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GeoINT 2009 Coverage

Monday, October 26th, 2009

GeoINT 2009 turned out to be a great show with good attendance. We interviewed 30 companies. All of the interviews are now posted at:

http://www10.giscafe.com/video/display_media.php?category_id=10197

While all of the interviews are excellent, some stand out more than others because of the sheer enthusiasm and genuine excitement of the interviewees. I was really impressed with Al Wargo of Zebra Imaging and the holographic technologies they are bringing out to maps and CAD drawings. The color holograms were truly astonishing (at about 3:50 time marker in the interview).

I was also struck by the enthusiasm of Jeff Peters of ESRI when he was talking about an upcoming release of ARCGIS 9.4. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and it seems he is pretty involved and truly excited about this release.

Cherie Darnel of ITT was another standout. She just has a great personality. Her enthusiasm about their ENVI product is infectious.

Everyone at the DigitalGlobe was really pumped up about their new satellite which went up in the orbit a couple of weeks ago and sent some great images beginning of last week. They also have a great stand-out booth. It was a real privilege to meet Dr. Walter Scott who founded Digital Globe literally in his garage in 1992.

It is really fun to interview someone who is passionate about something. Mark Brender of GeoEYE perfectly fits this category. He is really passionate about the GeoEYE Foundation and his face lights up when he talks about it.

We do record the video interviews in front of a green screen and then replace the green screen with pictures of the corresponding booths. The interviewees are asked ahead of time not to wear green. But some of the ‘booth uniforms’ are green and the interviewees forget about the green screen at the interview time. This happened with Dylan Lorimer of Google and Jerry Skaw of Microsoft. See if you can notice the video editing artifacts in these interviews.

Next stop — Autodesk University in Las Vegas on December 1 …

Preparing for GEOINT 2009

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I got back from Germany last week after attending a great Intergeo 2009 conference. The halls were buzzing with activity all the time. There were about 500 booths at the show and 15,000 attendees. Most booths were extremely busy.

We recorded twenty interviews at Intergeo 2009. You can see them on GISCafe.Com homepage.

We are now getting ready to go to the GEOINT 2009 conference in San Antonio, Texas. We have already booked the following interviews:

  1. Google
  2. SPADAC
  3. TerraGo Technologies
  4. Global Insights
  5. Spot-Infoterra
  6. Microsoft
  7. Adobe Systems
  8. Zebra Imaging
  9. Isilon Systems
  10. Silicon Graphics
  11. GeoEye
  12. Navteq
  13. PCI Geomatics
  14. LizardTech
  15. Applanix
  16. ERDAS
  17. ESRI
  18. NJVC
  19. GeoIQ
  20. Inline Corporation
  21. Northrop Grumman

Here is what you can expect to see at some of the booths:

  • BAE Systems will demonstrate automated geospatial-intelligence analysis and reporting with its SOCET GXP® v3.1 software, which offers high-definition video analysis, terrain profiling, hyperspectral and multispectral image processing, and real-time visualization. (Booth #503)
  • AGI to Demonstrate Software That Adds Time-Dynamic Analysis and Visualization to GIS (booth#761)
  • Northrop Grumman will highlight its end-to-end geospatial solutions in support of the national security and intelligence communities (booth#355)
  • IDV Solutions to Present Latest Visual Mashup Advances at GeoInt + Visual Fusion 4.5 Beta preview (@ Microsoft’s booth#661)
  • PCI Geomatics Booth#348
    • GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) – PCI Geomatic’s award winning GPU enabled solution will be processing thousands of images automatically
    • GeoConference – real-time tactical collaboration demo – Hurricane Ike (Galveston, Texas)
    • Advanced SAR analysis – operational change detection and target analysis using Polarimetric SAR data
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