GeoWrap: Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images; Galileo Masters seeking partners for future...

GeoWrap: Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images; Galileo Masters seeking partners for future GNSS innovations and more

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Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

France: Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe. The very first image, captured on 7 May at 10:33 GMT (12:33 CEST), shows the transition between day and night over the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. The satellite also captured swirls of sea ice off Greenland on the same day…(Read More)

Galileo Masters seeking partners for future GNSS innovations

France: From the mobile phone in your hand to the drone in the air, from the connected car of tomorrow to the connected devices that make up the Internet of Things – behind all these applications is Galileo, Europe’s very own Global Satellite Navigation System. Since going live in 2016, users around the world are being guided using the positioning, navigation and timing information provided by Galileo’s satellite constellation. The additional accuracy and availability provided by Galileo enable…(Read More)

PrecisionHawk joins its home state of North Carolina as 1 of 10 chosen for UAS Integration Pilot Program

US: PrecisionHawk, a leading provider of enterprise drone technology, today announced that it was selected to participate with its home state of North Carolina in 1 of 10 pilot programs focused on drone integration, introduced by the Trump administration last year. The project was chosen by the Department of Transportation (DOT) from 150 applications submitted by 200 businesses, including companies like Alphabet, Apple, FedEx, Boeing, AT&T and more.  “We commend the White House for recognizing…(Read More)

SSL appoints new Chief Strategy Officer and VP of Commercial Earth Observation

US: SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) has announced two executives have joined the SSL leadership team to develop growth opportunities for the company’s innovative spacecraft systems and expand the company’s focus on small satellites and Earth observation. Adam Marks is assuming the role of Chief Strategy Officer, and Mark Sarojak will serve as Vice President of Commercial Earth Observation. The addition of these two leaders will augment SSL’s strategic and satellite technology expertise and accelerate growth by leveraging…(Read More)

Uplift Data Partners, HouseLens join forces to offer real estate drone services

US: HouseLens and Uplift Data Partners are joining forces to boost availability of affordable drone services for the residential real estate. HouseLens provides comprehensive visual marketing services for commercial and residential real estate, while Uplift Data Partners focuses on drone imaging for the same market. “When we connected with the leadership at Uplift, we discovered a shared desire to make the residential real estate process easier and more successful for everyone involved…(Read More)

3D TARGET Survey Solutions and Velodyne strengthen their tie-up

US: Whether an organization is surveying a highway tunnel while on a vehicle, riverbed by boat, warehouse on foot or farmland by air, 3D mapping advancements with LiDAR technology have made these once time-intensive survey projects faster and more efficient than previously possible. The relationship between 3D TARGET and Velodyne LiDAR has been at the forefront of surveying innovation, resulting in the most compact, lightweight, versatile payload LiDAR available on the market…(Read More)

Esri ArcGIS online users can now access ArcGIS data in Microsoft Power BI

US: Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, today announced ArcGIS Online users can work on their own private content directly within Microsoft Power BI using the built-in visualization software ArcGIS Maps for Power BI. “We’re excited to offer ArcGIS Online users the ability to work on their own private basemaps and reference layers inside Microsoft Power BI,” said Scott Ball, Esri product manager for ArcGIS Maps for Power BI. “Now ArcGIS users can extend the reach of their authoritative…(Read More)

Trimble launches new version of its Manhattan IWMS software for real estate portfolio management

US: Trimble has announced the version 35 of its Manhattan Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS). The new version includes a completely restyled user interface (UI), which has been designed to place a much greater emphasis on efficiency, ease-of-use and user productivity. Manhattan IWMS is a modular, enterprise software solution for planning, managing and optimizing an organization’s real estate portfolio. Manhattan is designed for the entire facility lifecycle to streamline processes, improve control, maximize resource utilization…(Read More)

OGC seeks public comment on new EO Exploitation Platform Domain Working Group

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks comments on the draft charter of a proposed Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Domain Working Group (DWG). Earth Observation (EO) data captured by satellites has always been ‘big’ but an ever-increasing number of satellites capturing data at higher spatial and spectral resolutions has meant that client access to EO data has required larger and larger downloads, and even in-house IT infrastructure just to manage the volume of data. Thus, the incentive…(Read More)

Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education expands curriculum for integrated digital construction

Singapore: A new world-class facility for teaching digital construction skills was officially opened today in Singapore at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The new Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) Centre is part of Singapore’s drive to transform its construction industry by creating a highly-skilled workforce trained in the latest Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) technologies. Support from Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) will expand ITE’s construction curriculum…(Read More)

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Indian geospatial economy value at INR 20,629 cr or $3.07 billion

The Indian geospatial economy value is INR 20,629 crore (100 crore is 1 billion; $3.07 billion) and it employs over 250,000 people across the country. Of this, the domestic market is estimated at INR 7,670 crore ($1.14 billion) in FY 2017-18 growing from INR 5,338 crore ($0.79 billion) in 2014-15 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9%. It may be noted that this growth rate is greater…( Read More)

Indian Geospatial Economy-2018 Report released at Geospatial Artha Summit

The Indian Geospatial economy is worth INR 20,629 crore (206 billion) and employs 2,51,300 people consolidated, reveals the Indian Geospatial Economy-2018 Report, which was released today (May 10 2018) at the Geospatial Artha Summit, held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.  The report further tells us that the domestic geospatial market is worth 7,679 crore (of which government sector alone holds INR 6,218 crore), export of services is worth INR 6,659 crore and government expenditure…(Read More)