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

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

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

TanDEM-X 3D World Map Completed

The TanDEM-X three-dimensional map of Earth has finally been completed. Mountain peaks and valley floors across the globe can now be seen with an accuracy of just one metre. The global elevation model was created as part of the TanDEM-X satellite mission; it offers unprecedented accuracy compared with other global datasets and is based on a uniform database. The approximately 150 million square kilometres of land surface were scanned from space by radar sensors. “TanDEM-X has opened up a whole new chapter in the field of remote sensing. The use of radar technology based on two satellites orbiting in close formation is... (read more)
2017-03-28 10:31:23

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

My First Experience - SatSummit 2017

Open, engaging, informative and diverse was how Steven Ramage found his first SatSummit in Washington D.C. The event, to examine the satellite business in support of global development, was bullshit free! My first SatSummit in Washington, D.C. was only the second ever such event. It was fabulous. Open. Engaging. Informative. Diverse. I had the privilege of sitting on a panel with ESA, NASA and the CEO of Radiant, an organisation being set up by Omidyar and the Gates Foundation to talk about open data and government, but more on that later. The event was made possible by a number of... (read more)
2017-04-04 04:03:07

Esri Story Map Adds Raging Fires Across United States

Esri Story Map has released a interactive map can be explored by panning and zooming of the raging fires across the United States providing context to the severity of the California fires. User can click on a fire and information about that particular fire is displayed including the start date, containment and links to the latest news and social information. Tech and Data Esri Story Maps lets you combine authoritative maps with text, images and multimedia content. It harnesses the power of maps and geography to tell a story in an easy and understandable format. The Story Map uses the... (read more)
2018-08-01 12:36:31

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

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

3DR Launches GCP App

3DR, makers of Site Scan, the leading drone software platform for construction and engineering professionals, has announced the release of 3DR GCP, an Android app enabled by the Trimble Catalyst on-demand Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) service that allows Site Scan users to capture and use ground control points (GCPs) on commercial drone projects easier than ever before. Instead of having to export GCP data files and manually upload them into Site Scan, 3DR customers can use 3DR GCP to quickly capture GCPs and automatically transfer them to their corresponding projects in the Site Scan cloud for geo-referencing and processing. This... (read more)
2018-05-03 12:42:51
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