Imagery

Why resolution of aerial imagery matters

April 18, 2018By
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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
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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

Teledyne Optech to showcase survey systems at GEOINT 2018

April 17, 2018By
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Teledyne Optech will exhibit at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s GEOINT Symposium April 23-25 in Tampa, Florida. Technology partners from Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne DALSA and Teledyne CARIS will exhibit together as part of Teledyne Imaging – Space & Defense in booth 1148. At GEOINT 2018, visitors can discover the advanced capabilities of the Optech Galaxy PRIME, the latest... read more

Imaging tech from Australia’s Spookfish heads to North America

April 11, 2018By
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Australian geospatial startup Spookfish has won a major Asia Pacific industry award for exporting imaging technology to the North American market. Spookfish has partnered with U.S.-based EagleView Technology Corporation, a North America provider of aerial imagery, and the two companies have collaborated to develop new technologies to meet the demands of the North American market. In mid-2017, EagleView placed its... read more

SenseFly and Trimble optimize workflow for geospatial drone operators

April 3, 2018By
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SenseFly has announced a new software integration with Trimble to optimizes the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals. The new integration is designed to ensure a smooth end-to-end mapping drone workflow. senseFly operators can now, within the recently launched eMotion 3.5 software, transform a senseFly S.O.D.A. camera’s georeferenced imagery into an automatically collated project (in .jxl format). This enables the one-click import of drone... read more

SpaceDataHighway starts full Copernicus service

March 19, 2018By
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The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite, after the successful end of the commissioning period. This marks the start of the SpaceDataHighway service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the beginning of a new era for space-based imagery users. The first two sets of Earth-observing Copernicus Sentinels-1A and -1B and -2A and -2B are... read more

Wingtra launches WingtraOne PPK precision mapping drone

March 14, 2018By
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Wingtra has officially launched the WingtraOne PPK high-precision mapping drone. Wingtra said its drone, which features vertical take-off and landing, is designed to set a new benchmark for large-scale surveying and mapping applications. WingtraOne PPK offers large area coverage, ultra-high accuracy and brilliant image resolution. It features an advanced PPK module and high-quality cameras like the 42-megapixel full-frame camera Sony RX1RII, it is now... read more

USGIF extends partnership with DigitalGlobe Foundation

March 13, 2018By
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USGIF’s 14 accredited collegiate programs granted DigitalGlobe imagery access The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has furthered its partnership with the DigitalGlobe Foundation. Together, they will grant 14 schools under USGIF’s Collegiate GEOINT Accreditation Program access to DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery archive and cloud-based service Basemap. Through the agreement, students and faculty at USGIF’s 14 accredited schools will have DigitalGlobe... read more

Airbus to provide near real-time access to its satellite data

January 31, 2018By
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Airbus has launched near real-time satellite imagery capabilities together with its 24/7 Emergency Image Delivery Service to aid those facing emergency situations. By leveraging the Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) polar ground station in Svalbard, Norway, Pléiades and SPOT constellation images are now retrieved at every orbit, resulting in ultra-fast image deliveries after collection, anywhere in the world. In addition to... read more

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South Korea defense agency selects SimActive’s Correlator3D

January 17, 2018By
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The Republic of Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has selected SimActive’s Correlator3D software. The agency’s use of the software will include processing UAV and satellite imagery. The transaction was facilitated through a SimActive partner in the region, GeoFocus Inc. “The software was originally developed for military clients, which is reflected in the processing speed and rigorous mapping standards the technology adheres... read more

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