WOW Product #1
Eye Resolution Display System (ERDS)
BAE Systems - Information Systems Sector
10920 Technology Place
San Diego, CA 92127
WOW Product #2
SD Stereo Monitor
1195 NW Compton Dr.
Beaverton OR 97006
Among the really cool and new technologies
was the 3D
monitor by Planar along with their partner Matrox. But
it was more than seeing imagery in 3D.Most of us still operate in a 2D
world. Planar's SD product line features a technology they call
StereoMirrorTM.The monitors are addressed
via any of several existing stereo modes including Windows, DirectX or
OpenGL.The 3D effect is provided by one monitor for each eye and
projected onto the display mirror.Polarized glasses allow the separate
images to be fused to create a three-dimensional view.Flat
is great for floors, tables and ironing boards, but doesn't make a real
scintillating basis for getting people excited about a technology.The
unit comes in several models (see photos below):
WOW Product #3
nuiPlugin for ArcGIS
45616 Willow Pond Plaza
Sterling VA 20164
The nuiPlugin from Pixia Corporation promises to address massive amounts of raster data....very fast.In the demo, over 580 gigabytes of raster data were displayed in a seamless view in about a second through standard computer interface.The image was not compressed or indexed.The New Universal Image (.nui) format is proprietary and under review for a patent.It addresses an awful lot of data very fast...believe me.
WOW Product #4
Pliable Display Technology
Idelix Software Inc.
555-1122 Mainland Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 5L1
Pliable Display Technology (PDT) has been around for a while but it is first time we've had a good look at the product.Again, PDT is another technology that provides a flexible way to zoom into a specific area without changing the zoom factor for the remainder of the image.On display at GEOINT was a large touch screen monitor (we first saw these at the ESRI conference this year; see our "Wow Technology" article from that conference) According to Idelix, "PDT is an immersive user interface (UI) that incorporates detail-in-context viewing and editing techniques to improve accuracy and efficiency when performing visually intensive tasks.PDT lenses can be configured, moved and manipulated in real time, resulting in a "virtual lens." As the PDT lens moves over an image, it magnifies a subset of data while keeping the connectivity to the rest of the space-the result is detail-in-context viewing, and the ability to take full advantage of the information presented regardless of the platform, device or screen size being used."
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WOW Product #5
GeoCover NaturalVue 2000
Earth Satellite Corporation
6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Earth Satellite Corporation has been the premier satellite image manipulation and enhancement company for many, many years.NaturalVue 2000 is a global, seamless, natural color, 15 meter resolution image.The entire mosaic was derived using EarthSat's Landsat orthorectification software called GeoCover Ortho.It was developed by Jon Dykstra at EarthSat, long recognized as a pioneer in image processing going back to the early Landsat days.
| In summary...
What does this all mean to the average GIS professional in the intelligence business? Your war room is ready...the technology is here today....there are incredible visualization aids that make image interpretation and analysis faster and easier...although probably not cheaper!