GeoWrap: Earth-i selects Spacemetric to process still images; HERE launches tracking service...

GeoWrap: Earth-i selects Spacemetric to process still images; HERE launches tracking service and more

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Earth-i selects Spacemetric to process still images from its prototype satellite

UK: Earth-i has announced that the images and videos from its new prototype satellite that will be launched in 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 constellation able to provide both video and still images. Footage recorded by Earth-i’s fleet of satellites…(Read More)

HERE launches a real-time tracking service

US: HERE Technologies has launched HERE Tracking, a powerful cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) for low-energy, high accuracy and real-time tracking of goods, devices and people both indoors and outdoors. HERE Tracking helps users maintain an accurate and trusted real-time and historical record of items through space and time. The service, built on the HERE Open Location Platform, combines several HERE capabilities and technologies to provide system integrators, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) providers…(Read More)

Topcon and Bentley Systems announce kick-off date of Constructioneering Academy

US: Topcon Positioning and Bentley Systems have announced the kick-off date of their collaborative Constructioneering Academy initiative. The first session is scheduled for February 13, 2018 in Livermore, California. Topcon and Bentley have joined efforts to provide opportunities designed to allow construction industry professionals to learn best practices in constructioneering, a process of managing and integrating survey, engineering, and construction data, to streamline construction workflows…(Read More)

Italian Space Agency signs Sitael as the main contractor for small satellites

Italy: The Italian Space Agency has signed Sitael as the prime contractor for a new 200-kilogram small satellite line called Platino. Platino is an all-electric satellite platform for high-performance missions in telecommunications, remote sensing or science missions, and it has been optimized to launch on Vega, the light-lift Italian rocket. Platino is part of Italy’s quest to develop and ensure a domestic space industry with an important place in the world fora. Italian Space Agency President Roberto…(Read More)

East View Geospatial offers Swedish aeronautical charts in digital format

US: East View Geospatial (EVG) has announced an agreement with Luftfartsverket (LFV), Sweden’s leading provider of civil and military aviation services, to offer digital aeronautical charts over Sweden. Containing a total of seven map sheets at 1:500,000 scale, the series offers customers the latest authoritative data for Sweden and portions of neighboring countries, including Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, and Poland. This agreement allows EVG to now distribute GeoTIFF charts in addition to the original…(Read More)

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How the Caribbean is developing geospatial capabilities to leapfrog in development

 

 

In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Valrie Grant, Managing Director of GeoTechVision, Jamaica explains how the Caribbean is developing geospatial capabilities to leapfrog in development. Watch the full interview to get full insight…(See Here)

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DigitalGlobe satellite imagery highlights leading newsmakers of 2017

To pictorially depict the leading events of 2017, DigitalGlobe has released high-resolution satellite imagery of the major events that garnered global attention and whose ramifications are huge. The year 2017 witnessed plethora of events that were prominent global newsmakers. DigitalGlobe satellite imagery captures all of them — ranging from natural disasters to horrendous tragedies to flaring up of conflicts to political volatility and unpredictability to man-made catastrophes to environmental degradation…(Read More)