Earth-I Ready to Develop the Australian Earth Observation Marketplace

Earth-i, the innovative British distributor of earth observation imagery and services, is following up their successful tender award from the Government of Queensland by supporting the upcoming International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate 17 Conference which will be held in Sydney from 3rd to 6th of April 2017. The  Queensland Department of Natural Resources chose Earth-i and their data to map their entire State because, in the words of Steve Jacoby, Executive Director of Land and Spatial Information, the company; “demonstrated a clear understanding of our needs in Queensland and the DMC3 / TripleSat Constellation provides us and other Queensland government departments with... (read more)
2017-04-05 02:12:25

The Bright Era of Earth Observation Satellites

In helping overcome a wide range of global challenges, the geospatial industry is relying on satellite information to an unprecedented degree. In this article, Italian geospatial solutions developer Gianni Cristian Iannelli, provides a background to the satellite industry and discusses some of the exciting Downstream opportunities which are emerging through it. Over the past 50 years, advances in satellite technology have contributed to the emergence of the Earth Observation (EO) revolution. The following is an attempt to identify the key milestone events, which have taken the geospatial industry to this data-rich point in time. The first of these event occurred... (read more)
2018-06-20 12:14:30

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

Earth Observation and UAVs - Imaging from the Sky

It was a pleasure getting this issue together – the theme Big Data sounds abstract and perhaps has first association with cloud computing, servers and other not-so-spatial aspects. We take a look in on Australia and their history of managing geospatial data and Singapore for an interesting case about a smart city – and the management of geospatial data that is hard to get as it involves areas that are not easily accessible from the street. Digging into the huge amount of geospatial data that nowadays involves city architectures, Niall Conway reflects on the new profile of a city planner.... (read more)
2017-08-07 11:46:46

Investment Set to Continue in Open Earth Observation Data

A global trend towards open data, i.e. data that anyone can access, use and share without restriction, is steadily replacing a previous tendency by governments to charge for Earth observations, especially satellite imagery. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) was established more than 10 years ago to provide access to and sharing of open Earth observation data, many years before the Open Data for a Big Data World movement gained momentum. Today GEO has more than 100 government Members representing their national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organisations contributing data, knowledge and expertise to the Global Earth Observation... (read more)
2016-11-21 11:04:53

Copernicus Masters: An Important Innovation Driver for Earth Observation

Copernicus is Europe’s most ambitious Earth observation (EO) programme and provides full free and open access to data for the development of applications in a wide variety of domains. The Copernicus Masters awards recognise applications and ideas that are using Copernicus data to tackle important challenges faced by business and society. From 1 April to 30 June, Copernicus Masters participants can submit their innovative EO ideas for solving any of the 16 challenges offered by the largest number of world-class partners since the competition started. It is estimated that investments in the programme will increase to EUR 7.5 billion by 2020,... (read more)
2018-03-28 11:48:20

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

Big Earth Datacube Analytics Developed

The BigDataCube project has started to develop flexible and scalable services for massive spatio-temporal Earth Observation data. Project coordinator, Jacobs University Bremen, invited the joint research consortium, consisting of rasdaman GmbH (Bremen), CloudEO AG (Munich) and DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt). The 18 month project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, BMBF. The project will demonstrate integration of the innovative Earth datacube paradigm – i.e., analysis-ready spatio-temporal raster data – into commercial Earth Observation (EO) services as well as public cloud infrastructures. To this end, the worldwide leading European Datacube technology (in database... (read more)
2018-03-13 02:08:09

Jack Dangermond to Discuss Earth Observations in the GEO Week

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced that its founder and president, Jack Dangermond, will speak at GEO Week, to be held from 23 to 27 October 2017, in Washington, DC, USA. During the plenary session on 25 October featuring Jack Dangermond will talk about how earth observations are being used to improve decision-making across all sectors of society and how GEO can best engage with business communities to deliver EO-powered insight for a changing world. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and over 100 participating organisations that envisions... (read more)
2017-10-19 08:58:27

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
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