Transforming Global Mapping and Intelligence with Geospatial Information and Insights

Radiant Solutions, a geospatial services business unit of Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) has adopted its strategy for combining its legacy businesses . Radiant Solutions will deliver capabilities to transform global mapping and intelligence missions by revealing information and insights that help national security and commercial customers better understand and navigate the changing planet. The newly combined Radiant Solutions team is comprised of over 1,000 specialised aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, developers, data scientists and DevOps engineers who are proven at delivering innovative capabilities that keep our nation safe and help customers anticipate emerging... (read more)
2017-11-14 09:18:54

Australian Buildings Data Available Via API

PSMA Australia, provider of Australia’s authoritative location datasets, has released an Application Programming Interface (API) that will allow access to data about any building in Australia. The beta version of the Buildings API is based on the PSMA’s award-winning Geoscape dataset and is available for free via their developer portal. It contains data on over 8.8 million buildings with more to be added soon. PSMA’s CEO, Dan Paull, said the company has nearly mapped every building at every address in Australia and expects to have captured all buildings with a roof area greater than nine metres square by mid-2018. The... (read more)
2018-01-18 10:41:57

Android Application for Field Data Collection

Trimble introduced today Trimble Penmap for Android, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. The app focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, establishing local control, stake-outs, quality checks and asset management for utilities. It provides both professional surveyors and field workers with an intuitive, map-based interface to manage features and attributes for high-accuracy GIS and complete survey documentation. For example, the application can be used in the energy distribution industry for locating infrastructure and recording critical information on... (read more)
2017-07-31 02:14:14

Humanitarian Disaster Response with OpenStreetMap Management Tool

Scottish GIS company, thinkWhere, is playing a role in enabling the delivery of emergency response and aid to areas hit by natural and humanitarian crises. Working with HOT – the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, thinkWhere has developed an advanced cloud-based mapping management system. Coordinating the work of tens of thousands of people around the world, the OSM (OpenStreetMap) Tasking Manager will improve the efficiency of map production, giving first responders and aid agencies faster access to up to date and accurate maps. One of the world’s most technically effective humanitarian groups, US-based HOT specialises in collaborative mapping for disaster preparation, response... (read more)
2017-11-14 11:04:21

Trimble Catalyst Usage-based Service Plans Enable Positioning On Demand

Trimble has announced its Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets is now available with a usage-based service plan - Trimble Catalyst On Demand. The new service plan is focused on satisfying the requirements of a growing number of industries and organizations who recognize the benefits of using high-accuracy GNSS technology in the field but need a more flexible payment model. Trimble Catalyst On Demand provides scalable access to RTK-quality GNSS positioning using an affordable pay-per-use hourly pricing model in addition to the current Catalyst monthly plans. The new service also enables automated domain-level email address access, which streamlines license allocation for organizations with a large number... (read more)
2019-07-17 10:01:58

Trimble Adds Crop Health Imagery to Agriculture Software

Trimble has announced that it has added Crop Health Imagery and Work Orders features to its Trimble Ag Software. The software is a desktop, cloud-based and mobile-enabled agricultural solution that simplifies farm data management to drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for farmers, crop advisors, ag retailers and food processors. As today's farms continue to grow in size and complexity, Trimble has added two new features - Crop Health Imagery and Work Orders - which are available at no additional cost. The features leverage the Trimble Ag Mobile app for in-field crop scouting and the deployment of field work - all... (read more)
2018-05-11 10:46:49

Esri Teams with IBM to Offer Cutting Edge Spatial Analytics

At this year's IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, global spatial analytics leader Esri announced that it now works with IBM developers to broaden the customer experience by making their developer tools, geoservices, and data available in the IBM cloud environment, called Bluemix. Users can now benefit from the integration of services with the broad range of those from Bluemix including security, predictive analytics, data store, scripting tools, Watson, and The Weather Company in the wide portfolio of IBM services. Developers will join a growing community of IBM and Esri customers that include Fortune 500 companies, governments, and large utilities... (read more)
2017-03-24 02:15:32

PlanetObserver Announces Release of 2017 PlanetSAT Global Imagery Basemap

French company PlanetObserver, supplier of geospatial data for all civil and military visualization and simulation applications, and GIS solutions has announced the release of PlanetSAT Global #2017, the unique seamless and global imagery basemap processed with fresh and cloud-free satellite images. Processed with current Landsat 8 source data for 40% of the global and more than 300 major urban areas across the world, PlanetSAT Global version #2017 is the high quality natural colour imagery basemap that offers detailed and up-to-date geographic information, perfect for 1:50,000 scale mapping. PlanetSAT Global imagery basemap is ready-to-use as a unique backdrop map of many military, commercial... (read more)
2017-05-02 03:05:26

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

Trimble Announces High-accuracy Field Device for GIS Applications

Trimble has announced a high-performance field computer for its Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) portfolio – the Trimble TDC150 handheld. Designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities, the TDC150 provides users with a rugged solution that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable high-accuracy positioning for professional field workflows. The TDC150 provides advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities in a durable, ergonomic and lightweight form factor. With a built-in GNSS antenna, the TDC150 is a scalable solution that allows customers to choose their desired accuracy. Easy-to-use and... (read more)
2019-04-17 10:39:10
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