web-centric geospatial content publishing capabilities to existing data content libraries.
  • Analysts can locate published content using standard interfaces such as GeoRSS and KML for easy integration with standard clients.
  • Published data is accessible in a variety of configurable formats including JPIP, WMS, WCS, FTP, and HTTP.
  • The decoupled design provides several configuration options for adaptation to existing libraries and integration with third-party content servers.

Geospatial processing

  • Composed of a group services that can be combined to provide geospatial processing capabilities.
  • Includes services for image triangulation, orthorectification, terrain merging, and data accuracy assessment.
  • Flipbook solution uses geospatial processing services to generate a temporal stack of data that users can flip through quickly for analysis.

GXP Xplorer

  • Facilitates geospatial data management on a local network.
  • Designed for users in workgroups searching for images, terrain, features, videos, documents, and other files.
  • Analysts can search data temporally, spatially, and by textual attributes. Search results are displayed graphically on a map with supporting text and thumbnails.
  • With the GXP Xplorer viewer analysts can examine data, use it in other applications, or share it with other users. Data selected in GXP Xplorer can be loaded directly into SOCET GXP.

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Key capabilities

  • Adaptable, reusable components and services facilitate quick delivery
  • Supports multiple industry-standard interfaces
  • Generates browse images in national, tactical, and commercial formats
  • Handles military formats including TFRD, NITF 2.1 and 2.0, and GeoTIFF
  • Image compression and decompression for TFRD, NITF, and J2K NPJE and EPJE formats
  • Image chipping for national, tactical, and commercial formats, including multi-image NITF ROI
  • Content discovery through standard interfaces such as GeoRSS and Keyhole Markup Language (KML)
  • Publishes existing data in open, Web-centric protocols
  • Performs image mosaicking and terrain merging
  • Extracts metadata to XML language with built-in transformation capabilities through XSLT transformations