GeoEye Expanded Production Facility

GeoEye has completed an expansion, nearly doubling the production space, of its St. Louis production facility. A ceremony to mark the opening of the new space took place on 27th April 2009 and included a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by GeoEye's Chief Operating Officer, Vice Presidents of engineering and product engineering and many St. Louis employees.     GeoEye's St. Louis facility employs 83 professionals - many with advanced degrees in geospatial engineering, mathematics and geography. There are a dozen job openings to support the increased workloads. St. Louis employees generate advanced image processing products, engineering analysis and related services for... (read more)
2009-05-11 12:11:20

Photogrammetric Production Projects Contest

Racurs, Russia, is organising a contest among PHOTOMOD Lite users. PHOTOMOD Lite is a free software package which has all the features of PHOTOMOD digital photogrammetric system. There are two categories: 'Education with PHOTOMOD Lite' and 'Users' PHOTOMOD Lite Test Projects'. PHOTOMOD Lite allows exploring wide-ranging possibilities of the PHOTOMOD system and performance of test projects with the user’s data. PHOTOMOD Lite is an excellent solution for realisation of scientific and educational projects and can be used for training of engineers and students. Prizes for the Education with PHOTOMOD Lite category are: Main prize: PHOTOMOD full local license Second prize: a... (read more)
2012-05-15 12:00:00

The Production of Mapping and the Mapping of Production

  Philippe de Maeyer (Belgium), chair of Commission on Map Production and GeoBusiness.   It must be recognised that in contemporary cartography, 99% of the maps which are conceived are ‘temporary' productions, created by 'amateur' map-makers using geo-browsers or other software tools (including GIS) and displayed on screens ranging from mobile phones and satnav systems to military aircraft cockpits and emergency planning centres. Such maps disappear when the ‘off' switch is pressed. Traditional map production systems involving hard-copy output and managed by professional organisations are still important, however, particularly in sectors such as national mapping, atlas production and tourist cartography.... (read more)
2012-01-12 02:38:42

Imagery Production Orders for GeoEye

GeoEye has received two new awards worth more than USD25 million. These awards will increase the backlog for the company's production services line of business. The first is a Delivery Order for "Enhanced GEOINT Delivery" for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This Delivery Order is authorised under the EnhancedView award that GeoEye received from the NGA in August 2010. The second award is a subcontract with The Boeing Co. for Controlled Image Base production. The Boeing Co. contract provides products to the NGA.   Under the first new Delivery Order, GeoEye will supply a significant amount of value-added commercial imagery... (read more)
2011-10-25 10:14:34

Norway Selects Intergraph for Cartographic Production

Intergraph has been awarded a contract to produce unclassified topographical maps for the Norwegian Armed Forces. Based on high-resolution vector data produced through the Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program (MGCP), the maps will cover different regions of the world. Intergraph will use Hexagon Geospatial software for the cartographic solution. Supporting the Norwegian Military Geographic Service (FMGT), the 1:50,000 scale maps, named MGCP Derived Graphics (MDGs), will provide detailed terrain information to support military analysis and tactical use. The MDGs will display the characteristics of the battlefield, such as land use patterns, logistical infrastructure, canals, waterways, demographics and political boundaries. FMGT is... (read more)
2014-11-19 12:47:08

Using Magnetic Field Improves Oil Production

By using the Earth’s magnetic field, combined with new innovative technology, oil and gas drilling companies are increasing oilfield productivity while reducing development costs and environmental impacts. An article in the autumn 2013 issue of Oilfield Review highlights this technology and its applications across the world. It also discusses the collaboration between the public body, U.S. Geological Survey, and commercial partners to successfully implement the technology. These days, multiple reservoirs of oil and gas can be accessed from a single platform by drilling vertically and then horizontally. Drill operators need to know which way their drill bits are going to... (read more)
2013-12-20 08:30:00

NGA Selects Feature Analyst for Baseline Production

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) selected Feature Analyst automated feature extraction software for early technology insertion into the NGA production environment. In 2006, the NGA intends to deploy Feature Analyst by Visual Learning Systems (VLS) (MT, USA) across the NGA’s Integrated Exploitation Capability (IEC) workstations. The Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst software provide toolsets for enhanced 2D and 3D feature extraction and land cover classification from monoscopic, stereo, and LIDAR imagery sources. (read more)
2005-08-23 12:00:00

Aerial Photomap Production to the next Level

Production of aerial photography revolutionized
Aerial mapping company Bluesky has revolutionized its production of aerial photography, reducing the time taken to process the terabytes of data captured by more than 75 percent. Following a major research project, the team at Bluesky’s production facility has implemented a Vexcel UltraMap system which has allowed for the introduction of a continuous, uninterrupted processing workflow. By investing in an entirely new workflow, Bluesky has also improved the quality of the aerial images, reducing 'building lean' and image distortion and improving the accuracy of its digital height models. Bluesky’s investment in software follows the recent purchase of two UltraCam Eagle cameras,... (read more)
2016-01-21 09:00:12

HORIZON From Instrument Repair to Production

HORIZON, founded in 1979 and based in Singapore, started as an instrument repair company and progressed to production of survey accessories in the early 1990s, and survey instruments by the turn of the century. Today its survey equipment is distributed all over the world, served by branch offices in Singapore, China, USA, Europe and the Middle East, as well as international distributors.
<P> Small Beginnings Survey Instruments Services is a private company that owns the HORIZON brand of survey equipment. It started out in 1979 as a Singapore/Australia joint venture, a small instrument repair company based in Singapore. Its current business... (read more)
2009-02-27 12:00:00

Hexagon Mining Purchases Mine Production Management Firm

Hexagon Mining has acquired the technology company MiPlan. Based in Perth, Australia, MiPlan develops mobile software applications for field data collection, fleet management, production management and reporting. The company has a proven track record of increasing mine productivity and providing a rapid return on investment. Hexagon Mining President Hélio Samora said MiPlan’s solutions suite will be a formidable addition to the company’s technology portfolio and significant news for customers of both companies. Safer, more productive mines depend on making sense of their data, said Samora. MiPlan’s range of apps represents a scalable, real-time mobile production management solution. Data flows Samora... (read more)
2017-01-18 02:23:21
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