US: Exelis and DigitalGlobe have agreed to provide a new commercial offering of cloud-based ENVI earth science analytics for the DigitalGlobe Geospatial Big Data (GBD) platform. ENVI is remote sensing analytical software used by government, academic and private industry organisations to extract information from imagery and sensor data.
Through this agreement, imagery users and customers will be able to combine ENVI geospatial analytics with the DigitalGlobe image library to solve challenging environmental, natural resource, and global security problems. ENVI software helps users make better decisions regarding mineral exploration, precision agriculture, environmental degradation, national defence and more. “This platform removes the logistical challenges that have inhibited this sort of innovation such as processing power, data storage and hardware cost,” said Chris Young, president of Exelis Geospatial Systems.