GeoWrap: ISRO scientists celebrate India’s 70 years of independence; DigitalGlobe announces SpaceNet...

GeoWrap: ISRO scientists celebrate India’s 70 years of independence; DigitalGlobe announces SpaceNet Challenge Round 2

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DigitalGlobe announces SpaceNet Challenge Round 2

DigitalGlobe on August 14 announced the SpaceNet Challenge Round 2 results and plans for the next two SpaceNet Challenges. A collaboration between DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, and NVIDIA, SpaceNet leverages an online repository of publicly accessible satellite imagery, co-registered data layers for training algorithms, and prize challenges to accelerate innovation in machine learning. Read more… 

SSL, NASA complete preliminary design review

SSL successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for NASA’s Restore-L mission to provide satellite servicing in LEO. SSL is a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems. With the completion of the PDR, Restore-L is proceeding on schedule to the next phase of development and its launch in 2020. SSL is working with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s SSPD to build a spacecraft. Read more…

India to launch exclusive satellite for Afghanistan

In a bid to further strengthen the ties between India and Afghanistan, both the countries are likely to sign a MoU soon, wherein ISRO will launch an exclusive satellite for Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s minister for telecommunication and technology Syed Ahmad Shah Sadat met Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra in Kabul and made a formal request that India should launch a satellite for Afghanistan. Read more…

GIS market is likely to reach $10.12 billion by 2023, says report

According to the new market research report “GIS Market by Component (Hardware (GIS Collector, Total Station, LIDAR, GNSS Antenna) & Software), Function (Mapping, Surveying, Telematics and Navigation, Location-Based Service), End User – Global Forecast to 2023”, The GIS market was valued at $5.33 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $10.12 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.6% between 2017 and 2023. Read more…

TerraGo adds Topcon GNSS receiver integration

TerraGo on August 14 announced the integration with Topcon’s Sokkia high-accuracy GNSS receivers to meet the needs of the most demanding field positioning tasks. TerraGo Magic now offers advanced integration and support for the Sokkia line of GNSS receivers, including the new GCX3. TerraGo Magic is a zero-code platform-as-a-service that enables customers to build their own custom mobile apps. Read more…

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Check out this music video from ISRO scientists to celebrate 70 years of India’s independence

As proud Indians all over the country get ready to celebrate the nation’s 70th Independence Day, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists come up with a unique way to express their love for the country. Matching their high technical aptitude with amazing creativity, the brightest minds of the nation put their hearts together and create a touching patriotic music video, titled ‘I am an Indian’. Read more…