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Geospatial for Mexican national protection initiatives


The Mexican Navy is using ERDAS Apollo to manage and serve geospatial imagery and data in support of its national protection initiatives.

The Mexican Navy imagery warehouse includes hundreds of terabytes and thousands of images. Imagery and derived products are acquired and produced daily. In early 2007, the Mexican Navy was struggling to keep its imagery catalogue up-to-date. Additionally, it was under pressure to make sense of the increasing variety and quantity of imagery products being delivered and respond to growing internal and external demands for that data.
Since 1941, the Mexican Navy has carried out the presidential mandate to oversee and safeguard 11,000 kilometres of Mexican coastlines, navigable inland water bodies, and the territorial sea and maritime aerial space. Geospatial information is crucial for operations supporting that mandate. Officers of the Mexican Navy worked closely with MAPA, the ERDAS Distributor in Mexico, to find a solution.

The Chief of the Department for the Imagery and Geospatial Information Division of the Mexican Navy said, “For the Mexican Navy, ERDAS has provided a technological tool to improve, modernise and facilitate the current competence regarding the handling of enterprise geographic information used for planning operations. The ERDAS solution is a complete workflow. Satellite imagery processing and analysis is performed, including geometric corrections, advanced processing and multispectral analysis both in 2D and 3D environments. Then the solution enables the administration, management and dissemination of massive volumes of information. Through all of this, we are now well equipped to provide Navy Commands with accurate and reliable geospatial information for operation development and decision-making support.”

With ERDAS Apollo in place at the Mexican Navy, end users have seen a significant improvement in image delivery and the ability to easily integrate geospatial information into their applications. They also now have the means to engage in higher levels of geospatial collaboration.

Source: ERDAS