GeoWrap: ESA´s BepiColombo takes to the air; Deimos Imaging awarded GSA contract...

GeoWrap: ESA´s BepiColombo takes to the air; Deimos Imaging awarded GSA contract and more

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ESA´s BepiColombo takes to the air

The Netherlands: After years of development the BepiColombo spacecraft which will be heading to Mercury from autumn 2018 has at last taken to the air. On 23 April 2018 the first elements of the BepiColombo hardware were loaded into an Antonov An-124 cargo plane for transport from Amsterdam´s Schiphol Airport to the European Spaceport Kourouin French Guiana. After a fuelling stop in the Azores Islands the Antonov will arrive early on 24 April…(Read More)

Deimos Imaging awarded GSA contract

US: Deimos Imaging and UrtheCast have been awarded a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government. This is the first time that a European company in Earth observation services has been awarded such a contract in the U.S., making Deimos Imaging’s full portfolio of products and services available to all U.S. government agencies. In order to be awarded the GSA Schedule contract…(Read More)

EVG now offering PlanetSAT 10m Global Mosaic

US: East View Geospatial (EVG) has announced the availability of PlanetSAT Global #2018, the most up-to-date global imagery basemap. Produced by EVG partner PlanetObserver, PlanetSat Global #2018 has an unmatched 10-meter resolution and provides accurate geographic information for any part of the world. Users benefit from a seamless view of the Earth with recent cloud-free satellite imagery in high-quality natural colors. The best available multi-source data was selected…(Read More)

USGIF announces first K. Stuart Shea endowed scholarship recipient

US: At USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium, Sanghui Han was awarded the first-ever $15,000 K. Stuart Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship. Han is pursuing a Ph.D. in imaging science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, N.Y. USGIFChairman of the Board The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris presented the award to Han on stage. The USGIF Board of Directors announced the creation of this new scholarship at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium in honor of K. Stuart Shea…(Read More)

Huawei – Groupe PSA’s first connected vehicle debuts at HANNOVER MESSE 2018

Germany: Huawei and Groupe PSA today showcased a DS 7 CROSSBACK, the first connected vehicle resulting from their partnership covering all of the Group’s connected vehicles, announced in November 2017. Debuting in Europe at Huawei’s exhibition booth during HANNOVER MESSE 2018, DS 7 Crossback is the first vehicle to use Groupe PSA’s Connected Vehicle Modular Platform (CVMP) and is equipped with Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform and Cloud services supported by Huawei…(Read More)

Esri releases ArcGIS Pro Workstation customized for the Intelligence Community

US: Esri has announced that it is releasing the Intelligence Configuration for ArcGIS Pro (ICAP), a workstation for intelligence analysts. ICAP leverages ArcGIS Pro SDK to provide a custom managed configuration and add-ins, offering streamlined user experiences and specialized tools to aid analysts in examining relationships and patterns and determining probabilities relating to the target’s most likely course of action. The scale, complexity, nature, and pace of modern conflicts require a new approach…(Read More)

Trimble to acquire Viewpoint to create the industry’s most complete construction management solution

US: Trimble has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.2 billion. Viewpoint is highly complementary to Trimble’s e-Builder business and will extend Trimble’s ability to provide more complete and integrated project, jobsite and business workflows across the construction lifecycle. Viewpoint is a leading provider of scalable construction management software, which integrates…(Read More)

DigitalGlobe integrates highest resolution satellite imagery from WorldView-4 into SecureWatch

US: DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company has announced that with the complete integration of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite imagery into SecureWatch, the company’s powerful, cloud-based geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) platform, customers can now access more of the world’s highest resolution satellite imagery. WorldView-4’s daily imagery collections more than double SecureWatch’s daily volume of valuable 30 cm imagery, enhancing defense and intelligence analysts…(Read More)

TerraGo adds Time-Series Visualization to GeoPDF

US: TerraGo, a pioneer of geospatial collaboration and mobility software, announced today the availability of TerraGo Publisher® for ArcGIS® version 7.4, which includes the ability to create and share GeoPDFs that convey important changes over time for an area of interest, with any type of map or imagery. “Our customers can share these time-series map layers as a universally available GeoPDF, enabling non-GIS users to measure past conditions, assess changes over time, analyze trends…(Read More)

Ordnance Survey and Geovation reveal next wave of GeoTech and PropTech businesses

UK: Seven exciting start-ups will join the Geovation Programme and receive the strategic backing of Ordnance Survey (OS) and HM Land Registry (HMLR). The Programme, which acts as an accelerator course to new GeoTech and PropTech businesses, will see each of the start-ups receive up to £20,000 in grant funding and a range of resources and services to help them develop their business. Alex Wrottesley, Head of Geovation, says: “Entries for the Programme were again of a very high standard…(Read More)