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CHRONICLE: A New Visualization Tool for the GEOINT Community

As the operational community struggles to visualize large volumes of data, Riverside Research is investing in a solution called CHRONICLE that offers web users a unique collection visualization search and display capability. Designed by the Modeling and Application Development Laboratory (MAD Lab) as an Independent Research and Development (IR&D) project, CHRONICLE is an extensible, easily integrated web-based application that quickly searches, discovers, and displays geo-tagged data.

Many collection systems produce hundreds of reference polygons (collection footprints) on a daily basis. With CHRONICLE, the user can quickly and interactively query previously executed, current, or planned collection footprints which overlay user-defined search areas or points of interest. The results are then displayed on a four-dimensional colorized globe detailing the area with information related to the collection.

CHRONICLE was designed to easily integrate into existing search engines, offering a common visualization interface. The tool’s flexible data adapter supports connection to almost any data library, mining the metadata and delivering relevant information to each user query. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency recently integrated CHRONICLE with another Riverside Research tool: the Enterprise Collection Research Tool (eCRT), the MAD Lab’s flagship web application supporting the GEOINT Community’s collection requirement operations.

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