April 2012

April 2012 | Executive compass

Technological advances help save time and increase productivity for geospatially-focused organizations

Mark Sarojak

Mark Sarojak

GXP Xplorer offers easy access to data.

Any intel analyst will tell you that finding the right data to support their analysis efforts is far more difficult than it should be. Repeatedly, we hear from analysts who are challenged to find the data they need, when they need it. However, information that is dispersed across different systems, repositories, local digital “shoeboxes,” and social media networks can now be discovered quickly and easily with GXP Xplorer, our new geospatial data management tool.

Here’s how it works… GXP Xplorer finds and catalogs geospatial data files (such as images, maps, charts, terrain, video, LiDAR, shapefiles, text documents, PowerPoint presentations, and GeoPDFs) where they are stored without moving or duplicating them, thereby eliminating unnecessary data duplication and added IT storage costs.

Mark Sarojak discusses
GXP Xplorer with Tom Temin, The Federal Drive, as part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report.

“A key goal of the vision is to provide an analytic environment where analysts spend their time doing analysis and not waste their time looking for data, or building spreadsheets, or signing onto multiple systems.” *

– Letitia A. Long, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Rather than manually searching through various databases one at a time using different discovery clients, GXP Xplorer saves the user significant time by automatically querying multiple data stores simultaneously with a single “federated” search. To further reduce time consuming steps, users set up subscriptions to bypass the need to manually rerun common queries. The software automatically runs the specified query when new data arrives that meets the search criteria and sends alerts to the user via RSS feeds.

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April 2012 | GXP Xplorer | Software update

GXP Xplorer v2.0.2 is now available

GXP Xplorer v2.0.2 is now available for finding and retrieving geospatial data such as images, maps, charts, images, terrain, video, LiDAR, shapefiles, and documents such as text reports, PowerPoints and GeoPDFs.

The v2.0.2 release has new features for standing orders with GeoRSS notifications, processing services to reformat on demand, data validation, and synchronization between GXP Xplorer Servers, and support for new file types such as LiDAR, GeoPDF, XML and more.

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April 2012 | GXP in the news

BAE Systems delivers software to forward-deployed warfighters to expedite data searches

Software puts geospatial data easily at U.S. Army’s reach.

SAN DIEGO, CA. March 15, 2012 – The U.S. Army has procured BAE Systems’ commercial data management software, GXP Xplorer, to reduce the efforts required to rapidly search for and retrieve geospatial data from various legacy repositories. Under the terms of the contract, the U.S. Army’s Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Enabled Common Ground Station will deploy 50 GXP Xplorer enterprise server licenses starting in mid-2012.

Read the complete news release >>

April 2012 | GXP in the news

Geosemble, BAE Systems strengthen product integration

Two companies integrate technology to deliver deeper understanding of geographic regions through database analysis and social media visualization.

Manhattan Beach, CA. Feb 21, 2012 – Geosemble Technologies, Inc., and BAE Systems have expanded their collaboration to integrate Geosemble’s GeoXray data-to-knowledge application and BAE Systems’ GXP Xplorer data discovery and retrieval software. Together, the system captures a wide range of organizational and Internet-based knowledge about a given geographic area while giving users control over tuning and filtering content of interest.

Read the complete news release >>

April 2012 | GXP in the news

New York Times reporter visits BAE Systems

BAE Systems geospatial analyst shares his experience using SOCET GXP.

February 29, 2012 – The New York Times published a story highlighting Washington, D.C. community colleges and their increasing role in providing valuable professional training programs that prepare students for defense industry roles. New York Times reporter, Steven Greenhouse, interviewed BAE Systems’ Global Analysis Geospatial Analyst, Ian Sullivan, for the article. The interview examined Ian’s experience in the Northern Virginia Community College Geospatial Information Systems program and how his new skill set positioned him for a job at BAE Systems. Ian also shared his current use of SOCET GXP in his daily activities.

Read the full article >>

April 2012 | Destinations

Save the date! Don’t miss the EMEA regional GXP user conference

EMEA User Conference

Since the last EMEA User Conference, BAE Systems has implemented significant technology advancements that release bottlenecks in the geospatial image processing chain.

We continue to expand our data visualization and exploitation, geospatial analysis, photogrammetry, and full-motion video software capabilities to satisfy user-driven requirements in one convenient package.

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April 2012 | Destinations

GXP Roadshow 2012

GXP Roadshow 2012

Come and see what’s new.

  • Washington, D.C. | GXP Workshop
    May 23 – 24
  • St. Louis, Mo. | GXP Workshop
    July 24 – 25
  • Melbourne, Australia | GXP Regional User Conference
    23 – 24 August
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom | GXP Regional User Conference
    10 – 12 September
  • Tampa, Fla. | GXP Workshop
    Q3 (dates TBD)

Watch for details, dates, and additional venues:
www.socetgxp.com/content/events/calendar

April 2012 | Q & A

Managing the SOCET GXP Workspace file

Chris Mazur

Chris Mazur

I saved my workspace. However, I’m having trouble loading it. How do I recover my working environment and associated files?

The most common reason users experience difficulty loading a workspace is because the saved ‘Workspace’ file has been corrupted. This could happen for a number of reasons, e.g., saving over an original workspace with a new workspace of a different configuration, a system crash occurred, or the paths are no longer valid for the data. However, what’s most important is recovering the associated data.

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April 2012 | Resolutions

New GXP training classes

Get up to speed with GXP Xplorer and SOCET GXP.

New GXP training classes

Starting in May 2012 we will be offering a new training curriculum to get you up and running with our latest software, GXP Xplorer v2.0.2 and SOCET GXP v4.0. Details coming soon >>

Please note: All scheduled GXP Xplorer, SOCET GXP, and SOCET SET training courses held in our regional training centers are FREE for current and prospective customers. Classroom seating is limited, so please register online in advance to secure your space! We regret that we cannot accept walk-in registrations.

Visit the GXP training pages to learn more about free GXP software training courses.

April 2012 | SOCET GXP | Software update

SOCET GXP v3.2

A new SOCET GXP v3.2 EXPORT patch has been added to the BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

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April 2012 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.5

A new SOCET SET v5.5 EXPORT patch has been added to the BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

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April 2012 | Tips and tricks

Loading temporary and permanent SOCET GXP software licenses

Joey Medina

Joey Medina

Prior to launching SOCET GXP, a license must be installed to unlock all software functionality. The license is provided as a text file that contains modules purchased.

Occasionally, a temporary license is required to test a workflow with the current version of SOCET GXP prior to transitioning to a permanent license.

When installing a new, permanent license to the GXP License Manager, the temporary license must be removed before the permanent license can be installed. This scenario is only necessary if the license is for the same version of SOCET GXP (i.e., SOCET GXP v4.0).

Use the following steps to complete the process.

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April 2012 | What's the buzz?

Stewart Walker elected as ASPRS Vice President

Dr. A. Stewart Walker

Dr. A. Stewart Walker

Dr. Stewart Walker, GXP director of product initiatives, is recognized in the geographic information systems community.

The results of the 2012 election have been tallied by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Tellers Committee and they reported that Stewart Walker, Director – Product Initiatives for the Geospatial eXploitation Products business area of BAE Systems in San Diego, California, won the election to become ASPRS Vice President for 2012.

Read the complete press release >>

April 2012 | What's the buzz?

Stereo monitors: Which flat panel monitors work with SOCET GXP?

Scott Deitrich

Scott Deitrich

Flat panel stereo monitors are now affordable — and portable. Take a look at a few of the best monitors and glasses to consider when using SOCET GXP.

 

OptX AW2310

Alienware

Model: OptX AW2310 23″ 3-D monitor
Price: Approximately $400
Screen Size: 23″ wide
Resolution: 1920×1080
Color supported: 16.7 million
Video Signal: DVI-DL, HDMI
3-D Features: 3-D ready, 120 FPS support
* Requires active glasses

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April 2012 | Bits and pieces

GXP supports USO in Germany

New computer monitors offer extended communication services to armed forces.

After attending the United States European Command (USECOM) Information, Innovation, Integration, and Technology (i3T) Conference and Exposition February 13 – 16 in Munich, Germany, GXP’s Rick Racine and Steve Lossman went above and beyond the call of duty to donate three 27” LCD flat-panel monitors to the USO office in Kaiserslautern Germany. The monitors were purchased for the i3T conference to demonstrate SOCET GXP and GXP Xplorer capabilities. Because of complex shipping and customs requirements, BAE Systems decided that donating the monitors to the local USO office would be a gesture well received by the local troops stationed in Germany. The monitors are being used to enable communications such as making travel arrangements and touching base with family members.

The USO office is very grateful, and we applaud Rick and Steve for their dedication to helping our troops, which epitomizes the GXP spirit!