Destinations

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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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

December 2011 | Destinations

GXP Road Show 2012

Want to see the latest GXP Xplorer and SOCET GXP technology?

Check out the 2012 schedule of regional, user-focused events:

  • Sacramento, Ca. – Q1: ASPRS User Group Meeting
  • Washington, D.C. – Q1: GXP Federal User Conference
  • St. Louis, Mo. – Q1: GXP Open House
  • Tampa, Fla. – Q1: GXP Regional User Conference
  • Melbourne, Australia – Q3: 2012: GXP Open House
  • Cambridge, U.K. – Q3: GXP Regional User Conference

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

December 2011 | Destinations

2011 GXP User Conference highlights new technology

New SOCET GXP volumetric modeling tools

New SOCET GXP volumetric modeling tools

New SOCET GXP planimetric feature extraction capabilities include drawing toolbox and cue cards

New SOCET GXP planimetric feature extraction capabilities include drawing toolbox and cue cards

GXP Xplorer Mobile app brings GEOINT to the hands of users

GXP Xplorer Mobile app brings GEOINT
to the hands of users

BAE Systems partners with customers and industry to offer advanced geospatial software.

2011 GXP User Conference opening session

2011 GXP User Conference opening session

More than 300 participants from around the world attended the 2011 GXP User Conference, held in Chantilly, VA this year at the Westfields Marriott, Sept 19 – 22. Attendees discussed topics ranging from homeland security, to photogrammetry UAVs and high-accuracy helicopter LiDAR.

The week began with GXP Boot Camp, a pre-conference session focused on giving software customers a strong educational foundation from which to build on for the remainder of the week. The GXP team reviewed current SOCET GXP workflows, introduced GXP Xplorer, a new data management application, and illustrated how the tools work together to deliver GEOINT on-demand.

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December 2011 | Destinations

New 2011 XA Cup champion announced at the GXP User Conference

During the closing session on Thursday, September 22, the 2011 XA Cup trophy and the title of “2011 eXtreme Analyst of the Year” was awarded to Dave Tilman, Geospatial Analyst for the Naval Special Warfare/Mission Support Center. NGA Imagery Analyst, “Dev” Mahajan, took second place.

More than 50 contestants participated in the competition. The last two standing faced off in an exciting final round to close out the 2011 GXP User Conference.

Congratulations to all who participated, and a special shout out goes to the Round one leader board semifinalists:

Mark Sarojak, Director, global sales and marketing, GXP, congratulates David Tilman, 2011 eXtreme Analyst of the Year.

Mark Sarojak, Director, global sales and marketing, GXP,
congratulates David Tilman, 2011 eXtreme Analyst of the Year.

  1. Dave Tilman, Naval Special Warfare/Mission Support Center
  2. Dev Mahajan, NGA
  3. Paul Rabatin, NGA
  4. Annie Howington-Kraus, U.S. Geological Survey/Astrogeology
  5. Craig Brower, SAIC
  6. Brent Guttmann, U.S. Army
  7. Steven Tardiff, NGA
  8. Lisa Brimhall, NGA
  9. David Cunningham, Jacobs Technology/Qualis Corporation
  10. Johan Jakobsson, Swedish Armed Forces

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Destinations | September 2011

Don’t miss the must attend event of the year!

2011 GXP User Conference

Featured keynote speakers

John M. Custer, Major General (Retired), EMC Corporation

Morning keynote
The Big Data Challenge
John M. Custer, Major General (Retired), EMC Corporation

Dr. Ann Carbonell, NGA

Afternoon keynote
NGA and Open IT Architecture
Dr. Ann Carbonell, NGA

2011 GXP User Conference agenda at a glance

GXP Boot Camp

Get a head start on the technical program by attending GXP Boot Camp. GXP engineers and subject matter experts will be on hand to demonstrate SOCET GXP v3.2. Sample scenarios include creating quick image products, long-term products such as feature databases, and a brief overview of SOCET GXP with GXP Xplorer data discovery. GXP Boot Camp lays the foundation for conference sessions by displaying current SOCET GXP capabilities.

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Destinations | September 2011

BAE Systems GXP Arthur C. Gunn Memorial Golf Tournament

Arthur C. Gunn

Arthur C. Gunn

In memoriam of the passing of esteemed colleague, Arthur C. Gunn in 2010, the GXP team has renamed the annual GXP golf tournament The BAE Systems GXP Arthur C. Gunn Memorial Golf Tournament.

Many in the geospatial-intelligence community are proud to have called Art a good friend. His enthusiasm and professional perspective always were a welcome addition to the annual GXP User Conference.

This year, as a tribute to Art Gunn, the GXP team is conducting a silent auction, with golf theme, including paraphernalia such as a Westfields Golf Club flag autographed and donated by Westfields Golf Course designer and professional golfer, Fred Couples.

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Destinations | September 2011

XA Cup tournament

Are you eXtreme?

The GXP team is looking for the most eXtreme Analyst (XA) of 2011. Fire up your XA skills for a chance to claim the title of “2011 eXtreme Analyst of the Year,” and take home the XA Cup trophy. The XA of the Year maintains bragging rights until the 2012 GXP User Conference, and is featured on the BAE Systems GXP website, and in the GXP Mosaic newsletter.

2011 XA Cup

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Destinations | June 2011

2011 GXP User Conference registration is open!

discover. learn. advance.
September 19 – 22, 2011
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | Chantilly, Virginia

BAE Systems welcomes software users, geospatial professionals and business partners to participate in the 2011 GXP User Conference, an open forum for the global geospatial community to share information and discuss emerging trends. Join your peers from around the world to preview the industry’s most eagerly anticipated new software, SOCET GXP v4.0 and GXP Xplorer v2.1.

Be among the first to see ground-breaking technology and future plans; provide your unique perspective on new geospatial-intelligence tools and workflows; visit with industry exhibitors; and have a direct impact on the future development of GXP products.

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Destinations | June 2011

Share your experience and knowledge at the 2011 GXP User Conference

We are now accepting abstracts for conference presentations. In addition to advancing GXP product knowledge, the conference is designed to encourage and promote the development, advancement and exchange of information and research in the geospatial sciences.

We invite GXP customers, geospatial and image analysts, industry partners and GIS executives to propose presentation ideas. Authors may review sample topics and submit abstracts online, http://www.socetgxp.com/conference/2011/call-for-abstracts. The submission deadline is July 15, 2011.

Note: Conference registration is waived for selected speakers. Compensation and reimbursement is not provided for travel, lodging or other expenses incurred by speakers in connection with their attendance at the conference.

Destinations | March 2011

Join us this fall on the East Coast

2011 GXP User Conference

2011 GXP User Conference
discover. learn. advance.
September 19 – 23, 2011
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | Chantilly, Virginia

BAE Systems welcomes software users, industry professionals and business partners to participate in this open forum to share information and discuss emerging trends. Take your software skills to the next level, while interacting with industry peers. GXP engineers and subject-matter experts will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate new functionality.

2011 GXP User Conference highlights

SOCET GXP Boot Camp

The week kicks off with SOCET GXP Boot Camp. This optional, pre-conference tutorial orients new users to the SOCET GXP operating environment, enabling a richer educational experience for the remainder of the week.

GXP User Conference

Learn the basics, or sharpen your skills with tips, tricks and shortcuts that are helpful for users at any level. A full range of seminars, product demonstrations and workshops are focused on GXP software — SOCET GXP, SOCET SET and GXP Xplorer.

GXP Professional Exchange

The GXP Professional Exchange is open to the global geospatial community. Discuss emerging trends and technology with GIS executives, geospatial and image analysts, industry partners and others. Collaborate and exchange ideas to help shape future product development.

Technical program

Find out about new and future product features and share ideas. Many software enhancements are based on customer input gathered at previous user conferences. BAE Systems’ technical experts lead these comprehensive sessions focused on eXtreme Analysis workflows and new automated tools. Walk-up workstations are available on site.

Classified meeting

The GXP team holds a meeting dedicated to topics exclusive to the classified work environment.

Walk-up workstations

Attendees are encouraged to bring commercial sample data and schedule individual sessions with GXP support engineers to discuss unique issues they are experiencing in their work environment.

Destinations | March 2011

Call for abstracts: 2011 GXP User Conference

We are now accepting abstracts for the GXP User Conference in September.

In addition to advancing user knowledge of GXP products, the conference is designed to encourage and promote the development, advancement and exchange of information and research in the geospatial sciences. We invite GXP customers, geospatial and image analysts, industry partners and GIS executives to propose presentation ideas. Authors may review sample topics and submit abstracts online, http://www.socetgxp.com/conference/2011/call-for-abstracts, starting March 31, 2011. The submission deadline is July 15, 2011.

Note: Conference registration is waived for selected speakers. Compensation and reimbursement is not provided for travel, lodging or other expenses incurred by speakers in connection with their attendance at the conference.

December 2010 | Destinations

Save the date: Free GXP Open House

BAE Systems GXP Open House
GXP Xplorer and SOCET GXP — Organize. Analyze. Deliver.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 4:30 pm
BAE Systems auditorium, Reston, Virginia

BAE Systems is hosting a free open house to preview GXP Xplorer v2.0, the revolutionary new data management application, and to demonstrate new functionality for SOCET GXP v3.2, the analyst’s tool of choice for data fusion, analysis and geospatial-intelligence reporting.

Two identical sessions are offered — one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The briefings present an overview of key software capabilities and insight into how the tools work together. Both half-day presentations are unclassified, and lunch is provided. The GXP Open House is open to U.S. citizens only. Photo identification is required for entry into the BAE Systems facility.

Preliminary schedule:

Morning session
8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Opening remarks and introduction to SOCET GXP v3.2: IA + GA = XA
8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Demonstration: SOCET GXP v3.2

  • SOCET GXP for the Image Analyst (IA)
  • Demonstration: SOCET GXP v3.2 full-motion video
  • SOCET GXP for the Geospatial Analyst (GA)
10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Demonstration: SOCET GXP v4.0 preview with Q&A
10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Demonstration: GXP Xplorer v2.0
Join us for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon session
1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Opening remarks and introduction to SOCET GXP v3.2: IA + GA = XA
1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Demonstration: SOCET GXP v3.2

  • SOCET GXP for the Image Analyst (IA)
  • Demonstration: SOCET GXP v3.2 full-motion video
  • SOCET GXP for the Geospatial Analyst (GA)
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Demonstration: SOCET GXP v4.0 preview with Q&A
3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Demonstration: GXP Xplorer v2.0

Advance registration is required. To register, please visit our Web site after
December 13, 2010.

December 2010 | Destinations

2011 GXP User Conference moves to East Coast


Join us next fall on the East Coast

2011 GXP User Conference
discover. learn. advance.
September 19 – 22, 2011
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | Chantilly, Virginia

The annual GXP User Conference will move to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area next year. BAE Systems has secured a venue that is accessible to our global customer base, conveniently located seven miles from Dulles International Airport. As we prepare to roll out SOCET GXP v4.0 next year, we anticipate record attendance at the 2011 conference. Therefore we want to provide ample space and a convenient location for customers and industry professionals who are traveling from around the world to advance their GXP product knowledge. Our goal is to make the logistics of the event as easy as possible to accommodate all attendees, including those who may only be able to participate for one or two days.

2011 GXP User Conference at a glance

Attendees can expect a conference program similar to past years with improvements based on user surveys and customer feedback. The week commences with a welcome reception to interact with industry peers, followed by a rich technical program that includes a variety of in-depth product demonstrations, as well as guest speakers and customer presentations from a broad range of geospatial-intelligence communities.

discover

  • New SOCET GXP v4.0 eXtreme Analysis functionality
  • GXP Xplorer v2.0: Take command of your data universe
  • Full-motion video and video analysis tools for operators and analysts
  • Guidelines for a smooth transition from SOCET SET to SOCET GXP
  • Targeting with SOCET GXP and CGS

learn

  • SOCET GXP boot camp
  • Product demonstrations, seminars and hands-on workshops
  • Customer case studies
  • Exhibits showcasing new technology

advance

  • Professional exchange — share ideas with GEOINT executives, GIS industry partners and practitioners
  • GXP software clinic dedicated to one-on-one sessions with customer support engineers
  • Classified discussions such as using SOCET GXP with MSP and CGS
  • Interact with software developers, product specialists and executives

Get the most from your SOCET SET, SOCET GXP or GXP Xplorer investment by attending this annual event where you will be among the first to see new product features, rub shoulders with the GXP team and see what’s coming in future releases.

Stay tuned for more information!

Destinations | September 2010

2010 BAE Systems GXP EMEA User Conference attracts regional users

Mark Sarojak, director of global sales and marketing for the GXP business, congratulates Air Commodore Ian Wood, OBE MA BA (Hons) RAF, former head of JARIC, on his new post in London

Mark Sarojak, director of global sales and marketing for the GXP business, congratulates Air Commodore Ian Wood, OBE MA BA (Hons) RAF, former head of JARIC, on his new post in London. The GXP team hosted a networking reception at the Imperial War Museum Duxford during the 2010 BAE Systems GXP EMEA User Conference in Cambridge, U.K.

More than 80 GXP customers attended the third biennial regional user conference in Cambridge, U.K., September 13 – 15. The conference is designed for GXP software users in the Europe, Middle-East, and Africa (EMEA) region. Conference attendees had the opportunity to meet with BAE Systems engineers, product managers, and support technicians, and mingle with fellow software users. Despite the rainy weather, the opening night reception and punting on the River Cam offered an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with industry colleagues.

Air Commodore Ian Wood

Air Commodore Ian Wood

The event featured keynote speeches from senior military and commercial dignitaries and guest presentations from the Norwegian Polar Institute, Ordnance Survey Great Britain, The National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Royal School of Artillery, and the Swedish Air Force.

The honorable Air Commodore Ian Wood, OBE MA BA (Hons) RAF, Officer Commanding the National Imagery Exploitation Centre (JARIC) delivered the keynote address, U.K. GEOINT to 2015, on Monday, September 13. He explored the roots of his unit and the challenges he has overcome to move from a single-source intelligence agency to a true Geospatial Intelligence Unit. His speech addressed the current opportunity to evolve his unit into a multi-discipline, multi-source intelligence production centre.

Peter Woodsford

Peter Woodsford

In his keynote address, Imagery and Modern Data Management Environments, on Tuesday, September, 14, Peter Woodsford, Member of the Order of the British Empire, touched on the challenges and opportunities facing National Mapping Agencies, orchestration and formal workflow management, and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs).

Mr. Woodsford has more than 40 years of experience in the computer graphics and geographic information industries and has written extensively on these subjects. He has been instrumental in the development of geospatial standards and has served on the advisory board of OGC Europe.

The EMEA conference covered the latest GXP software advancements for SOCET GXP eXtreme Analysis workflows, including new SOCET GXP v3.2 functionality:

  • Easy-to-use Frame-Advanced import process
  • Automated photogrammetric workflows for streamlined geospatial analysis
  • New image analysis tools, including the Simple Building tool for 3-D visualization
  • Video Analysis tool with new functionality designed to collaborate with users in the field

Destinations | September 2010

Join us next fall on the East Coast!

Join us next fall on the East Coast!

2011 BAE Systems GXP International User Conference
and Professional Exchange
discover. learn. advance.
September 19 – 23, 2011
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | Chantilly, Virginia

Destinations | June 2010

Join us in beautiful Cambridge, U.K., for the 2010 BAE Systems GXP Regional User Conference: Europe, Middle East, and Africa

GXP Regional User Conference for customers in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region

BAE Systems is pleased to announce the dates for the biennial GXP User Conference for customers in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. Be sure to mark your calendars and save the dates: September 13 to 15, 2010.

The conference is an opportunity for EMEA users to see emerging technology, listen to presentations from industry leaders, network with fellow users, and learn how colleagues are using SOCET SET and SOCET GXP in the field.

For additional details, please visit the GXP EMEA User Conference Web site.


Destinations | March 2010

Join us in April for the 2010 GXP user conference

2010 BAE Systems GXP International User Conference and Professional Exchange
April 19 – 23
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
San Diego

2010 GXP conference program

The 2010 conference program is now available online.

REMINDER:
Hotel room block cut-off date is Sunday, April 4, 2010

Be sure to take advantage of discounted rates by reserving a room at the conference hotel, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, no later than Sunday, April 4, 2010. There is no charge to reserve a room. You may cancel your reservation without penalty up to 48 hours prior to check-in.

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone: 858 558 1500
Fax: 858 450 4584

You may also make your reservations with the Hilton via telephone at 877 414 8020. Mention the group name BAE SYSTEMS when booking to take advantage of the special Conference room rates.

Full conference registration includes all technical and professional exchange sessions Monday through Thursday; evening social events on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; and the closing session on Thursday evening. This year, the closing session features the final round of the XA Cup.

Are you eXtreme?

The GXP team is looking for the most eXtreme Analyst (XA) of 2010. The XA Cup is an exciting, interactive tournament that will get your adrenaline pumping. Fire up your XA skills for a chance to claim the title of 2010 eXtreme Analyst of the Year, and take home the XA Cup.

The XA of the Year maintains bragging rights until the 2011 GXP conference, earns a spot in the XA Cup hall of fame, and is featured on BAE Systems’ GXP Web site and in the GXP Mosaic newsletter.

Team GXP is ready to challenge you with a short quiz, trivia questions, and an online scavenger hunt. Show us your image analysis, geospatial production, photogrammetry, and mapping muscle. Daily standings will be prominently posted at the conference on the XA Cup leader board and announced in morning sessions. During the closing session, the top two XAs square off in the final round.

May the most eXtreme Analyst win!

Visit the XA Cup Web site for details

Destinations | March 2010

Save the date: BAE Systems user group meeting at ASPRS

BAE Systems welcomes SOCET SET® and SOCET GXP® users to the 2010 BAE Systems user group meeting at ASPRS.

ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference
BAE Systems user group meeting

Town and Country hotel
San Diego
Tuesday, April 27, 8.a.m. to noon
http://www.asprs.org

SOCET GXP® now includes photogrammetric tools and capabilities formerly available only in SOCET SET®. The intuitive interface makes advanced functionality accessible and easy to use, and complex processes are simplified.

Learn about batch processing performance, how to transition SOCET SET workflows to SOCET GXP eXtreme Analysis workflows, GXP Xplorer software demonstrations, and new functionality coming soon in SOCET GXP v3.1.1 and 3.2. Complex photogrammetric tasks such as aspect and slope analysis, terrain profiling, and line-of-sight analysis are automated in SOCET GXP v3.2. Other important v 3.2 advancements include Frame imagery support, additional video analysis tools, SAR data handling and processing, and raster-to-vector enhancements. Visualization and mesh modeling are planned for the v4.0 release.

December 2009 | Destinations

Mark your calendars

2010 BAE Systems GXP International User Conference and Professional Exchange
April 19 – 23, 2010
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
San Diego

2010 BAE Systems GXP International User Conference and Professional Exchange

December 2009 | Destinations

Stereo collection in SOCET GXP

2009 ESRI European User Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, October 2009

2009 ESRI European User Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania,
October 2009

Rut Gallmeier, BAE Systems support engineer for the EMEA region, demonstrates how to collect features in stereo in SOCET GXP® v3.0.2 using the SOCET for ArcGIS® module. Features automatically update the geodatabase in ArcGIS 9.3 with accurate 3-D information.

Destinations | October 2009

Mark your calendars

2010 BAE Systems GXP International User Conference and Professional Exchange

2010 BAE Systems GXP International User Conference and Professional Exchange
April 19 – 23, 2010
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
San Diego, CA

discover. learn. advance.

2009 attendees said …

“The most professional conference I have ever been to. I have gained knowledge, not only about SOCET GXP®, but other industry standards as well … Thank you to everyone that had a hand in putting this conference together.”
Shane LeBlanc, First Marine Logistics Group, U.S. Marine Corps

“It’s not often you can get a 100% answer rate for any software … I highly recommend the next conference to anybody within the image analysis or geospatial world. The personnel have a wealth of knowledge which should be tapped at every opportunity.”
Phillip Williams, Tactical Imagery-Intelligence Wing, Royal Air Force

“Well run, well executed, staff was great, social events were great, food was great, support was fantastic. Can’t wait until next year!”
Morgan Hurley, MacNaughton Inc.

Destinations | June 2009

Mark your calendars!

2009 BAE Systems Asia-Pacific SOCET GXP Workshop

August 17, 2009
Raffles City Convention Centre
Singapore

2010 BAE Systems GXP International User Conference and Professional Exchange

April 19 – 23, 2010
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
San Diego, CA