Esri Software Powers Location Intelligence in Microsoft’s
Esri Software Powers Location Intelligence in Microsoft’s Defense System Demonstration
‘Tactical Edge Vehicle’ Combines GIS, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Reality for Field Missions
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 5, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that Microsoft’s Tactical Edge Platform will use Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise to give its Microsoft Azure and Azure Cognitive Services a geographic context through Esri’s advanced mapping and spatial analytics technology. The platform is intended to demonstrate to defense and intelligence professionals how they can utilize connecting field sensor data and cloud services for domestic emergency response, or for tactical field operations support in theater. This demonstration is displayed by deploying the platform in a fully operational car called the Tactical Edge Vehicle.
Soldiers or disaster response field personnel, coupled with mobile phones turned autonomous ground sensors, can capture the seen and unseen world around them with elements ranging from wireless infrastructure to photos of the population. That data is transmitted to ArcGIS, residing in Azure and using Azure Cognitive Services to apply artificial intelligence to the collected data. The AI-processed results are fused with ArcGIS’s spatial analytics, and become actionable across the ArcGIS platform, including pushing results forward into the tactical vehicle’s displayed ArcGIS Operations Dashboards. Operations Dashboards can be quickly created by anyone...