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
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.
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