Geospatial Analysis Showcase Recap


If you missed Cesium and AGI’s Geospatial Analysis Showcase, or want to re-live it, we’re providing videos of the recorded event. The sessions below demonstrate ways that Cesium and AGI can help defense and intelligence leaders and their staffs solve problems and address collaboration and synchronization challenges posed by Multi-Domain Operations.

We were honored to be joined by our friends at AGI as well as our renowned keynote speakers, Robert Cardillo and Jeffrey Harris.

Keynote Address

  • Robert Cardillo, former Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Cesium adviser.

I spent my entire analytic career chasing imagery. Now the images and other datasets are chasing the analyst and they’re chasing your companies and your products and your market advantage. But these data, if not properly managed, can overwhelm. They can inundate. They can create the opposite of what you’re looking for and that is chaos by definition.”

It’s very, very difficult to make effective decisions under chaotic conditions when data are disconnected, or worse, when data are in conflict. The first thing you need is a reference frame. In my profession that frame is often a map. In other professions it could be an architectural diagram or a biological system or a natural gas network. No matter, you need a foundation that can assimilate, collate, and represent all of the data sets in a way that provides coherence. In summary, we’re looking to move from chaos to coherence, and in one line that’s exactly what today’s symposium is designed to do - create coherence from chaos.” -Robert Cardillo

Supporting multi-domain operations with STK and Cesium

Teresa and yours truly then demonstrated how to visualize operations in-context and share information in views that support analysis and inquiry.

Geospatial data server solutions

Here we covered out-of-the-box solutions for public domain and on-premises private networks. Shannon and Matt gave a walkthrough of using Cesium ion for tiling, rendering, and sharing geospatial data.

Building custom geospatial server solutions

Sam and JT focused on developer tools: using the Cesium ion Engine and STK Components. Here you can learn how to integrate the Cesium ion Engine to build custom server solutions for on-premise tiling and hosting of massive geospatial datasets using 3D Tiles.

Cloud-based geospatial analytics

The ability to take your mission scenario from STK and share it on the web with Cesium makes this pairing really powerful. Mo and Omar show you how easy it is to combine your scenario with curated 3D data, like 3D buildings.

Concluding Remarks

  • The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris, USGIF Chairman of the Board.

There are huge benefits with seamless integration and an open tailorable configuration. When we can leverage an analytic and operational collaborative environment across platforms and components while fine-tuning objectives over the course of a mission in real-time, impressive outcomes are achieved.” – Jeffrey K. Harris

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