TerraGo Technologies Congratulates Ray Caputo, Army Corps of Engineers, for USGIF Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Award Win

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Army TEC Geographer Honored for Work and Dedication to Army GeoPDF project

We're proud to be associated with the award-winning implementation of technology that is equipping our nation's armed forces and those who support them with the ability to respond faster and make better decisions. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize Ray Caputo and his team as true visionaries in this industry and great partners to our company.

TerraGo® Technologies, a provider of software solutions that extend the access and application of geospatial data to professional consumers, congratulates Ray Caputo, geographer for the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center, for winning the 2008 Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Award in the Military category. Caputo was selected by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Awards Committee for exceptional work in support, promotion and development of the Army GeoPDF® project. He received his award at the 2008 GEOINT Symposium in Nashville, Tenn. late last month.

Caputo discussed the accomplishment with GEOINT attendees in the TerraGo Innovation Lab on the show floor. During his presentation, Caputo discussed how the project originated between the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Army TEC as the organizations looked for a better way to replicate and distribute their maps and images in support of national security objectives. Key accomplishments within the project that were highlighted include:

  • NGA Research Center has converted more than 31,000 standard products into Raster GeoPDFs.
  • Army TEC has packaged most of these maps by country with an easy to use Index map, which is distributed via DVD and through websites.
  • Army TEC has converted nearly 60,000 USGS Digital Raster Graphic files from GeoTIFF to GeoPDF, and these are posted on the USGS store website http://store.usgs.gov.

Currently underway are many other projects, including the Inland Electronic Navigation Chart (IENC) Data Team's plans to publish 7,800 miles of navigable waterways in the US in GeoPDF format; the NGA's plans to deliver Geospatial Contingency Packages (GCP) and Iraq country and city atlases; and the Army's inclusion of TerraGo Publisher software as part of its Digital Topographic Support System (DTSS), that utilize the capabilities of the TerraGo Publisher software that produces the GeoPDF files.

According to Rick Cobb, president and CEO for TerraGo, "We're proud to be associated with the award-winning implementation of technology that is equipping our nation's armed forces and those who support them with the ability to respond faster and make better decisions. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize Ray Caputo and his team as true visionaries in this industry and great partners to our company."

For more information on the project, visit http://www.tec.army.mil.

About TerraGo Technologies
TerraGo Technologies delivers software applications that extend the access and application of maps and images for non-GIS users and customers. More than 700 organizations, including many defense and intelligence agencies, utility companies, public safety departments, and environmental engineering teams, depend on TerraGo software. The TerraGo Publisher® Suite allows organizations to consume and optimize data from any source and create a geo-enabled PDF, also known as a GeoPDF®. The TerraGo Collaboration® Suite offers desktop, web-based and mobile software applications that automate geospatial collaboration and information gathering. When used in conjunction with TerraGo Composer®, customers are able to configure easy-to-use maps and images while embedding relevant business context, forms and workflows. With a strong ecosystem of partners, including Adobe, ESRI, ERDAS, Intergraph, BAE Systems and Trimble, millions of professionals use geospatial data that has been enabled by TerraGo in order to be more productive, improve quality and make better decisions. For more information, visit http://www.terragotech.com.

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