Weed Control Tender Made Easier with Geospatial Data Analysis

Basildon Council, Essex (England) runs a weed control programme throughout the borough. The council owns many small parcels of land that are distributed right across the borough. To set out a tender for grounds maintenance, it first had to ascertain land ownership and then separate these areas by type of surface. Having a member of the council staff measuring each individual block and working it out was going to be too time consuming. Basildon Council approached their GIS supplier, Cadcorp, as it had been using Cadcorp SIS for many years. For this project, th­­e council selected the Cadcorp Data Analysis... (read more)
2019-10-29 09:52:41

BAE Systems Expands Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Mission Support

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year, US$250 million contract to continue providing Full-Motion Video (FMV) advanced analytic services, training, and intelligence production support. “Our experts play a role in analysing multiple FMV feeds to produce actionable intelligence in support of a 24/7 national security mission,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Intelligence Solutions business. In addition to providing analytic mission support, BAE Systems will introduce a new Performance Innovation Council to introduce NGA leaders to new FMV services, software, systems, platforms, and sensors developed by BAE Systems and its programme... (read more)
2019-01-28 02:27:09

Delair Releases ‘Future Proof’ Geospatial Mapping Tool UX11 UAV

Delair has announced the release of the UX11, a fixed-wing UAV designed specifically to capture high quality imagery for survey-grade geospatial mapping applications. According to Delair, the system is designed to ‘future proof the use of open and extensible edge-computing infrastructure that can be easily upgraded and incorporate new features as they are developed.’ The DX11 also includes a number of integrated features, such as a global shutter camera, analytics and data reporting tools, PPK functionality. As for range, it can fly up to 59 minutes, or over 500 acres of mapped area when flown at 400ft. It weighs 1.4kg,... (read more)
2018-05-09 11:41:15

Rebrand Marks New Era for Leading Geospatial Firm

One of the UK and Ireland’s leading land surveying companies has announced a new name and is looking to enhance its position as an innovator in the geospatial market. Murphy Surveys will now be known as Murphy Geospatial, reflecting the rapidly changing land surveying industry and the evolution of the company’s services to meet these developing needs. The company – which employs around 300 people across offices in six countries – works with its clients to capture, collate, verify and govern geospatial data, allowing them to reduce risk and make strategic decisions with confidence. Raymond Murphy, chief executive of Murphy... (read more)
2020-11-20 11:58:49

Chair and Deputy Chair Appointed to the Geospatial Commission

Sir Andrew Dilnot has been appointed Chair of the government’s Geospatial Commission by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP. Nigel Clifford has also been confirmed as Deputy Chair. They will be responsible for the work of the Geospatial Commission, supported by £80 million of funding, to drive the use of this location-linked data more productively to unlock up to £11 billion of extra value for the economy every year. The objectives of the Commission are to increase economic growth and improve social and environmental outcomes by: Setting cross-cutting geospatial strategy, policy and... (read more)
2018-12-19 10:09:18

A Glimpse of the Geospatial Future - INTERGEO 2018

There is an abundance of data today, but how can it be processed, visualised and analysed to deliver real business benefits? We are in the midst of a digital transformation, and words such as Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI) and smart cities have become part of our everyday vocabulary, but which opportunities will digitalisation really create for society? And is the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) truly democratising the geospatial industry? These are just some of the questions that may have crossed the minds of visitors to INTERGEO 2018 in Frankfurt. Here, we share some of the insights... (read more)
2019-01-24 01:41:44

FARO Organizes BIMovation as part of the Geospatial World Conference

FARO, a 3D measurement and imaging company for Construction BIM, has confirmed its presence at Geospatial World Forum 2019 (GWF) as a corporate sponsor. The event will take place from 2-4 April 2019 in Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam. Andreas Gerster, vice president – Global Construction BIM, along with other executives and customers will address the audience at the conference. To illustrate the multiple advantages that BIM provides to potential customers, and to demonstrate the most up-to-date laser scanning technology and software, FARO has launched the FARO BIMovation roadshows. This year’s European BIM event will take place as a... (read more)
2019-02-20 10:41:06

Kongsberg Geospatial Integrates with MicroPilot to Enhance BVLOS

Kongsberg Geospatial, a geospatial visualization software company, and MicroPilot, who operate professional UAV autopilots, has announced that the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS Fleet Control Station has been integrated with the MicroPilot MP2x28 series of autopilots to enhance the ability of UAV operators using MicroPilot autopilots to conduct safe BVLOS operations. The Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS Fleet Control Station technology enables multiple drones to be monitored and controlled simultaneously by a single operator and provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation, airspace monitoring alerts and communications line-of-sight prediction to enable ‘detect and avoid’ for safe BVLOS operations. IRIS FCS integrates a variety... (read more)
2019-04-30 10:03:20

BlackSky Signs Agreement with HawkEye 360 for Geospatial Platform

BlackSky, a provider of geospatial intelligence, satellite imaging, and global monitoring services, has announced it has signed an agreement with HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to use formation-flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data analytics. As part of the agreement, HawkEye 360 will provide API access to selected RF data for customers interested in global spectrum monitoring. BlackSky intends to integrate data from HawkEye 360’s RF satellites into the BlackSky geospatial platform and resell it to its customers as part of its analytical services. “This is a very unique offering that provides key markets such... (read more)
2019-06-06 09:55:39

Trimble Introduces New Compact-Sized Tablet for Geospatial Field Applications

Trimble has announced the launch of the latest addition to its portfolio of data collectors – the Trimble T7 tablet. Purpose-built for survey and GIS data collection applications, the next-generation tablet connects to Trimble’s suite of survey instruments and GNSS receivers in a portable and ultra-rugged package. Equipped with a tough 7-inch multi-touch screen, modular expansion capability, multiple connectivity options and featuring a Windows 10 Professional operating system, the T7 streamlines the flow of geospatial data between the field and office for maximum efficiency and productivity. Designed for the rigours of the field – unlike consumer tablet devices – the... (read more)
2019-08-14 09:24:51
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