New Partnership to Digitalize Construction Sites in Africa

Topcon Positioning Group and Sixense Mapping are to provide a full range of construction site digitalization to increase productivity on projects across Africa as part of a new partnership. Combining their expertise, the companies will contribute to developing African mining, construction, infrastructure and agriculture projects. With these various industries developing at a record rate in Africa, continuous improvement in equipment, 3D solutions and workflow management can be essential for any organization determined to succeed. Topcon technologies are designed to provide companies with customized solutions that enable them to work more accurately and efficiently. Technological solutions for construction sites Thanks to... (read more)
2020-11-25 11:09:58

Seeing through the Trees: Monitoring Agriculture and Forestry with Satellite Imagery

There is a strong requirement for near real-time monitoring forests and crops in order to tackle the present challenges within agriculture and forestry. VHR satellite imagery provides a solution, and has already been used successfully in a number of projects. Agriculture provides us with food, fuel, fibres and raw materials that are imperative to our everyday lives. However, food security in the face of climate change continues to challenge us. Under the 2030 UN Agenda, the FAO has highlighted the need to invest in agriculture including crops, livestock, and forestry. The world’s population is rising and is expected to grow... (read more)
2020-10-30 02:50:37

HxGN Content Program Aerial Imagery Available on UP42 Geospatial Marketplace

High-resolution aerial imagery from the HxGN Content Program is now available on the UP42 developer platform for Earth observation data and analytics. UP42 customers may now choose from nearly 11 million square kilometers of 30cm orthorectified imagery for North America and Europe and over 500,000 sq km of 15cm data for major US cities in the Hexagon aerial image library.  UP42 gives users direct access to extensive Earth observation data sets and advanced processing algorithms – along with cloud computing power – to create their own geospatial solutions easily and inexpensively. The platform provides all the tools UP42 customers need... (read more)
2020-10-21 08:50:26

SEOSAT-Ingenio Moves a Step Closer to Launch

The Spanish high-resolution land imaging mission, known as SEOSAT-Ingenio, will soon be shipped from Airbus in Madrid to Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, where it will be prepared for launch later this year on a Vega rocket, according to an announcement by ESA. The Earth-observing satellite carries a state-of-the-art dual camera that can image Earth’s land with a resolution of 2.5m. The mission will benefit society through numerous disciplines such as cartography, agriculture, forestry, urban development and water management. With its capability to look sideways, it can access any point on Earth within three days, and will be used to... (read more)
2020-09-24 08:42:30

Konstantinos Karantzalos

Konstantinos Karantzalos received the engineering diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, and a PhD in 2007 from NTUA in collaboration with CERTIS, Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France. In 2007, he joined the Center for Visual Computing of the Department of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Châtenay-Malabry, France. He is currently an associate professor of remote sensing at the NTUA, joining the Remote Sensing Laboratory. His teaching and research interests include geoscience and remote sensing, big data, hyperspectral image analysis, computer vision and pattern recognition, environmental monitoring and precision agriculture. Several... (read more)
2020-09-18 01:14:13

The Source of Power: How Satellite Imagery Propels the Energy Sector into the Future

No statistics could possibly convey the importance of energy to our economies and everyday lives. Nearly everything people interact with on a daily basis has a source of power. Growth in any nation is impossible without massive amounts of energy for development, transportation and agriculture. (This story is brought to you by European Space Imaging) We currently sit at the crossroads between fossil fuels, renewables, rapid development and increasing safety and environmental concerns. New tools and techniques are being developed daily to better produce energy as well as efficiently monitor and protect current sources. Analysing tremendous amounts of new and... (read more)
2020-09-01 02:21:27

Remotely Sensed Data for Efficient Data Collection

Taking a Closer Look at Impact from Hundreds of Kilometres above the Earth
When it comes to impact evaluations, remotely sensed data can increase their timeliness, accuracy and relevance for decision-makers. 3ie and New Light Technologies are enhancing the use of geospatial analysis in IEs. Impact evaluations (IEs) have been evolving to fill a critical gap in evidence about the effectiveness of international development programmes and interventions. Because of their ability to determine intervention effectiveness (and cost-effectiveness), the demand for and production of IEs has grown substantially in recent decades. Rigorous evaluation of development interventions and their outcomes has been a perennial challenge across multiple sectors and disciplines. Remotely sensed data allows to... (read more)
2020-07-17 02:25:39

UP42 Partners with Vultus to Provide Precision Agriculture Technologies

UP42, a developer platform and marketplace for geospatial data and analytics, has announced a new partnership with Vultus, a leader in precision farming technologies. UP42 customers can now use Vultus Fertilization Zoning Maps algorithms to fine-tune crop management – with more agricultural technologies coming soon. Founded in Lund, Sweden, in 2016, Vultus AB provides a geospatial infrastructure for precision farming. Vultus analyzes Earth observation satellite data with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to give farmers insights into the health of crops within small sections of their fields, enabling them to apply fertilizers variably across the field. “Growers reduce nitrogen-based fertilizer... (read more)
2020-07-16 09:21:14

Satellite Images Reveal Europe Is Facing Droughts

The past months have been the driest in the history of rainfall measurements in Europe, and satellite images reveal the scale of the problem. Recent storms, even the ones that caused local flooding, did not affect much deeper soil layers which continue to remain very dry. Large volumes of heavy rainfall flowed directly into rivers and drainage ditches and moistened only the surface layer. The UK has seen the driest May in the last 124 years. Fires, resulting from droughts, consume forests, meadows and fields. Many rivers have a record low water level. We can see the scale of the... (read more)
2020-07-13 09:58:19

Quantum-Systems and Pix4D Enter into Official Partnership

Quantum-Systems and Pix4D have formalized their partnership to simplify daily operations for their shared customers. Professionals around the globe rely on eVTOL UAVs from Quantum-Systems and Pix4D’s software suite for collecting and post-processing aerial data, which made teaming up a logical step for both companies. The partnership is set to add real value to the daily operations of drone users in mining, agriculture, forestry, surveying and mapping, power, and utilities. With the partnership contract in place, users from now on are able to source Pix4D’s software suite both, directly and through Quantum-Systems’ resellers. Efficient aerial data collection with various payloads The Trinity F90+ is an... (read more)
2020-07-09 09:01:20
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