PHOENIX, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A new solution announced today at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference will give defense and intelligence personnel unprecedented analysis capabilities for human terrain mapping, better arming them for current and future counterinsurgency (COIN) and anti-terrorism operations.
i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation software; and ESRI, the leading provider of geospatial analysis capabilities; are collaborating to release several modules in the coming months, including the ESRI Foundation Module for i2's Analyst's Notebook: a powerful and flexible geospatial analysis tool with a host of military, intelligence, law enforcement and civilian applications.
The ESRI Foundation module for Analyst's Notebook embeds some of ArcGIS's powerful geospatial analysis capabilities, into Analyst's Notebook, i2's best-of-breed analytic solution. This will create a unique, dynamic and flexible platform for sharing and exploiting the full range of geospatial and intelligence data. It will allow users to efficiently and effectively analyze and visualize in time and space their mission critical intelligence within the Analyst's Notebook platform.
"I think this is going to be of particular interest for our defense and intelligence customers," said i2 Vice President of Product Marketing Guillaume Tissot. "Human terrain mapping is an increasingly essential tool for ongoing counterinsurgency efforts in defense theaters of operation. Understanding and mapping the nuanced political, social, ethnic and religious networks in an area of operation is critical to COIN, and our collaboration with ESRI gives commanders and human terrain teams the best solution of its kind for accomplishing their mission."
"I believe this will address a growing need for our defense, law enforcement and national security customers," said Lew Nelson, Industry Solutions Manager at ESRI. "Our joint customers can now engage in multi-dimensional data fusion — examining the geographic, relational and temporal elements of any problem concurrently. ESRI's geospatial analysis capabilities integrated into i2's intelligence platform provides a solid foundation for an analytics-driven approach. From human terrain mapping in support of COIN efforts to intelligence-led policing and counter terrorism, the end result will help an organization more effectively meet their mission."
Human terrain mapping allows analysts and commanders to visually understand the social dimension of their battlespace, including religious boundaries, economic structures, community leadership and other sociological information.
The ESRI Foundation for Analyst's Notebook will allow many analysts, commanders and field operators to collaborate in mapping this data in a quickly understood human terrain picture, enabling more proactive engagement with local communities and more efficient responses to events.
This module is the first in a series of tightly packaged capabilities that i2 and ESRI defense and intelligence users have been requesting.
The ESRI Foundation for Analyst's Notebook will be generally available to users at around the same time as the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, 12-19 July. The two companies are currently working to add other modules to ensure that intelligence, defense, law enforcement and civilian users have the most powerful and flexible intelligence tools possible.
Both i2 and ESRI share many defense, law enforcement and intelligence customers worldwide. i2 is demonstrating Analyst's Notebook and ESRI capabilities at DoDIIS booth #1302. ESRI is at booth #916.
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