Effective use of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data gathered by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) missions is vital to US Military operations. The 2006 Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Basic Doctrine includes the following statements:
(a) A primary purpose of geospatial products has always been to provide visualization of operational spaces and activity patterns of all sizes and scales, ranging from global and regional level to cities and even individual buildings. (b) A picture is simply the fastest way to communicate spatial information to a customer.
Parallax Visualization (PV) technologies have been introduced, which: (1) use existing UAV sensor data, (2) provide critical alignment software tools, and (3) produce autostereoscopic (automatic depth perception) ISR work products. PV work products can be distributed across military networks and viewed on standard unaided displays. Previous evaluations have established that PV of ISR full motion video (FMV) data presents three-dimensional information in an obvious and immediate manner, thus literally adding a new dimension to the basic picture goal as set out by the GEOINT doctrine.