GeoVideo Brings DVD Video to the ESRI ArcGIS Mapping Environment

FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 29 – Red Hen Systems, Inc. announces the release of GeoVideo, a pioneering new extension to ESRI ArcGIS (versions 8.x and 9.0) which enables users to integrate DVD video into interactive maps. Red Hen Systems, an ESRI Business Partner and supplier of the popular PixPoint extension to ArcGIS, adds GeoVideo to its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for collecting and exploiting digital stills and DVD videography within GIS environments.

"Our users have proven that DVD video is an effective medium for communicating what’s happening in the real world," said Norton Ewart, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Red Hen Systems. "We’re pleased to extend this powerful capability to the ESRI community."

Using off-the-shelf DVD video cameras and GPS receivers, users collect video by vehicle, watercraft, foot, or aircraft. Red Hen Systems offers several low-cost field solutions for encoding video with geo-referenced information using a patented technique which preserves the integrity of the video through the editing process. GeoVideo rapidly processes the video and creates an index layer of the collection route, which users can click on at any point to access the video. As the video plays, a moving cursor indicates position and camera direction. At any point, users can capture a spatially-referenced still image from the video. Spatial DVD data also can be easily distributed to other GeoVideo users.

"Adding spatial random access to DVD video in a mapped environment has proven to be an effective decision support solution, saving time, money, and in some cases even lives, in defense/intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, transportation, utilities, natural resources and other industries," said Ewart.

Some of the many applications benefiting from spatial multimedia are route reconnaissance, mission planning and briefing, maintenance and construction planning, municipal management, corridor mapping, rangeland management, species management, and coral reef mapping.

For additional information on GeoVideo and PixPoint, including pricing and availability, visit Red Hen Systems at

Based in Fort Collins, Colo., Red Hen Systems, Inc., is a leading global provider of spatial multimedia solutions for improved decision-making. Easy-to-use data collection tools and digital map-making capabilities allow users to publish interactive maps at the push of a button. Through Red Hen Systems technology, a clearer picture of a complex world emerges.

For further information, please contact: Norton Ewart of Red Hen Systems, Inc., +1-970-493-3952,; or Carol Borchert of Connect! Communications, LLC, +1-970-225-2853,, for Red Hen Systems, Inc.