GeoWrap: Roscosmos offers use of Baikonur Cosmodrome to UAE; Esri supports American...

GeoWrap: Roscosmos offers use of Baikonur Cosmodrome to UAE; Esri supports American Association of Geographers and more

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Roscosmos offers use of Baikonur Cosmodrome to UAE Space Agency for launches

UAE: Roscosmos, the Russian state space corporation, and United Arab Emirates Space Agency have joined hands to create a joint technical committee for implementing space projects. Igor Komarov, the chief of Roscosmos, said that Roscosmos and its Kazakh colleagues have offered the United Arab Emirates Space Agency use of the Baikonur space center for launch services. In addition, he also proposed that the countries work together to develop ground infrastructure, train experts for space travel… (Read More)

Esri supports American Association of Geographers in successful introduction of Geospatial Data Act

EsriUS: Esri lauded the US Congress in introducing the Geospatial Data Act (GDA) of 2017 (S. 2128/H.R. 4395). Legislative sponsors Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04), and U.S. Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) demonstrated remarkable leadership in collaborating with GIS organizations across government and industry to advocate for common data standards, interagency collaboration, and transparency… (Read More)

Global BIM market to reach to $10.36 billion by 2022: Report

US: Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market,” which forecasted the global building information modeling market valued at around USD 3.52 billion in 2016, have estimated it to reach approximately USD 10.36 billion by 2022. The report also expects the market to grow at a CAGR of slightly above 19.45% between 2017 and 2022. Building information modeling (BIM) market is anticipated to pave opportunities for construction, industrial… (Read More)

UK Space Agency embarks on a tour to promote commercial space launching

UK: The UK Space Agency is embarking on a tour of the country with industry workshops and public open evenings on LaunchUK, which is a campaign to enable small satellite rocket launches and sub-orbital flights from UK spaceports.The Government wants to make the UK a leading destination for companies offering launch services. New legislation to regulate launch is currently before the British Parliament and in early 2018 the UK Space Agency will announce the outcome of its call for grant proposals to achieve… (Read More)

Newsight Imaging, LeiShen Intelligent partner to deliver 3D Automotive LiDAR

Israel: Newsight Imaging partnered with LeiShen Intelligent, a high-performance laser LiDAR systems to deliver V-LiDAR, a game-changing 3D pulsed based LiDAR for automotive applications used in ADAS systems and in autonomous vehicles. Newsight’s patent-pending eTOF (Enhanced Time-of-Flight) implemented in this venture bridges the gap between short-distance iTOF and the 200m distance automotive requirement by extending the dynamic range while retaining high accuracy… (Read More)