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Virtual GEOINT Center: C2ISR through an avatar's eyes
Author(s): Mark Seibert; Travis Tidbal; Maureen Basil; Tyler Muryn; Joseph Scupski; Robert Williams
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Paper Abstract

As the number of devices collecting and sending data in the world are increasing, finding ways to visualize and understand that data is becoming more and more of a problem. This has often been coined as the problem of “Big Data.” The Virtual Geoint Center (VGC) aims to aid in solving that problem by providing a way to combine the use of the virtual world with outside tools. Using open-source software such as OpenSim and Blender, the VGC uses a visually stunning 3D environment to display the data sent to it. The VGC is broken up into two major components: The Kinect Minimap, and the Geoint Map. The Kinect Minimap uses the Microsoft Kinect and its open-source software to make a miniature display of people the Kinect detects in front of it. The Geoint Map collect smartphone sensor information from online databases and displays them in real time onto a map generated by Google Maps. By combining outside tools and the virtual world, the VGC can help a user “visualize” data, and provide additional tools to “understand” the data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8742, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR IV, 87420W (22 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018516
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Seibert, Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Ctr. (United States)
Travis Tidbal, Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Ctr. (United States)
Maureen Basil, Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Ctr. (United States)
Tyler Muryn, Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Ctr. (United States)
Joseph Scupski, Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Ctr. (United States)
Robert Williams, Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Ctr. (United States)
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8742:
Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR IV
Tien Pham; Michael A. Kolodny; Kevin L. Priddy, Editor(s)

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