Emergency Mapping Gets HOT

Paul Stewart explains how the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team applies the principles of open source and open data for economic development, disaster preparedness and emergency relief around the world. Non-for-profit humanitarian organization HOT is a global online community of volunteer digital humanitarians, who apply the principles of open source and open data to create and provide free, detailed and up-to-date maps for NGOs and local communities fostering economic development, enhancing disaster preparedness and engaged in emergency relief. The organization’s objectives are to provide remote data creation during humanitarian crises, to connect open mapping communities with humanitarian actors, to support deployments to... (read more)
2017-04-06 05:02:58

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

Esri Users Can Now Access ArcGIS Data in Microsoft Power BI

Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, has announced ArcGIS Online users can work on their own private content directly within Microsoft Power BI using the built-in visualisation software ArcGIS Maps for Power BI. ArcGIS Maps for Power BI makes it easy to create beautiful, accurate map visualisations from within Power BI. Users can map data from any location value - an address, city, state, ZIP code, place-name, boundary, or latitude and longitude - with a simple drag-and-drop operation. They can then use smart map defaults that guide them to the right style and display for their data. This frees... (read more)
2018-05-15 02:20:02

Esri to Release Sentinel-2 Image Services for All Users

Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, has announced that it is releasing Sentinel-2 image services to all Esri users for no additional cost. Sentinel-2 is an Earth observation satellite that provides multi-spectral imagery for any location in the world at 10m resolution. Currently in beta, the service is updated daily with new imagery for all ground locations every five to seven days. The Sentinel-2 image services provide temporal, multi-spectral imagery of the entire globe for improved monitoring of agricultural and forest conditions, monitoring of land cover changes, and to assist with natural disaster management. Sentinel-2 is part of Copernicus, the world’s largest... (read more)
2018-06-01 10:43:01

Voyager Search Launches Searchable Geospatial Catalogue of Global Content

Voyager Search, a global leader in enterprise search specializing in geospatial data and content, unveiled the VoyagerODN, a single point of search for publicly available data. VoyagerODN makes the most of Voyager Search's core software capabilities by providing public access to millions of free, geospatial pieces of content. Companies, entrepreneurs, analysts, nonprofits, government agencies, hobbyists, and more who need free location-based data can use VoyagerODN to find content by place name, keyword, or browsing content collections. With specialized content like GIS data not easily discoverable with a simple search, Voyager Search decided to address this problem when customer after customer said... (read more)
2017-07-04 11:45:39

Linked Open Data Tools Bring Victory for Space App Camp

The European Space Agency (ESA) Space App Camp 2017 – the event where coding meets big data from space – awarded on 18 September in Frascati, Italy, ESA’s centre for EO, the winning team: Limoncello and their app AiR that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird’s-eye view of their routes. The developer team makes use of augmented reality and the Copernicus programme to display an interactive projection of the world for users to see information about cities and landmarks they fly over, without disruptions like clouds or the plane itself getting in the way. Their application... (read more)
2017-09-26 10:15:31

GeoSpark Analytics Launches Location–based Data Analytics Platform BlueGlass

GeoSpark Analytics, a new company providing location-based information for risk and threat assessment and decision support, has launched BlueGlass, its flagship platform. BlueGlass aggregates millions of data points and provides machine speed reporting on trends and events in user-defined geographic areas. The launch is supported by an additional US$2 million investment from Zero Gravity Capital. "Government and corporate leaders need to plan and react with the best information available and with speed," said Omar Balkissoon, CEO of GeoSpark. "We built BlueGlass to answer the question 'what's happening here and why?' Today, data is abundant, but chaotic. Organising all of the data at our... (read more)
2017-12-14 03:57:15

Esri Location Intelligence to Integrate with SAP HANA Spatial Services

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, has announced that Esri's ArcGIS software is integrating into SAP's latest cloud-based offering, called SAP HANA spatial services, to help customers create location-aware business applications faster. Based on SAP Cloud Platform, the new offering enables businesses to process location data such as complex imagery, as well as visualise and analyse their authoritative data in a geospatial context. The new geo-enabled solution from SAP will allow users to deliver their data through consumer-friendly maps and integrate the results into custom business applications. Customers using SAP software will also be able to create custom models... (read more)
2018-06-08 02:03:54

OGC Seeks Comment on Draft Charter for Geospatial AI

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking public comment on the draft Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) Domain Working Group (DWG) Charter. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning technologies have started to be coupled with geoinformatics and are bringing geospatial intelligence to various domains, including autonomous transportation, predictable healthcare, sustainable urban planning/design/development, among others. For example, AI-assisted volunteered geographic information (such as OpenStreetMap data) accelerates the development of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) from satellite imagery. Also, deep learning techniques provide micro-level prediction of human mobility and environmental exposure across different geographic areas in epidemiology. Further, autonomous vehicles gather, manage, and analyse... (read more)
2018-09-05 11:01:59

Esri Introduces Image Platform Bundles for Analysis and More

Esri has introduced four image platform bundles that enable management and analytics of all forms of imagery in a fraction of the time most desktop or enterprise image processing technologies require. The platform bundles allow organizations to save time on detailed and precise image analytics, making these tasks more cost-efficient than ever. The new Image Analysis, Image Management, Image Analytics, and Ortho Mapping bundles transform remotely sensed data—such as satellite, aerial, and drone imagery—into actionable information that organizations can use to make important operational decisions. For instance, the Chesapeake Conservancy used Esri's imagery capabilities to rapidly perform analytics on high-resolution... (read more)
2017-03-22 03:08:41
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