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

Production Standard Galileo-ready Receiver & Antenna

NovAtel Inc. has released its first production standard Galileo-ready receiver and antenna. The new L1L5E5a receiver offers superior 16 channel tracking of GPS L1/L5, Galileo L1/E5a and SBAS signals in a Euro form-factor card, packaged in a EuroPak enclosure. The complementary 704X passive antenna offers access to multiple GNSS including GPS, Galileo and GLONASS frequencies. Currently, the Galileo functionality of the L1L5E5a receiver is available only to customers authorized by the European Space Agency (ESA), due to an intense test campaign that ESA is conducting with GIOVE-A, the first Galileo test satellite launched 28th December 2005. “The EuroPak-L1L5E5a receiver is... (read more)
2006-03-09 12:00:00

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

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

Maptek Wins Grant to Expand Production

Mining industry technical solutions provider Maptek has been awarded a $975,000 grant which will enable it to quadruple production of its I-Site 3D laser scanners. A total of 27 new jobs are expected to be created in Maptek's South Australian-based operation over the next six years as a result of the grant. With matching Maptek funding, the project is valued at $1,950,000.   The Innovation and Investment Fund for South Australia (IIFSA) is a joint Australian and South Australian Government program to assist companies with innovative industry development. The package supports new investment that will create sustainable new jobs in... (read more)
2008-01-30 02:01:03

Core Production Database Version 2.5 Now Available

Caris (Canada) has released Core Production Database (CPD) version 2.5. Using Oracle data processing, CPD is a seamless, geospatial database that enables stakeholders to consolidate their data into a single source, thus removing redundancy and establishing more efficient use of available data. Version 2.5 delivers new support for Unicode character sets, support for all regional language settings, a new graphical user interface program for loading files to the database, and enhancements to the project management functionality providing more direct linkages of projects to data production.CDP is designed to be a truly open enterprise solution. The data model is customisable for... (read more)
2007-05-03 03:30:57
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