Hexagon Geospatial Introduces 3D Environment in Cloud-Based Image Exploitation Solution

14 June 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada, June 15, 2017 – In his keynote delivered at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas, Hexagon Geospatial president Mladen Stojic introduced 3D viewing and measurement in M.App X, Hexagon Geospatial’s cloud-based image exploitation solution. This compelling technology merges the power of 3D visualization and analysis to traditional 2D cloud-based image analysis.

“Traditional geospatial intelligence operates in 2D, but a more complete understanding of the terrain and environment is key to meeting today’s security challenges,” said Hexagon Geospatial President Mladen Stojic. “By adding a 3D experience to traditional 2D workflows already operating on the cloud, we empower analysts to escape the flatlands to greater insights, increasing both the speed and, ultimately, the safety of mission-critical operations.”

M.App X is an enterprise-based solution that provides tools for the exploitation of imagery and the creation of imagery-based information products and reports. It includes a rich web-based client application that lets users capture geospatial tradecraft and share it as dynamic services across the enterprise. It also includes a lightweight browser-based client that provides image exploitation capabilities that previously required a high-end workstation.

Using the most advanced web technologies, M.App X delivers desktop-like performance and real-life visualizations. Hexagon Geospatial’s next generation solutions provide enterprise-wide sharing and analysis. Incorporating a 3D experience gives analysts a more realistic environment in which to perform their geointelligence workflows

The demonstration covered a number of early use cases, showing not only the display and navigation in 3D, but also some analysis and mensuration of imagery in the 3D environment. M.App X 3D makes it easy to take accurate, real-world measurements, digitize flight paths for animated models, and even place threat domes for situational analysis.

“Working in 3D brings a whole new level of understanding to the process of analyzing imagery,” said Brad Skelton, Senior Product Engineer. “Switching easily from a local 2D view to a global 3D view provides immediate understanding of location. Being able to tilt and move along the valleys and peaks in a scene gives a very real feel for the terrain and spatial relationships that are just not apparent from a static flat view.”

For more information on M.App X, visit http://go.hexagongeospatial.com/m-app-x


Hexagon's Geospatial division is part of Hexagon,  a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built into all processes. Our division creates solutions that visualize location intelligence. From the desktop to the browser to the edge, we bridge the divide between the geospatial and the operational worlds.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.



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M.App X

M.App X synthesizes remote sensing and GIS workflows for GEOINT operations.