Expanded access to SAR data for machine learning

Capella Space, an information services company that provides on-demand earth observation imagery, has partnered with SpaceNet, a non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating open source, artificial intelligence (AI) applied research for geospatial applications. Capella joins the collaborative SpaceNet partnership alongside In-Q-Tel’s (IQT) CosmiQ Works, Maxar Technologies, Intel AI and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company’s addition […]

Changes to geo-app builder platform

Esri released AppStudio for ArcGIS version 4.0 with new features, enhancements, and bug fixes to help users create cross-platform native apps easier and faster. Highlights of this release include new licensing options, a 3D Scene Viewer template; support for opening web apps with the AppStudio Player Enterprise template; as well as an upgraded bundled Qt […]

Data service updates its Landsat archive

Esri began providing free access to Landsat imagery through its online services in 2013.  With 1,1-million individual scenes, and new scenes added daily, Esri’s Landsat archive has grown to cover the Earth many times over. The company’s Multispectral Landsat layer provides both the historic GLS epoch imagery and the full Landsat 8 imagery archive. Esri […]

GIS software company joins GEO

Esri, a commercial GIS software provider, has announced its membership in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) as an ass. The new GEO Associates category allows commercial and nongovernmental entities to apply to join existing member institutions in activities promoting GEO’s goals and ideals of advancing the universal accessibility of open data and promoting sustainability […]

Autonomous surface vehicle showcased in a port

In August 2019, L3Harris Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) demonstrated its autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) technology at a workshop in the Port of Hamburg. The workshop, in collaboration with Hamburg Port Authority, MacArtney Germany, and HafenCity University, showcased the C-Cat 3’s and C-Worker 5’s abilities to autonomously navigate and scan a port environment. The ASVs were […]

Features added to story mapping tool

ArcGIS StoryMaps was launched in July 2019, and already has an update with new features to enhance the user experience when telling stories with maps. The update includes media drag and drop functionality, new themes, new sidecar capabilities, more flexibility with embedded web content, a more seamless ArcGIS mapping experience, greater control over express map […]

Autonomous mapping of hostile environments

Ross Robotics has teamed up with Geoslam to provide an effective, robust and reliable solution that integrates the Extrm SC2.0 unmanned autonomous ground vehicle with the Zeb-Revo 3D 360° geospatial scanner and its real-time and post-processing geospatial analysis software. For those working in difficult to access spaces where there is no GPS coverage such as […]

Development platform update takes industry-based approach

Esri ArcGIS Runtime 100.6 is a milestones both in capabilities and in how the company plans the content of its releases. This update introduces a track-focused roadmap for Runtime. These tracks are utilities, defence and public safety, and platform support. The tracks represent the drivers for adding various capabilities to the software, although most capabilities […]

Data streams catalogue enriches spatial analyses

Business decisions are no longer made based solely on an organisation’s own data, such as client transactions, or even external single datasets, such as census, but on a myriad of new big data sources. When it comes to spatial data and analysis, there are three key drivers for this change: new data is more accessible […]

Two new functions makes geo-analysis easier

For people trying to understand their location data and to see spatial patterns, Tableau Software is adding two spatial functions that will make analysing location data easier than before. The spatial functions are called MakePoint and MakeLine. MakePoint is a function that will allow the use of latitude and longitude fields in a spatial join. […]