Defusing Terrorism in Europe with Geospatial Intelligence

Despite the number of security measures we have put in place, terror can strike anywhere and anytime. Both Paris and Brussels, major cities in Western Europe, were hit in a span of five months – Paris on 13 November 2015, and Brussels on 22 March 2016. Not only were lives lost and injuries suffered, the cities came to a standstill as defense, security, and emergency response authorities struggled to contain the situation and prevent further loss of life or damage to infrastructure. Every bit of intelligence – pre-emptive and post-facto – can prove to be crucial in emergency situations, and Geospatial Intelligence plays a critical role in making smart, timely and informed decisions. Read on to learn how.

The Geospatial Intelligence Advantage

Geospatial solutions create integrated information for a Common Operating Picture, facilitating realistic situation assessment, and managing their on-field personnel/troop. However, relying on geospatial intelligence means bulk-loads of data that must be collected, stored, processed and managed efficiently to create accurate, authoritative and actionable information.


Fused Intelligence for Informed Decisions: Rapidly fuse data from various sources to perform sophisticated analysis and present actionable intelligence

Increased Efficiencies and Time Savings: Shorten data search with robust geospatial information management and automated ingest, so you can spend more time performing analysis

Advanced Analysis and Reporting: Collection of powerful spatial queries and visualizations enable analysts to identify trends and make high-confidence decisions.

The Challenges

Defense organizations are taxed with collecting and analyzing an increasing volume of imagery from varied and complex sources. Imagery, vector, and elevation data all need to be fused together in support of comprehensive geospatial analyses.

The Solution

Hexagon Geospatial provides powerful, highly dynamic, and intuitive products to assist intelligence, military, and defense organizations worldwide. Hexagon Geospatial partners in Western Europe –Imagem (Benelux), Geosystems GmbH (Germany), and Geosystems France (France & French-speaking Africa) – leverage these products to create solutions that help defense organizations face challenges in their day-to-day operations and in responding to emergency situations. Learn more.

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About the Author

Yashita Arora

Yashita Arora is the marketing consultant for Imagem, responsible for strategizing, development, execution, measurement, and reporting of customer-facing demand-generation programs that support sales goals. Prior to this position, she was regional marketing manager for Asia-Pacific at Hexagon Geospatial. She has over nine years of experience in the IT and geospatial industry in areas such as marketing, communications, content development and presales.

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