November 2012

Executive compass | November 2012

SOCET GXP v4.0 merges image exploitation, photogrammetry, and mapping tasks into a single commercial product

Kurt de Venecia

Kurt de Venecia

New SOCET GXP software fulfills long-term vision.

The release of SOCET GXP v4.0 is a monumental achievement the GXP team has been working toward for almost a decade, starting with the proposal to merge image analysis (legacy VITec product) and geospatial analysis (SOCET SET product) into a single product. The focus of the v4.0 release is feature collection in the form of traditional GIS and engineering mapping, as well as 3-D urban modeling with 3-D visualization. For these applications, the user interface has been redesigned, incorporating an innovative ToolBox that provides access to drawing and editing tools for adding annotations, drawing graphics, and feature collection. Each tool displays with a cue card providing a visual reference of the tool and step-by-step instructions.

3-D visualization is integrated with features and terrain, and includes functionality such as 3-D line of sight, and automatic texturing of buildings and facades. New data types supported include triangulated irregular network (TIN) for terrain modeling, and point clouds for LiDAR analysis. The new Automatic Feature Extraction functionality generates 3-D building features and trees from a high-resolution Digital Surface Model derived from NGATE or LiDAR.

On the photogrammetry side, the new Stereo Model Manager and auto-loader enable dynamic roaming and data extraction from stereo images to improve data compilation on exploitation workstations.

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Destinations | November 2012

FREE 2012 GXP Defence Workshop: Asia, Australia, and Pacific Rim

Terrestrial LiDAR of Vaughan Mills Mall, Ontario

FREE 2012 GXP Defence Workshop
Asia, Australia, and Pacific Rim

Monday, 19 November, 2012 | Canberra, Australia
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BAE Systems
Level 2 14 Childers St.
Canberra City, ACT 2601
Australia

Register now for the FREE 2012 GXP Defence Workshop!

BAE Systems continues to expand data visualization, image exploitation, geospatial analysis, and full-motion video software capabilities to satisfy user-driven requirements. Attend the free 2012 GXP Defence Workshop in Canberra to preview the latest GXP Xplorer and SOCET GXP technology, and learn how the tools work together in the operational environment.

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Destinations | November 2012

2013 BAE Systems GXP International User Conference

discover. learn. advance.

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November 2012 | Resolutions

SOCET GXP v4.0 training classes are now available

New learning tracks simulate customer workflows.

Based on customer feedback, BAE Systems has revised the SOCET GXP training program to offer individual learning tracks that simulate customer workflows. The new curriculum adds SOCET GXP v4.0 Essentials, a prerequisite to all other courses. The two-day Essentials course covers basic functionality and introduces new tools. Other new tracks include multiple modules, each focused on a different type of functionality. This modular approach introduces SOCET GXP basics with the option to select additional modules as needed.

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November 2012 | Tips and tricks

Exploring the SOCET GXP v4.0 ToolBox

Sarah Littleton

Sarah Littleton

New ToolBox offers advanced drawing tools for feature collection and annotations.

Submitted by Sarah Littleton
Applications engineer

The new SOCET GXP v4.0 ToolBox encompasses a wide range of tools to extract simple or complex features, add annotations, and edit graphics and terrain. Draw arcs, parallel lines, or 3-D buildings with gabled roofs, and collect multiple features simultaneously — all from a single dockable window. The ToolBox can be moved or docked along the left- or right-side of the Multiport; tabbed with other dockable windows, or closed to maximize the workspace. Each tool is accompanied with a cue card providing a visual reference and detailed instruction for use of the tool.

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November 2012 | Tips and tricks

SOCET GXP v4.0 enhances terrain merging to reduce editing time

David Reed

David Reed

Merge multiple files to streamline production.

Submitted by David Reed
Regional customer support representative

BAE Systems has improved the SOCET GXP v4.0 Terrain Merge algorithms and interface to save editing time during the terrain editing process. Now, SOCET GXP enables multiple terrain editing algorithms to be placed into a single process at one time. Select as many terrain editing feature class algorithms as needed to apply to the Terrain Merge process simultaneously.

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November 2012 | Tips and tricks

Configure the SOCET GXP License Manager

Jacob Hsieh

Jacob Hsieh

Install the License Manager prior to running SOCET GXP v4.0.

Submitted by Jacob Hsieh
Senior systems engineer

The License Manager is a third-party software application that must be installed prior to running SOCET GXP v4.0. The License Manager application manages licenses for one or multiple SOCET GXP workstations over a network. It can be installed on a Microsoft Windows or Oracle Solaris operating system.

When configuring the License Manager for SOCET GXP, a common concern from customers is that SOCET GXP will not launch, or “it was working before, but not now.” This generally occurs when SOCET GXP is not configured to launch correctly.

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Customer and partner spotlight | November 2012

Goodfellow Air Force Base integrates SOCET GXP Video Analysis capabilities into its training and simulation program

Gil Gonzalez

Gil Gonzalez

One tool – realistic and relevant training!

Submitted by Gil Gonzalez
Applications engineer

The 17th Training Wing, located at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, harnesses the power of modeling and simulation to train intelligence warfighters. Goodfellow’s 315th Training Squadron develops new initiatives to keep the schoolhouse program relevant using the latest simulation technology, intelligence systems, and applications. The motion imagery curriculum is part of the Air Force Geospatial-Intelligence Analysis course that integrates SOCET GXP’s Video Analysis application with Air Force Synthetic Environment for Reconnaissance and Surveillance (AFSERS) capabilities.

AFSERS is an unmanned aerial system training and simulation tool that provides synthetic and motion imagery from multiple platforms. The image data is created and maintained by engineers who modify and update scenarios and tactics on-the-fly. This dynamic capability allows engineers to integrate new tactics discovered in theater into the curriculum almost immediately. Previously, the AFSERS motion imagery display was limited to a few television screens in the classroom, which hindered the realism for GEOINT Analysts (GA) who exploit motion imagery on individual workstations and take their own snapshots. “It was extremely difficult teaching and exercising motion imagery tactics, techniques, and procedures with students staring at a television screen,” says SSgt Mark Mejias, GA Instructor. “Fortunately, Goodfellow leverages SOCET GXP’s updated Video Analysis tool, which enables users to accept live transport streams.”

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November 2012 | SOCET GXP | Software update

SOCET GXP v4.0

Image List provides slideshow capability in a SOCET GXP Multiport.

The Image List offers an efficient workflow for viewing a stack of images from the SOCET GXP Workspace Manager. Image List functionality makes it possible to cycle forward or reverse, or jump to any image in the stack. There are many uses for the Image List capability including assessing image quality, temporal analysis, and image exploitation.

Selecting an image from the Image List opens a new Multiport, providing access to all available exploitation functionality for an image in SOCET GXP, such as templates and annotations, mensuration, and feature extraction.

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November 2012 | SOCET GXP | Software update

SOCET GXP v3.2

A new SOCET GXP v3.2.0.201210.1.0 EXPORT patch is available on the
BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

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November 2012 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.5

A new SOCET SET v5.5.0.201209.1.1 EXPORT patch is available on the
BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

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November 2012 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.6

A new SOCET SET v5.6.0.201209.1.1 EXPORT patch is available on the
BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

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