GXP Xplorer

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.


December 2011 | GXP Xplorer | Software update

A new GXP Xplorer v2.0.1 patch is available

With this patch, the GXP Xplorer Server can process ordered data, such as creating reduced resolution data sets, reformatting image files, and supporting FTP data transfers.

The following list includes new items in the EXPORT patch:

  • Faster cataloging, with event-driven updates
  • Improved query performance
  • Faster search results
  • Better map zooming behavior
  • Added security features
  • Reworked Advanced search fields
  • Updated Details table
  • Display of the File Path and File Size in the Details Table
  • Additional bug fixes

In addition, the patch offers the capability to integrate or “mash up” with GeoXray or MarkLogic servers, where available. GeoXray, a data-to-knowledge application from Geosemble Technologies, Inc., monitors news websites, Twitter tweets, and Facebook posts. It geotags the information drawn from social media so it can be detected on a map.


GXP Xplorer | September 2011 | Software update

BAE Systems answers the call for GEOINT on-demand

GXP Xplorer Mobile

GXP Xplorer Mobile

Connect to all of the data in your geospatial-intelligence enterprise on the go with the new GXP Xplorer Mobile app.

Access multiple geospatial data stores — maps, satellite images, airborne tactical images, charts, videos, audio, handheld photos, vectors, terrain, features of interest, GeoPDF images and maps, PowerPoint presentations, and text documents.

GXP Xplorer Mobile connects to any GXP Xplorer Enterprise Server for downloads and uploads. Search multiple GXP Xplorer Enterprise Server catalogs, image libraries, or Web news feeds simultaneously.

GXP Xplorer Mobile puts the power of GEOINT in your hands. Access your GXP Xplorer Enterprise Server from the mobile app to:

  • Capture and share geotagged photos and other files created in the field
  • Perform map-based and free-text searches
  • View footprints, thumbnails, overviews, and metadata
  • Chip images and download chips to the mobile device
  • Manage data on the mobile device

Learn more >>

GXP Xplorer | June 2011 | Software update

Create smart photos in the field

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GXP Xplorer Mobile app

BAE Systems is developing a mobile application for GXP Xplorer, the new data management tool. The handy mobile app uses Google Maps and GPS APIs to connect to any accessible GXP Xplorer server. Collect photos on the ground, then view and chip out areas of interest. GXP Xplorer automatically creates geotagged photos. Use the mobile app to query multiple catalogs; free-text search; view footprints, thumbnails, overviews and metadata; and upload files to the server.

GXP Xplorer | March 2011 | Software update

What is GXP Xplorer?

GXP Xplorer is a revolutionary data discovery and management tool that makes
it easy to locate, retrieve, and share geospatial data on a local network or across
an enterprise.

BAE Systems designed the software to provide a convenient way to access images, maps, terrain, videos, features, documents, PowerPoint files and numerous other data sources with a single query — geospatial, temporal, free text or advanced details search — without logging on to multiple systems.

GXP Xplorer. Take command of your data universe.

GXP Xplorer v2.0 is scheduled for release in late May 2011

New features include:

  • Search by date cataloged to find what has been cataloged in the last five days
  • Save searches to repeat the same search daily
  • Retrieve geospatial products such as MPEG-2, CADRG, CIB, DNC, VMAP, and more
  • Retrieve multiple-file products using a download manager
  • Geotag files such as documents by clicking on the map
  • Snapshot to geotagged PowerPoint files and catalog them
  • Stream images on low bandwidth connections using JPIP streaming
  • View 4-corner footprints, coordinate displays in MGRS, UTM, lat, long coordinates and a jump-to-point capability
  • Process data during delivery, including terrain merge and format conversions
  • Catalog, search and view search results faster than in previous versions
  • Simple installation

GXP Xplorer is supported on:

  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5+
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server

Learn more about GXP Xplorer >>

December 2010 | GXP Xplorer | Software update

GXP Xplorer v2.0 preview

GXP Xplorer is a revolutionary data management application that makes it easy to locate, retrieve, and share geospatial data on a local network or across an enterprise

GXP Xplorer is a revolutionary data management application that makes it easy to locate, retrieve and share geospatial data on a local network or across an enterprise.

BAE Systems designed the software to provide a convenient way to access images, terrain, features, videos, documents, PowerPoint files and numerous other data sources with a single query — geospatial, temporal, free text or advanced details search — without logging on to multiple systems. Using powerful search techniques, the crawler scans for files across existing external data systems, on shared network drives and in an analyst’s local shoe box. It quickly locates files and builds an online catalog for easy retrieval. GXP Xplorer keeps track of all available data by file type, and displays geotagged search results graphically on a map with supporting text and thumbnail images. With the push of a button data can be downloaded, chipped, exported to PowerPoint or automatically loaded into SOCET GXP for further exploitation.

The GXP Xplorer application and catalog are available offline as well to support disconnected operations.

What advantages does GXP Xplorer offer compared to similar products?

  • Comprehensive data management — automated search, discovery, catalog, display, storage and sharing in one system
  • Connects to and crawls existing data stores, such as GIS feature databases, product and national libraries, map and chart libraries, tactical data stores and other intelligence data sources
  • Performs federated searches simultaneously on geographically dispersed data, and systematically stores data details in shared locations to facilitate collaboration across an enterprise
  • Data discovered is available offline
  • Data integrity is managed through user roles
  • Options for creating private and shared catalogs
  • Built-in geotagging; text inside of any data file is searchable
  • Out-of-the-box integration into current system
  • Dynamic data discovery
  • Notifies users through GeoRSS and KML queries for Google Earth
  • Recognizes file type and launches the associated application
  • Provides a common operating picture for visualizing multiple data types
  • Displays the geospatial and temporal relationship between different data types to assist in intelligence analysis

GXP Xplorer v2.0 will be available in early 2011. To learn more, download the GXP Xplorer brochure.

GXP Xplorer | June 2010 | Software update

GXP Xplorer

GXP Xplorer Desktop product

GXP Xplorer Desktop product

GXP Xplorer is a new BAE Systems software data library that makes it easy to find and share geospatial data on a local network and across an enterprise.

The product is ideal for users in work groups who are searching for images, terrain, features, videos, documents, and other files. It is a SOCET GXP add-on module, and also is available as a stand-alone application. GXP Xplorer is the replacement for GXP’s legacy Visual Coverage Tool (VCT).

Released in June, GXP Xplorer v1.0 includes capabilities for cataloging, sharing, and delivering geotagged images in NITF, GeoTIFF, and TFRD formats; and indexes text and formats such as Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, video, JPEG, and any other types of files. GXP Xplorer v1.0 enhances collaboration by allowing users to perform federated searches of multiple GXP Xplorer catalogs. It creates GeoRSS feeds and KML formats and sends data to SOCET GXP, Google Earth, ArcGIS Explorer, and PowerPoint.

GXP Xplorer v2.0 is scheduled for release at the end of the year along with SOCET GXP v3.2. It expands on these capabilities to catalog and deliver more geospatial products, including CADRG, ADRG, CIB*, DTED, SRTM, and DPPDB*. Geotagged video support will be added so that MPEG2, MPEG4, and AVI files can be discovered and cataloged using areas of interest on the map.

New delivery options also are planned for GXP Xplorer v2.0. Users will have the option to receive selected data as JPIP, which is a JPEG2000 compressed-stream format useful for low-bandwidth connections — only the data of interest is streamed into a viewer, versus downloading the entire file. Users can order raw or orthorectified images. Terrain and ortho Web processing services will be added to the GXP Xplorer catalog Web services process for orthorectification.

GXP Xplorer v2.0 features in development are designed to save users time and manual steps:
  • A subscription option lets users subscribe to an area of interest and specify data requirements, such as cloud cover percentage or certain product formats, and receive downloads automatically as soon as data meeting their subscription criteria becomes available.
  • A connector to data sources can be queried via the NATO Standard Image Library Interface — STANAG 4559.This interface is an implementation profile of the Geospatial and Imagery Access Services Specification. To save time, the GXP Xplorer Connector allows permitted users to search many existing libraries in a single search, rather than searching each source individually.

GXP Xplorer v2.0 will be available on Solaris x86 platform, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows Server platforms of GXP Xplorer v1.0.

For more information, visit the GXP Xplorer product page

*SOCET SET Digital Point Positioning Data Base (DPPDB) format production module [which uses MIL-PRF-89034, March 1999 format specifications] and SOCET SET Controlled Image Base (CIB) format production module [which uses MIL-PRF-89041, May 15, 1999, format specifications].