Globe Building


From asset tracking to hydrocarbon exploration, Thermopylae’s background in GIS and GEOINT allows us to provide analysis and indexing of geospatial data sets for a number of different applications.  Our experience with Google Earth Enterprise dates back to 2007.  Around the time when the general public was first discovering the wonders of “seeing their house from space”, TST’s team of developers and geospatial engineers were already the subject matter experts in leveraging the power of Google Earth Enterprise and Big Data – across multiple industries.  The awesome power of Google Earth allows novice users to explore the world in a way like never before – panning the globe from mountain peaks to the depths of ocean with just a swipe of the mouse; we’re all familiar with its capabilities.  But how do you make such a large amount of data accessible to warfighters in disconnected regions around the world?  How can you provide decision makers with the most up-to-date information?  How can you maintain the “need to know” classification of sensitive military geospatial intelligence?

Enter Thermopylae and iSpatial.

Thermopylae’s crack team of developers and leaders – with their combined dozens of years in the military and GEOINT fields – created a way to manage and share the latest (and historical!) geospatial data of all types with users across the globe – including those operating on disconnected and classified environments and networks.  Leveraging the familiarity, speed, and reliability of Google Earth Enterprise, TST’s iSpatial proved itself over and over as a leading solution for a wide variety of customers.  The US Department of State – Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DoS – DS) called on TST to create a “VIP Tracker”.  TST supplied custom Google Earth globes – layered with the latest hi-resolution imagery and terrain data, roads, and relevant POI’s – that were used to track Diplomats as they crisscrossed the world.  These globes were used in command centers state-side, as well as packaged up into a “portable” format – which allowed operators traveling in a convoy of vehicles in a remote corner of earth to see the same data.

Thermopylae’s iSpatial – a CM&D (Collection Management & Dissemination) framework built on top the familiar Google Maps and Earth interfaces – is used by the DoD and Allied nations to support spatial situational awareness. iSpatial allows the good guys to track resources and assist – on land and in the air – in a content-rich, 4-dimensional environment; as easy to use as Google Earth in your web browser.  iSpatial takes the power of Google Earth further by enabling users to toggle custom data layers on and off, uploading their own relevant content, and easily creating new data – all at the same time, in the same interface.  Don’t forget – the Google Earth Globe at the base of it all is loaded up with all of the user’s own imagery, terrain, and vector geo-data – all created by Thermopylae.

If you have a need to make your Big Data portable, the GEE and accompanying future components provide a compelling package of capabilities to meet those requirements.