GeoWrap: Airbus-built MetOp-C weather satellite gets ready for launch; HOZON Auto launches...

GeoWrap: Airbus-built MetOp-C weather satellite gets ready for launch; HOZON Auto launches research center in Silicon Valley and more

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Airbus-built MetOp-C weather satellite gets ready for launch

France: The MetOp-C meteorological satellite is getting ready for upcoming launch in order to join its siblings and further improve the quality of observations and data provided for weather forecast. Built by Airbus, MetOp-C is the last of the first generation of EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) series of three polar-orbiting satellites and is planned to be launched on September 18, 2018, from European Space Center in Kourou, French Guyana, aboard a Soyuz rocket. The MetOp program…(Read More)

HOZON Auto launches research center in Silicon Valley to pioneer the third way to explore autonomous driving

US: HOZON Auto Autonomous Vehicle Research Center (Silicon Valley) officially opened in the United States, marking a crucial step forward in building out its global strategic R&D layout, and opening up a new path for global autonomous driving technology.As a global hub of science and technology innovation, the Silicon Valley is the epicenter of autonomous driving, bringing together the world’s top R&D institutions focusing on autonomous driving technology, such as Google, Apple, Microsoft…(Read More)

Boundless enables real-time mobile data collection with Boundless Anywhere

US: Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today introduced Boundless Anywhere, a new application for enterprises needing to collect and distribute location information from handheld devices and tablets. With Boundless Anywhere, organizations can collect data in the field and store it instantly in a database. Collected data can then be visualized on clients such as desktop GIS, web, and mobile. With real-time access to location-based data, the entire organization can now accomplish work faster…(Read More)

Kespry announces new drone-based inspection capabilities enabling insurance roof claim decisions

US: Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, has announced new capabilities for significantly accelerating the assessment of roof hail and wind damage for residential, multi-family and commercial buildings. New capabilities include on-site processing of drone-captured roof inspection data, a Virtual Test Square (VTS) to support claims decision-making in minutes, and enhanced automated hail detection, driven by machine learning. Equipped with the updated Kespry solution…(Read More)

Lockheed Martin provides Commonwealth of Australia with Space Situational Awareness System

US: With space becoming an increasingly congested and contested domain, the Commonwealth of Australia has chosen Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) iSpace – intelligent Space – system to help with their space situational awareness capability needs. Lockheed Martin is providing the Commonwealth of Australia with an iSpace space situational awareness training and demonstration mission system. iSpace collects data from a worldwide network of government, commercial…(Read More)

Polaris Alpha acquires Fourth Dimension Engineering

US: Polaris Alpha, a leading provider of advanced technology, software, and solutions to the defense and intelligence communities, today announced it is acquiring Fourth Dimension Engineering. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition officially closed April 11, 2018. Fourth Dimension, located in Columbia, MD, delivers mission-critical cyber solutions for the most demanding customers. The company has deep expertise in the areas of electrical and mechanical design…(Read More)

AAG honors Esri’s Allen Carroll with Media Achievement Award

US: Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced that Allen Carroll, leader of the Esri Story Maps team, has been given the Media Achievement Award for 2018 by the American Association of Geographers (AAG). At Esri, Carroll and his team conceptualized and created a suite of Story Maps web applications. These are open-source GIS tools that have been used by government and business organizations, community groups, journalists, scholars, and students to tell their stories…(Read More)

Aerospace releases new report on Allied Defense Relationships in Space

US: The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) released a study that explores the various rationales for international alliances, identifies potential barriers to maximizing partnerships, and delineates key lessons and observations, using the U.S.-Canadian space partnership as an example. The report, Alliance Rationales and Roadblocks: A U.S.-Canada Space Study, provides insight into the reasons the U.S. establishes security alliances. Typically, those reasons…(Read More)

Earth-i shares first color video from its VividX2 satellite, a prototype for imagery constellation

US: Earth-i unveiled the first color video captured by its VividX2 satellite, a prototype for its future Earth imagery constellation, April 16 at the 34th Space Symposium here. The videos show cars in Nashville, Tennessee, airports in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and city life in New Orleans, Louisiana, San Diego, California, and Sydney, Australia. In January, Earth-i launched VividX2, a 100-kilogram satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd. (SSTL) and previously…(Read More)

Crowdsourcing app Findyr merges with Analytics and Machine Learning Experts Leviathan

US: Findyr, the global platform for crowdsourcing of hyperlocal, street-level data and insights has today announced its merger with Leviathan, the big data analytics platform specializing in analysis of cloud ingested big data with leading machine learning models. The merger, which will continue to operate as Findyr, is seeking to solve some of the biggest location-based challenges being faced across the globe by the private and public sectors. Answering the growing challenges in geo-location…(Read More)