Today, attendees of the GEOINT 2016 Symposium got a sneak peak of the new product from IHS Jane’s (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, and Airbus Defence and Space, recognised as a world leader in geospatial data provision and defence intelligence.
Conflict Atlas combines Airbus Defence and Space’s satellite imagery with IHS Jane’s data and insight into a powerful new tool for the global intelligence community.
For the first time, users will be able to navigate to a region of conflict or instability and view high resolution satellite imagery with key content such as military installations, terrorist activity, country profiles and the latest security insight mapped across each area.
“One of the biggest problems the intelligence community faces is how to manage big data across agencies and divisions while delivering clear actionable results,” said Blake Bartlett, Senior Vice President of IHS Jane’s. “Conflict Atlas is a unique, powerful tool that will help the intelligence community share and verify intelligence, manage big data and quickly identify critical focus areas.”
Key features of Conflict Atlas are:
· Whole country and regional coverage at 1.5 metre resolution and military site of interest at 0,5 metre resolution, to support the high currency and coverage rate requirements of the GEOINT community.
· Access to industry leading data and insight from IHS Jane’s including: military bases, surface-to-air missile sites, terrorism and counterterrorism events, security news and insights and equipment profiles specifications.
Airbus Defence and Space has created blanket ortho-rectified colour imagery mosaics over areas of interest, locally enriched with high resolution images over the densest, most critical areas including city centres, airports and military installations.
“Conflict Atlas is a new commercial GEOINT capability whereby all intelligence sources can be fused and combined,” said Bernhard Brenner, Head of Intelligence Business Cluster at Airbus Defence and Space. “Thanks to our multi-resolution satellite constellation, we guarantee seamless user access to a mix of fresh satellite imagery, open sources data and analytic products.”
IHS Jane’s has been using imagery from Airbus Defence and Space for over two years, breaking significant news stories on a second Russian base in Syria, new developments in North Korea’s nuclear programme as well as island building in the South China Sea. This new product furthers the IHS and Airbus Defence and Space partnership and gives users access to the industry’s leading tolos.
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