GeoWrap: Skyfire partners with Darley to give away a drone program; Germany...

GeoWrap: Skyfire partners with Darley to give away a drone program; Germany to advance drones lease with Israel and more


Skyfire partners with Darley to give away a drone program

US: Skyfire Consulting, an Atlanta-based public safety drone consultancy, is partnering with equipment giant W.S. Darley and Co. to give away a complete drone program to a public safety agency. The program, valued at over $25-thousand, will include equipment, training and FAA authorizations for the winning department. “This is everything an agency needs to start a professional and legal drone program for their response effort,” says Matt Sloane, CEO of Skyfire Consulting. “Having worked with more…(Read More)

Germany to advance drones lease with Israel

Germany: The German Defence Ministry is expected to finalize a deal to lease unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) worth €1 billion made by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd after the deal was frozen last year. The deal may finally advance in the coming weeks, reported Israel’s TheMarker business newspaper. Last year, the German parliament voted against the deal out of reservations over Germany’s possession of drones used for killings and targeting innocent civilians. At that time, the Social Democratic Party…(Read More)

Virgin Galactic completes first rocket-powered Unity space craft launch

US: Virgin Galactic has successfully launched its Unity spacecraft by rocket power. The company shared a photo of the SpaceShipTwo model spacecraft as it took off above the Mojave Air and Space Port before going supersonic and landing safely. Unity was propelled to an altitude of 46,500 feet by the WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, VMS Eve. Eve then released Unity from under its wing and the SpaceShipTwo’s pilots Mark Stucky and Dave Mackay brought the spacecraft’s engines to life and propelled…(Read More)

Copernicus Sentinel app available for downloading on mobile devices

France: The latest version of the Sentinel App is available to download on mobile devices and to learn more about Europe’s flagship constellation of Earth observation satellites. Developed by ESA and the European Commission, the Copernicus Sentinel App is a free App for iOS and Android mobile devices. It allows users to track the Sentinel satellites in orbit and see when and where they send their data back to Earth, either directly or by laser to the European Data Relay System…(Read More)

Kongsberg Geospatial and Survae partner to provide integrated Video Management Capability within IRIS GCS

Canada: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial visualization software company, and SURVAE, a video and data mapping technology company based in Wilmington, NC, has announced that they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS Ground Control Station (GCS) with SURVAE’s digital asset management platform for geolocated video, imagery, and data. This capability will enable a single operator to seamlessly manage the real-time display…(Read More)

DJI launches a new platform for drone industry

US: DJI has announced the creation of an Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI). Formed by major players in the drone industry, most importantly the original Drone Manufacturers Alliance members GoPro, DJI, and 3DR, it would provide a platform for both professional and personal drone makers, innovators, and pilots. Earlier, the Drone Manufacturers Alliance was established in 2016 to represent the largest personal and professional drone manufacturers regarding these interests…(Read More)

Esri and UNOSAT host GIS for a Sustainable World Conference

US: Esri and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) will host the 2018 GIS for a Sustainable World conference from April 17 through 19 in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will showcase the ways nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations, and, for the first time, the private sector are using GIS technology to find sustainability solutions and improve the lives…(Read More)

Deep Learning market to grow at 41.7% CAGR to 2023

US: adds Deep Learning Market forecast to reach $18.16 billion by 2023 from $3.18 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 41.7% during (2018-2023) driven by improving computing power, declining hardware cost, the increasing adoption of cloud-based technology, usage in big data analytics and growing AI adoption in customer-centric services. The companies that are profiled in the deep learning market report are NVIDIA (US), Intel (US), Xilinx (US), Samsung Electronics (South Korea)…(Read More)

Energo boost clean energy production through Qtum Blockchain implementation in Philippines

Singapore: Qtum Foundation announced that Energo Foundation has implemented Qtum blockchain platform in its latest cooperation with First Gen, the largest producer of clean energy in the Philippines, on the company’s blockchain microgrid project. First Gen, one of the biggest producers of clean energy in the Philippines, recently co-hosted a “blockchain + new energy Workshop” with De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, making it the first microgrid project of its kind. At the core of Energo Labs…(Read More)

Global Mapper Academic Labs now available with free software licenses for higher education

US: Blue Marble Geographics has announced the availability of an update to the Global Mapper Academic Curriculum. Comprised of a series of hands-on lessons, the full package of lab materials is available free of charge to schools and colleges using Global Mapper in the classroom. Developed by Blue Marble Application Specialists, the goal of this program is to streamline the deployment of Global Mapper within the academic community while introducing some of the fundamental principles of GIS…(Read More)


Funds shortage may delay crucial ISRO projects

Four crucial space programs of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are likely to be delayed in the face of severe fund shortage. As per the report submitted to India’s upper House Rajya Sabha last month by a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, the Department of Space(DoS) is of the opinion that the shortage is so severe that ISRO may not be able to “advance actions for procurement of materials and renewal…(Read More)

Opening doors for new opportunities in Geospatial: Geo Smart Asia – Locate 2018

Geo Smart Asia – Locate 2018 kicked off today (April 9) at Adelaide Convention Centre with an exciting Market Day that saw extensive participation from diverse users, geospatial enthusiasts, and industry leaders. The energy was contagious, and the innovations on display were mesmerizing. What an excellent platform for collaboration, partnership, and more innovative ideas! The day also saw the DigitalGlobe Australia User Conference 2018(Read More)

How Drones are crucial for Smart Cities?

We are all familiar with the concept of Smart Cities. A smart city is a city that aspires to achieve the objectives of a future city by utilizing communication technology solutions and trends. The main objective of a smart city is to enhance the life of its residents by providing efficient infrastructure and services at a reduced cost. The concept of a smart city is based on the integration of ICT and its trends. Development of smart cities is going to play a vital role in sustainable development…(Read More)


Geospatial Information is Critical to Our Work – Omidyar Network


Geospatial Information is Critical to Our Work says Peter Rabley, Venture Partner, Omidyar Network in an Interview with the Geospatial World…(See Here)