Geospatial Data and Intelligence Solutions

Bintel has been incorporating geospatial datasets into intelligence solutions for the past four years. These data provide context and perspective that facilitates greater awareness and understanding for decision makers. Capabilities are progressing at a rapid rate, coming from new remote sensing and earth monitoring technologies, applied research from private industry and public institutions, and the bridging of physical and computer sciences. All these efforts are enabling new and exciting ways to effectively support decision-making in areas that are of high value and high consequence.   

The utility of these data are realized by a wide range of end-users in a diversity of domains. For example, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) on the battlefield, site monitoring for critical infrastructure, simulations for wildfire spread, measuring and evaluating carbon sequestration, precision agriculture, and so on. The applications are as vast as the number of activities that involve a specific location at a specific point in time. All of them, however, face similar challenges to using geospatial data for their specific functions. These are: 1) large volumes of data, 2) many types of data, 3) distribution of data sources, 4) scalable processing and analyzing data in a timely manner, and 5) making the output useable, easy to access, and easy to understand. 

The Geospatial Intelligence Process

Geospatial Intelligence Solution 

One application that has significance and importance to Bintel and our partner AAM is geohazard risk identification and monitoring. Our company and the homes of many of our employees are in areas that are greatly impacted by several geohazard risks, many of which are related. These include wildfires, floods, landslides, avalanches, and wind events. Our Geospatial Intelligence Stack™ (coming soon) is designed to directly address a significant obstacle faced by communities located in harm’s way of these forces. Specifically, the problems of identifying and harnessing the vast amount of data available, converting it into actionable intelligence and insights, serving myriad stakeholders, and making the whole process dynamic, interactive, and approachable. For Bintel, our focus on this area is more than just applying technology to other’s efforts in geohazard risk mitigation. We have a strong sense of purpose and meaning engaging in this work. We’re driven to help make our communities safer, our environment more resilient, and the livelihoods of community members more secure.    

So what does it look like? The answer to that question will depend on the user(s), the use case(s), and the area(s) of interest. Whether applied to geohazard risk, commercial real-estate asset management, corporate sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) initiatives, agricultural activities, or ISR – if it involves a place and time, we can bring it into clear view for your needs. Contact Bintel to learn more and start the conversation on how our Geospatial Intelligence Stack™ can support and enhance your work.    

Topics: ai, Data Collection, Embrace Community, sustainability, Earth Friendly, Challenge & Innovate, Ground Truth, Wildfire, Geospatial, Risk Assessment

Fred Fialco

Written by Fred Fialco

Fred began his professional career at Torray LLC, a Bethesda, MD based institutional money management firm. From 2007–2017 he was a portfolio manager of The Torray Fund, The Torray Institutional Fund, and institutional accounts. Fred left the financial industry in 2017 after a twenty-one-year career and moved out to Boulder, CO. Since that time, his efforts have been centered around community service and public safety. His activities in these areas include volunteer firefighting, EMS, technical rope rescue, ski patrol, and restorative justice. Through this work he met members of Bintel’s team and in early 2022, joined the company. His role at Bintel supports business strategy and development, partnerships, and marketing. Fred brings a unique perspective shaped by his career in finance including capital markets, economics, industry analysis, and competitive dynamics.