Imagery

DigitalGlobe makes available MDA RADARSAT-2 data in SecureWatch

September 12, 2018By

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery from Maxar’s MDA RADARSAT-2 satellite will become available to SecureWatch subscribers on Oct. 1, according to DigitalGlobe. SecureWatch, DigitalGlobe’s cloud-based geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) platform, will now combine the company’s high-resolution optical imagery and MDA’s SAR imagery in one platform, enabling defense and intelligence analysts to deliver actionable insights to decision makers regardless of weather and light... read more

Satellite imagery details historic floods in India

August 23, 2018By
Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company.

DigitalGlobe has released pre- and post-event satellite imagery of the areas in India affected by heavy flooding. According to the company, massive flooding devastated the Kerala state of India in late May and early August. At least 164 people were killed and more than 223,000 were displayed from their homes and are living in relief camps. In addition, Kerala has... read more

Volcanic GIS: Mapping and imaging the Kilauea eruption

August 16, 2018By
Lidar image of the Hawaii dataset showing the Kilauea Calderand the Halena'uma'u Crater and within it. (Image: Quantum Spatial)

Geospatial companies played a key role in the government's response to the Kilauea Volcano eruption. The volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii began erupting May 3, and while quiet for more than a week, it could resume erupting at any time. read more

Remote Geosystems graduates from Esri startup to silver partner

August 15, 2018By
The LineVision Desktop. (Image: Remote Geosystems)

Remote GeoSystems Inc., a global provider of geospatial video recorder hardware and GIS integration software and solutions, has become an official Silver Partner in the Esri Partner Network after successfully building its business as an Emerging Business Partner in the Esri Startup Program. Esri offers a Startup Program enabling the most promising emerging businesses to incorporate these innovations into their... read more

TCarta wins NSF grant for satellite-derived bathymetry

August 7, 2018By
Image: TCarta

TCarta Marine, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has been awarded a research and development grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for bathymetry technology. Under the grant, TCarta will enhance and automate multiple techniques for deriving seafloor depth measurements from optical satellite imagery. The Project Trident research seeks to transform existing satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB) techniques by using machine... read more

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