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HEAD Aerospace satellite imagery now on UP42 marketplace

July 16, 2021By
Vatican City satellite image. (Photo: UP42)

Deal makes data from 40 Chinese satellites available through UP42 now, another 40 by late 2021 UP42 has signed an agreement with HEAD Aerospace of Beijing to make image data from more than 40 Chinese Earth Observation satellites available on the UP42 marketplace. The broad selection of imaging capabilities from the constellations dramatically expands the range of applications in multiple... read more

Geospatial imagery shows activity at Iranian nuclear facility

July 7, 2021By
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A team with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) used BlackSky’s geospatial imagery and burst collection technology to track and monitor activity at a secretive Iranian nuclear facility in a new intelligence study. The study tracks and monitors activity at the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran. “The BlackSky/CISAC research team demonstrated the power of combining rapid revisit satellite... read more

Charting Hong Kong’s nooks and crannies

June 24, 2021By
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Team Provides Accurate 3D Maps for Smart City Applications According to 2019 statistics, more than 10,000 residential buildings in Hong Kong are at least 50 years old. Most of these buildings lack 3D indoor building information models (BIM), which creates challenges when it comes to reconstruction or maintenance. In response, a team at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed... read more

Mapping rights-of-way subject of July 13 virtual conference

June 23, 2021By
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The 2021 Right-of-Way Asset Mapping Exchange is an interactive online Virtual Conference Experience focusing on innovation in asset inventory and mapping that supports all phases of infrastructure lifecycles. It takes place July 13 and is free of charge. The event provides hands-on actionable information on a variety of current and emerging technologies. Via presentations, discussions and one-on-one meetings, the event... read more

1Spatial updates 1Integrate and 1Data Gateway for geospatial workflows

June 22, 2021By
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1Spatial is making complex workflows easier to manage with the latest releases of its core products 1Integrate and 1Data Gateway. 1Spatial is a global geospatial software and solutions company. 1Data Gateway 2.4 now has an extended REST API enabling automated submission of data from other applications, while maintaining access control and security of the data supply chain. Submission metadata can... read more

Javad GNSS launches TRIUMPH-3 receiver

June 22, 2021By
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Javad GNSS has launched the TRIUMPH-3 receiver for surveyors and geodesists. It is capable of efficient tracking even in difficult conditions. It can track all current signals and is ready for any future satellites. TRIUMPH-3 is designed to operate as a base together with TRIUMPH-LS and TRIUMPH-LS Plus to efficiently accomplish any geodetic job. Its real-time kinematic (RTK) system communicates... read more

New version of OxTS Georeferencer provides more lidar integration

June 22, 2021By
The OxTS Georeferencer Hardware setup viewer shows the OxTS xNAV650 INS alongside a Hesai lidar sensor. (Image: OxTS)

Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) has launched the latest version of its lidar georeferencing software, OxTS Georeferencer 1.4. OxTS is taking steps to improve surveyor’s user experience, streamline survey processes, and allow surveyors to get to work faster, while simultaneously improving results. OxTS Georeferencer fuses position, navigation and timing (PNT) data from an OxTS inertial navigation system (INS) with raw lidar... read more

Smart GEO Expo 2021 coming in July

June 8, 2021By
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Smart GEO Expo 2021 takes place at the Coex Hall C3 and C4 in Seoul, South Korea, July 21-23. An online version will also be available. The Smart GEO Expo aims to promote spatial information industry development and support overseas expansion of domestic companies. The Smart GEO Expo has become an annual event since 2008, when separate events such as... read more

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NGA seeks enhancements in predicting overhead geopose

May 20, 2021By

$50K prize purse for solutions to advance computer vision for time-sensitive mapping The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and NASA have launched a crowdsourcing competition, the “Overhead Geopose Challenge,” which is being implemented by DrivenData and HeroX. The challenge seeks solutions that make overhead images more useful for time-sensitive applications like security and disaster response.... read more

The women putting NV5 Geospatial GIS on the map

May 19, 2021By
Women make up more than half of the company's team. From left are Alexa Ramirez, Nicole Wigston, Danielle Comely and Cherie Jarvis. (Image: NV5 Geospatial)

Women make up more than half of NV5 Geospatial’s eGIS business unit, which collects and analyzes data to develop custom applications for government clients. Even though women make up nearly half of the workforce, they are still highly underrepresented in the science, technology, engineer and math (STEM) field. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that while women have made... read more