Imagery

Harris wins three 10-year NGA geospatial data contracts

July 10, 2018By
Earth's western hemisphere, 2002. (Photo: NASA)

Harris Corporation has been awarded three multi-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with ceilings totaling $1.5 billion to provide the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) with geospatial data services for up to 10 years. Harris will create, manage and disseminate high-quality geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) information for use by the U.S. intelligence community and military worldwide under contracts that cover all three areas of... read more

Airbus and Planet bring new geospatial products to market

June 25, 2018By

Airbus and Planet have entered into a partnership to facilitate access to each other’s data and the co-development of new geospatial solutions. The companies are establishing a framework agreement to explore opportunities for joint cooperation in new and existing markets, product offerings, sales and marketing efforts. Both companies aim to provide a comprehensive suite of global satellite data at multiple... read more

Hexagon releases 3D laser scanner with in-field pre-registration

June 18, 2018By
Image: Hexagon

Hexagon AB has launched the Leica RTC360, a laser scanner equipped with edge computing technology to enable fast and accurate creation of 3D models in the field. The Leica RTC360 is one of many innovations showcased at HxGN Live 2018, the company’s annual digital technology conference. According to Hexagon, the Leica RTC360 combines high-performance laser scanning, edge computing and mobile app... read more

Esri releases Sentinel-2 Image Services through Living Atlas

May 29, 2018By

Esri is releasing Sentinel-2 Image Services to all Esri users for no additional cost. According to the company, Sentinel-2 is an Earth Observation Satellite that provides multi-spectral imagery for any location in the world at 10-meter 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... read more

Hangar joins Esri Startup Program to add aerial insights to ArcGIS

May 24, 2018By

Hangar Technology Inc., a robotics-as-a-system technology company providing scalable 4D visual insights, has been selected to join the Esri Startup Program. The three-year program helps emerging business partners bring new and innovative products to Esri customers. The initial partnership between Hangar and Esri will enable ArcGIS customers to request and receive autonomous, precision-captured drone data on demand from within ArcGIS,... read more

Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

May 10, 2018By

News from the European Space Agency Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe. The very first image, captured on May 7 at 10:33 GMT (12:33... read more

Phase One launches cameras, lenses for UAV-based aerial imagery

April 30, 2018By

Phase One Industrial has launched the iXM series, an aerial camera platform driven by its fast medium-format imaging sensor. Engineered for UAV-imaging missions, the iXM 100MP is a high-productivity metric camera with a range of high-resolution lenses. It is ready for integration with various UAV platforms, including Phase One’s DJI Matrice 600 Pro solution. The iXM 100MP metric camera incorporates the first... read more

TerraGo adds time-series visualization to GeoPDF

April 23, 2018By

TerraGo has released TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS version 7.4, which includes the ability to create and share GeoPDFs that convey important changes over time for an area of interest, with any type of map or imagery. The time-enabled visualization can animate geographic changes over time with interactive maps that can be shared with anyone using free Adobe Reader. “Our customers... read more

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Why resolution of aerial imagery matters

April 18, 2018By

Guest column by Sanchit Agarwal Vice President, Field Operations, Nearmap With high-resolution imagery comes the ability to model reality, creating real-life visualizations for engineers, planners, construction teams and many others. A quantum leap in computing capacity has allowed us to model and analyze the real world — all from our desktop and mobile devices. In days past, maps were purely for... read more

TCarta delivers surface models for Caribbean disaster recovery

April 17, 2018By
The island of Antigua. (Image: TCarta)

TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has delivered pre- and post-disaster surface models for the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda for use in Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The satellite-derived surface models contain seamless datasets of onshore elevation and offshore water-depth measurements for each island. The United Kingdom government commissioned the Hurricane Irma disaster mapping for Antigua and... read more