Resolutions

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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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.

December 2011 | Resolutions

SOCET GXP courses at NGA College St. Louis

BAE Systems offers monthly SOCET GXP eXtreme Analysis training at NGA College in St. Louis.

The current two-day eXtreme Analysis course covers SOCET GXP v3.1.1. In 2012 there will be a new three-day SOCET GXP v3.2 eXtreme Analysis class.

The curriculum mirrors content taught in GXP regional training centers, customized with an NGA focus. NGA employees who are interested in attending the free hands-on class can register through the NGA College website. Participants who complete the class receive credit for SOCET GXP: eXtreme Analysis course 022539.

Forthcoming SOCET GXP: eXtreme Analysis course dates:

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December 2011 | Resolutions

GXP customer portal

GXP customer portal

The new GXP customer portal is now accessible with a shorter address — mygxp.com.

The longer address, myGXP.socetgxp.com will still get you there. However, mygxp.com is easier to remember!

Be sure to log in to your account or register today to see the latest GXP product updates and review the FAQ knowledgebase. myGXP is your one-stop resource for all things GXP.

Resolutions | September 2011

GXP plans modular training classes for 2012

With the success of the GXP worldwide training program and the forthcoming release of SOCET GXP v4.0 on the horizon, the GXP training team is working on an updated training plan.

We sincerely appreciate the candid feedback students have provided in post-training class surveys to assist us in structuring the training program to support real-life workflows.

SOCET GXP v4.0 represents a significant milestone we set forth nearly 10 years ago to combine image analysis and geospatial analysis into one robust image exploitation solution. With an abundance of new functionality, including innovative tools and workflows for feature collection, 3-D urban modeling, and easy-to-use photogrammetric workflows, SOCET GXP offers customers streamlined analysis and production in a single software package. Therefore, modular classes are being developed to cover advanced tools and topics.

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June 2011 | Resolutions

New GXP training center in Beavercreek, Ohio

BAE Systems GXP has partnered with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC) in Ohio to offer training on GXP products at their Beavercreek, Ohio facility.

At this time, ATIC offers a two-day SOCET GXP eXtreme Analysis course from 8 a.m. to 5.p.m. on the following days:

Training courses at this facility are open to U.S. citizens only. Security clearances are not required.

View the complete list of worldwide free SOCET GXP and SOCET SET training classes.

June 2011 | Resolutions

Hit the ground running with the SOCET GXP v3.2 Go! guide

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The new SOCET GXP Go! guide, updated for SOCET GXP v3.2, is now available in a smaller, compact size that fits in a cargo pant pocket.

Each of the 10 topics offer screen shots and other visual cues that make the booklet a handy resource when using SOCET GXP in remote locations or in the field. Tips and keyboard shortcuts are also included.

The SOCET GXP v3.2 Go! guide is included with all GXP software shipments and is available during free training classes offered at all GXP worldwide training centers. To request a copy of the new SOCET GXP Go! guide, please contact a customer support representative.

March 2011 | Resolutions

Reston office unveils new GXP software training center.

BAE Systems has expanded its Reston training center
to meet growing customer demand.

BAE Systems has expanded its Reston training center to meet growing customer demand

The new location, in the same building as the former training lab, features increased square footage to accommodate 12 participants. “The new training center is much more comfortable than our previous space. Each workstation has a dual-monitor setup and course material is projected onto two 8′ X 5′ screens,” said Brian Roberts, deputy director of customer support for the GXP business. “All software courses taught in our regional training centers are hands-on so that students can easily follow the step-by-step training exercises based on actual workflows. We’ve found that scenario-based training is really the most effective way to transfer knowledge.”

Here’s what customers are saying:

“I felt the scenarios were helpful in building our confidence for future use of the software. This was by far the best course structure I have seen in my six years of military service.”

“Applaud your efforts to be so focused on customer support and what appears to be a relentless pursuit of improvements based on customer input.”

Customers who attend the free GXP training classes learn how to navigate through the application, optimize workflows, build finished map products such as true orthophotos and mosaics and streamline rigorous tasks. Skills taught range from terrain analysis, image comparison and change detection, to generating user-defined templates, hyperspectral and multispectral analysis, and triangulating images to improve geospatial accuracy. Participants also pick up tips and shortcuts that they can take back to the office or the operating environment.

In addition to learning core competencies, customers are encouraged to offer their insight and feedback on workflows and usability. Many GXP software enhancements are implemented based on suggestions from users. Each new software release reflects recommendations to improve workflows and create the best product possible.

2011 SOCET GXP and SOCET SET training courses:

Please note: All scheduled SOCET GXP and SOCET SET training courses held in our regional training centers are now 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 for SOCET GXP and SOCET SET training courses. GXP Xplorer training courses will be available in the near future.

March 2011 | Resolutions

BAE Systems offers on-site classes at NGA College and extended learning centers

NGA employees can now get credit for classes offered through the NGA College and extended learning center sites.

The NGA course number for the SOCET GXP: eXtreme Analysis class is 022539. Keep an eye out for additional SOCET GXP courses that will be added to the NGA curriculum.

December 2010 | Resolutions

New GXP training center set to open in Cambridge, U.K.

The BAE Systems GXP Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) office in Cambridge, U.K. is opening a new software training center in January 2011. EMEA training center courses include SOCET GXP for the eXtreme Analyst, Photogrammetric workflows and SOCET SET.

BAE Systems GXP Europe EMEA training center

GXP EMEA training center contact information

Sheraton House, Castle Park
Cambridge, U.K. CB3 OAX
Steve Foster
office: +44 (0) 1223 370028
cell: +44 (0) 779 3422 534
stephen.foster@baesystems.com

To view the current SOCET GXP and SOCET SET training calendar, review and download a course syllabus or to sign up for a course in the EMEA region or any other location, visit the GXP Web site: http://www.socetgxp.com/content/events/training-courses.

2011 SOCET GXP and SOCET SET training courses:

Please note: all scheduled SOCET GXP and SOCET SET training courses held in our regional training centers are now 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.

Resolutions | September 2010

New GXP training classes planned

BAE Systems will add new training classes to coincide with the SOCET GXP v3.2 release early next year. In addition to updated content, class format, presentations, and teaching methods will be refreshed so that students gain maximum benefit from each course. The following SOCET GXP and SOCET SET training classes are planned for early 2011.

SOCET GXP: eXtreme Analysis

  • Getting started: Launch Manager, Workspace Manager
  • Customizing the look and feel using preferences and Ribbon tools
  • Working with data: VCT and GXP Xplorer, navigation, comparison tools, mensuration
  • Creating image products: graphics, HSI and MSI functionality using the Xport, templates, finishing tool
  • Terrain and features: terrain visualization, Line of Sight, terrain compare, terrain volume, SEE
  • Improving image accuracy: image registration and Ortho-On-the-Fly
  • Add-ins: Google Earth, GeoPDF
  • Video analysis capabilities

SOCET GXP: Photogrammetric workflows

  • Getting started: Launch Manager, Workspace Manager
  • Customizing the look and feel using preferences and Ribbon tools
  • Triangulation workflows for satellite and Frame imagery
  • Terrain generation and editing
  • Ortho products
  • Extracting features: SOCET GXP feature databases and SOCET for ArcGIS

GXP products for System Administrators

  • Software overview: SOCET SET, SOCET GXP, GXP Xplorer
  • Software installation, licensing, and troubleshooting
  • System Administrator support

SOCET SET

  • Geospatial production processes
  • Creating image products: orthophotos, true orthophotos, image chips, mosaics, and terrain models
  • Extracting features from stereo imagery
  • Triangulation for improved accuracy
  • Updating geodatabases with 2-D and 3-D features
  • Importing images from multiple sensors

SOCET for ArcGIS using SOCET SET

  • Loading a SOCET SET project
  • Importing images
  • Using SOCET for ArcGIS with ESRI tools
  • GGI extraction methods
  • Attributing features
  • Using GAIT to find errors and edit collected features

June 2010 | Resolutions

Free SOCET SET and SOCET GXP training classes

Plan ahead!

The complete 2010 training calendar for SOCET GXP and SOCET SET courses is now available online: http://www.socetgxp.com/content/events/training-courses

The interactive training calendar features all courses scheduled for the remainder of 2010 in a month-by-month view. Course calendars include class times and duration, descriptions, location maps, and options to register online and add the course to your calendar.

We want to hear from you.

If you feel that combining agendas from different classes would be more beneficial, class materials from any of our GXP training courses can be customized. To discuss customizing a class, contact:

Nikki Spirakis
GXP training manager
Office: 813 979 4392
Cell: 813 514 5232
nikki.spirakis@baesystems.com

All scheduled SOCET SET and SOCET GXP 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.

March 2010 | Resolutions

GXP training classes provide real-world scenarios

If you are a SOCET SET® or SOCET GXP® user with current upgrade entitlement in place, be sure to take advantage of the free training classes offered in your region.

Training classes now include real-life scenarios to give students an opportunity to test skills learned by creating finished products at the end of each course. To review the course schedule and register for a class in your region, visit the GXP training Web pages.

SOCET SET customers may want to participate in SOCET GXP for the Geospatial Analyst training classes to become familiar with the user interface, and to learn how to set up SOCET SET workflows in SOCET GXP. GXP trainers are eager to receive feedback from customers to make sure that SOCET SET workflows are intuitive in SOCET GXP.

March 2010 | Resolutions

SOCET GXP® v3.1 GO! guide

SOCET GXP v3.1 GO! guide

The SOCET GXP® v3.1 GO! guide is a handy, quick-reference guide that helps users learn software basics and become familiar with the SOCET GXP operating environment. The new, ruggedized format is ideal to use as a kneeboard product and offers quick access to basic functionality, workflows, tool tips, and keyboard shortcuts.

The GO! guide has been updated for SOCET GXP v3.1, and will be included with the SOCET GXP v3.1.1 release scheduled for late April. Software shipments commence in May.


December 2009 | Resolutions

New software training classes debut in January 2010

BAE Systems has augmented its software training program. New SOCET SET® and SOCET GXP® training classes are scheduled to begin in January 2010 at nationwide training centers.

All scheduled SOCET SET and SOCET GXP training courses held in GXP regional training centers are free for current and prospective customers. Classroom seating is limited, so please register online in advance to reserve a space. We regret that we cannot accept walk-in registrations.

A preview of new courses is listed below. Complete syllabi and the training calendar are listed online: http://www.socetgxp.com/content/events/training-courses

SOCET SET

The hands-on SOCET SET course provides an overview of the user interface, core functionality, and geospatial production processes. Students are taught how to create a SOCET SET project; import images (from various sensor types), terrain files, shapefiles, and other data into the project; and use the data to create a range of geospatial products.

After completing the course, students should be able to use automated image-analysis and geospatial production tools to generate orthophotos, true orthophotos, image chips and mosaics; create terrain models; and extract features from stereo imagery. Skills taught in the four-day course include triangulating images to improve geospatial accuracy, creating and editing terrain files, and updating geodatabases with 2-D and 3-D features.

SOCET for ArcGIS® for SOCET SET

The SOCET for ArcGIS® for SOCET SET course is designed for GGI contractors. However, it is helpful for anyone who uses SOCET for ArcGIS in the SOCET SET environment. The four-day hands-on course teaches those familiar with ESRI® products how to use stereo imagery to collect and edit features, and assign attributes in the ArcMap® environment. Students are taught how to extract 2-D and 3-D feature data using the SOCET SET stereo viewport. The data is automatically placed in an ESRI personal, multi-user, or file geodatabase. Additional skills taught include connecting to geodatabases, optimizing preferences, proper extracting methods, feature attribution and editing, and data quality assurance and quality control.

SOCET GXP: Train the trainer

The four-day SOCET GXP: Train the trainer course is designed for individuals who need a comprehensive understanding of the software so they can teach others. The hands-on course covers software installation, system administration, licensing, and all core functionality and tools for multiple user types.

After completing the four-day course, students should be able to: install SOCET GXP and set up the License Manager to allocate license modules, configure site and user-defined preferences, become proficient with all tools and workflows, gain a basic understanding of troubleshooting techniques including areas that may require concentrated training, and learn tips and tricks to help users streamline workflows.

SOCET GXP for the geospatial analyst

The SOCET GXP for the geospatial analyst course teaches students how to optimize geospatial production processes. The hands-on three-day course includes steps for streamlining rigorous analysis and production tasks to optimize workflows.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to use automated exploitation, analysis, and geospatial production tools to generate image and map products such as orthophotos, true orthophotos, image chips, mosaics, and pan-sharpened images. Skills taught include triangulating images to improve geospatial accuracy, creating and editing terrain files, and updating geodatabases with 2-D and 3-D features.

SOCET GXP for the image analyst

The SOCET GXP for the image analyst course offers instruction and hands-on training for core SOCET GXP tools. Learn about the basic SOCET GXP operating environment, typical workflows, terminology, and the fundamental concepts required to quickly create accurate image and map products using geospatially registered data.

After completing the two-day course, students should be familiar with the software interface and menus; recognize frequently used tools; and master the basic navigation required to build finished products — complete with graphics, annotations, targets, shapefiles, and other relevant data. Other skills taught include change detection, image comparison, and generating user-defined templates.

View training schedules and register for a class online >>

October 2009 | Resolutions

Free software training

Free software training

All scheduled SOCET SET® and SOCET GXP® training courses held in our regional training centers are now free for current and prospective customers.

To sign up for a course in your area, please visit the GXP training page online:
http://www.socetgxp.com/content/events/training-courses.

A calendar of courses and agendas is listed with course locations, maps, and hotels convenient to each site.

October 2009 | Resolutions

New Upgrade Entitlement policy

The new Upgrade Entitlement (UE) policy overview document replaces the former UE white paper and UE agreement document.

UE is an added benefit offered to SOCET SET®, VITec®, and SOCET GXP® users. A 90-day warranty is included with all GXP product license purchases and provides the same privileges as the UE program. To guarantee continued support, we highly recommended that you subscribe to the UE program before the end of the initial 90-day warranty period. For additional details, please contact the GXP sales administrator or distributor in your region or send an email to socetgxp.sales@baesystems.com. If you already have a UE agreement in place, you should renew the agreement before the existing UE expires to avoid reinstatement charges.

Benefits of the program

When you subscribe to the GXP UE program, you are entitled to receive current software and all subsequent updates as long as your UE agreement is active. UE also includes unlimited customer support by phone, email, or fax so that technical issues can be addressed immediately to minimize downtime.

The GXP UE program includes:

  • Software patches and new releases
  • Customer support by email, telephone (toll-free in the U.S.), fax, or by submitting an online support request form
  • Free training at GXP regional training centers
  • On-site training and support — requires pre-authorization and approval by GXP management
  • Focus groups.

Learn more about Upgrade Entitlement >>

October 2009 | Resolutions

New location for the BAE Systems GXP Tampa office

The BAE Systems GXP team in Tampa, Florida has a new home. Please make a note of the new address and contact information:

BAE Systems GXP Southeast regional office and training center
12906 Tampa Oaks Blvd., Suite 101
Tampa, Florida 33637
Tel: 813 979 4392

Click here for a list of all BAE Systems GXP locations:
http://www.socetgxp.com/content/contact

June 2009 | Resolutions

GXP customer support resources

Contacting the customer support team

There are several ways to contact the GXP customer support team for assistance with software questions or concerns. All software purchases include a 90-day warranty that includes complimentary customer support, product updates, and software patches. After 90 days, customers have the option to purchase additional support through the Upgrade Entitlement (UE) Program, which includes unlimited technical support, product updates, and software patches. The following resources are available to report an issue that requires attention:

E-mail

Send an e-mail to socetgxp.support@baesystems.com with complete details about the issue including software version, operating system, contact information for the person reporting the issue, and other individuals who are aware of the issue.

Support request form

Initiate a support request using the online form on the GXP Web site: www.socetgxp.com/content/support/request-support-or-media. Using this form is one of the easiest methods to contact the customer support team to ensure that all necessary information is documented.

Telephone

Customer support is offered by telephone, Monday through Friday. If your call is not answered immediately, please leave a detailed message. A customer support representative will contact you as soon as available.

U.S. and Canada, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Toll-free: 800 316 9643
Tel: 703 668 4385

Europe, Middle East, and Africa
+44 1223 370000

Asia, Australia, and Pacific Rim
+61 2 62730111

Requesting media or patches

To determine if you need a patch, review the current list of patches on our Web site: www.socetgxp.com/content/category/support/software-patch-updates. All patches are cumulative. Therefore, you do not need to install missed patches. When you install the latest patch, you receive all of the enhancements and fixes included in previous patches.

To access the latest software patches or to request a copy of the software, use the Request support or media Web form: www.socetgxp.com/content/support/request-support-or-media. To ensure that your request is forwarded to the appropriate department, select the Requesting media option from the Subject drop-down list box.

If you are requesting the username and password for the GXP FTP Web site to access the latest unclassified patch for a particular software version, please contact the customer support team using any of the methods described previously. Make sure to indicate the software version and we will provide the appropriate username and password. Please note that only unclassified patches can be accessed from the GXP FTP site. Classified material, including software patches, must be mailed to your facility using an address that has been verified by the BAE Systems Security department. If you require classified information, please make sure that the address you enter in the online form is for classified delivery.

June 2009 | Resolutions

New GXP software training centers are up and running!

Register for a training course

BAE Systems is now hosting hands-on training classes in Reston, Virginia; Tampa, Florida; and St. Louis. Each classroom features stereo workstations for both SOCET GXP® and SOCET SET®.

A comprehensive list of training courses, course descriptions and syllabuses, schedules, locations, and fees is available on our Web site: www.socetgxp.com/content/events/training-courses. Detailed information is provided for each training location including maps, contact information, and convenient hotels. To register for a training course, click the register button for the desired course and location, and complete the Web form. A GXP customer support representative will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your course registration.

Current course dates are listed below. Be sure to check the GXP Web site often; course schedules are updated based on demand.

Current training schedule

SOCET GXP® for the GEOINT Analyst: one-day course

Reston, Va. (map) Tampa, Fla. (map) St. Louis (map)

July 1, 2009
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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August 18, 2009
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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September 8, 2009
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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July 28, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 25, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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September 22, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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June 30, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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July 29, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 27, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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September 10, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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SOCET GXP® for the eXtreme Analyst: three-day course

Reston, Va. (map) Tampa, Fla. (map) St. Louis (map)

August 4 – 6, 2009
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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September 1 – 3, 2009
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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September 29 – October 1, 2009
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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July 28 – 30, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 25 – 27, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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September 22 – 24, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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July 21 – 23, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 18 – 20, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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September 15 – 17, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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SOCET SET®: four-day course

Reston, Va. (map) Tampa, Fla. (map) St. Louis (map)

August 10 – 13, 2009
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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October 5 – 8, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 10 – 13, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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For more information, or to view maps and directions to our training facilities, contact Nikki Spirakis or visit the GXP Web site.

Nikki Spirakis
Support and training coordinator
Tel: 813 514 5232
nikki.spirakis@baesystems.com
www.socetgxp.com/content/events/training-courses