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Airbus digital elevation model available for streaming

November 1, 2018By
WorldDEM is a single-source digital elevation model. (Photo: Airbus)

Airbus Defense and Space’s edited WorldDEM database, along with the WorldDEM4Ortho dataset, are now available for streaming. WorldDEM is a single-source digital elevation model. According to the company, access to the WorldDEM and WorldDEM4Ortho of the entire Earth’s landmass facilitates a wide range of applications, such as line-of-sight analysis, hydrological modeling, satellite imagery orthorectification and more. The WorldDEM dataset corresponds... read more

DJI launches Mavic 2 Enterprise portable drone

October 29, 2018By
The Mavic 2 Enterprise can be used for inspections and other everyday tasks. (Photo: DJI)

DJI has unveiled its Mavic 2 Enterprise, a portable drone designed to improve everyday work for businesses, governments, educators and other professionals. According to the company, the Mavic 2 Enterprise features an ultra-compact and foldable design with an array of advanced controls and accessories that extend users’ capabilities during critical operations like firefighting, emergency response, law enforcement and infrastructure inspections.... read more

Eos supports sustainable water initiative in Haiti

October 26, 2018By
Eos Positioning Systems' Arrow Gold GNSS receiver helps Haiti Outreach build and improve potable water distribution networks by providing accurate subfoot elevations required for hydraulic modeling simulations. (Photo: Eos Positioning Systems)

Eos Positioning Systems has donated an Arrow Gold GNSS receiver to Haiti Outreach, a 21-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Haiti become a developed country. Haiti Outreach collaborates with individual Haitian communities to create and maintain access to potable water through community outreach, well digging and distribution-network development. The Arrow Gold GNSS receiver helps Haiti Outreach build and improve potable... read more

TCarta delivers satellite-derived mangrove health assessment to Abu Dhabi

October 25, 2018By
TCarta's report showed 80 percent of the Emirate’s mangrove forests were healthy. (Image: TCarta)

TCarta, a global provider of geospatial products and services, was commissioned by the Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) to carry out a landmark mangrove health assessment covering the entire Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The assessment contained mangrove condition information derived from high-resolution multispectral satellite imagery. According to TCarta, the report showed 80 percent of the Emirate’s mangrove forests were... read more

Are smart cities the future of humanity?

October 17, 2018By
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Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven world. But what if those technologies were bound together and used to build a smart city? What would it take... read more

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Hexagon’s M.App Enterprise update includes mobile workflow

October 17, 2018By
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Hexagon’s Geospatial division released a new version of M.App Enterprise for 2018, M.App Enterprise 16.5. This privately hosted solution allows organizations to deploy Hexagon Smart M.Apps that dynamically address their location-based business problems, the company said. M.App Enterprise is the ideal platform to monitor assets, evaluate changes and take action, with the new release now including a native mobile client.... read more

BAE Systems demonstrates XTS Guard 5 for military cyber security

October 17, 2018By
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BAE Systems’ XTS Guard 5, equipped with the company’s Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP), has successfully demonstrated its ability to provide U.S. intelligence organizations with access to geospatial imagery and data from BAE Systems’ GXP Platform, ensuring secure sharing between networks of various security classifications and sections. The innovative software demonstrated secure information sharing between government agencies and networks at the... read more

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Nearmap introduces roof pitch and area tools for solar and roofing

October 17, 2018By
Nearmap high-resolution aerial image showcasing new toolset in MapBrowser, captured Sept. 15, 2018. (Image: Nearmap)

Nearmap has introduced a complete measurement toolset in MapBrowser for the solar, roofing and other rooftop industries. The new tools allow users to measure roof-pitch, height, width and area, enabling roofers and solar installers to confidently measure rooftops and structures from high-resolution oblique aerial images. The new MapBrowser helps customers significantly reduce onsite visits during the quoting and planning stages... read more

U.S. Army invests in virtual reality training

October 16, 2018By
The Synthetic Training Environment will assess Soldiers in enhancing decision-making skills through an immersive environment. (Photo: U.S. Army)

The U.S. Army considers virtual reality training as an important path ahead to prepare warfighters. The U.S. Army awarded Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) a major extension to demonstrate technologies for a cloud-enabled, virtual world training capability. BISim is a global developer of advanced military training and simulation software. The contract award helps meet the requirements of the Army’s Synthetic Training... read more

NCTech to unveil iSTAR Pulsar developments at Intergeo

October 11, 2018By
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NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, will showcase its iSTAR Pulsar mobile 360-degree data capture system at Intergeo in Frankfurt, Germany. Companies at Intergeo, including GeoSLAM and Orbit Geospatial Technologies, will also unveil innovative developments that incorporate iSTAR Pulsar. iSTAR Pulsar is NCTech’s professional edge-to-cloud big data system, optimized for capture on the move. iSTAR Pulsar is designed to capture... read more