BAE Systems Releases Latest Version of SOCET SET®

SAN DIEGO – December 17, 2004 – BAE Systems has released SOCET SET version 5.2, its robust digital photogrammetric software application—the most accurate and flexible image analysis software in the industry.  The new version delivers increased productivity through several innovative processes, including the SOCET for ArcGIS® module, which provides 3D feature collection capabilities in ESRI’s ArcMap environment, permitting users to edit personal or multi-user geodatabases without photogrammetric expertise.

“SOCET SET now enriches the GIS professional’s mapping capability,” said Dan London, BAE Systems vice president for sales and marketing.  “It adds accuracy and depth to the products they create.  Since SOCET for ArcGIS performs photogrammetric processes in the background, customers can do their work in a familiar environment, without having to learn a new software application, and more importantly, without having to learn photogrammetry.”

In addition to the new SOCET for ArcGIS module, SOCET SET v5.2 also includes extensive automation in the new VCT (Visual Coverage Tool) Batch module.  With algorithms developed at BAE Systems, VCT Batch performs totally automated image import, triangulation, DTM extraction, orthorectification and mosaicking.  Other enhancements include new matching algorithms within the Automated Point Measurement tool; much closer integration between SOCET SET and the BINGO aerial triangulation module for high performance bundle adjustment with self-calibration and blunder elimination; and sensor model and image import for Leica ADS40 imagery.  Defense customers will benefit from extensive new functionality for generating U.S. Government controlled image formats from a range of image sources.

For more information and a complete list of SOCET SET v5.2 release enhancements, please visit our website at

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space.  The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems.  It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years.  It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems.

BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries.  The company employs more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of more than $20 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

BAE Systems North America is a high-technology U.S. company employing approximately 30,000 people who live and work in some 30 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom.  The company is dedicated to solving its customers’ needs with highly innovative and leading edge solutions across the defense electronics, systems, information technology, and services arenas.

BAE Systems National Security Solutions is a technology and know-how driven business with approximately 2,700 people located at more than a dozen locations.  The company has capabilities that span fundamental research in signal processing and advanced information technologies, software engineering and development, information systems development, systems engineering and integration, enterprise engineering and advanced geospatial technologies.  Geospatial eXploitation Products is a line of business within BAE Systems National Security Solutions.

For further information, please contact:
Pam Peterson, Geospatial eXploitation Products
Tel: 858-592-5721