The power of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) enables the fusing together of various sources of information — including satellite-gleaned data — allowing users to make more informed decisions at a faster pace.

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Fall 2011 issue of Imaging Notes magazine, dedicated to Earth remote sensing for security, energy and the environment.

This issue includes a section dedicated to GEOINT in which we discuss two of the hottest trends for geospatial intelligence: human terrain analysis and the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s intended adoption of open source software.” – Myrna James Yoo publisher and managing editor

Imaging Notes. Geospatial threat-forecasting GEOINT is spotlighted in the just-released issue of Imaging Notes, along with a variety of topics, including: — Omar – a new approach in software development and user interaction for everyday government users. It is deployed on classified networks providing remote access of imagery and video to the warfighter.

— How Light Detection And Ranging-generated files are made available to users across an organization, for integration across different workflows. LiDAR is a powerful technology of increasing use within the geospatial industry, bringing a new 3D element into remote sensing.

— An update from the world’s commercial radar providers. Radar is exceptional for its ability to “see through” clouds, and to see larger areas, making it ideal for maritime monitoring of ships. Details on ISEBOX, short for Integrated Socio-cultural Environment for Behavior Observation Exploitation, a geospatial threat-forecasting application to monitor and predict human behavior, enabling the military to fuse together the data at its disposal and make better decisions, faster.

Asteroid flyby of Earth

This latest issue of Imaging Notes also includes a special Secure World Foundation Forum on the close flyby of Earth by asteroid 2005 YU55 on November 8th of this year. An extensive campaign of radar, visual and infrared observations from Earth has been ordered to survey this cosmic intruder. Other articles in Imaging Notes detail geospatial law as well as international food security and “GeoEconomy” standards from the Open Geospatial Consortium.

Dr. Ray Williamson, Secure World Foundation’s Executive Director, noted that the Foundation established a partnership with Imaging Notes magazine in 2009. “A central focus of our Foundation centers on strengthening or developing the policies and institutions that improve the utility of space technologies in support of human and environmental security needs,” Williamson said.

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