Esri Introduces Image Platform Bundles for Analysis and More

Esri has introduced four image platform bundles that enable management and analytics of all forms of imagery in a fraction of the time most desktop or enterprise image processing technologies require. The platform bundles allow organizations to save time on detailed and precise image analytics, making these tasks more cost-efficient than ever. The new Image Analysis, Image Management, Image Analytics, and Ortho Mapping bundles transform remotely sensed data—such as satellite, aerial, and drone imagery—into actionable information that organizations can use to make important operational decisions. For instance, the Chesapeake Conservancy used Esri's imagery capabilities to rapidly perform analytics on high-resolution... (read more)
2017-03-22 03:08:41

Bluesky Appoints Dr Simon Schuffert to Lead Software Innovation

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has appointed Dr Simon Schuffert to the role of Software Engineer. Schuffert is highly qualified with specialist skills in automated image processing, photogrammetry and GIS, having gained a PhD in Photogrammetry from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Prior to joining, Schuffert undertook research projects around the world, working with a range of organisations including the European Commission, Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, and the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil. “Simon will play a crucial role in the next phase of growth and development of the business,” commented James Eddy, Technical Director of... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:24:59

3D Laser Mapping Releases Automated Mine Monitoring Solution

Two unique scanner and software packages, developed by global mining technology specialist 3D Laser Mapping, are set to boost safety, efficiency and productivity for underground and open pit mining operations. The long standing SITEMONITOR software gets an upgrade with the introduction of SITEMONITOR LIVE. The scalable solution marks a major step forward in mine surveying, asset monitoring and inventory management, providing real-time data and automated reports for improved operational intelligence. Comprising three integrated software modules, SITEMONITOR LIVE captures and manages 3D point cloud data and has been designed to be deployed in mining and quarrying environments and any other locations... (read more)
2018-02-13 02:02:07

Descartes Labs to Unveil Geospatial Analytics Platform at GEOINT 2017

Descartes Labs Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based geospatial analytics, will unveil its global-scale machine learning platform to the Defense/Intelligence Community at the 2017 GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio. The platform powers geographic and temporal analysis of remote sensing data to identify objects, forecast change and deliver high-performance intelligence solutions. GEOINT attendees can learn more about Descartes Labs at booth #1325 in the GEOINT Exhibit Hall, which is open 5-7 June. Descartes will also present a Lightning Talk at GEOINT Forward on Sunday 4 June and conduct a Training Workshop on Tuesday 6 June. Established in 2014 as a spin-off from... (read more)
2017-06-05 03:33:29

The Evolution of Technology

It’s interesting to see how technology evolves and how important geospatial data has become. The difference between how simple it may look to link data together and how difficult it sometimes can be, are two different things. It’s the technology – but we can overcome that hurdle. The most important challenge is often in the organisation or organisations. They may work together well, however, it’s eye-opening if you hear about a project related to INSPIRE where a project manager saw a tweet related to the project along the lines: ‘Thanks to INSPIRE I can use the data that is created... (read more)
2017-10-18 11:29:36

Attendance up at Busy Bustling Show - GEO Business 2015

A busy two days found your reporters struggling to cover everything at the industry’s annual show. A conference with two streams is always a challenge but we think that below we have covered the most relevant aspect for GIS professionals. We’ve published the session titles in full so you should be able to track them down. With visitors queuing in droves to get in on the first day and attendance up 25%, the second GEO Business event attracted over 2,000 people from 47 countries. With an improved layout and over 180 companies represented the organisers were clearly delighted. Event director... (read more)
2017-04-25 11:56:23

Open Geospatial in Bonn Attracts 900 GI People - FOSS4G 2016

With a theme of Building Bridges, FOSS4G 2016 attracted some 900 delegates to hear and discuss the latest developments in open source geospatial software around four key topics: Land Information, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing for Earth Observation and Open Data. Codrina Ilie reports. Between the 24th and the 26th of August 2016, the city of Bonn, Germany was host for approximately 900 GI people, arriving from more than 50 different countries to attend the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) annual global conference Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial – FOSS4G 2016. This year, OSGeo celebrated its 10th successful flagship... (read more)
2016-12-23 05:16:21

A New Perspective on Mapping with Night Lights

The sprawling glow of urban lights are often seen as a sign of progress. But concerns are being raised over the impact of light pollution plus street lighting at night has become a topic for public discussion. Faith Clark, geospatial technology consultant, explains how Bluesky’s integrated Night Mapper system can provide focused intelligence for this debate. The world at night is becoming a brighter place as artificial lights spread like a web across sprawling cities. The onslaught of bright lights has usually proceeded unchallenged and has been seen as a sign of progress and prosperity. However, concerns are now being... (read more)
2017-05-31 03:15:24

Why Open Data is not as Simple as it Seems

Open data is undoubtedly a great movement in the world of GIS. OpenStreetMap and Copernicus are just two examples that open many doors and facilitate new applications. There are, however, also various challenges associated with open data. From technical obstacles to commercial objections and political concerns, open data is a much more complicated subject than some of us think. Why is open data still a topic of lengthy discussions? The concept of open data is not restricted to geo-information, nor is it something new. Open data has its origins in the scientific world in the 1940s, long before the rise... (read more)
2017-10-11 02:58:55

Ordnance Survey Ireland Shows New Perspectives for Workflows

The Republic of Ireland is leading the way in the international mapping arena, reports Frédérique Coumans. In September 2016, Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) became the first national mapping agency in the world with the capability to produce 1:1,000,000 cartographic products and services from its 1:1,000 topographic database in a fully automated flowline. OSi has populated a standards-based, object-oriented data model and implemented orchestrated, rule-based production workflows to achieve this result. One of the primary roles of a national mapping agency is to provide the authoritative view of the real world through the publication of mapping products and services. In OSi’s... (read more)
2018-11-29 12:08:05
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