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

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

NTT DATA Launches 3D Digital Map Package for 5G Network Planning

NTT DATA, an IT services provider, has announced the launch of AW3D Telecom for 5G, an advanced 3D digital map package that leverages high-quality satellite imagery for the planning of the fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks, effective immediately. AW3D for 5G is expected to be used by telecom carriers, network vendors and IoT companies engaged in businesses involving 5G networks. Commercial 5G services via fixed wireless access networks launched in the USA in 2018 and will begin operating in Japan, South Korea, the UK and Australia in 2019. Accurate 3D models are crucial for designing 5G networks, which use millimetre-spectrum waves... (read more)
2019-02-28 10:49:30

Airbus Turns Imagery into Insight with OneAtlas Platform

Airbus Defence and Space has released a new version of the OneAtlas platform, its collaborative environment to access premium imagery, perform large-scale image processing, extract industry-specific insights and benefit from Airbus assets for solution development. “The OneAtlas platform is the cornerstone of disseminating our imagery and services. It provides immediate access to data and analytics and gets it into the hands of many more users and partners to create new business opportunities,” said Francois Lombard, head of the intelligence business at Airbus Defence and Space. The OneAtlas platform provides access to data within the Living Library as well as value-added... (read more)
2019-02-25 10:29:23

Data Visualization Helps Manage Australian Drought

CSIRO has combined a broad range of data sources to build an interactive data visualization resource to facilitate better management of Australia’s ongoing drought crisis. With this in mind, the CSIRO team has been working with the Joint Agency Drought Taskforce to collate data for the National Drought Map, built on their Terria platform. The tool combines over 70 data layers in 14 categories, including weather condition data, government drought support, satellite imagery, health services and facilities, demographic data and agricultural industries. Rainfall patterns, soil moisture, government assistance availability, estimated resident population, number of farm businesses, agricultural types and employment... (read more)
2019-02-18 10:53:52

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

Picterra Tool Allows Users to Build their own AI Model for Object Detection

Picterra has launched a graphical user interface (GUI) based interactive tool for users to build their own artificial intelligence (AI) model for object detection. The custom detector is a tool allowing users of its online platform to build their own AI model to detect objects in aerial and satellite images. Based around a GUI, custom detector allows users without any knowledge of machine learning to create their own AI detection model and train it to identify their specific objects of interest. The customised model detects the user-defined objects and allows exporting of these detections as a .csv file, KML, GeoJSON,... (read more)
2019-01-31 10:10:21

Digital Earth Australia Releases New Features for more Accessibility

Digital Earth Australia (DEA), an analysis platform that uses satellite data to detect physical changes across Australia in unprecedented detail, has recently introduced new features to ensure its high-quality data products are now even more accessible for individuals, industry and government. By combining historical data from the last 30 years with an ever-growing range of information from new satellites, DEA provides regular updates for the entire country via its NationalMap product. It can be used to identify soil and coastal erosion, crop growth, water quality and changes to cities and regions in greater detail and with more authority than previously... (read more)
2019-01-11 10:23:38

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Ground Station

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AWS Ground Station, a new service that makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully managed network of 12 ground station antennas located around the world. Once customers receive satellite data at a ground station, they can immediately process it in an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, store it in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), apply AWS analytics and machine learning services to gain insights, and use Amazon’s network to move the data to other regions and processing facilities. There... (read more)
2018-12-03 11:05:56

UAS Platforms the Future of Successful Aerial Image Capture & Modelling

UAS (Unmanned Airborne Systems) are rapidly becoming a valuable source of data for inspection, surveillance, mapping and 3D modelling projects. Investment in the commercial UAS industry - estimated to increase by US$3.5 billion by 2024 – reveals the potential for UAS to aid or replace traditional methods of data collection. The catalyst for the high rate of UAS adoption is primarily the technological developments in microprocessor architecture and the falling costs of the manufacturing process. Even consumer-grade UAS - available for less than £1,000 – now feature sophisticated Internal Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS- and GLONASS-capable GNSS receivers, stabilised gimbals, and... (read more)
2018-11-21 12:05:17
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