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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

NGA Accelerator seeks second cohort of promising geospatial companies

May 19, 2021By
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The NGA Accelerator based in St. Louis is accepting applications from early-stage geospatial companies for its second cohort until June 23. The NGA Accelerator is accepting applications for its second cohort. The St. Louis, Missouri-based NGA Accelerator is managed through a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), the U.S. National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA) and Capital Innovators. The accelerator collaboration, the... read more

Enview unveils 3D AI as a web application, Enview Explore

September 16, 2020By
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Application empowers users with expert visualization and analysis of lidar Enview, a pioneer in the scalable processing of 3D geospatial data, has launched Enview Explore, a powerful web application that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to automatically process 3D data at a high speed and scale. Also, Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has... read more

Despite ceremony cancellation, USGIF honors 2020 award winners

April 22, 2020By
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The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) tradecraft’s brightest minds and organizations pushing the community forward. Award winners are usually recognized at the annual GEOINT Symposium. This year’s event, scheduled for April 26-29 in Tampa, Florida, was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Unfortunately, you will not see the awardees recognized on the... read more

Global Mapper app now on NGA’s IGAPP store

April 17, 2019By
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Global Mapper Mobile is now available to U.S. government agencies through the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). The mobile app is provided by Blue Marble Geographics. Administered by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the mission of IGAPP is to streamline the deployment of commercial mobile apps to government personnel by bridging the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional... read more

Planet’s breadloaf-sized satellites capture Earth surface

February 7, 2019By

Planet (formerly Planet Labs) has put about 300 satellites into space, in charge of photographing the entire land mass of the Earth every day. The satellites weigh 5 kg (12 pounds) and measure 20 x 20 x 44 centimeters, about the size of a loaf of bread. They are packed with commercial-off-the-shelf electronics and are built in downtown San Francisco.... read more

Team to collect Arctic surveillance data for NGA

December 11, 2018By
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded GeoNorth Information Systems (GNIS) a five-year, $15 million contract for persistent surveillance services of the Arctic region. Lockheed Martin will provide a scalable geospatial processing platform to enable the surveillance project. GNIS will leverage Lockheed Martin’s Rosetta technology, which includes a versatile and highly automated set of commercial and civil image processing tools... read more

Harris wins three 10-year NGA geospatial data contracts

July 10, 2018By
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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

TerraGo launches reconnaissance app in NGA GEOINT store

May 23, 2018By
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TerraGo, a provider of dissemination and collaboration software for defense and intelligence agencies, has announced the availability of R3 for immediate download in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) GEOINT App Store. R3 is a mobile data collection and collaboration app customized for the missions of reconnaissance, response and recovery. Designed for the most challenging missions and environments, R3 lets users... read more

Harris providing industry training to NGA employees

June 12, 2017By

Harris Corporation and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) are partnering to provide industry training for NGA employees, including skills in industrial practices and procedures which are not available through military or civil education programs. Participants in the Training with Industry (TWI) program spend a year at Harris learning its business practices — such as workflows, innovative technologies and commercial processes — and... read more

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