Maxar Extends Contract with Esri for High-quality Satellite Imagery Mosaics

Maxar Technologies recently signed a three-year contract to continue providing its Vivid and Metro satellite imagery mosaics to Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. This new contract builds upon the long-term partnership between Esri and Maxar and demonstrates Esri’s commitment to providing ArcGIS users with the highest quality satellite imagery foundation available. Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is a collection of geographic information from around the world, including maps, apps and data layers. The World Imagery map of Living Atlas uses Maxar’s Vivid and Metro imagery mosaic products, which include some of the highest resolution, most accurate and visually consistent global... (read more)
2019-07-23 12:44:50

Vricon Launches 3D Data Product CitySuite

Vricon has announced the launch of CitySuite, a 3D data product to meet the ever-changing demands of the geospatial market. CitySuite is derived from Vricon’s Globe in 3D, which offers users the entire world in highly accurate, immersive 3D. The software package is designed to meet the many and variable demands of 3D geospatial users who require accuracy at a city scale, but need reasonably priced options. Vricon 3D geodata is being used by emergency responders who want to reduce response times for urban residents. It also can be used by city planners who want to leapfrog aging infrastructures. Insurance companies... (read more)
2019-07-18 02:33:21

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

Virtual Surveyor Enhances Lidar Point Cloud Handling

Virtual Surveyor has enhanced the Lidar elevation data handling capabilities in version 6.4 of its drone surveying and mapping software. The function enables users to select specific feature classes from classified Lidar point clouds before converting the point cloud to a surface terrain. “The latest upgrades in Virtual Surveyor 6.4 are designed to meet the needs of UAV users who are increasingly equipping their drones with Lidar systems,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, CEO of Virtual Surveyor nv in Belgium. Virtual Surveyor bridges the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing applications and engineering design packages. The software generates an interactive onscreen... (read more)
2019-07-11 10:28:49

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

LandViewer Now Features Change Detection that Runs in Browser

The major utilization of remote sensing data has been to compare images of an area taken at different times and identify the changes it underwent. With a wealth of long-term satellite imagery currently in open use, detecting such changes manually would be time-consuming and most likely inaccurate. EOS Data Analytics has now introduced the automated Change Detection tool to its flagship product LandViewer – a cloud-based tool for satellite imagery search and analysis. Unlike the methods involving neural networks that identify changes in the previously extracted features, the change detection algorithm implemented by EOS is using a pixel-based strategy, meaning... (read more)
2019-07-03 10:37:30

EarthDefine Announces National Building Map for Building Footprint Data

EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution spatial data products, has released its National Building Map product that precisely maps over 137 million building outlines across the contiguous USA. The dataset also includes accurate locations and addresses to support enhanced routing and rooftop-accurate geo-coding for millions of properties across the country. The National Building Map product is powered by state-of-the-art deep neural networks. These are a class of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that enable accurate extraction of ground features like building footprints from high-resolution aerial imagery across large scales and highly diverse geography. This AI-based approach allows EarthDefine to repeatedly extract building footprints from newer imagery... (read more)
2019-06-26 10:29:48

Hexagon Adds M.App Enterprise and M.App X to Education Programme

Hexagon’s Geospatial Division has made its M.App Enterprise and M.App X solutions available through its global Education Programme. This addition will offer students a chance to experience enhanced geospatial app building and deployment, giving them a technical edge in a competitive job market. “As the geospatial industry progresses into enterprise cloud-based applications, we need to equip universities with the proper tools to prepare students for the future,” said Mike Lane, Global Education Manager for Hexagon’s Geospatial division. “M.App Enterprise and M.App X allow universities to take advantage of Hexagon’s enterprise technology to teach students how to use geospatial data to solve... (read more)
2019-06-24 10:00:16

Nearmap Unveils Streaming 3D Online Platform and AI Technology

Nearmap, an aerial imagery company, has launched a 3D product in a move that could potentially change the way industries such as urban planning, architecture, construction, government and councils view and shape cities across Australia and the USA. More than 400,000 km2 have already been covered. Nearmap 3D allows customers to stream and export 3D imagery on demand on a massive scale, through its proprietary MapBrowser web application. Additionally, because the imagery is updated frequently, businesses can work with the most current information to make better-informed decisions. Nearmap has developed AI technology that is turning millions of aerial images, captured over a... (read more)
2019-06-14 10:49:47

SimActive Releases Multispectral Imagery Update for Correlator3D

SimActive has announced the release of Correlator3D 8.2, which contains new processing capabilities for multispectral and infrared imagery. The release supports the MicaSense RedEdge / Altum and Parrot Sequoia sensors – and offers automatic registration for infrared and multispectral images. “There is a growing need for multispectral sensors in agricultural applications such as crop management”, said Louis Simard, CTO at SimActive. “The new version allows our users to profit from the multiple bands available, seamlessly.” The features facilitate much faster generation of multiband orthomosaics, DSMs and DTMs with perfect image co-registration. (read more)
2019-06-12 10:40:23
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