Tag Archives: imagery

DigitalGlobe, Orbital Insight Expand Geospatial Data Partnership

Maxar Technologies‘ DigitalGlobe subsidiary has signed a multiyear agreement with Orbital Insight to expand the scope of their current data partnership and offer geospatial analytic services to customers. Orbital Insight will serve as DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data technology partner and will have access to the latter’s imagery archive, DigitalGlobe said Oct. 31. Dan …

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DigitalGlobe, NTT Data to Produce 3D Vector Building Models Under Expanded Partnership

DigitalGlobe and NTT Data have agreed to extend their partnership to develop datasets of 3D vector building, bridge and vegetation models. The expanded partnership will combine DigitalGlobe’s imagery and Geospatial Big Data platform with NTT Data’s elevation experience and algorithms to create 3D building datasets called AW3D Metro, DigitalGlobe said …

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DigitalGlobe to Debut Multisource Satellite Imagery Service; Dan Jablonsky Comments

DigitalGlobe will introduce a premium monitoring service offering for customers to access current satellite images of worldwide locations from multiple commercial sources to obtain information on changes that occur within clients’ areas of interest. The SecureWatch Sites service is meant to help customers view at least petabytes of imagery data from DigitalGlobe’s satellite constellation as well as SI …

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Northrop Begins UAV Multispectral Sensor Payload Test

Northrop Grumman has conducted an inaugural flight test of a multispectral sensor payload onboard a high-altitude long-range unmanned aircraft system. Northrop said Wednesday it integrated the MS-177 sensor into an RQ-4 Global Hawk drone during the test flight held at the company’s facility in Palmdale, California. The sensor is designed to find targets with broad area search and sensing methods as well …

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DigitalGlobe Launches Web-Based Imagery Access Service; Dan Jablonsky Comments

DigitalGlobe has launched a new web-based subscription service for international defense and intelligence customers to access the satellite operator’s library of more than 2.7 billion square miles of imagery. SecureWatch is designed to combine multisource geospatial intelligence content such as satellite imagery with different refresh intervals and resolutions, geographic information system layers, …

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DigitalGlobe, NTT Data Partner to Add Elevation Data for Imagery Product Users

DigitalGlobe and NTT Data have partnered to include elevation data availability in both companies’ products as part of efforts to grow in the imagery information market. DigitalGlobe will offer NTT Data’s 5-meter digital elevation model called AW3D Standard to help broaden the latter’s global sales network, NTT Data said Tuesday. James Rogers, vice president of product marketing …

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AeroVironment, California State University Launch UAV Field Research Initiative

AeroVironment and California State University in Fresno have commenced a year-long research effort to determine how the use of unmanned aerial vehicle imagery and analytics can help detect levels of water stress in almond trees. The company said Wednesday that it will deploy a Puma UAV equipped with a 24-megapixel photogrammetric camera and six-channel multispectral sensor …

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Esri Inaugurates Mapping & Spatial Analytics Platform on Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud

Esri has made available its enterprise mapping and spatial analytics platform on Microsoft‘s Azure Government Cloud to support the deployment of geographic information systems technology on Microsoft Azure virtual machines. A blog post published Friday on Microsoft’s website says ArcGIS for Server offers a web GIS environment for mapping and spatial analytics functions that feature maps and apps …

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DigitalGlobe’s Base Map Adds 10M Square Miles Into 12-Inch Imagery Service

DigitalGlobe has made approximately 9.7 million square miles of 11.8-inch resolution commercial satellite imagery available through the company’s online base map. DigitalGlobe said Wednesday more than 500 population centers in the Basemap +Metro product are now available at 11.8-inch resolution as well as 1,700 cities available at 19.7-centimeter or better resolution. The company added its Basemap …

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General Atomics Demos Network Centric Communications Pod Capacity at Marine Corps Exercise

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has demonstrated its network centric communications pod offering’s function to facilitate communications data links between U.S. Marine Corps ground and air forces and unmanned aircraft systems. The company said Tuesday it has integrated the system aboard a Predator B Block 5 and operated using a Block 30 ground control …

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DigitalGlobe Taps MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates for Satellite Ground Station Subcontracts; Norman Hannaford Comments

DigitalGlobe has awarded Richmond, Canada-based company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates a pair of subcontracts to build ground station platforms for two international users of the former company’s satellite constellation. The ground stations will work to help international clients receive and process data and imagery from DigitalGlobe’s satellites, MDA said Tuesday. Norman Hannaford, general …

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