GeoWrap: PrecisionHawk launches first long-range multi-rotor drone; Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in...

GeoWrap: PrecisionHawk launches first long-range multi-rotor drone; Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth’s Changing Water and more

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PrecisionHawk launches first long-range, Beyond Visual Line of Sight multi-rotor drone platform

PrecisionHawk Inc., a leading provider of drone technology for the enterprise, today announced the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)-enabled, multi-rotor drone platform. First to market, the drone incorporates industry-leading technology to automatically identify all cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft within a 10km radius, ensuring airspace de-confliction well before potential confrontation. The platform was designed based on the findings and recommendations…(Read More)

Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth’s Changing Water

A pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets and crust is in final preparations for a California launch no earlier than Saturday, May 19. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), will take over where the first GRACE mission left off when it completed its 15-year mission in 2017.GRACE-FO will continue monitoring monthly changes…(Read More)

Boundless Exchange now available as managed offering in the Cloud

Boundless, the leader in open and scalable GIS, announced that, for the first time, its flagship product Boundless Exchange™, is now available as a managed service. Boundless Exchange is a highly-configurable geospatial content management system designed to facilitate the cataloging, discovery, and publishing of location-oriented content. This next generation of Exchange represents the fastest way to enable enterprise-class publishing power with a lower total cost of ownership…(Read More)

3DR launches ground control point app for drones

3DR, makers of the Site Scan drone software platform for construction and engineering professionals, has released 3DR GCP, an Android app enabled by the Trimble Catalyst on-demand GNSS service that makes it simpler for Site Scan users to capture and use ground control points (GCPs) on commercial drone projects. Now, instead of having to export ground-control-point data files and manually upload them into Site Scan, 3DR customers can use 3DR GCP to quickly capture ground control…(Read More)

In a first of its kind, drone survey to acquire land in Indian state Punjab

 In a first, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has begun a drone survey to acquire 5,350 acres that fall in 14 villages of Mohali in the vicinity of Chandigarh international airport by way of land pooling. This is for the first time in the state that a survey of land to be acquired for development is being undertaken by using the services of drones. The data collected with the drones provides a clear demarcation of properties to a larger extent, as it gives an accuracy of even up to 2 cm…(Read More)

Hexagon launches AgrOn for intelligent cultivation management

Hexagon launched an integrated cultivation management solution HxGN AgrOn Production to empower its customers which will help them to optimize resource efficiency, increase yield, reduce inputs and ensure the quality of their product. The solution is comprised of software and hardware solution and will optimize and automate entire crop cycles from planning to cultivation. The product was officially unveiled at Agrishow, in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. The show is one of the world’s largest agricultural technology…(Read More)

Curve Appeal: World’s first freeform 3D printed house is here

The work towards creating the first freeform 3D printed house began in 2016 as a team from US architect WATG Urban won first prize in the Freeform Home Design Challenge, a competition conducted by Branch Technology, an architectural fabricator specializing in large-scale 3D printing. The Freeform Home Design Challenge required the participants to consider all aspects of the house. For example, the building envelope was to consider material applications, fenestration and structure…(Read More)

South Atlantic Anomaly not evidence of a reversing Earth’s magnetic field

Earth’s magnetic field serves as a shield against hazardous radiation from space, especially the Sun’s charged particle flux. Since 1840, the year systematic measurements began, the global strength of the magnetic field has decayed at a rate of about five percent per century. Since that time, a significant anomaly of reduced magnetic strength has appeared over the South Atlantic: the South Atlantic Anomaly. Within the research community, it is a subject of debate whether this anomaly…(Read More)