GeoEye RoadTracker™ Now Available for Overwatch Geospatial Systems Feature Analyst®

June 11, 2008
Enhanced and Automatic Feature Capabilities Reduce Analysis Time and Related Costs

Sterling, VA - June 11, 2008 - Overwatch Geospatial Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the integration of GeoEye RoadTracker™ with its award-winning feature-extraction program, Feature Analyst®. RoadTracker extends the ease-of-use and time-saving advantages of Feature Analyst by adding new capabilities for the many government and industry users of Overwatch Geospatial Systems' suite of tools.

RoadTracker accelerates the collection of roads and other linear features from satellite or aerial imagery by allowing users to click on two ends of a linear feature, such as a road, prompting the software to automatically trace the centerline of the feature between the two endpoints, curves and all. This new tool also includes automatic feature attribution, and other smart editing capabilities that greatly improve speed, accuracy and workflow when collecting map-quality linear features. This application is functional on any road surface type using either panchromatic or multi-spectral imagery.

"RoadTracker provides a solution to image analysts' pressing feature-extraction needs. We have worked closely with GeoEye to integrate their technology with ours, and have created a powerful solution for Feature Analyst users," stated David Opitz, president of Overwatch Geospatial Systems' VLS Operations. "RoadTracker is now available on all base packages where Feature Analyst 4.2 resides, including Remote View™, ELT™, ArcGIS® and ERDAS IMAGINE®."

GeoEye's director of Geospatial Analysis and Photogrammetric Engineering, Jacek F. Grodecki, added, "We developed RoadTracker for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and its subcontractors, who produce road network layers using manual methods. By re-architecting RoadTracker as a componentized plug-in tool and partnering with Overwatch Geospatial Systems we are eliminating this time-consuming and tedious task."

For more information on Feature Analyst and RoadTracker, or to try a free demo, visit RoadTracker is a trademarked product of GeoEye.

About GeoEye
GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) is the premier provider of geospatial (or location-based) information, imagery and solutions for the national security community, strategic partners, resellers and commercial customers to help them better map, measure and monitor the world. GeoEye operates a constellation of Earth imaging satellites, mapping aircraft and has an international network of ground stations, a robust imagery archive, and advanced imagery processing capabilities that develop innovative location-based information products and solutions. GeoEye will launch its newest satellite, GeoEye-1, in the coming months from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GeoEye-1 will be the world's highest resolution and most accurate commercial imaging satellite. GeoEye provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, GeoEye maintains a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS), and has achieved company-wide ISO accreditation. For more information, visit

About Overwatch Geospatial Systems
Overwatch Geospatial Systems is the preferred geospatial and imagery software solution provider to the US Intelligence Community and Unified Commands. Used by thousands of government geospatial and imagery analysts, Overwatch Geospatial produces RemoteView, ELT/Series, Feature Analyst, LIDAR Analyst, Urban Analyst, InterSCOPE and ASIS Zoom 500. Overwatch Geospatial Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation (Textron Systems) has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for over 50 years. Known for its precision smart weapons, intelligent battlefield systems, surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, aircraft control components, piston engines, armored vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems, Textron Systems includes AAI, HR Textron, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch Tactical Operations, Overwatch Geospatial Operations, Textron Defense Systems, and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at

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