Airbus Strengthens Imagery Capabilities with Vision-1

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This imagery from Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in the multispectral bands (NIR, RGB), with a 20.8km swath width. These specifications are ideal for defence, security and agriculture applications, while the extra revisit opportunity further strengthens Airbus’ satellite fleet. “This new asset will reinforce our monitoring capabilities for sub-metre imaging and feed our OneAtlas digital platform to provide increased freshness,” said... (read more)
2019-07-04 10:09:42

Agriculture Mapping Market to Reach US$14 Billion By 2026

Increasing usage of IoT in the agriculture sector is contributing to the growth of the precision Farming/Agriculture market. Farm managers & producers are leveraging the capabilities of the IoT devices, such as sensors, GPS & GNSS systems, and automated steering systems, for soil sampling, temperature monitoring, filed mapping, irrigation management, and several other applications. According to the current analysis of reports and data, the global precision Farming/Agriculture market was valued at US$5.3 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$14.1 Billion by the year 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. This high growth is mainly attributable to... (read more)
2019-04-26 10:17:27

DJI Introduces DJI Terra to Visualize and Analyse Drone Data

DJI, a civilian drone and aerial imaging technology company, has introduced DJI Terra, a software tool that transforms drone data into digital 3D models and maps for easy analysis and decision making. DJI Terra enables businesses and organizations using DJI drone technology to capture, visualize and analyse aerial images for a wide variety of applications across the public safety, construction, infrastructure, agriculture and film industries. "As the leader in the commercial drone industry, DJI continues to develop accessible and easy-to-use hardware and software solutions that help organizations transform their operations with drone technology and gain a competitive advantage in their... (read more)
2019-04-08 10:08:12

AgEagle Introduces ParkView Aerial Imagery Solution for American City Parks

AgEagle Aerial Systems, a provider of advanced drone imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions for the sustainable agriculture and precision farming markets, has announced the formal market introduction of ParkView, a proprietary aerial imagery and data analytics platform designed specifically for assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives involving municipal, state and federal public parks and recreation areas. The company further announced that it has won its first ParkView customer with the signing of Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) in Denver, Colorado. Leveraging the underlying imaging technology and robust analytics capabilities of AgEagle’s FarmLens platform, ParkView will empower DPR to utilize aerial... (read more)
2019-04-04 11:05:49

PlanetObserver and Airbus Partner to Distribute Geospatial Data in Europe

PlanetObserver, provider of value-added geospatial data for civil and military solutions, has announced a partnership with Airbus Defence and Space, a aeronautics, space and related services company, to distribute their portfolio of very high-resolution imagery and elevation products and services in Europe. In addition to its own range of global medium resolution imagery and elevation products, PlanetObserver now offers very high-resolution Pléiades and SPOT imagery along with WorldDEM elevation data, just to name a few, and the new OneAtlas Data services for smarter decision making. The Earth Observation market is aspiring for increasingly more high and very high-resolution data. This... (read more)
2019-04-03 10:18:37

Sentera Announces Real-time Analytics with FieldAgent

Sentera FieldAgent now delivers instant plant population and weed pressure reports in the FieldAgent mobile app while the drone is still in flight. Agriculture professionals can obtain up to 100 times more in-field measurements versus manual scouting methods and get better coverage across the field. No memory card or post-flight processing is required. The analytics results are delivered live as the drone flies. "Our two most widely-used analytics products can now deliver answers to our customers in real-time," said Eric Taipale, Sentera CEO. "In-field scouting is about accurately assessing field conditions, and giving scouts, agronomists, and advisors that data to drive... (read more)
2019-03-28 11:08:35

High-quality Aerial Imagery Helps to Unlock 5G Networks

Telecommunication operators are working at full speed to bring a 5G network to life in the early 2020s. Most operators are currently at the signal propagation planning stage and are defining optimal locations for the network nodes. Although widely used for the planning of 3G/4G networks, digital surface models generated from satellite images are insufficient for 5G antenna positioning. Another source, with required high-resolution data, is now available for the USA and large parts of Europe and Canada. 5G is the next generation of wireless network technologies. For 5G to become a reality, however, significant and fundamental changes need to... (read more)
2019-03-26 10:04:57

thinkWhere Helps Atholl Estates Transition to Opensource GIS

thinkWhere is helping one of Scotland’s best-known Highland estates realise the benefits of opensource desktop mapping software. Originally introduced to support the process of land registration, Atholl Estates is now using the QGIS solution to create, store, analyse and share a wide range of spatially referenced data. Applications of the free to use software include farming, habitat assessment and utilities and infrastructure management. A specialist in opensource GIS technologies, thinkWhere worked alongside Atholl Estates to implement QGIS and integrate it with existing workflows. They also provided training for key personnel, undertook data capture and conversion exercises and is delivering ongoing... (read more)
2019-03-01 10:16:52

Trimble MAPS Launched to Advance Map-centric Technology

Trimble has announced the launch of a new division, Trimble MAPS (Maps and Applications for Professional Solutions), positioning the organization as an authoritative source and global provider of routing, scheduling, visualization and navigation solutions designed specifically for commercial use. "Map intelligence for positioning and movement of vehicles, workforces and assets has been fundamental in Trimble's solutions in agriculture, construction, forestry and other markets throughout the company's 40-year history. For that reason, it was a logical direction to create a division dedicated to driving the next generation of commercial map-centric technologies," said Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble senior vice president. "Traditional consumer mapping applications... (read more)
2019-02-18 11:44:13

Airbus Adds Verde to Precision Farming Portfolio for Crop Analytics

Airbus has launched a new service called Verde that delivers detailed crop analytics from satellite imagery, perfectly clipped to the field and accurately de-clouded. Served as a plug and play API to any precision agriculture portal, Verde provides reliable and quantified measures of the vegetation, consistent over time and space, whatever the satellite used. The new service primarily addresses in-season monitoring, to help anomalies detection, optimize field scouting, irrigation, seeding, fertilization, and crop protection. It is also of interest for off-season analysis, thanks to multi-year series of analytics, in order to review the farming strategy, define management zones based on... (read more)
2019-02-11 12:49:42
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