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Saab, Digital Global partner on new mapping system

Oct. 9, 2012, Stockholm, Swe. -  Saab and DigitalGlobe today announced they have partnered to deliver the next-generation of Saab's Vricon Rapid 3D Mapping system.


October 9, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

Under the terms of the agreement, DigitalGlobe's stereoscopic satellite imagery and temporal analysis data will be integrated into the Vricon solution, enabling faster creation of highly-accurate, photo-realistic 3D maps of specific areas of interest.

This week, representatives from Saab will be demonstrating the new Vricon system in DigitalGlobe's booth #1401 at GEOINT Symposium 2012 in Orlando, FL. Demonstrations will take place Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10 starting at 2 p.m. EDT.

"This partnership between Saab and DigitalGlobe represents a significant step forward in the geo intelligence community," said Fredrik Rosenqvist, President of Vricon Systems at Saab. "It provides our customers with on-time access to high resolution 3D data based on satellite imagery."

The Vricon system automatically and rapidly generates high resolution 3D data based on imagery from satellites, UAVs and manned aircraft. Vricon is built for integration in additional systems and applications, such as intelligence reporting, mission planning and rehearsal, training and simulation as well as coordinate extraction and georeferencing of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors.

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"Using imagery from DigitalGlobe's satellites, the Vricon system can generate data with enough detail to identify and extract the 3D location of a window on a building," said Andrea Bersan, DigitalGlobe's International Vice President. "Our satellites allow Saab to extend the Vricon system to all regions of the world, enabling military personnel, first responders and other end-users to obtain 3D images anywhere on earth with or without a physical presence on the ground."