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Geospatial intelligence and the neuroscience of human vision
Author(s): Mark D. Happel; Carsten Oertel; David B. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is faced with the difficult task of extracting geospatial intelligence information on complex, time-sensitive targets from a growing volume of images. Neuroscience promises to provide basic research findings that could translate into tools, training, and procedures capable of enhancing the current analysts' performance and productivity, as well as leading toward tools for automated image analysis. The Neuroscience-Enabled Geospatial Intelligence (NEGI) advanced research program has been developed to identify useful neuroscience research results and guide translational neuroscience research to provide a new generation of geospatial analysis tools. In addition, the capability of current models of the human vision system to perform basic geospatial analysis tasks has been assessed, with encouraging results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5781, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609113
Show Author Affiliations
Mark D. Happel, The MITRE Corp. (United States)
Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Carsten Oertel, The MITRE Corp. (United States)
David B. Smith, The MITRE Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5781:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security
Theodore T. Saito, Editor(s)

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