PlanetObserver and Airbus Partner to Distribute Geospatial Data in Europe

PlanetObserver, provider of value-added geospatial data for civil and military solutions, has announced a partnership with Airbus Defence and Space, a aeronautics, space and related services company, to distribute their portfolio of very high-resolution imagery and elevation products and services in Europe. In addition to its own range of global medium resolution imagery and elevation products, PlanetObserver now offers very high-resolution Pléiades and SPOT imagery along with WorldDEM elevation data, just to name a few, and the new OneAtlas Data services for smarter decision making. The Earth Observation market is aspiring for increasingly more high and very high-resolution data. This... (read more)
2019-04-03 10:18:37

Airbus Strengthens Imagery Capabilities with Vision-1

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This imagery from Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in the multispectral bands (NIR, RGB), with a 20.8km swath width. These specifications are ideal for defence, security and agriculture applications, while the extra revisit opportunity further strengthens Airbus’ satellite fleet. “This new asset will reinforce our monitoring capabilities for sub-metre imaging and feed our OneAtlas digital platform to provide increased freshness,” said... (read more)
2019-07-04 10:09:42

Icaros Uses TatukGIS SDK to Develop New Aerial Geospatial Data Viewer

Aerial geospatial solutions provider Icaros has selected the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (DK) to develop the next-generation geospatial data viewer component of its OneButton software product, which is used to process raw aerial images collected from manned and unmanned aircraft into readily usable GIS-compatible maps. The Icaros OneButton product is used by some of the largest private and government organisations worldwide operating in a range of industries. In addition to licensing the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (.NET edition) for the Icaros software development team, Icaros collaborated extensively with TatukGIS on the early development and prototyping of the DK based version of the... (read more)
2018-02-16 04:21:52

LocationTech Open Source Community Opens Geospatial Projects

LocationTech, an Eclipse Foundation Working Group and a community that builds software for geospatial technology, has announced the release of five open source projects that provide core technology used to build geospatial big data analytics solutions. LocationTech is an open source community that provides technology for the US $500 billion worldwide geospatial industry. For instance, the projects can be used to efficiently process satellite images, analyse maps for the agriculture industry, visualise smart city sensor data, and in many other geospatial use cases. The community is a collaboration among key geospatial organisations, including Boundless, Red Hat, Radiant Solutions, IBM, and... (read more)
2017-12-21 01:05:41

DJI Introduces DJI Terra to Visualize and Analyse Drone Data

DJI, a civilian drone and aerial imaging technology company, has introduced DJI Terra, a software tool that transforms drone data into digital 3D models and maps for easy analysis and decision making. DJI Terra enables businesses and organizations using DJI drone technology to capture, visualize and analyse aerial images for a wide variety of applications across the public safety, construction, infrastructure, agriculture and film industries. "As the leader in the commercial drone industry, DJI continues to develop accessible and easy-to-use hardware and software solutions that help organizations transform their operations with drone technology and gain a competitive advantage in their... (read more)
2019-04-08 10:08:12

Bringing Low-cost Airborne Sensors and Cloud GIS Together

GeoXphere, a new UK-based company, has launched this month with the support of airborne hardware manufacturer WaldoAir, USA, and aerial survey and solutions provider Getmapping, UK. The aim is to bring together the airborne survey sensor, XCAM, together with adaptable cloud-based GIS services for the benefit of partner survey companies around the world. GeoXphere was launched at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg and was met with support from survey operators on all continents who want to expand their survey and solutions capabilities without large capital investment that comes with purchasing large format cameras and survey aircraft. XCAM, the WaldoAir survey camera,... (read more)
2016-10-25 10:59:10

Global Forum on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information

The Global Forum, held at the UN headquarters in New York, 4-5 August, brought together for the first time the heads of national statistical offices and national geospatial information authorities from around the world. Their mission was to discuss the strategic goals and vision for the integration of statistics and geospatial information. The Forum reflects the critical importance of integrating geospatial information with statistics and socio-economic data as well as the development of a geospatial-statistical framework. It was stressed that maps and statistics are not so effective in isolation; only when they are combined within an overall information management framework... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:29:07

Irish Government Award Bluesky Contract to Supply Geographic Data

The Department for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), has awarded Bluesky Ireland, a specialist in aerial mapping, a contract to supply high resolution aerial photography and digital height models. Applications of the Bluesky data are expected to include rural farm payment schemes and forestry management. As an Irish government department, DAFM’s mission is to lead the sustainable development of a competitive, consumer focused agri-food sector and to contribute to a vibrant rural economy and society. Data delivered to DAFM by Bluesky includes the most up to date aerial photography, colour infrared imagery and a Digital Surface Model (DSM). The... (read more)
2018-10-23 03:31:16

Trimble MAPS Launched to Advance Map-centric Technology

Trimble has announced the launch of a new division, Trimble MAPS (Maps and Applications for Professional Solutions), positioning the organization as an authoritative source and global provider of routing, scheduling, visualization and navigation solutions designed specifically for commercial use. "Map intelligence for positioning and movement of vehicles, workforces and assets has been fundamental in Trimble's solutions in agriculture, construction, forestry and other markets throughout the company's 40-year history. For that reason, it was a logical direction to create a division dedicated to driving the next generation of commercial map-centric technologies," said Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble senior vice president. "Traditional consumer mapping applications... (read more)
2019-02-18 11:44:13

AgEagle Introduces ParkView Aerial Imagery Solution for American City Parks

AgEagle Aerial Systems, a provider of advanced drone imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions for the sustainable agriculture and precision farming markets, has announced the formal market introduction of ParkView, a proprietary aerial imagery and data analytics platform designed specifically for assessing and supporting sustainability initiatives involving municipal, state and federal public parks and recreation areas. The company further announced that it has won its first ParkView customer with the signing of Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) in Denver, Colorado. Leveraging the underlying imaging technology and robust analytics capabilities of AgEagle’s FarmLens platform, ParkView will empower DPR to utilize aerial... (read more)
2019-04-04 11:05:49
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