ObjectFX Wins US Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation’s Industry Achievement Award

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ObjectFX is recognized by the USGIF for developing SpatialRULES, a Complex Event Processor (CEP) for geospatial data. SpatialRULES fuses multiple streams of real-time data from sensors and services to form a more complete decision making picture.

ObjectFX Corporation, a leading provider of dynamic geospatial tools and middleware, announced that President Steve Panzer and Chief Technology Officer David Hemphill received the 2010 USGIF Industry Achievement Award. ObjectFX was presented with the award on Nov. 3rd at the annual GEOINT conference in New Orleans, LA for developing and deploying SpatialRULES, a Complex Event Processor (CEP) for geospatial data.

Each year the USGIF presents awards to the most influential members of the geospatial intelligence community from academia, government, and industry. Recognized for outstanding achievements and innovations, winners are selected based on their contributions for advancing the intelligence tradecraft.

“It’s quite an honor to be selected,” said Mr. Panzer. “This is a testament to the hard work and contributions of not only our people at ObjectFX but our mission partners as well. ObjectFX places a high value on our partnerships within the intelligence community. This award confirms we’re doing a lot of the right things.”

ObjectFX originally developed SpatialRULES in cooperation with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). As a complex event processor, SpatialRULES is capable of analyzing billions of sensor inputs to detect events such as when objects cluster together or move apart, when a population suddenly increases or decreases within a zone, or objects move into or out of geo-fenced areas.

“An important advantage SpatialRULES delivers is the ability to correlate events between many different kinds of data sources using time and location,” Mr. Hemphill said. “This provides a linking mechanism to fuse tens, hundreds, or thousands of data sources together into a common view.”

By cross correlating multiple layers of intelligence a more complete picture is formed, providing better decision making tools for C4ISR, situational awareness, mission planning, force tracking, and other intelligence, defense, and homeland security missions. In both the real-time and forensic modes, SpatialRULES can extend the analyst’s capabilities so they can do more with the resources they have.

About ObjectFX Corporation

ObjectFX (R) Corporation is a privately held company that provides tools to leverage the full value of dynamic geospatial and temporal data for intelligence, defense, and homeland security. Their suite of products include SpatialRULES, a Complex Event Processing (CEP) Engine that provides real time analysis of spatial and temporal data, SpatialFX, a toolkit for embedding web-based mapping and imagery services into applications, and Symbology Service, a web service for dynamically providing map symbology including the full range of MIL-STD 2525 and Homeland Security symbology sets. For more information, visit ObjectFX at http://www.objectfx.com.


USGIF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational foundation dedicated to promoting the tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals whose mission focus is the development and application of geospatial intelligence data to address national security objectives. For more information, visit USGIF at http://www.usgif.org.

Contact Information:

Steve Panzer – President
ObjectFX Corporation

David Hemphill – CTO
ObjectFX Corporation

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