DigitalGlobe Completes Mapping Mission for PSMA Australia

DigitalGlobe has announced it has mapped the entire continent of Australia at an unprecedented level of detail using the cutting-edge techniques of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and crowdsourcing. DigitalGlobe produced data layers for PSMA Australia to create Geoscape, a commercial location intelligence dataset about the Australian built environment that will enable end users to make business decisions with confidence. PSMA Australia is an organisation that offers authoritative geospatial data sources to public and private institutions across Australia. Geoscape describes the physical attributes of every building across all 7.6 million sq km of Australia, transforming workflows for monitoring, growth and optimisation across a broad spectrum of industries,... (read more)
2018-11-19 10:38:34

DigitalGlobe Awarded Imagery Contract Extension with USA Government

DigitalGlobe has announced it has signed a three-year extension of its EnhancedView Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), reinforcing the U.S. Government's continuing demand for commercial imagery. The agreement, now known as EnhancedView Follow-On (EVFO), adds three option years to the current contract under the same terms and value of US$300 million per year, providing continuity of service and revenue visibility potentially through August 2023 and adding US$900 million of cumulative backlog. “The EnhancedView contract extension demonstrates our ongoing role in providing commercial imagery across the U.S. Government user community,” said Howard Lance, Maxar President and CEO. “The U.S. Government's confidence in our... (read more)
2018-11-07 11:45:57

WorldDEM Now Entirely Edited and Available via Streaming

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that the entire edited WorldDEM database, together with the already available WorldDEM4Ortho dataset, is now available via streaming.This online access to the WorldDEM and WorldDEM4Ortho of the entire Earth’s landmass facilitates a wide range of applications such as line-of-sight analysis, hydrological modelling, satellite imagery orthorectification and much more. Following the comprehensive global acquisition campaign and subsequent processing effort, WorldDEM data is now available for the entire world in an edited version. This dataset corresponds to a hydro-enforced Digital Surface Model with water surfaces of lakes and reservoirs set to a single elevation, rivers and... (read more)
2018-10-31 02:00:17

GIS – A New Direction?

Valued reader, It is with some sadness that I must inform you that this edition will be the final printed edition of GIS Professional. The difficult decision follows careful consideration by the publication's owners who feel that the geospatial industry requires a new fresh approach to content and marketing. As maps have become more mainstream and accessible, GIS has become a less easy to define a field to explain to other non-GIS folk and to, therefore, promote as the discipline which it once was. At the same time however, locational intelligence has become of new frontier of opportunity for many industries and the geospatial... (read more)
2018-10-08 03:45:35

DigitalGlobe Partners with Vodafone to Create IoT for Agriculture

DigitalGlobe has announced the release of Sensing4Farming, an Internet of Things (IoT) product for smart, digital and precision agriculture created in partnership with Vodafone Spain, part of the Vodafone Group. Sensing4Farming provides crucial insights about crop health to farmers, agronomists, and agro-businesses via any device to optimise agriculture productions. Sensing4Farming utilizes data from DigitalGlobe's multispectral, high-resolution satellite imagery, which reveals information that cannot be seen by the human eye about vegetation health, such as plant age and chlorophyll concentration. Ground-based sensors deployed in crop fields by Qampo also provide data for Sensing4Farming, such as soil moisture, temperature, humidity and other agroclimatic parameters to complement... (read more)
2018-10-22 10:23:23

DigitalGlobe and Ecopia Produce US Building Footprints Dataset with Machine Learning

DigitalGlobe has announced that they have produced the first precision, GIS-ready building footprints dataset of the entire United States in partnership with Ecopia Tech Corporation. Ecopia U.S. Building Footprints, available for order, includes more than 169 million building footprints created by proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms in combination with DigitalGlobe's high-resolution, high-accuracy satellite imagery. The detailed dataset helps customers save time and money by knowing exactly what the built environment looks like in their area of interest, allowing them to make decisions with confidence. The 2D vector polygon dataset has a greater than 95% accuracy rating and will be refreshed every six months based on... (read more)
2018-10-15 02:34:36

Spottitt Launches Cloud-based Geospatial Data Analysis Platform

Spottitt Ltd. has launched a cloud-based workspace that puts massive satellite imagery sources and advanced analysis capabilities at the fingertips of energy, environment, and infrastructure professionals. The Spottitt service is available through Veracity - DNV GL’s (a global quality assurance and risk management company) industry data platform and online marketplace. “Spottitt provides users with everything they need to extract valuable information from satellite imagery and related data sets in a secure, self-service cloud workspace,” said Spottitt CEO Lucy Kennedy. “Clients do not need powerful computers, image processing software or formal GIS training to leverage the value of geospatial data.” Users... (read more)
2018-10-10 03:22:30

European Space Imaging Awarded €20 Million Maritime Contract

European Space Imaging has been awarded its third major contract for the provision of very high-resolution optical satellite data to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). EMSA includes optical satellite images as part of its maritime surveillance services to the European Commission and Member States to support a number of functions in the maritime domain, such as safety, security, environmental monitoring, and law enforcement. The €20 million contract (four year service level agreement) was won by European Space Imaging in cooperation with their partners the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), DigitalGlobe, ImageSat International and Deimos Imaging. The tender requirements were very... (read more)
2018-09-27 02:21:48

Radiant Earth Foundation Releases Earth Imagery Platform

Radiant Earth Foundation has announced the release of its new open Earth imagery platform. The platform is the first of its kind to offer instant, secure, and free access to Earth observation data on the cloud and help the global development community apply the data to real-world problems. There are more than 600 Earth observation satellites orbiting the planet, each one generating an estimated 6.4 terabytes of data each day. From seeing the scale of natural disasters to supporting Ebola outbreak responses, this data can measure global changes in near real-time, leading to better-informed interventions and investments from the public... (read more)
2018-09-18 05:47:08

Airbus and Orbital Insight Announce Geospatial Analytics Partnership

Airbus Defence and Space has entered into a partnership with Orbital Insight, a US-based geospatial analytics company, to build a suite of geospatial analytics services and tools. The agreement will provide Orbital Insight with access to Pleiades and SPOT satellite imagery at scale and provide Airbus with analytics services. This makes Orbital Insight the first analytics partner for the Airbus digital platform, ‘OneAtlas’. The OneAtlas platform is a collaborative environment enabling users to easily access constantly updated satellite imagery, perform large-scale image processing, extract industry-specific insights, and benefit from Airbus assets to develop tailored solutions for a wide range of... (read more)
2018-09-13 09:14:37
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