Current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.
Researchers are working on developing remotely sensed maps that may assist locals in assessing damage and managing the aftermath with future earthquakes.
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The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is able to provide mapping services in large part due to its army of volunteers. Find out ways that you can get involved with HOT.
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GISCafe Attends Esri Federal User Conference in Washington, D.C.
February 19th, 2016 by Susan Smith
This coming week, February 24-25, join more than 3,500 federal professionals to explore ground-breaking ways government uses geospatial technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges. GIS provides a platform like no other to integrate data, perform dynamic analysis, and then take action.
Allowing Flexibility and Accessibility for Geospatial Professionals
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the addition of a new scalable GNSS receiver to its geospatial portfolio—the Trimble® R9s GNSS receiver. Geospatial professionals now have another option to consider when searching for a receiver with the flexibility to scale as needed. The receiver is built on a sleek, modular GNSS platform and users can add functionality according to their workflow demands.
“The modular portfolio is a key component of our GNSS solutions,” said Jonathan Davis, GNSS marketing director of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “This exciting, new receiver provides customers with the flexibility of a modular system in order for them to benefit from our latest GNSS technologies. An important aspect of this receiver is scalability—it can be tailored to the exact needs of a customer’s workflow. This could include being deployed as an RTK base station to an RTK rover mounted on a rod, in a backpack or even on a vehicle.”
The Trimble R9s GNSS receiver provides access to multiple GNSS constellations, wide-band 450 MHz internal radio, Ethernet connectivity and is easily configurable via the front panel. The solution also offers scalability from an entry-level receiver for post-processing, to a full-featured triple-frequency GNSS base and rover. The R9s also supports corrections...
ST Electronics is now reseller for all satellite imagery and services from Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence’s portfolio in Singapore
Feb 19, 2016 -- Airbus Defence and Space has signed with Singapore Technologies Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd (“ST Electronics”), as a channel partner for its satellite data and value-added products in Singapore.
“We are very enthusiastic about this new cooperation considering ST Electronics’ commercial strength on the Singapore market and its capacity to develop value-added services for the benefit of the end-users from this territory,” says Bernhard Brenner, Head of Intelligence Business cluster at Airbus Defence and Space, “With this agreement, ST Electronics is now part of our global geo-intelligence services Channel Partner Network, the largest in the world with over 160 resellers.”
With privileged access to a unique satellite fleet comprising the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X radar satellites and the high and very-high optical satellite constellation SPOT and Pléiades, Airbus Defence and Space can offer daily coverage worldwide as well as weather-independent acquisitions, at a variety of resolutions. Based on this data, a substantial portfolio of geo-intelligence products and services as well as customized solutions is available to customers around the Globe.
“We are pleased to partner with Airbus Defence and Space to complement our TeLEOS-1 with their constellation of satellites, thus...
RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems (Austria) and Aeroscout (Switzerland) are excited to announce a strategic partnership between companies.
Horn, February 18, 2016 - RIEGL and Aeroscout have worked closely for many years. As a pioneer in the UAV LiDAR field, Aeroscout has integrated RIEGL scanners into many of their systems.
In 2016, RIEGL and Aeroscout strengthened their long-standing business relationship by entering into a strategic partnership, which both companies expect to benefit their technological exchange and input for future development of highly advanced UAV platforms with integrated LiDAR solutions. This partnership further strengthens both RIEGL and Aeroscout’s UAV LiDAR leadership role in the industry by reinforcing long-term cooperation between the two companies and expands the portfolio of products that RIEGL offers to meet UAV LiDAR mapping demands.
“The cooperation, now based upon RIEGL's shareholdership in Aeroscout, will further intensify the already existing bond between the two firms and benefit both our companies’ position in the international markets by offering an even broader array of highly advanced, survey-grade LiDAR sensors integrated in complementary UAV/UAS platforms: RIEGL's electrically powered multi-rotor RiCOPTER and Aeroscout's piston-engine powered helicopter-type Scout″, said Dr. Johannes Riegl, RIEGL CEO.
“We are very excited about this partnership with the worldwide known RIEGL company. This partnership motivates us to further concentrate on...