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GeoWrap: Esri announces release of Sentinel-2 Image Services; LiDAR market to exceed $1.8 billion by 2023 and more

Esri announces the release of Sentinel-2 Image Services

US: Esri has announced that it is releasing Sentinel-2 Image Services to all Esri users for no additional cost. Sentinel-2 is an Earth Observation Satellite that provides multi-spectral imagery for any location in the world at 10-meter resolution. Currently, in beta, the service is updated daily with new imagery for all ground locations every 5 to 7 days. The Sentinel-2 Image Services provide temporal, multi-spectral imagery of the entire globe for improved monitoring of agricultural and forest conditions…(Read More)

LiDAR market to exceed $1.8 billion by 2023

US: As per a new market research report “LiDAR Market by Type (Mechanical LiDAR and Solid-State LiDAR), Installation (Airborne and Ground-Based), Application (Corridor Mapping, ADAS & Driverless Car, and Engineering), Range, Component, Service, and Geography-Global Forecast to 2023”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the overall LiDAR market is expected to reach USD 1,809.5 Million by 2023 from USD 819.1 Million by 2018, at a CAGR of 17.2%. Encouragement from the governments…(Read More)

Finnish firm GBuilder creates BIM-based software for customizing house-building

Finland: GBuilder, a Finnish software company, has created a BIM-based solution for housebuilders to enable them to more easily customize homes and provide a more accurate model of the building process from the first contact to sales, through construction and into the warranty period and after-sales service. The software offers a visual web-based user interface and Dynamic 3D/VR/AR models that can be configured, decorated and shared. “We are combining unique 3D, virtual reality…(Read More)

Kongsberg Geospatial announces official release of TerraLens 9 Geospatial SDK

Canada: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial visualization software, announced today the official release of TerraLens 9.0, the latest version of their real-time, high performance, software development toolkit for geospatial visualization. The latest TerraLens 9 release leverages a new shader language implementation to make better use of the advanced capabilities of modern GPUs and provides a unified pipeline for creating desktop, mobile and web-based geospatial applications…(Read More)

DigitalGlobe releases commercial version of GBDX Notebooks, accelerating machine learning innovation

US: DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company, has announced today the commercial release of GBDX( Geospatial Big Data) Notebooks, allowing customers to easily extract valuable insight they want from DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform, (GBDX), eliminating the heavy lifting that accompanies managing satellite imagery at scale. GBDX Notebooks leverages the familiar open source Jupyter Notebooks environment to provide access to DigitalGlobe’s 18-year, 100 PB library of high-resolution…(Read More)

GeoSLAM to demo fast, easy and versatile 3D Mobile Laser Scanning at 2018 SPAR3D Conference

US: GeoSLAM will demonstrate the speed, simplicity, and versatility of 3D mobile data collection next week at the 2018 SPAR3D Expo & Conference. The technology firm will preview its latest product – the ZEB REVO RT handheld laser scanner – and conduct several live demonstrations of complex, indoor 3D mapping during the SPAR3D event. “The future of surveying has arrived, and it is mobile!” said Robby Dudley, GeoSLAM NAFTA Channel Manager. “The ZEB-REVO RT is a game-changer…(Read More)

NavVis to present M6 indoor mobile mapping system at SPAR 3D

US: NavVis, a global leader in mobile indoor mapping, visualization, and navigation, will present NavVis M6, the recently launched next-generation indoor mobile mapping system, at SPAR 3D. SPAR 3D is the premier international event for the application of 3D technology. NavVis M6 is an all-in-one mobile LiDAR system that captures 360° immersive imagery and points clouds at an unprecedented speed in even the most complex indoor environments. Surveyors and AEC professionals can now use reality…(Read More)

Flock raises £2.25M from global investors to take drone insurance to new heights

UK: Flock, a London-based startup pioneering the use of real-time data in insurance, has raised a £2.25M Seed funding round from a range of global investors. Flock’s round was led by Anthemis, a VC focused on Fintech and Insurtech investments. Other investors included Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play, Seed and Speed, and London VC Downing Ventures (who are re-investing having led Flock’s pre-seed round in 2016), along with a number of angel investors. Flock will use the money raised in this round…(Read More)

Orbit GT exhibits and showcases latest 3D Mapping Portfolio at SPAR 3D & AEC

US: Orbit GT will exhibit at the joint SPAR 3D and AEC conference Anaheim, California. “We’re really looking forward to this joint SPAR 3D and AEC event.  There’s a lot to show as new features have been released in our 18.1 desktop products, and very interesting developments on our SaaS platform 3D Mapping Cloud.”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “As reality capture techniques evolves and data volumes grow, so does the need for tools that can disseminate and share these large volumes…(Read More)

Zymbit and Oaken Innovations announce a partnership to deliver trusted IoT solutions

US: Zymbit and Oaken Innovations (Oaken) today announced a development partnership to produce trusted and secure solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices using blockchain software compatible with all blockchains that utilize the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Zymbit, a developer of hardware security modules for IoT devices, and Oaken Innovations (Oaken), a secure blockchain and IoT company, announce a product development partnership.  Zymbit and Oaken will work together…(Read More)


Sentinel-1 warns of refugee island flood risk

Sentinel-1 warns of flood riskIn what the UN describes as the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis, almost
700 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017. With the Bangladesh government proposing a vulnerable low-lying island as a relocation site for thousands, Sentinel-1 data have shown how unsuitable this site would be. While the Rohingya have faced decades of repression, this recent mass exodus is blamed on large-scale atrocities committed by the Myanmar military…(Read More)

World Bank’s Spatial Agent to help resolve developmental challenges

Detective novels are nothing without an FBI or CBI agent in them; but what may seem coming straight out of a mystery novel is the World Bank’s Android and iOS app, the Spatial Agent. Yes! The Spatial Agent is not a living person out in the world fighting crimes but is an application that represents a new paradigm for visualizing open spatial and temporal data for development on an interactive mobile platform. Data. Data. Data. That’s all we hear about today….(Read More)