GeoWrap: Sentinel 3B satellite launch with RUAG Space electronics; SoftBank taps DroneDeploy...

GeoWrap: Sentinel 3B satellite launch with RUAG Space electronics; SoftBank taps DroneDeploy as the drone software platform choice in Japan and more

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Sentinel 3B satellite launch with RUAG Space electronics, structures, and insulation

Germany: The third pair of Sentinel satellites from the European Earth Observation Program Copernicus will be placed into space with the launch of Sentinel 3B this week. RUAG Space supplied a wide range of essential components. Following the two satellite pairs Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2, the Sentinel-3A satellite launched in February 2016 will now welcome its twin in space, the Sentinel-3B satellite. The main task of the two Sentinel-3 satellites is to observe vegetation, temperature…(Read More)

SoftBank taps DroneDeploy as the drone software platform choice in Japan

US: DroneDeploy, a drone software startup, and leading drone data platform has launched the Drone software ”DroneDeploy Cloud Service” in Japan and SoftBank C&S will be the distributor. As the only drone cloud software to be distributed by SoftBank C&S, the partnership brings DroneDeploy’s best-in-class software solutions to the Japanese commercial technology market. With DroneDeploy as an industry innovator in drone operations technology, and with SoftBank C&S’s successful…(Read More)

Orbit GT and 3G-Consult, Tunisia, sign reseller agreement

US: Orbit GT has announced that 3G-Consult, Tunisia, has joined as Authorized Reseller of Orbit GT 3D Mapping products. “We’re happy to announce 3G-Consult as our Reseller in the North African region”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT.  “3G-Consult is an established and well-respected company operating in North Africa and is known for its expertise the organization of geospatial conferences, terrestrial, aerial and satellite data services as well as providing 3D software solutions…(Read More)

USGIF announces 2018 Achievement Awards at GEOINT Symposium

US: The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced this week the 2018 recipients of its annual Awards Program. Award winners were recognized on the main stage at USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium, taking place April 22-25 at the Tampa Convention Center. The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds and organizations pushing the
community forward. Award winners are nominated…(Read More)

Registration now open for Trimble Dimensions 2018 user conference

US: Trimble has announced that registration is now open for its International User Conference—Trimble Dimensions—being held November 5-7, 2018 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dimensions 2018 provides insight into how information technology can transform the way professionals work. Attendees will see first-hand how their industry peers use Trimble’s end-to-end technology to easily transform data into intelligent, usable information. Attendees will also learn how new tools, processes…(Read More)

Esri’s developer technology supports situational awareness workflows in disconnected environments

US: Esri has announced that it is releasing the Dynamic Situational Awareness (DSA) Example Application, an open-source, fully functional app for mobile devices that showcases Esri’s latest ArcGIS Runtime Software Development Kit (SDK) release. ArcGIS Runtime SDKs enable developers to create situational awareness apps specifically for personnel who must operate in disconnected, intermittent, or low bandwidth (DIL) environments. Field operators, such as soldiers and first responders…(Read More)

Dynetics to develop Gremlins UAV system for DARPA

US: Dynetics has been awarded a contract for phase III of the Gremlins program, small unmanned aerial systems used for combat and non-combat roles. The deal, announced by the Department of the Defense, is valued at more than $32.4 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency enables Dynetics Inc., for the “research, development, and demonstration of safe and reliable aerial launch and recovery of multiple unmanned…(Read More)

CARMERA joins Renovo’s AWare automated mobility ecosystem to provide mapping solutions and expand sensor network

US: CARMERA , a real-time, street-level intelligence platform for automated vehicles, has announced it has joined the AWare ecosystem of Renovo, a mobility software technology company. Automated Mobility as a Service (AMaaS) deployments built on AWare can now easily gain access to CARMERA’s high definition, 3D mapping solutions and participate in CARMERA’s vehicular sensor network. High-definition 3D mapping technology is vital to the success of any AMaaS deployment. CARMERA’s maps...(Read More)

Diu Smart City in India becomes the first to run completely on renewable energy during daytime

India: Diu Smart City has become the first city in India to run entirely on 100% renewable energy during daytime. The city of Diu was importing 73% of its power from neighboring Gujarat until last year. But now, it has now adopted a two-pronged approach where a 9 MW solar park spread over 50 hectares rocky barren land has been developed apart from installing solar panels on the rooftops on 79 government buildings thereby generating 1.3 MW annually. Due to low-cost solar energy…(Read More)

Foremost UAS Test Range acquires Integrated Drone Airspace Management System from Kongsberg Geospatial and uAvionix

Canada: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial visualization software company, and the Foremost UAS Test Range, who operate one of only two Transport Canada certified UAS test ranges in Canada, announced today that they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness application combined with uAvionix ADS-B receivers into the CCUVS Range Operations infrastructure. The Foremost Test Range is a permanent Restricted Airspace area…(Read More)