The employees of GISetc appreciate and support the service of our American military. In honor of Memorial Day this week, we are highlighting a week of geospatial links about our service men and women.
Instead of our typical app we share that you, as a consumer, can download, we are shaking it up this week. Today we are talking about an app that uses GIS and military cowdsourcing to make our military safer.
“The Army held a contest for iPhone and Android applications for software developers to see what they could do for the military market.
The above display on the iPad of a Textron Systems employee shows a map of friendly and hostile locations — the blue houses have U.S. troops in them — that soldiers can gather out in the field and send back to their command stations for further analysis. It’s running through SoldierEyes, a secure cloud that runs lots of little applets for intelligence, command-and-control and battlefield awareness, developed by two Textron subsidiaries, Overwatch and AAI.”
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Originally posted at: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/10/tracking-the-bad-guys-yeah-theres-an-app-for-that/ by: Spencer Ackerman