GeoMarc Watermarking Software to USDA Foreign Agriculture Service

GCS Research, a prime vendor on the ASRC Management Services (ASRC MS) Prime Vendor Contract for the USDA, has been awarded a contract to provide GeoMarc digital watermarking technology to the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA FAS). GeoMarc allows the USDA FAS to embed an imperceptible digital watermark into the pixels of satellite imagery. The watermark contains key pieces of metadata that is seared into the pixels of the imagery and will remain intact through the life of the image.    The USDA FAS will leverage GeoMarc technology to embed an acquisition date/time stamp, among other things, as part of... (read more)
2008-01-10 09:51:43

Esri Joins Microsoft Oil and Gas Sector Effort

Esri is participating in the Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture initiative, an endeavor to enhance applications integration and interoperability for the upstream oil and gas sector. The initiative supports Microsoft's effort to enable collaborative workflows and multivendor data accessibility across the full exploration and production business life cycle. Esri will provide a spatial foundation for geoscience applications interoperability.   Esri's geographic information system (GIS) platform is used by petroleum companies and vendors throughout the world, and Esri has established a long track record of providing the spatial data management foundation for oil and gas users. In collaborating with other Microsoft Upstream... (read more)
2010-10-05 12:00:00

ESRI Product Extended to Assist European Agencies in Joint Mapping Projects

ESRI’s Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) for ArcGIS—Mapping Agency Solution 9.2 now includes data models and tools to efficiently collect data compliant with the EuroGeographics specifications for the EuroRegionalMap and EuroGlobalMap projects. This bundled solution is assisting European National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs) in meeting the requirements of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) initiative. INSPIRE is a critical step in the development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI). By using Mapping Agency Solution, a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product, participating NMCAs can easily access the same production environment to collect and maintain consistent and high-quality datasets.... (read more)
2007-02-08 11:38:57

Airbus to Deliver 3D Urban Mapping Solution to PASCO

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second-largest space company, has signed a contract with PASCO, Japan, for the installation of the Street Factory 3D urban mapping solution at one of its Japanese production facilities, thereby completing PASCO’s Pixel Factory processing suite. Launched in July 2012, Street Factory is a fully integrated solution enabling rapid and fully automatic processing of images from any aerial or street camera for the generation of a 3D textured database. These realistic and precise 3D data are used in 3D modelling and visualisation in fields including urban planning, risk management, defence and telecommunications. Street Factory helps... (read more)
2014-04-16 09:13:31

Keeping in Touch: Maps for the Visually Impaired

As society becomes more reliant on image-based information for the purposes of mobility many people are excluded precisely by the visual nature of these graphic representations. An important example is those who are blind or partially sighted. Yet mobility is especially important to people without sight: they have to deal with the challenges of orientation and navigation every day in a way that those who can see take for granted. This means not only way finding but also seeking out information that enables the visually impaired to generate an overall picture of spatial relationships and add knowledge to enrich their... (read more)
2006-01-10 12:00:00

MARS FreeView Free Downloadable

Merrick & Company (CO, USA) has released the free downloadable MARS FreeView, an intuitive, easy-to-use viewing application for Lidar, high-resolution imagery and GIS datasets. Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS) software is developed and sold by Merrick & Company, a full-service engineering firm headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. MARS is a production quality Windows application specifically designed for processing, analysing and managing terrain data. MARS provides unparalleled application and visualisation performance for massive LiDAR datasets and includes a modular tool suite that is used to manage field collection, data analysis, quality assurance, production, and client deliverable workflows. Download MARS FreeView. Source: Merrick... (read more)
2007-01-26 03:41:58

Intergraph ImageStation PixelPipe

Intergraph Corporation (AL, USA) released ImageStation PixelPipe, an integrated solution for enterprise orthophoto production designed. PixelPipe provides a single seamless solution, from one vendor, for all aspects of orthophoto production, including image and metadata management, intelligent distributed processing, rigorous quality assurance/quality control processes and automation. Building on the powerful tools available in Intergraph's earth imaging solutions, including TerraShare, ImageStation OrthoPro and ImageStation PixelQue, the entire ortho workflow can be achieved in a distributed processing environment. (read more)
2006-05-03 12:00:00

Asset Management for Mobile Mapping

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies has released Orbit Asset Inventory Management for Mobile Mapping. This tool facilitates access and deliver mobile mapping data and includes extract features, overlay content, document objects and more. "This new release might well be the first multi-user production environment based on a variety of mobile mapping systems and directly integrated in GIS", says Peter Bonne, VP Business Development and senior product manager at Orbit GT. By abstracting the Mobile Mapping production systems and managing all content centrally, users can view, overlay, extract, share and integrate on the desktop, internet and mobile devices.   (read more)
2011-05-17 09:47:39

EMI Selects INPHO: 16 Photogrammetric Systems

EMI Harita Ltd (Turkey) have selected INPHO software suite as the new software platform for extending their digital map production facilities. INPHO has recently delivered 16 photogrammetric systems to EMI, consisting of professional production tools which include highly automated aerial triangulation (MATCH-AT), DTM generation (MATCH-T; DTMaster), advanced 3D mapping (Summit Evolution), as well as rigorous orthorectification (OrthoMaster) and fully automated color balancing and image mosaicking (OrthoVista). INPHO’s software suite offers superior performance along with un¬surpassed qual¬ity at a reasonable cost. (read more)
2006-04-20 12:00:00

Boeing Wins US Air Force Bids

The US Air Force has awarded Boeing (MO, USA) two GPS IIF contract options valued at US$ 172.3 million. The first award is a US$ 143.9 million modification to the existing contract that exercises the option to begin production of three satellites to be completed by June 2008. A second contract for US$ 28.4 million exercises an option for long-lead hardware for the production of the next three GPS IIF satellites. The first three GPS IIF spacecraft are currently in various stages of assembly, integration and testing at Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, California. The first GPS IIF launch... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00
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