2d3 Sensing Launches Second Generation Reticle™ Georegistration

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2d3 Incorporated (dba 2d3 Sensing), a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford, UK-based OMG plc and technology leader in the field of computer vision, image understanding, and full motion imagery/video (FMV) exploitation, announced the launch of a new version of Reticle Georegistration. This enhancement is part of the latest release of its motion imagery processing, exploitation, and dissemination product suite: TacitView™ 3.3, Catalina™ 3.2, and Tungsten™ 3.4.

By adding tie-point support into Reticle, we are now allowing the user to influence the solution provided, which will now produce useful results in a much wider range of real-world aerial imaging missions.

First launched in May 2013, 2d3 Sensing’s Reticle improves geospatial metadata for use in mapping, targeting, and correcting metadata errors typical of aerial full motion video platforms. With this new release, 2d3 Sensing has extended this feature by introducing tools within the TacitView user interface that allow analysts to provide tie-points between the tactical imagery and the reference map. The result is a more rapid feature tracking solution, which enables the system to achieve georegistration with minimal latency.

“We have always taken the view that it is not good enough to simply provide ‘black box’ solutions to hard problems, because the simple fact is that data in the field is different than data in the lab. When a user is in the field, they need the ability to work with the system to ‘tune’ towards a usable output,” said Jon Damush, president of 2d3 Sensing. “By adding tie-point support into Reticle, we are now allowing the user to influence the solution provided, which will produce useful results in a much wider range of real-world aerial imaging missions.”

In addition to the latest Reticle enhancements, the most recent release of 2d3 Sensing’s product suite also includes the following updates:

  •     Still Image Mosaicking

Still Image Mosaicking, a feature that stitches multiple still images together to form one large cohesive image, is now available as a web-enabled service within Catalina. This allows users to easily integrate the functionality of Still Image Mosaicking into their workflow and provide plug-and-play interoperability with custom applications. Users can utilize the interface provided, or use Catalina’s SOAP API to build this powerful capability into their own front-end applications, enabling seamless integration into their workflows and systems.

  •     Still Image Georectification

Many times, a geo-located image needs to be produced from imagery with poor or no metadata. TacitView now features a brand new capability that allows users to capture a still image from an FMV source and manually indicate tie-points between the captured image and a user-sourced reference map. This provides the advantage of quickly retrieving outputs regardless of whether the raw imagery contains metadata.

  •     TacitView Software Development Kit (SDK)

TacitView has been designed from day 1 with a plug-in architecture to allow for the rapid development of new capabilities, without requiring comprehensive changes to the software core or architecture. This architecture is now open to select customers through a software development kit (SDK) that allows users to write their own plug-ins for TacitView and customize capabilities according to their specific needs.

About 2d3 Sensing
2d3 Sensing is an agile commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology provider specializing in the processing, exploitation, and dissemination of motion imagery and metadata. Using innovative vision science techniques and standards-based media management capabilities, 2d3 Sensing improves and extracts the information contained in motion imagery for better situational awareness and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission results. 2d3 Sensing offers stand-alone software products, software development kits (SDKs), and customized software solutions through 2d3 Sensing’s Delivery Teams. For more information, please visit http://www.2d3sensing.com or call (949) 540-0740.

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