Exelis Visual Information Solutions to Support Imagery Collected from Landsat Data Continuity Mission

  Exelis Visual Information Solutions to Support Imagery Collected from
  Landsat Data Continuity Mission

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BOULDER, Colo. -- February 12, 2013

ITT Exelis (NYSE:XLS) subsidiary Exelis Visual Information Solutions will
fully support NASA’s visualization and analysis of data and images collected
from the Landsat 8 satellite through the company’s ENVI software. The launch
of Landsat 8, referred to as the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), took
place Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base inCalifornia.

ENVI is used by commercial and government organizations like NASA and its
partners for its capabilities in visualizing and analyzing spectral data,
including multispectral data such as that collected by the LDCM. ENVI’s
support of the digital file format generated by the new satellite will allow
organizations around the world to effectively use Landsat 8 data for
applications critical to global change research: agriculture, mapping,
geology, forestry, regional planning, surveillance, and education.

“Geospatial imagery is used to evaluate biodiversity, detect and identify
targets, plan emergency response efforts and a variety of other applications
important to understanding the world around us,” said Jaye Lampe, president of
Exelis Visual Information Solutions. “Exelis is an active proponent of the
affordability and accessibility of Landsat data, and ENVI has been an integral
component of the Landsat program for over 20 years.”

ENVI software is designed to make it easy for any level of user to turn raw
data into useful information. ENVI is already used with data from all previous
Landsat missions across a variety of government organizations for
environmental, disaster management and military and intelligence applications,
including monitoring water quality; measuring glacier recession; analyzing
population growth; researching invasive plant species; and assessing damage
from hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters.

Functionality in the latest version of ENVI will allow LDCM data users to
automatically extract metadata from files for radiometric calibration and
atmospheric correction, to easily pan-sharpen images in order to enhance
spatial resolution, to automatically register multiple images together for
easy comparison, and to detect change between images taken at different times.

For more information about ENVI, please visit the Exelis Visual Information
Solutions website, or see a demonstration at the upcoming Esri Federal GIS
Conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25-27.

About Exelis Visual Information Solutions

Exelis Visual Information Solutions provides desktop, cloud and mobile
software solutions to help professionals across industries transform
geospatial imagery and complex data into actionable information. The company’s
150,000 customers from more than 80 countries use our custom services and
products – ENVI and IDL – to quickly and easily visualize and analyze all
types of data and imagery for better, more informed decision making. Combined
with classroom and onsite training, best-in-class customer support, and custom
consulting, Exelis Visual Information Solutions software products provide
leading edge technology to span the imagery workflow, from data ingest to
exploitation and delivery. www.exelisvis.com

About ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging
global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and
surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and
information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite
aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year
legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers
worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for
managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean,
Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8
billion. www.exelisinc.com

©2013 Exelis Visual Information Solutions

Contact:

Exelis Visual Information Solutions
Kristen Maglia, 303-413-3906
kristen.maglia@exelisvis.com
 
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