Technology

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

EOS Platform provides toolbox for processing Earth observations

July 9, 2018By
Image: EOS

Most image analysis tasks that required ENVI or Erdas Imagine software are now available online with EOS Platform, a new cloud service launched by Earth Observing System (EOS). It provides GIS professionals with a one-stop solution for search, analysis, storing and visualization of large amounts of geospatial data. EOS Platform is an ecosystem of four mutually integrated EOS products, which together... read more

MapVault streaming service issues new release

July 6, 2018By

East View Geospatial (EVG) is offering a new version of MapVault, a streaming service that brings together maps from around the world. According to the company, MapVault provides access to more than 500,000 geo-referenced map sheets from more than 1,000 authoritative map series, which can save organizations the costs of procuring, storing and digitizing physical maps. MapVault users have access to... read more

California, Hawaii drone operators get shortcut to authorizations

June 29, 2018By
Screenshot: Skyward

Commercial drone operators in California and Hawaii — as well as a few areas in Nevada, Utah and Arizona — now can get quickly authorized to fly in controlled airspace, Skyward announced. Access to controlled airspace in the world’s fifth largest economy — the state of California — is a boon for the state’s huge entertainment and agriculture industries, two markets... read more

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HxGN SmartNet, AZGPS to expand GNSS correction services in US

June 29, 2018By
Image: Hexagon

HxGN SmartNet has partnered with AZGPS LLC to expand access to quality network correction services for GNSS users in the southwestern United States. HxGN SmartNet, a high-precision, high-availability GNSS network correction service, is provided by Hexagon’s Geosystems division. AZGPS, based in Florence, Arizona, serves professionals across Southern California and Arizona who rely on high-precision GNSS with network correction services, professional support and training. The... read more

FAA surveys commercial drone operators

June 29, 2018By
The Delair DT26X lidar drone combines lidar sensing with RGB camera data to enable highly accurate and high-resolution 3D representation and measurement over large areas with minimal flights and in challenging environments. (Photo: Delair)

If you’ve registered a commercial drone, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to hear from you. On June 19, the FAA sent a questionnaire to everyone who has registered a commercial drone – more formally, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) — for anything but recreational or hobby use. Most of these owners fly their drones for commercial purposes, but... read more

Esri book highlights analyzing, mapping surface water features

June 26, 2018By

Esri has published its latest book, “GIS for Surface Water: Using the National Hydrography Dataset,” by Jeff Simley, which details how to use geographic information system (GIS) technology to visualize and analyze data sets. Simley is an award-winning cartographer and the former lead of the Hydrography Program at the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The book examines the complexities 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
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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

UAVs, new sensors and mapping help with volcano eruption response

June 8, 2018By
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A team of five volunteers armed with drones, advanced sensor systems and GIS technologies joined the response effort at Kilauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone to assist in tracking and predicting the ongoing volcanic eruption. Using small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) together with air-quality sensors, advanced imaging tools and Esri’s spatial analytics and mapping, the team from the Center for... read more