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Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77878
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-004-0036
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Geosemble Technologies
841 Apollo Street, Suite 400 El Segundo, CA 90245-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0120
Award Amount: $99,945.00
 

Abstract:

Maps are an incredibly rich source of information, but the information contained in a map is often locked up in a raster image. Sometimes the original source data used to create the map is available, but more often than not this information has either been lost or is not available. In the proposed project, we propose to develop the technology that will make it possible to exploit the huge number of raster maps available and use them for imagery analysis. In particular, we will develop the technology for automatically finding online raster maps, automatically aligning the raster maps with satellite imagery, and automatically extracting the information contained in a maps, such as transportation networks, hydrographic layers, and the textual labels on the information. The resulting technology will allow an analyst to view a satellite image for any place in the world, automatically find and align the maps covering that region, and then overlay selected layers from the map to better understand the information shown in an image.

Principal Investigator:

Ching-Chien Chen
Director of Research and Engineerin
3104149849
jchen@geosemble.com

Business Contact:

Scott Battenburg
VP of Finance
3104149849
sbattenburg@fetch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GEOSEMBLE TECHNOLOGIES
2041 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 245 El Segundo, CA 90245

EIN/Tax ID: 412159064
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Dept. of Contracts & Grants
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact: Barbara A. Lewis
Contact Phone: (213) 740-6061
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university