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Open Source Information Geospatial Overlay (OSIGO)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
83212
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
07ST1-0037
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: 2007
Title: Open Source Information Geospatial Overlay (OSIGO)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0261
Award Amount: $98,999.00
 

Abstract:

There is an abundance of text documents, news articles, intelligence reports, etc. containing information that is particularly valuable in understanding and analyzing aerial/satellite imagery. These text documents can be annotated with the corresponding lat/long coordinates of the geospatial references using commercial tools, such as MetaCarta. However, this approach is 1) not scalable since new documents should continuously be annotated and 2) limited to only those geographical features that already exist in the MetaCarta gazetteer. Even if the document is annotated, numerous "links" to all the related documents from a target image is not an effective presentation method. In this project, we will develop the technology for automatically 1) finding text documents relevant to a given imagery without any a priori annotation of the documents (similar to a search engine), 2) ranking the documents based on their geospatial relevance to the imagery, 3) summarizing the documents, and 4) linking the documents to their corresponding location on the imagery. The resulting technology will allow an analyst to view a satellite image for any place in the world, automatically find and link the geospatially related documents, and then browse the summary of the documents to better understand the information shown in an image.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Chen
Director of Research and Developmen
3104149849
jchen@geosemble.com

Business Contact:

Scott Battenburg
CFO
3104149849
sbattenburg@geosemble.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
837 West Downey Way, Room 306
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1147
Contact: Elizabeth Hisserich
Contact Phone: (213) 821-1106
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university