Boundless and Mapbox Partner to Deliver Global Content

Boundless has announced a strategic partnership with Mapbox, the location data and mapping platform for developers. Through this partnership, Boundless customers can now access high-quality Mapbox basemaps within the Boundless Connect ecosystem. Boundless Desktop users can easily access this content through the Boundless Connect plugin. Mapbox content is also accessible through Boundless Suite and Exchange subscriptions. These basemaps include: Mapbox Streets:A comprehensive, general-purpose basemap used for styling transit networks Mapbox Outdoors:A basemap with curated tilesets and specialized styling tailored for adventurous use cases such as hiking or biking Mapbox Light & Dark:A subtle, full-featured basemap that provides geographic context while highlighting data Mapbox Satellite: A full global basemap,... (read more)
2017-07-19 01:43:37

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

DigitalGlobe Partners with Vodafone to Create IoT for Agriculture

DigitalGlobe has announced the release of Sensing4Farming, an Internet of Things (IoT) product for smart, digital and precision agriculture created in partnership with Vodafone Spain, part of the Vodafone Group. Sensing4Farming provides crucial insights about crop health to farmers, agronomists, and agro-businesses via any device to optimise agriculture productions. Sensing4Farming utilizes data from DigitalGlobe's multispectral, high-resolution satellite imagery, which reveals information that cannot be seen by the human eye about vegetation health, such as plant age and chlorophyll concentration. Ground-based sensors deployed in crop fields by Qampo also provide data for Sensing4Farming, such as soil moisture, temperature, humidity and other agroclimatic parameters to complement... (read more)
2018-10-22 10:23:23

Taking Tools to People for Offline Mapping

Accurate maps play a critical role in understanding communities, particularly for populations at risk of natural disasters and health emergencies. Dan Joseph and colleagues explain how the American Red Cross has mobilised thousands of volunteers to help map vulnerable communities around the world. Much of the Global North has been mapped with incredible detail and is accessible through the smartphones in our pockets. This is not the reality for billions of people around the globe, however. Families and individuals often do not exist to decisionmakers because their communities do not exist on maps. Without maps, disaster responders often cannot access... (read more)
2016-12-23 05:22:23

DigitalGlobe Completes Mapping Mission for PSMA Australia

DigitalGlobe has announced it has mapped the entire continent of Australia at an unprecedented level of detail using the cutting-edge techniques of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and crowdsourcing. DigitalGlobe produced data layers for PSMA Australia to create Geoscape, a commercial location intelligence dataset about the Australian built environment that will enable end users to make business decisions with confidence. PSMA Australia is an organisation that offers authoritative geospatial data sources to public and private institutions across Australia. Geoscape describes the physical attributes of every building across all 7.6 million sq km of Australia, transforming workflows for monitoring, growth and optimisation across a broad spectrum of industries,... (read more)
2018-11-19 10:38:34

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

Esri to Release Sentinel-2 Image Services for All Users

Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, has announced that it is releasing Sentinel-2 image services to all Esri users for no additional cost. Sentinel-2 is an Earth observation satellite that provides multi-spectral imagery for any location in the world at 10m resolution. Currently in beta, the service is updated daily with new imagery for all ground locations every five to seven days. The Sentinel-2 image services provide temporal, multi-spectral imagery of the entire globe for improved monitoring of agricultural and forest conditions, monitoring of land cover changes, and to assist with natural disaster management. Sentinel-2 is part of Copernicus, the world’s largest... (read more)
2018-06-01 10:43:01

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

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

Airbus Global Elevation Data Added to ArcGIS

Airbus Defence and Space WorldDEM4Ortho elevation data is soon to be part of the growing ArcGIS Online Living Atlas of the World. Covering the entire earth's land surface, this is the most consistent and accurate elevation model for ensuring that imagery is properly calibrated to geographic standards on a global scale. This data will be available for online end-user applications and developers creating apps with a specific need for elevation information. Navigation systems, for instance, can use 3D road data to give drivers better estimates of fuel costs based on the terrain. The applications for these elevation layers include analytics... (read more)
2017-07-19 01:47:17
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