GNIS forms partnerships to deliver improved GEOINT for the Arctic and beyond
GeoNorth Information Systems (GNIS) (Booth 1720) is a repeat exhibitor at the GEOINT Symposium, this year showcasing its Arctic persistent surveillance work with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), its partnerships with Lockheed Martin (Booth 1139) and Descartes Labs (Booth 1330), and its contract with the Army Geospatial Center (AGC).
The work GNIS is conducting with NGA is “driving capabilities for Arctic monitoring, change detection, and maintaining a dynamic foundational dataset in the Arctic,” according to Jon Heinsius, general manager and director of geospatial programs.
As a small business, Heinsius said, partnerships are essential help GNIS pursue larger programs and opportunities.
The company is partnered with Lockheed Martin through use of Lockheed’s Rosetta toolset, leveraging automation for global-scale production.
GNIS also supports AGC with timely and responsive satellite imagery acquisition and data production.
At GEOINT 2019, Heinsius said he was looking forward to “hearing what the panel discussions speak to, what current priorities are, and what the next few years look like for geospatial intelligence.”
Headline Image: A glacier captured by TerraSAR-X. © DLR e.V. 2017, Distribution Airbus DS.
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