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GeoWrap: NavVis launches Autodesk Revit Add-in; Ursa to extract oil demand information from ICEYE’s satellite data and more

NavVis launches Autodesk Revit Add-in

US: NavVis, a global leader in mobile indoor mapping, visualization, and navigation, announces a new add-in for Autodesk Revit. The add-in lets Revit users connect their BIM models to 360 degree immersive imagery and point clouds captured by the NavVis mobile mapping system. This add-in simplifies the process of creating and updating outdated BIM models to reflect the current state of the building. NavVis technology is an all-in-one reality capture solution that has made it possible to quickly scan…(Read More)

Sentera partners with The Climate Corporation to enhance Agronomic insights

US: Climate FieldView customers can now enjoy seamless integration of Sentera FieldAgent on-field sensor and analytics products with FieldView, and automatic synchronization of field boundary and other user information between platforms. The partnership between Sentera and The Climate Corporation will help growers and trusted advisors incorporate Sentera’s accurate real-time on-field data into their decision process. Sentera’s portfolio of integrated solutions – including sensors…(Read More)

Sentinel 1-B launched to complete radar pair

Germany: The second Sentinel-1 satellite – Sentinel-1B – was launched today to provide more ‘radar vision’ for Europe’s environmental Copernicus programme. Sentinel-1B lifted off on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST), separating from the rocket’s Fregat upper stage 23 min 35 sec later. Sentinel-1B joins its identical twin, Sentinel-1A, in orbit to deliver information for numerous services, from monitoring ice in polar seas to tracking…(Read More)

Introducing the new AsteRx-i for IMU-enhanced GNSS positioning and attitude

US: GNSS receiver manufacturer Septentrio today announced the launch of the next generation AsteRx-i at IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium in Monterey, US. The AsteRx-i combines Septentrio’s latest compact, multi-frequency multi-constellation GNSS engine with an external industrial grade MEMS based IMU. It can deliver accurate and reliable GNSS/IMU integrated positioning to the cm-level as well as full 3D attitude at high update rates and low latency…(Read More)

US Geological Survey selects Hexagon to upgrade Machine Learning tool

US: The US Geological Survey (USGS) has selected Hexagon US Federal to upgrade the machine learning-based Land Cover Mapping (LCM) tool. Through more than a decade of success using the LCM tool powered by Hexagon’s ERDAS IMAGINE, the USGS has continued to achieve its mission of supplying timely, relevant, and useful information about the earth and the changes experienced by the national land cover. Since 2005, the LCM tool has generated USGS’s National Land Cover Database…(Read More)

Penn State Research Team recognized with Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award

US: Tuesday afternoon at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) GEOINT 2018 Symposium, the 2018 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence was awarded to three individuals: Justin Hoesman, special agent in training for the National Nuclear Security Administration; Daniel W. Steiner, owner of Orion Mapping; and Ericka L. Sterns, deployment manager for a telecommunications company. Stephen Handwerk, associate teaching professor of GEOINT…(Read More)

Air traffic controllers partner with Altitude Angel to integrate drones safely in UK skies

UK: NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic services provider, and fast-growing UK-based drone traffic management solutions company Altitude Angel, have entered a strategic partnership that lays the foundation for a future whereby drones and manned aircraft could safely co-exist in the UK’s busy skies. The two organizations have entered a long-term partnership to develop unmanned traffic management solutions that can be integrated and interact with conventional air traffic control…(Read More)

GLONASS navigation system becomes financially self-sufficient

Russia: The Russian government has stopped funding the state-owned operator of the GLONASS satellite navigation system this year as it has become financially self-sufficient, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday. GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is a rival of U.S. GPS and Europe’s Galileo systems and is designed to provide real-time position and velocity determination for military and civilian users. According to Rogozin, GLONASS uses 24 satellites…(Read More)


What will be the impact of GDPR on location data?

Everything is based on location. Whether you are ordering food, taking a drive, or ordering medicines, everything has location as a core component. Hence with an exponential increase in connectivity, ubiquitous cameras and sensors, there is a huge amount of data being produced every moment. While it can benefit companies in a big way by capturing these data in innovative measures, customers or common man feel a threat to their privacy. There is also a growing trend…(Read More)

How China is Moving Towards ‘Intelligized Warfare’

intelligent warfareA Chinese achievement in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has widely been reported in the media recently. Be it remotely controlled Tank to the demonstration of Swarms of Autonomous UAVs during Air Show, China is building them fast and possibly in numbers while preparing for ‘Intelligized Warfare’. These technology demonstrations are not very far from field deployment and are a cause for worry for several countries. Chinese State Council also released…(Read More)