Imagery

Nearmap releases new aerial imagery inside MapBrowser interface

November 15, 2017By
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Vertical aerial maps extended to include uninterrupted panorama imagery and measurable oblique images Nearmap, a location content provider specializing in high-resolution aerial maps, announces the release of new forms of location content — Nearmap Panorama and Nearmap Oblique — available through a new MapBrowser interface. Nearmap has long provided vertical imagery (also known as orthorectified imagery) covering about 70 percent... read more

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A search engine for the planet? Try the demo

November 15, 2017By
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Where are all the windmills on Earth? Or oil derricks? How about baseball stadiums? You could scan through the millions of satellite images snapped by hundreds of satellites now circling the planet. Or you could try Descartes Labs’ demo search engine. Satellites are snapping images of the Earth every day. Alongside Planet Inc. and DigitalGlobe satellites, constellations are planned from companies such as Urthecast... read more

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GeoSLAM launches ZEB-REVO RT at fall exhibits

November 1, 2017By
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The ZEB-REVO RT is the next generation of the ZEB-REVO, GeoSLAM’s lightweight handheld laser scanner that allows the rapid and simple mapping of complex, indoor and multi-level spaces. The ZEB-REVO RT uses technology to seamlessly connect the scanner to a mobile phone or tablet, allowing for real-time data visualization as you walk and scan. GeoSLAM launched its new offering in... read more

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USGS tool allows users to explore mountains worldwide

October 24, 2017By
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A new tool that gives users a detailed view of the world’s mountains is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Global Mountain Explorer can help users ranging from hikers to scientists, resource managers and policy makers seeking information on these prominent yet often understudied landscapes. Mountains occupy from 12 to 31 percent of the land surface of the Earth,... read more

Orbital Witness wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

October 23, 2017By

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its Global Earth Observation Challenge. Orbital Witness will receive a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages startups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. The winning British startup Orbital Witness proposes to... read more

DigitalGlobe releases images of Northern California wildfires

October 12, 2017By
The northwest fire line of the wildfire that devastated Santa Rosa, California, taken by satellite Oct. 10. (Satellite image ©2017 DigitalGlobe)

DigitalGlobe has released high-resolution satellite images of the wildfires burning in Northern California. These wildfires have killed at least 21 people, destroyed at least 3,500 structures, and burned more than 115,000 acres. The Oct. 10 images were collected using the Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) sensor on DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite, which is uniquely able to pierce through the wildfire smoke to see... read more

DigitalGlobe selects Raytheon as satellite imaging payload provider

October 10, 2017By

Solution doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to collect 30-centimeter commercial satellite imagery. Raytheon Company has been selected by DigitalGlobe as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon’s new payload doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm... read more

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Hexagon acquires 5D visualization company Luciad

October 9, 2017By
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Hexagon AB has acquired Luciad, a Belgian-based software company specializing in the visualization and analysis of real-time geospatial information. Luciad’s visualization technologies support live connections to dynamic sensor feeds in a 3D environment. The result is a 5D digital reality — real-time, rapid fusion of multi-source content and the ability to perform analytics on-the-fly. These intuitive command and control systems benefit all... read more

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DJI’s privacy mode enables flight without internet data transfer

October 9, 2017By

DJI has launched a new Local Data Mode that stops internet traffic to and from its DJI Pilot app, providing enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterprise customers. Local Data Mode will be available in the next update on the DJI Pilot app on CrystalSky and for select Android tablets. When an operator activates Local Data Mode, the app... read more

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In Hurricane Irma’s wake, EagleView captures imagery of property damage

September 19, 2017By
Post-Irma hurricane damage is captured in aerial imagery by EagleView.

Eagle View Technologies has captured post event aerial imagery of two million properties in the state of Florida following Hurricane Irma. EagleView is a provider of aerial imagery and property data analytics for government agencies, insurance carriers and other private-sector organizations, With an image library dating back to 2002 in the state of Florida, EagleView is able to provide emergency services,... read more