Harris, which provides geospatial visualization technology and models to government and military customers, is using technology from its RealSite(R) product family to create the map. The 3D model developed for the parade route allows anyone with a computer and Internet connection to 'virtually' travel the path of the parade along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, all in clear, 3-D images. The parade will take place on May 25, 2009.
"Up until now, the public's view of the parade route online was limited to one-dimensional, static maps," said Tim Holbert, program director, American Veterans Center. "Now they can see the entire route ahead of time, as if they were just above the street, in stunning detail, right on their computer. We expect many people to use the new map to stake out good viewing spots on the day of the parade."
Photos of the 3-D map are available by clicking at the links below:
3-D urban models are built from ground, aerial and satellite imagery using technology developed for government customers and are geospatially accurate. Harris has developed nearly 500 global 3-D models during the past five years as a prime contractor for the U.S. government. These applications are used in a number of important areas:
-- Mission Planning - Site Familiarization and Planning
Difficult to access regions can be modeled and analyzed quickly and affordably, with minimal risk to personnel and resources.
-- Security - Facility and Event Security Planning and Monitoring
Accurate, photo-realistic data provides the knowledge necessary for planning the location of security cameras, sensors, motorcade routes, and other vital security information.
-- Disaster Mitigation - Disaster Mitigation Planning and Response
Modeling and simulation can be used to forecast, simulate and prepare for events in advance. Complex situations can be evaluated using real-time data integration to promote a quick and comprehensive understanding of what is happening as events take place.
-- Telecommunications - Communications Network Planning and Monitoring
Placement of satellite communication equipment can be preplanned, effectively lowering installation costs and reducing miscalculations.
About The National Memorial Day Parade
The National Memorial Day Parade, presented by the American Veterans Center, is held annually in Washington DC, and is an opportunity for thousands of patriotic Americans to come together and honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country. The event celebrates all those who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and seeks to educate the public about the meaning of this hallowed day. To learn more about the National Memorial Day Parade, visit www.nationalmemorialdayparade.com.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of $5.4 billion and 16,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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