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Dewberry awarded USGS Earth MRI task orders

September 22, 2020By
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Firm will provide geophysical surveying services across multiple states Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been awarded multiple task orders from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) under the Geospatial Products and Services Contract (GPSC) to perform airborne geophysical surveys in portions of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Texas and New Mexico for the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI).... read more

AI and intuitive cameras pave way for future of aerial imaging

September 2, 2020By
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Advancements in sensors, cameras and automation have fueled the growth of the aerial imaging industry, which is expected to reach $2.83 billion by 2022. By Swamini Kulkarni Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, often gain the spotlight with to their ability to capture the view from a vantage point. For years, airborne cameras have clicked never-seen-before pictures across planet. Now imaging... read more

Cesium adds global layer of 3D buildings

July 22, 2020By
Seattle's Space Needle. (Image: Cesium)

Cesium users now have access to Cesium OSM Buildings, a global base layer of more than 350 million 3D buildings. Cesium OSM Buildings expands the suite of Cesium Global Base Layers including worldwide terrain, aerial imagery and streetmaps already available on Cesium ion. “As digital twins and urban mapping gain momentum in 3D geospatial, we are excited to offer a... read more

Atlantic purchases first Phase One large-format camera

July 20, 2020By
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Atlantic — a remote sensing, surveying and consulting business — has purchased a Phase One Industrial 280MP large-format aerial solution to better serve its clients. The upgrade substantially increases Atlantic’s ability to efficiently capture a large area with extreme accuracy and quality, the company said. The massive Phase One Industrial 280MP aerial solution is a large-format camera system that easily integrates... read more

Time to shake the 2D complacency and move to 3D

March 25, 2020By
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The world is not flat – so why has the geolocation industry been operating in two dimensions? By Matt Rothschild, Polaris Wireless For an industry that makes its living identifying people and objects at a particular point in space, the geolocation industry — made up of applications providers, mapping companies and device manufacturers — has been very slow to make... read more

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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

Cesium to collaborate with Smithsonian to stream high-resolution 3D models online

March 13, 2020By

Streaming 3D geospatial technology company Cesium will support the Smithsonian Institution by streaming 3D models of massive objects in its collection, such as the Space Shuttle Discovery. The models will be streamed over the internet in high resolution for the first time. The collaboration is part of the Smithsonian’s Open Access Initiative. Through the initiative, the Smithsonian will release about 2.8... read more

Pléiades Neo imaging satellites on track for mid-2020 launch

February 27, 2020By

The first two Airbus-built Pléiades Neo imaging satellites have started comprehensive environmental testing to ensure they are ready for in-orbit operation, according to Airbus. During the tests, the satellites are subjected to extreme temperatures and vacuum, vibration and acoustic noise, as well as electromagnetic interference. This will ensure they can withstand the harsh conditions they will experience during launch and... read more

Vexcel Imaging to acquire image resources from Verisk

February 7, 2020By
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Vexcel Imaging, a provider of aerial imagery data, large-format aerial cameras and photogrammetry software, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the imagery sourcing group from Verisk’s Geomni business. The acquisition will combine Geomni’s imagery surveying and content-related teams and assets into Vexcel. Verisk, a data analytics provider, will be a minority owner in Vexcel with full access to all... read more

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Bluesky launches MetroVista 3D city models online

January 27, 2020By
San Francisco. (Image: Bluesky)

Highly accurate, UK city-wide 3D models are now available to view and download from Bluesky’s online Mapshop. The geographically accurate, photo-realistic MetroVista mesh models are available in a variety of formats ready for use in 3D GIS, CAD and other modelling software as well as visualisation, gaming and Virtual Reality workflows. Captured using Leica’s large-format imagery and lidar hybrid airborne sensor... read more