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SimActive tech used to determine solar potential from satellite imagery

April 3, 2020By
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SimActive’s Correlator3D software is being used by by Dutch company NEO B.V. to assess solar potential in multiple cities. Digital surface models (DSMs) are generated from WorldView and GeoEye satellite stereo images and serve to calculate solar panel capacity. According to SimActive, DSMs covering hundreds of square kilometres are quickly generated by the software. Key metrics to estimate solar potential... read more

Esri releases resources for businesses during COVID-19

April 3, 2020By
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Esri has created and released a suite of resources to help businesses like commercial organizations, government agencies and utilities maintain operational continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Esri, these resources are designed to help organizations understand the current status of their operations and employees, analyze relative community risk to COVID-19 and create business strategies for moving forward. The four... read more

Quantum Spatial awarded $40M contract for NOAA survey

April 2, 2020By
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Quantum Spatial has been selected as a prime consultant for a five-year, $40 million shoreline mapping support services contract contributing to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Geodetic Survey. The contract is expected to include data acquisition, data processing, quality control and data analytics. Quantum Spatial has bee providing topobathymetric lidar services to NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey Remote... read more

Open Geospatial Consortium publishes Testbed-15 results

April 2, 2020By
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) published the outcomes of its biggest research and development initiative of 2019, Testbed-15. Key outcomes, including engineering reports, presentations and videos, are available on the Testbed-15 website. According to OGC, Testbed-15 research was conducted across several fields, including Earth observation data models, applications, catalogues and process delivery; data security in geospatial environments using encrypted containers;... read more

Geospatial Solutions coverage of COVID-19

April 2, 2020By
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Geospatial Solutions is offering the latest news and updates concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). Check out a message from GPS World here. News • Esri releases resources for businesses during COVID-19 (4/3/20) • Sewio helps fight COVID-19 with ‘smart quarantining’ (4/1/20) • Esri to provide mapping resources to WHO Member States (4/2/10) • European GNSS Agency provides list of COVID-19 apps... read more

Esri to provide mapping resources to WHO Member States

April 1, 2020By

Advanced geospatial technology offered to global communities during COVID-19 crisis Global mapping company Esri will provide a COVID-19 Response Package for World Health Organization (WHO) Ministries of Health and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) partners. The package will enable these organizations to have access to Esri’s geospatial platform and tools that can be used for reporting and analysis... read more

Analytics and drones detect trash in San Francisco Bay

March 27, 2020By
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Kinetica simplifies active analytics with Kinetica Cloud Kinetica, provider of the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform, has announced the availability of Kinetica Cloud. Enterprises can use the full capabilities of the Kinetica platform in an optimal cloud environment, which includes historical data analytics, streaming data analytics, location intelligence and machine learning. Kinetica Cloud was adopted by the San Francisco Estuary Institute... read more

Esri supports John Hopkins COVID-19 Design Challenge

March 27, 2020By

Esri is supporting the COVID-19 Design Challenge, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID). The challenge is taking place March 26-30. The virtual, student-driven hackathon challenges teams to develop innovative solutions to the problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the event, teams will work on urgent problems and challenges that have... read more

Exploring Shetland’s uninhabited Kame of Isbister with GNSS and UAV

March 25, 2020By
3D model: The heatmap of the Kame of Isbister shows elevations and the archaeological site. (Image: Emlid)

The mysterious and fascinating Kame of Isbister is situated in Shetland’s north mainland near the North Roe. The location has been studied several times, including by the Extreme Archaeology TV series in 2003. The uninhabited grassland continues to attract explorers because of a series of secret structures. Those structures are hidden on the sea-faced slope and can’t be seen from the land nearby. One... read more

Analysis of satellite imagery shows reduced NO2 in China, Italy

March 23, 2020By
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Descartes Labs, a geospatial data analytics company, is using satellite imagery analysis to examine how the coronavirus reduced nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in China. NO2 is produced by vehicles, power plants and heavy industries such as cement manufacturing, which were shut down during the coronavirus epidemic. Descartes Labs shared its visualization in a Facebook post. The visualization maps a time... read more