TAG: aerial imagery

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

HxIP announces updates to 2017 airborne imagery collection plans

August 15, 2017By
The HxIP announces updates to 2017 airborne imagery collection plans of Wide Area Coverage (WAC) at 30-centimetre accuracy and Urban Area Coverage (UAC) at 15 cm accuracy in North America and Europe.

Latest imagery collection covers U.S., Canada, Europe; plans include territories, cities The Hexagon Imagery Program (HxIP) has updated its 2017 airborne imagery collection plans of Wide Area Coverage (WAC) at 30-centimeter accuracy and Urban Area Coverage (UAC) at 15-cm accuracy in North America and Europe. By the end of 2017, the HxIP will update its content for more than 3.9 million km² in North... read more

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Nearmap delivers new 3-D content and oblique imagery

July 31, 2017By
Screen capture from a Nearmap 3D fly-through of Austin, Texas, rendered from Nearmap oblique Imagery.

Nearmap has announced a national survey program providing true, high-resolution oblique imagery and derivative 3-D products. Nearmap provides cloud-based subscription access to up-to-date 2-D orthomosaic aerial imagery. Using its patented HyperCamera2 technology, Nearmap is applying the same access model to the oblique aerial imagery market. Because this new camera system provides a high degree of overlap from different angles, Nearmap can reconstruct... read more

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EagleView acquires OmniEarth machine learning for water management

May 15, 2017By

EagleView, provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government and commercial industries, has acquired OmniEarth, developer of machine learning technologies and decision-making tools for the water resource management, energy and insurance markets. With the acquisition, EagleView gains OmniEarth’s machine learning capabilities, resulting in higher accuracy and precision of existing automated datasets. OmniEarth’s ability to extract data from geospatial imagery will... read more

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Bluesky granted funding for mobile phone mapping project

February 9, 2017By
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Geographic data specialist Bluesky has secured funding from the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to investigate the potential of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. Designed to reduce the costs of monitoring and managing essential infrastructure, such as overhead electricity cables, and mitigate the effects of potentially damaging vegetation, the Bluesky led study will assess the feasibility... read more

FAA and SkyPan reach agreement on unmanned aircraft enforcement cases

February 6, 2017By

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with aerial photography company SkyPan International of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a... read more

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Bluesky, Bird.i partner for online, instant aerial imagery

January 23, 2017By

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Bird.i to provide online, instantaneous visualization of its high-resolution aerial imagery. Bluesky has created and maintains a high-resolution, up-to-date and accurate archive of aerial images in the United Kingdom. Established in 2016, Bird.i has developed a platform for accessing satellite, airborne and UAV imagery with a plug-and-play API that... read more

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New ArcGIS Full Motion Video release gives faster access

July 5, 2016By

Esri’s latest version of ArcGIS Full Motion Video (FMV) presents new capabilities to improve the way analysts and managers interact with videos. ArcGIS FMV allows users to view, organize and analyze video from drones and other collection platforms. The new release includes a performance boost in playback and panning, and in zooming the video during playback. It offers full support for JP2,... read more

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ArcGIS apps for the field launched at Esri UC

June 27, 2016By
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Esri has launched two new ArcGIS apps for field operating efficiency at the Esri User Conference, which is being held June 27 to July 1 in San Diego, California. Attendees can see live demonstrations and experiment with Drone2Map for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS. “These two apps are already becoming game changers,” said Esri President Jack Dangermond. “What we’ve done is make... read more

Can you dig it? Space archeology, virtual reality and GIS

April 28, 2016By
Photo Credit: United States Forest Service, 1968

Using aerial photography and GIS technology, historians, archaeologists and environmental scientists are able to look into the past and determine what actually occurred. GIS can play a huge role in archeological projects, and with the integration of virtual reality, the possibilities are even more exciting. read more