Airbus and Orbital Insight Launch Earth Monitor for Geopolitical Insights

Airbus Defence and Space and Orbital Insight have expanded upon their partnership agreement to create Earth Monitor, a powerful change analysis and insights service which provides situation awareness over archived or newly tasked areas of interest. Earth Monitor, available through Airbus’ OneAtlas Platform, leverages Orbital Insight’s machine learning and computer vision expertise through powerful algorithms that detect changes in infrastructure and land use in near real-time, as well as identify and count cars, trucks and soon, aircraft. This advanced service fuses Airbus’ reactive tasking capabilities and premium archive imagery from the Living Library to offer access to advanced statistical analyses, trends and detection maps. “Earth Monitor is the result of a fruitful... (read more)
2019-05-01 11:11:49

Bluesky and University of Leicester Join to Tackle Air Pollution

EarthSense Systems, a joint venture between aerial mapping company Bluesky and the University of Leicester, is set to spearhead innovations in air quality monitoring. Building on more than four years of collaboration between the two organisations, the new company will initially focus on delivering static sensors, data modelling and derived datasets to UK local and central government organisations. Projects to date have already included trials of an airborne air quality mapper, air pollution monitoring equipment on a rocket and mobile mapping with air quality sensors mounted in electric cars. Future plans include the establishment of a nationwide network of air... (read more)
2017-01-15 03:08:12

EarthSense Systems Gains from UK Space Agency Support

EarthSense Systems, the new name in commercial air quality monitoring solutions, is one of the first companies to benefit from UK Space Agency incubation funding. Located in Leicester’s new hub for high tech, low carbon and innovative business, Dock, EarthSense has access to first class office, lab and workshop facilities, as well as business support services. Leicester’s Dock was one of only five regional incubators to receive funding from the UK Space Agency, designed to enable the provision of a supportive business environment to organisations like EarthSense. The Space Agency funding is designed to grow space in the regions and... (read more)
2017-01-16 11:16:31

BlackSky Signs Agreement with HawkEye 360 for Geospatial Platform

BlackSky, a provider of geospatial intelligence, satellite imaging, and global monitoring services, has announced it has signed an agreement with HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to use formation-flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data analytics. As part of the agreement, HawkEye 360 will provide API access to selected RF data for customers interested in global spectrum monitoring. BlackSky intends to integrate data from HawkEye 360’s RF satellites into the BlackSky geospatial platform and resell it to its customers as part of its analytical services. “This is a very unique offering that provides key markets such... (read more)
2019-06-06 09:55:39

Ursa and HawkEye 360 to Develop Geospatial Information Solutions

Ursa, a provider of geospatial intelligence solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data analytics. The companies will work together to develop geospatial information solutions that combine synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data with radio frequency (RF) identification and geolocation to monitor activity across air, land and sea. "Partnering with HawkEye 360 is a natural complement to Ursa's technology and aligns with our mission to help customers make more informed decisions based on geospatial data," said Ursa co-founder and CEO, Adam Maher. "We... (read more)
2019-06-13 11:03:45

Agriculture Mapping Market to Reach US$14 Billion By 2026

Increasing usage of IoT in the agriculture sector is contributing to the growth of the precision Farming/Agriculture market. Farm managers & producers are leveraging the capabilities of the IoT devices, such as sensors, GPS & GNSS systems, and automated steering systems, for soil sampling, temperature monitoring, filed mapping, irrigation management, and several other applications. According to the current analysis of reports and data, the global precision Farming/Agriculture market was valued at US$5.3 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$14.1 Billion by the year 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. This high growth is mainly attributable to... (read more)
2019-04-26 10:17:27

Esri Releases Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, has released a brand-new web browser application, allowing users to create reporting dashboards that use charts, gauges, maps, and other visual elements to reflect the status and performance of people, services, assets, and events in real time. Using dynamic dashboards through Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, organisations can view crucial activities and key performance indicators that are vital to meeting their objectives. With an easily accessible web app, executives can monitor their organisations’ activities to assess what is working well and what needs attention. “The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications works very... (read more)
2018-02-12 10:30:47

REMAP Harnesses Google and NASA Data for Ecosystem Mapping App

University of New South Wales’s (UNSW) has developed REMAP, a mapping tool that uses machine learning and archival Landsat data to map ecosystem change. The app uses machine learning to develop a map which users can train to classify specific ecosystem types by identifying a few pixels from Google Earth, or by uploading their own field data. From that little bit of data, REMAP can apply that information to recognise ecosystems in a selected area and then returns results that let users know the final extent of the ecosystem and how much it has changed over time. “In the past... (read more)
2018-08-02 10:12:02

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

David R. Green

David R. Green is the Director of the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM), Director of the M.Sc. Degree Programme in Geographical Information Systems, and Director of the UAV Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM) at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. (read more)
2017-07-31 03:19:00
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