PHOENIX, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. companies i2 and ESRI have joined to provide new geospatial and intelligence data solutions for counter-terrorism applications in the defense market.
ESRI and i2 announced plans to release human terrain mapping modules that combines i2's intelligence software technologies with ESRI's geospatial analysis solutions, including an initial offering of the ESRI Foundation Module for i2's Analyst's Notebook.
Guillaume Tissot, i2 vice president of product marketing, suggested i2 and ESRI teamed up to address the growing need for geospatial intelligence tools like human terrain mapping, which are increasingly critical for counterinsurgency operations in places such as Afghanistan.
The companies plan to release the i2 Notebook with ESRI Foundation Module among other future solutions in a move to address the geospatial analysis requirements of the defense and homeland security market.
"Understanding and mapping the nuanced political, social, ethnic and religious networks in an area of operation is critical to current and future counterinsurgency and our collaboration with ESRI gives commanders and human terrain teams the best solution of its kind for accomplishing their mission," Tissot said in a statement.