Posts tagged as Data

Data helps governments, entrepreneurs expand access to clean electricity in East Africa

Nearly 840-million people worldwide do not have access to electricity and most of them reside in sub-Saharan Africa. In East Africa the numbers are staggering: Nearly 13-million people in Kenya (25%), 38-million people in Tanzania (68%) and 31-million people in Uganda (78%) lack access to electricity. Using data to link growing electricity demand with clean […]

Multidimensional analysis with GIS

Because of the multi-dimensional aspect of the data, it is often described as a data cube, image cube, or multidimensional raster. In ArcGIS Pro, users can work with scientific data in multiple formats: netCDF, GRIB or HDF layers, space-time cubes, mosaic datasets, or, with the release of ArcGIS Pro 2.4, they can use multidimensional raster […]

Cloud mapping service makes UK government data available

Data from Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of the United Kingdom, is available on MapTiler Cloud, which can be view as web maps, in mobile SDKs or as a GIS service (WMTS) with users’ own map designs. Official data from the UK Government can be used either on a separated map covering only Great […]

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 […]

Partnership enables high-quality drone data processing

Professionals gathering rich survey and mapping data with WingtraOne now have the option to process it with the robust software solution, Correlator3D. Developed by SimActive Inc., the software provides survey-grade accuracy and detailed reports, and processes an unlimited number of images, fast, through a user-friendly interface. WingtraOne hybrid VTOL capabilities allows it to take off […]

Achieving near real-time volume data delivery in opencast mining

The mining industry is currently experiencing one of the most evolutionary phases of its time. After witnessing a relatively reluctant adaption to drone technology, customers are now demanding a faster data turnaround due to increasing production pressures and internal incentives. With faster processing hardware and improved software processing turnaround, raw drone data has now given […]

CSIR signs weather-monitoring deal with ports authority

The CSIR recently signed a three-year, multimillion-rand contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of existing Datawell Waveriders and wind stations at all eight ports. The two organisations hailed the partnership as a significant step towards improving the safety of shipping and port operations. According to the agreement, CSIR technicians will service […]

Landsat data to remain free

The US National Geospatial Advisory Committee Landsat Advisory Group has determined that the costs and legalities of changing from a free model to a cost-recovery model will not yield a net profit, and will negatively affect the US commercial remote sensing satellite and value-added industries. They note that “the annual societal benefit of Landsat data […]

Developing an integrated data service ecosystem

For the past year, SAEON’s uLwazi Node has been developing a data services ecosystem and websites for climate change adaptation for the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Each service serves as an individual component for a different aspect of climate adaptation, including adaptation monitoring and evaluation, climate change response, and detailing disaster impact along with […]

Latest improvements to global data products availed

Europa Technologies has released the latest major version (v2019.1) of its suite of global map data products. These products continue to help businesses, governments and NGOs manage their international activities. They also underpin important environmental research on many issues affecting our planet. Amongst thousands of minor updates and enhancements, the new release includes an increase […]