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GeoWrap: SSL selected to provide direct broadcasting satellite to B-SAT; senseFly takes drone flight planning & management to next level and more

Maxar Technologies’ SSL selected to provide direct broadcasting satellite to B-SAT

US: SSL, a Maxar Technologies company has announced that it was selected as a trusted partner to provide a broadcasting satellite for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). As the leading broadcasting satellite operator in Japan, B-SAT will use the Direct-to-Home (DTH) television satellite to ensure exceptional ultra-high definition video distribution for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “We are honored to provide a second satellite to B-SAT that will help ensure high-quality distribution of the 2020 Olympic Games,” said Dario Zamarian, group president of SSL…(Read More)

senseFly takes drone flight planning & management to next level with release of eMotion 3.5

Switzerland: senseFly has released a groundbreaking new version of its industry-acclaimed flight and data management software, eMotion. eMotion 3.5 includes a raft of new features and functionality, all designed to make the working lives, and workflows, of geospatial professionals simpler and more efficient. “eMotion is the most highly-regarded and powerful software of its kind in the professional drone space,” said Alexis Roze, senseFly’s eMotion Product Owner. “These exciting additions…(Read More)

Mercedes PRO connect is powered with HERE location data

Germany: Mercedes-Benz Vans would provide its customers with an innovative new vehicle management system called Mercedes PRO connect. This professional connectivity and fleet management solution, powered by HERE, gives drivers and fleet managers a unique ability to work smoothly and seamlessly in one tool and helps increase efficiency and productivity in company management. Mercedes PRO connect equips the companies to address these challenges. The real-time traffic conditions…(Read More)

New 3D Repo version adds the BCF support and GIS integration

UK: 3D Repo has released a new version of its cloud-based BIM platform that allows users to simultaneously access, via the web, the latest 3D construction models, detect changes, collaborate on them and make informed decisions. With more than 30 enhancements and service improvements, the latest version of 3D Repo includes support for the most recent open standard Building Collaboration Format (BCF) to improve BIM workflow communication; as well as live GIS data integration offering real-world…(Read More)

Maptek’s new SR3 LiDAR is smaller and faster than its earlier LiDARs

US: Maptek, a producer of 3D scanners for the mining industry, has launched a new LiDAR. The SR3, part of the R3 series of scanners, is much smaller, lighter, and faster than the company’s earlier I-Site 8000 scanners. The SR3 can be mounted on a tripod or a vehicle, weighs 9.6 kg, and has an accuracy of 4 mm. It offers a scan window of -40° to 90° vertically, and a full 360° horizontally, making it ideal for capturing all surface in any direction without the need for complicated configurations…(Read More)

UAV Vision introduces a military-focused sister company

US: UAV Vision, specialist designers of lightweight, gyro-stabilized imaging systems, announced the launch of its sister company, Defence Vision, which will focus exclusively on the military market. Utilising some of UAV Vision’s best talent, Defence Vision will provide innovative products, quality service, and a tailored customer journey for military officials. To fulfill the growing demand for high-performance imaging sensors for airborne, ground and maritime missions, Defence Vision…(Read More)

Phase One Industrial and Aerialtronics enter into a partnership

US: Phase One Industrial, the provider of medium format metric cameras and imaging solutions for aerial applications, has signed an agreement with Aerialtronics DV, a developer of end-to-end aerial data capture solutions. Together, these companies’ high-end products aim to open up new opportunities in high-accuracy mapping and inspection markets. Under this agreement, the companies will cooperate to deliver aerial solutions comprising Aerialtronics DV Altura Zenith UAV integrated solutions…(Read More)

New Esri textbook teaches the fundamentals of ArcGIS

US: Esri has announced the publication of Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Fifth Edition. The comprehensive textbook teaches the concepts of geographic information system (GIS) technology and the fundamentals of mapmaking and data analysis using the latest Esri ArcGIS Desktop software. Readers will learn basic GIS concepts and gain practical knowledge about ArcGIS Desktop tools and functionality by completing step-by-step software exercises. They will learn how to query map data…(Read More)

Drone Aviation awarded contract valued in excess of $1.7 million from U.S. Department of Defense

US: Drone Aviation Holding, a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, announced that it has received its largest single contract award to date for its multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform (“WASP”). The latest Department of Defense (“DoD”) customer order is the third repeat order awarded to the Company for its WASP and comes as the result of a growing number of successful international deployments with military personnel…(Read More)

MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 information to meet critical and complex challenges for land and maritime monitoring

US: MDA has announced that it has recently signed multiple geospatial-related contracts based on RADARSAT-2 satellite information. RADARSAT-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery provides users with a unique method of accurately monitoring very large areas to locate, track, measure, and monitor objects. A rich source for analytics, SAR imagery reveals important details about our changing planet and the impact of human activity across the globe. The following contracts have a combined value…(Read More)


What is Geospatial AI?

Geospatial AIArtificial Intelligence (AI) has become a buzzword that symbolizes the next stage of innovative technological transformations and how the industry in the future would be driven. Using intelligent algorithms, data classification and smart predictive analysis, AI has its utility in a large number of sectors. A more specific subset of AI that combines the exactitude of GIS with the razor-sharp analysis and solution-based approach of AI is termed Geospatial AI…(Read More)

Stronger bond between EU & Australia with Copernicus agreement

Last week, I was extremely pleased to accompany our latest trade mission with 7 European companies to Australia. The goal was to enable meetings between potential partners to work together on EO geospatial services in the context of the Copernicus agreement signed between the EU and Australia. One further partnership was cemented during the week through an MoU between EARSC and CRCSI…(Read More)