exactEarth Launches Global Real Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service

exactEarth Ltd, a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced the launch of exactView RT powered by Harris, the world's first global, persistent real-time Satellite AIS service. This revolutionary capability is expected to enable a wide variety of new service capabilities for the global maritime community and to contribute over the next 20 years to the improvement of maritime safety, commerce, navigation, environmental management, and security. exactView RT consists of a system of more than 60 maritime satellite payloads, designed, built and operated by Harris Corporation – a world leader in satellite payload technology - which are hosted onboard... (read more)
2017-06-07 12:48:05

SPOT 6/7 Imagery to Improve Efficiency of US Agriculture

Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement with the GIS mapping engine operator Satshot to provide high-resolution SPOT 6/7 satellite data over a large area of the corn and wheat belt within the continental United States. SPOT 6/7 data is integrated into the Satshot platform, which can be used for deep analysis of specific farmland for further improved operations and efficiency. Satshot is a fully customized cloud-based online Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping engine that handles satellite imagery distribution, analysis, and management for the agricultural (ag) industry. Satshot relies on three main platforms (Mapcenter, Landscout and iCue) along... (read more)
2017-08-29 08:54:57

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

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

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

TCarta Marine to Unveil Bathymetric Data Portal at Ocean Business 2017

TCarta Marine, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has announced the launch of Bathymetrics, an online portal offering instant access to satellite-derived bathymetric data sets. TCarta Marine will unveil the Bathymetrics portal and initial 2-metre data sets at the upcoming Ocean Business 17 Conference in Southampton, England. “The Bathymetrics portal will enable customers to search for coastal zone bathymetric data, pay by the square kilometre for just the data they need, and download it immediately into their digital mapping software,” said TCarta Marine CEO David Critchley. “The accessibility and affordability of the portal data will appeal to marine mapping... (read more)
2017-03-28 02:49:20

Earth Observation Big Data - The Hammer Mindset Lacks the Edge

An old adage tells us that if all we have is a hammer, we see every problem as a nail. So for bigger problems we get a bigger hammer... The European Sentinels generate more than 10TB of free scientific-grade imagery every day. Over the past few years I’ve heard about truly amazing new approaches to handling output at this scale. These have ranged from bigger storage and faster processors to better fibre and wholesale use of the Cloud. Sounds like Big Data needs a Big Hammer... right? So here’s a thought. Only a small proportion of commercial satellite data is... (read more)
2018-06-08 03:41:46

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

Map of Germany’s Agricultural Landscape

Combining images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and the US Landsat-8 satellite between October 2015 and the end of 2016, this land-cover classification map shows different crops across Germany. A total of 2.2TB of data were used to generate the map, which distinguishes between 21 land cover classes and includes 15 specific crop types. Clear pixels from all the satellite images were used to create a time series of 45 composites, each capturing the surface reflectance over a 10-day period, which can be related to crop type. Latest machine-learning software allowed this detailed map to be generated for the... (read more)
2017-08-31 09:00:21

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
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