GeoWrap: Beidou joins global rescue data network; Lockheed Martin assembles GPS III...

GeoWrap: Beidou joins global rescue data network; Lockheed Martin assembles GPS III for US Air Force and more

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Beidou joins global rescue data network

China: Beidou, China’s indigenously built navigation satellite, has been made a part of a global network that collects and distributes data for search and rescue operations. Beidou will be included in the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme, a nonprofit, intergovernmental and humanitarian cooperative that has 44 member nations, including the United States, Canada, Russia, and China. “The move will enhance Beidou’s global capability to search for and rescue people in distress… (Read More)

Lockheed Martin assembles third US Air Force GPS III satellite

Lockheed MartinUS: The U.S. Air Force’s third GPS III satellite undergoing production at Lockheed Martin advanced satellite manufacturing facility has been successfully integrated into a complete space vehicle. GPS III Space Vehicle 03 (GPS III SV03) comes after the first two GPS III satellites on a streamlined assembly and test production line. GPS III SV03 was assembled in Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility, a $128 million factory designed in a virtual reality environment to boost efficiency… (Read More)

Russia launches EO satellites from Vostochny Cosmodrome

Russia: To deliver two Earth observation satellites and more than a dozen nanosatellites, Russia today launched a Soyuz rocket from the far-eastern Vostochny Cosmodrome. The Soyuz-2.1B rocket was the second to blast off from the launch facility. Tuesday’s mission was to “deliver an Earth observation Meteor-M 2-1 satellite, an Earth observation Baumanets-2 satellite and 17 smallsats,” Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement. Vostochny, located in the Amur region… (Read More)

Irish government unveils strategy to increase the use of BIM in public works project

IrelandIreland: The Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohue and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Patrick O’Donovan, laid down their government’s strategy for increasing the use of digital technology in the delivery of key public works projects that are funded through the public capital program. The strategy will witness public bodies establishing requirements for the use… (Read More)

Remote GeoSystems, North Shore Rescue deploys geoDVR and FLIR gimbal for SAR Missions

Canada: Remote GeoSystems, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters announced the successful deployment of a geoDVR Gen2 with a FLIR daylight EO/IR gyro-stabilized video camera on an Airbus TwinStar (AS355) for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. The geoDVR Gen2 is an advanced mil-spec DVR for recording multiple channels of HD & Standard-Definition geospatial full motion video in airborne and rugged vehicle environments. The geoDVR’s ability to reliably…(Read More)

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Know how wind energy is meeting Europe’s electricity demand with this interactive map

Using wind energy for power generation is not a new phenomenon. Europe and North America were the first markets that started the trend of adopting wind power to fulfil their electricity needs. But much of it has been changed now, with more than half of all new wind power being produced outside Europe and North America; the trend mainly driven by China and India. In such a scenario, Wind Europe, an association of wind energy companies in Europe has taken a step… (Read More)

Which are the smart drones for construction

While reality mesh and digital engineering have given a much-needed impetus to the construction sector, drones have made the whole process of engineering and maintenance much easier. However, what has made them all the more viable is the ability to create 3D reality mesh models by taking photos from a smartphone mounted on them. So now, you can quickly render 3D asset information models without any hassle. A very apt example is of Bentley Systems’ Acute 3D software… (Read More)

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Satellite sector is in deep transformation phase: Pacome Revilion, CEO, Euroconsult

 

In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Pacome Revilion, CEO of Euroconsult says that Satellite sector is going through a deep transformation. In the interview, Revilion also talks about how more efficient services at low cost will enable growth of satellite industry. Watch the full interview … (See Here)

RIEGL VQ-780i : Lightweight and Compact Airborne Mapping Sensor

RIEGL VQ-780i- rugged, lightweight, and compact airborne mapping sensor for ultra wide area mapping and high productivity. High speed rotating mirror design ensures reliability, uniform point distribution across its entire wide field of view and at all flying altitudes. Provides clutter-free point clouds with high accuracy, excellent vertical target resolution, calibrated reflectance readings. Pulse shape deviation… (See Here)