US: GeoEye has announced the delivery of new capabilities to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). GeoEye”s EnhancedView Web Hosting Service (WHS) is now connected to additional government networks. This new capability will provide soldiers and intelligence analysts around the world easy access to unclassified, high-resolution earth imagery through classified and unclassified US government networks.
The EnhancedView WHS provides users with online access to GeoEye and third-party earth imagery processed into highly precise foundation geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and base maps. The EnhancedView WHS has been accessible on the Internet since May 2011. The will allow users to access this service through their preferred customer networks or access points. As new imagery is collected, it will be immediately updated and disseminated to users through intuitive Web map interfaces. Users can also access identical imagery through applications complaint with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) such as Esri”s ArcGIS, Google Earth and certain government portals. Users now automatically receive electronic notification when a new imagery is available over specific or broad areas of interest.
The additional delivery was on schedule and included NGA certification and accreditation. The new delivery activates a USD 750,000 additional monthly payment to GeoEye under the current terms of the EnhancedView Service Level Agreement (SLA).
“By enabling additional access to the EnhancedView WHS, GeoEye can help soldiers; analysts and map producers gain more timely access to relevant GEOINT. This is a major step forward in supporting the NGA”s strategic vision and mission objectives,” said Chris Incardona, GeoEye”s senior director, Government Programs, NGA.