SAIC Geospatial Data Software Designed for Google Earth; John Thomas Comments

John Thomas

Science Applications International Corp. has released a new commercial software application for creating and editing geographic information systems data in Google Earth, the company announced Thursday.

According to the company, GRGlobe visualizes spatial data by structuring it into layers and overlaying the feature data on a Google Earth globe.

The program structures data for GIS use in government, defense, emergency response, law enforcement, energy, environmental, utility, education, land management and forestry.

John Thomas, a senior vice president and business unit general manager, said the new application adds techniques for “managing and interacting with GIS data to the Google Earth environment.”

“We look forward to continuing to make GIS easier for novice users, but also provide a very productive and efficient interface for experienced users to manage, analyze, display, and disseminate geospatial information with popular software tools to solve difficult customer problems,” he added in a release.

For GRGlobe, the company said it re-purposed tools from its GeoRover software to offer the same features in Google Earth including common coordinates, coordinaate importing for visualizing and features for creating products from layers.


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