GeoWrap: DigitalGlobe launches GBDX for Sustainability Challenge; OGC seeks sponsors for Future...

GeoWrap: DigitalGlobe launches GBDX for Sustainability Challenge; OGC seeks sponsors for Future Cities and more

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DigitalGlobe launches GBDX for Sustainability Challenge

DigitalGlobeUS: DigitalGlobe, with support from Amazon Web Services, has launched GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. It is opening up geospatial big data platform, GBDX, and its 100+ petabyte image library to accelerate innovation in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. As part of the Challenge, DigitalGlobe is soliciting concept notes on how to leverage GBDX and high-resolution satellite imagery to solve some of the world’s most challenging issues. Judges from Gates Foundation…(Read More)

OGC seeks sponsors for Phase 2 of its Future Cities Pilot Project

US: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking interested Sponsors to define the challenges for Phase 2 of the successful Future Cities Pilot Project. As the operation and planning of cities increasingly relies on 3D geo-information in their processes, and apply Building Information Models (BIM) paradigms to their information management approach, efficient information flow in both directions between geospatial systems (GIS) and the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) systems…(Read More)

ESA, ArianeGroup sign contract to develop low-cost Prometheus rocket engine by 2020

France: An ultra-low cost reusable rocket engine, Prometheus, using liquid oxygen–methane propellants, is set to power Europe’s future launchers. Today, ESA and ArianeGroup signed a contract to develop a full-scale demonstrator to be ground tested in November 2020. Prometheus demonstrates the systematic application of an extreme design-to-cost approach, new propellant and innovative manufacturing technologies. It lowers costs to a tenth of those for Ariane 5’s Vulcain 2 engine…(Read More)

Esri India announces winners of GeoInnovation and mApp Your Way contests

India: Esri India has announced the winners of GeoInnovation – A Challenge for Startupreneurs and mApp Your Way App Development Challenge 3.0 for students at the 18th annual User Conference (UC), hosted between December 13-14, 2017. GeoInnovation – A Challenge for Startupreneurs launched in partnership with Department of Science and Technology (DST), is a first of its kind platform to recognize homegrown GIS-focused startups in India, and had 13 finalists from across India…(Read More)

GEO Jobe releases admin tools V 1.0.14 for ArcGIS Marketplace

GeoJobeUS: GEO Jobe, a business partner of Esri, has announced the Release of Admin Tools V 1.0.14 in the ArcGIS Marketplace – Update of top (most popular) application in the ArcGIS Marketplace boasts new functionality, more tools, and user experience enhancements. The latest version of Admin Tools (consistently a TOP app in the Esri ArcGIS Marketplace) gives the ArcGIS Administrator, and heavy hitter, even more functionality and abilities to perform their job even better…(Read More)

GeoSLAM celebrates 5 years in business with new headquarter and record growth

UK: GeoSLAM is on the track to achieve its ambitious growth plans in 2018 after relocating to new UK headquarters. The Nottinghamshire-based firm, which recently celebrated five years in the industry, has moved to Innovation House, a technology hub at Ruddington Business Park just outside the city of Nottingham. The new premises will enable the company to achieve its goal to double in size in the coming year. GeoSLAM, the global experts in ‘go anywhere’ 3D mobile mapping technology, develops handheld…(Read More)

Avenza Maps iOS app launches in the GEOINT app store

Canada: Avenza Systems has launched Avenza Maps, its market-leading, award-winning mobile mapping app, on the GEOINT App Store. Created by the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the GEOINT App Store is exclusively for Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) personnel. Avenza Maps, including unlimited access to the Avenza Map Store’s extensive catalogue of digital maps, is available for iOS devices to all DoD and IC personnel by creating…(Read More)

Earth-i chooses Spacemetric to process still images and video from its prototype satellite

UK: The world’s first full-colour, full-motion video satellite is scheduled for early January launch. British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i today announced that images and video from its new prototype satellite due for launch early January 2018 will be managed, catalogued and geometrically corrected using software from Swedish photogrammetry and imagery specialist, Spacemetric. Earth-i is building the first commercial constellation in the world to provide full-colour video; and the first European-owned…(Read More)

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Russia to set up ground base station of GLONASS in India

In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Vitaly Safonov, Deputy Director General of GLAVKOSMOS talks about India and Russia space collaboration. Safonov also talks on Russia's plan to set up GLONASS ground base station in India. Watch full interview to know more.

 

In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Vitaly Safonov, Deputy Director General of GLAVKOSMOS talks about India and Russia space collaboration. Safonov also talks on Russia’s plan to set up GLONASS ground base station in India. Watch the full interview to know more… (See Here)

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In a first, satellite imagery monitors biodiversity of Antarctica’s seafloor

In an unprecedented and groundbreaking research to explore Antarctica biodiversity, scientists have combined satellite imagery and ocean modeling on the vast seabed of the world’s southernmost continent. The researchers combined satellite images of phytoplankton color on the sea surface with interconnected models of how the microscopic phytoplankton are swept by ocean currents, sink to the seafloor and then disperse across it, to predict with precision the extent of seafloor…(Read More)