The military has been struggling with cataloging and retrieving its huge libraries of full motion video (FMV) for more than ten years. The video, captured by both manned and unmanned aircraft, rapidly reached unmanageable levels.
Without some way to catalog the video, critical details can be lost, because finding the right video clip becomes impossible in a reasonable period of time. Everyone agreed that the solution to the problem is to index the video clips by date, time and location, preferably with an exact georeferenced footprint. This is now possible with tools from Esri, Hexagon Geospatial and others.
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