CROSS-INDUSTRY USER ECOSYSTEM IN ONE PLACE
The changing global security scenario and rapid technological developments in the past two decades have altered the nature of conflict. Conventional wars between the standing armed forces of nations are unlikely in the future. Hybrid warfare, characterized by low intensity conflicts, insurgencies and terrorism will be more prevalent. Use of all-weather, day and night surveillance devices has resulted in a high degree of battlefield transparency. Armed forces that possess superior intelligence gathering and analyzing capabilities will have a marked advantage over their adversaries.
Geospatial tools offer the capability of monitoring, predicting and countering threats, while helping to strategize and support field operations. The use of big data, advanced geospatial analytics software and sophisticated imaging technologies from (very) high-resolution remote sensing satellites, UAVs and other sensors enables seamless flow of information between intelligence and law enforcements agencies in pre-, real-time and post-combat operations.
Real-time views and insight of impacted regions is key to improving emergency response times, especially in vulnerable areas such as a country’s border. Considering critical situations can occur at any time, situational awareness has never been more important. Geospatial data is invaluable to the border security operations, to deliver accurate situational awareness information, enabling quick and secure decision-making, while mitigating risks, and increase national security.