LeadDog selects i-cubed’s GAME for geo-photo management

LeadDog Consulting Selects i-cubed’s GAME for Large Scale Geospatial Full Motion Video and Photo Mapping Management

FORT COLLINS, Colorado – ANCHORAGE, Alaska  (September 14, 2012) – i-cubed, LLC and LeadDog Consulting, LLC are pleased to announce the implementation and launch of GAME™ – Geospatial Asset Management Environment – for LeadDog’s unique POI+PIC and StreetLevel Imagery offerings.

LeadDog Consulting is an Alaska-based company delivering worldwide, mission-critical GIS street, road, POI mapping and street-level imagery. LeadDog specializes in “hyper-local” maps and geospatial media for developing nations and emerging regions where accurate high-quality location data was previously unavailable. Their spatial data products cover the Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America, including volatile, hard-to-reach areas such as Syria, Libya and Somalia. 

LeadDog’s offerings include POI+PIC and StreetLevel Imagery, which provides building-level points of interest accompanied with a picture photographed from the street. POI+PIC exactly pinpoints a business, government building, hotel, cell tower and many other features along with the name, type, address, phone, website plus a street-level geotagged picture. StreetLevel Imagery provides a center, left and right view around the feature and imagery up and down the street from it. Used in conjunction with satellite imagery, their street-level imagery provides a proper view  of the building/feature and relevant intelligence.

 With literally hundreds of thousands of images and videos to store, organize and manage, LeadDog needed a secure and scalable centralized system to handle this vast and constantly-growing collection of geospatial media. After a thorough evaluation of other solutions, GAME was selected as their platform for hosting and displaying their StreetLevel Imagery and POI+PIC products. LeadDog chose GAME for its ability to mesh media and spatial information, including the capability to ingest numerous different types of data formats and its flexibility to manipulate and customize viewing instances that tailor to a specific client’s needs.

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LeadDog Consulting’s Founder, Jim Anderson, explains: “We can easily display our StreetLevel Imagery work, along with i-cubed’s rich base layers, to clients wherever their area of interest may be. Our clients can deploy a solution that combines the best of digital map products from both companies, providing unparalleled imagery detail from overhead satellite imagery to on-the-ground, field-collected imagery and GIS data. GAME is the stepping stone that helped turn our data into an application.” 

 Given LeadDog’s mission-critical services to global enterprise and military/intelligence markets, it was not only important to have a feature rich application, but also a well-supported solution. i-cubed maintains a proven infrastructure, competent development team and unparalleled 24/7 operational support team. “The staff at i-cubed is responsive, helpful, and friendly. They communicate clearly and carry themselves in a very professional manner. They have also developed very detailed user manuals for the “do-it-yourself” types. We really couldn’t be more pleased to work with such a great crew,” says Anderson. 

 About i-cubed : information integration & imaging, LLC
i-cubed offers enterprise geospatial data and information management solutions for corporate and government clients. Our services and applications leverage Earth imagery and map data, as well as rich geospatial media from ground and low altitude – large area data collection missions. Our solutions encompass visualization, exploration and engineering projects, as well as environmental and critical infrastructure monitoring of transportation and energy transmission corridors. We offer a full range of products and services in imagery procurement, custom processing, analysis and distribution. Image archive management and geospatial multimedia dissemination systems are provided by our DataDoors™ and GAME™ platforms for customers with existing data collections. For more information please visit www.i3.com.

 About LeadDog Consulting, LLC
With map coverage for over 130 countries, LeadDog’s digital map products are used by customers in every corner of the world. For over a decade, LeadDog has been developing its map databases of high quality global GIS street mapping data to support the needs of customers across many industries, such as: enterprise, consumer, and mobile asset management, as well as to meet the needs of the government, military and intelligence community who have come to count on us for our expertise in mapping the most volatile and hard-to-reach regions of the world. For more information please visit goleaddog.com.

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The NY Times used a lot of LeadDog mapping when illustrating the Libya conflict in August 2011.  Check out those maps.

Our most ‘famous’ map data of Abbottabad, Pakistan was used on the front page of the NY Times on May 3, 2011 for the graphic:  BEHIND THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN.

Foreign Affairs article uses LeadDog mapping

LeadDog works with many major media outlets to provide mapping content for print, web and television. Our map coverage is well known in these circles as providing comprehensive and timely coverage in many of the world’s hot spots.  

Recently, Sam Pebble from Sample Cartography put together a map graphic for a Foreign Affairs article on the Triple Frontier where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. 

You can check out the map and article here

If you work as a cartographer for a media outlet, please let us know how we can assist.

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Team wrapping it up on St. Martin and Saint Maarten today then time to return to winter.