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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)


Geospatial Tools for Nonproliferation Analysis

Frank Pabian
Los Alamos National Laboratory

This presentation focuses on the growing role and importance of imagery analysis for nonproliferation monitoring and verification applications and how commercial satellite imagery, together with the newly available geospatial tools, can be used to promote “all-source synergy.” As additional sources of openly available information, satellite imagery in conjunction with the geospatial tools can be used to significantly augment and enhance existing information gathering techniques, procedures, and analyses in the remote detection and assessment of nonproliferation relevant activities, facilities, and programs. Foremost of the geospatial tools are the “Digital Virtual Globes” (i.e., GoogleEarth, Virtual Earth, etc.) that are far better than previously used simple 2-D plan-view line drawings for visualization of known and suspected facilities of interest. Recent exemplar studies will be discussed to illustrate the role and value of this ongoing research at LANL.

Host: Garrett Kenyon,, 7-1900, IS & T