HawkEye 360 Launches First Commercial Product RFGeo

HawkEye 360 has announced the launch of RFGeo, a first-of-its-kind radio frequency (RF) signal mapping product. RFGeo uses the unique data generated by the HawkEye Constellation of space-based RF sensing satellites to identify and geolocate RF signals, providing a new global geospatial data layer. RFGeo is the company's first commercially available product. “With the launch of RFGeo, HawkEye 360 is now fulfilling customer orders,” said HawkEye 360 chief executive officer John Serafini. “Through RFGeo, customers will access the powerful RF analytics generated by our satellite constellation so they can gain a more comprehensive view of the world. We are much more than just... (read more)
2019-04-11 10:03:04

Maxar Provides NaturalVue and Urban Change Indicator Products to Esri

Maxar Technologies, a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, has announced an agreement to integrate its NaturalVue 2.0 image mosaic and National Urban Change Indicator (NUCI) commercial products into ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. The operations of DigitalGlobe, SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February 2019. ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the world's foremost collection of maps developed by Esri partners and the Esri user community and is available in ArcGIS Online, Esri's flagship cloud-based geospatial platform. These enhancements will accelerate the speed at which analysts distill actionable intelligence from multiple sources of... (read more)
2019-04-05 10:15:27

Gatwick Airport Plans for the Future Using Bluesky Aerial Photography

Gatwick Airport, one of the busiest single-runway airports in the world, is using aerial photography from Bluesky to plan long-term development and growth. The high-resolution map's accurate imagery will feature highly in the airport’s soon-to-be-published Master Plan. The plan, which explores options including the increased capacity for its existing runway, additional use of a standby runway and safeguarding for a new runway, outlines how the airport will meet an increasing demand for air travel, create new opportunities for the region and manage its environmental impact. The Bluesky photography, delivered to Gatwick Airport as a 12.5cm-resolution digital dataset ready for use... (read more)
2019-03-26 09:55:22

Bluesky 3D Terrain Models Underpin ARA UK Flood Risk Map

3D models derived from high-resolution aerial photography are underpinning the most up-to-date flood risk map of the UK. Working alongside Ambiental Risk Analytics (ARA), aerial mapping company Bluesky has supplied photogrammetrically derived digital terrain models (DTMs) for the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Combined with river flow and rainfall data, these 3D models allow ARA to deliver a range of flood risk information for any property in the UK. “Our flood map products are used around the world by insurers, government agencies, property developers and emergency response services to visualize, assess and understand potential flood risk,” commented Mark Nunns,... (read more)
2019-03-19 10:11:33

Bluesky and Getmapping Launch Aerial Mapping Service for UK Government

As part of the Aerial Photography for Great Britain (APGB) contract with the UK’s Geospatial Commission, Bluesky and Getmapping are providing free at the point of use Web Mapping Services (WMS) for qualifying local government organizations. This allows APGB members, such as local authorities and national parks, to access and use high-resolution aerial photography - 12.5 and 25 centimetre - securely online. Using a simple HTTP interface, licensed users can define their area of interest and stream data directly into their GIS or desktop mapping software. The aerial photography can also be downloaded and stored for use in internet and... (read more)
2019-03-14 10:19:26

Esri Acquires indoo.rs and Announces ArcGIS Indoors Release

Esri, a location intelligence company, has announced the acquisition of indoo.rs GmbH, a provider of Indoor Positioning System (IPS) technology. The indoo.rs software will become part of Esri's ArcGIS Indoors, a mapping product that enables interactive indoor mapping of corporate facilities, retail and commercial locations, airports, hospitals, event venues, universities, and more. The acquisition will also provide users of Esri's ArcGIS platform with imbedded IPS location services to support indoor mapping and analysis. The indoo.rs headquarters will also serve as an Esri R&D centre based in Vienna, Austria, focused on cutting-edge IPS capability. The capability to accurately map, manage, navigate, and... (read more)
2019-03-13 10:16:33

Esri Publishes Introduction to Human Geography Using ArcGIS Online

Esri, a location intelligence company, has announced the publication of Introduction to Human Geography Using ArcGIS Online. The book is written by Professor J. Chris Carter, who has been teaching human geography and GIS for more than 15 years. Pushing readers to better understand the human society and its impact on our planet, this college-level textbook challenges students to ponder the why of where with questions such as: How do physical features contribute to unique places and regions? What can local obesity rates tell us about food access? Why do people live where they do? How might we anticipate – and mitigate – conflict?... (read more)
2019-03-07 10:33:11

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

Esri Publishes Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap

Esri has announced the publication of Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap. The workbook offers existing ArcMap users a road map to successfully transition from using Esri ArcGIS Desktop software's ArcMap application to using the ArcGIS Pro application. For close to 20 years, many Esri software users have become skilled in using ArcMap to create maps, perform spatial analysis, manage geographic data, and then share the results. But ArcMap is soon to be retired, and Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap helps users retain that expertise as they switch to the next generation ArcGIS Pro. Best-selling GIS author Maribeth H. Price details the following benefits of... (read more)
2019-02-27 10:08:25

HCL Technologies and Harris Geospatial Solutions Partner for Analytics Solutions

HCL Technologies (HCL) has partnered with Harris Geospatial Solutions to provide an AI-driven, remote sensing data analytics system for its utilities customers. The system will allow utilities to have a more active, controlled view of information using remote sensing systems, which includes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), manned aircraft, and space-borne data sources. Using a form of AI technology, the system will analyse data to automatically assess asset conditions and flow derived insights to critical asset operations such as work management, asset performance monitoring, and GIS. “The utilities industry is poised for a continual and rapid transformation, given the proliferation of... (read more)
2019-02-18 10:56:34
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