Optech Announces New CS-8900 Aerial Digital Camera

Toronto, May 2, 2011 — Optech Incorporated, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced lidar, aerial digital camera and survey instruments, announces its new medium-format ortho-camera, the CS-8900. This rugged new camera provides high-definition mapping with the clarity that only Optech’s patented Forward Motion Compensation (FMC) can provide. Standard features include: patented field-replaceable shutter system; field [...]

Optech Announces 500-kHz ALTM Pegasus

Toronto, May 3, 2011 — Optech Incorporated, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced lidar, aerial digital camera and survey instruments, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its innovative new line of multi-beam airborne imaging systems, the ALTM Pegasus HD500. Now available with 500-kHz capability, Pegasus maintains its leadership role as a benchmark of [...]

Microsoft Announces UltraCam Eagle

Milwaukee, Wis., May 2, 2011 – From its User Group meeting at the ASPRS 2011 conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Microsoft’s Photogrammetry division today announced the UltraCam Eagle, a new generation of its award-winning UltraCam digital photogrammetric aerial camera systems. This latest model in the widely adopted line of UltraCam digital aerial sensors builds on the [...]

MDA Launches Ice Monitoring Service

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, May 2, 2011 – MDA’s Information Systems Group (MDA), announced today that its Geospatial Services division is launching an ice monitoring service to support safe ship navigation in the Arctic. MDA will use RADARSAT-1 and -2 satellites’ superior ice detection and classification capabilities to produce ice information products that can be [...]

iXSea Launches Smallest Inertial Navigation System

Milwaukee, Wis., May 3, 2011 — IXSea unveiled QUADRANS at this year’s ASPRS Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. QUADRANS is the most complete all-in-one, high-grade inertial navigation system ever designed for airborne and land survey applications. QUADRANS offers sensors, a GPS, a data logger, and all the necessary interface systems and computing electronics together in [...]

Hitachi Solutions Supports Faster Assessment of Japan Damage

Atlanta, May 3, 2011 — Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., as part of its effort to assist  in the reconstruction following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, has donated a TerraGo® GeoPDF® map atlas to the central Japanese government, disaster response headquarters and local governments.   By utilizing TerraGo GeoPDF pre- and post-March 11 maps and imagery [...]

Esri Kicks off Storytelling with Maps Contest

Redlands, Calif., May 2, 2011 — Like photographs, maps tell stories. The storytelling potential of maps has increased dramatically over the years with the evolution of geographic information system (GIS) technology, the Internet, and mobile applications. In recognition of this trend, Esri is inviting users to enter their most compelling web map or mobile app [...]

Esri and DOI Introduce Landsat Data for the World

Redlands, Calif., May 3, 2011 — Working in close collaboration with the US Department of the Interior (DOI), Esri is pleased to announce the release of Landsat image services. These provide access to almost four decades’ worth of Global Land Survey (GLS) Landsat data developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and DOI’s [...]

USGS Director Welcomes Independent Panel Report

Reston, Va., April 26, 2011 — The National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council has issued a new report in which independent experts conclude that current USGS estimates for significant earthquake hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone—affecting eight central and eastern U.S states—are based on sound science. The Council, a federal advisory committee, recently presented the [...]

Paul Dembling, Co-Author of Space Act, Dies at 91

Washington, D.C., May 17, 2011 — Paul G. Dembling, co-author of the legislation that founded NASA, died on Monday, May 16, in Florida. He was 91 years old. As general counsel to NASA’s precursor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), Dembling helped shape the agency’s legislative charter, the National Aeronautics and Space Act of [...]

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