US: According to the new report “LIDAR Market by Product (Aerial, Ground-Based, UAV, and Solid-State), Application (Corridor Mapping, Engineering, ADAS & Driverless Car, Exploration, Urban Planning, Cartography, & Meteorology), Component, Services, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2022”, the LiDAR market is expected to be worth USD 5,204.8 Million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 25.8% between 2017 and 2022…Read more.
UK: Ordnance Survey (OS) has signed an agreement with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), negotiated by its technology transfer arm, Ploughshare Innovations, to allow it to licence various forms of cutting edge aerial mapping technology. The main technologies covered by the licence will enable the rapid processing, classification, analysis and extraction of geographic content from satellite and aerial images…Read more.
France: Users of Copernicus services are set to benefit from a new partnership which improves access to pan-European maps and land information from official sources. The cooperation agreement signed today (29 March) between the European Environment Agency (EEA) and EuroGeographics signals a commitment to make more national authoritative geospatial information available through the European Commission’s flagship initiative for earth observation and monitoring…Read more.
US: NASA has officially launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov. The NASA Image and Video Library website consolidates imagery spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location. NASA Image and Video Library allow users to search, discover and download a treasure trove of content from NASA’s archives…Read more.
UK: A groundwater flood risk map of the UK is being made widely available for the first time. Created by JBA Consulting and available online from aerial mapping company Bluesky, the map is designed to help home owners, developers and risk management authorities understand the threat of groundwater flooding. The new colour coded hazard map is easy to use and complements other flood maps available at Bluesky Mapshop. …Read more.
SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled rocket Falcon 9. This is for the first time in history where a rocket has been reused. The Falcon 9 rocket was first used in April 2016 for CRS-8 mission. Falcon 9 carried onboard SES-10 telecommunications satellite from Kennedy Space Center. SES-10 is a commercial communications satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space.
Which country offers comprehensive geospatial education?
Geospatial industry is predominantly growing in developed nations like United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Canada. Ever wondered why these countries are the growth center of geospatial industry and innovation? Look no further because the answer lies in the geospatial institutional capacity of these countries.