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June 25, 2014

Seattle City Light Deploys TerraGo’s GeoPDF to Bring Portable, Interactive Maps to Field Workers

Washington, D.C., June 17, 2014—Seattle City Light, the 10th largest U.S. public electricity company, has implemented TerraGo’s GeoPDF® products to improve field service technology and operations. With over 1,800 employees and a large percentage deployed as mobile workers, Seattle City Light needed a better way to share geographic and electrical system data in the field.

June 25, 2014

SSTL Announces the Successful Launch of KazEOSat-2

GUILDFORD, United Kingdom, June 20, 2014—SurreySatellite TechnologyLtd (SSTL) todayannounced the successful launchofKazEOSat-2,amediumresolution Earth observation satellite for theRepublic ofKazakhstan, atUTC 19:11:1.Thespacecraftwaslaunched intoa630km sun-synchronous orbiton board aDNEPRrocket from Yasnyin Russia. Followingconfirmationof separation from the launchvehicle,thegroundstationat the newlybuiltsatelliteoperations centre in Kazakhstan’scapital city,Astana, established contactwith the satelliteon its first passandcommissioning ofthe platformisnowunderway,undertaken by a joint team ofengineers from SSTLand

June 25, 2014

VisionMap and Acute3D Announce Sale of 3-D Modeling Solution

Ramat Gan, Israel, June 16, 2014—VisionMap Ltd and Acute3D announced today the first sale of their joint 3D modeling solution to the Tianjin institute of Survey & Mapping. The bundle solution combines VisionMap’s A3 Airborne Digital Mapping System and Acute3D’s Smart3DCapture™software. This is the first and only end-to-end solution providing high-resolution 3D models of vast

June 25, 2014

U.S. Army Awards Contract to Raven Industries for Vista Smart Sensor Radar Systems

ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2014—Vista Research, a subsidiary of Raven Aerostar (Nasdaq:RAVN), has been awarded an operations and maintenance contract for the upgrade and replacement of currently-fielded radar systems in support of the U.S. Army's Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) Program. The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has been awarded for $8,381,917 and details an expected completion

June 19, 2014

OGC Seeks Comment on Charter for New netCDF Standards Working Group

June 11, 2014—A new netCDF Standards Working Group (SWG) is being chartered to further extend the existing netCDF standard with extension modules for additional data models, encodings, and conventions. Initiators of the new SWG seek comments from the public on the draft new charter. The comment period closes on 2014-07-11. NetCDF has already been established

June 19, 2014

OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile

June 12, 2014—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC™) membership seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard. Current OGC WMTS Interface Standard implementations return small, pre-generated map images (e.g., PNG or JPEG) or reuse cached map requests that follow a discrete

June 19, 2014

Elbit Systems Selected as Preferred Supplier for Swiss UAS Program

HAIFA, Israel, June 8, 2014—Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was selected by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport ("DDPS"), as the preferred supplier for the UAS 15 new reconnaissance drone program. Please see following official DDPS press release for further information about the

June 19, 2014

Hexagon Acquires North West Geomatics

STOCKHOLM, June 11, 2014—Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies, has acquired the remaining 90 per cent of the shares in North West Geomatics Ltd., making the company a fully owned subsidiary of Hexagon. Hexagon acquired 10 per cent of North West Geomatics’ shares in 2012. North West Geomatics, also

June 19, 2014

Incumbent UAV Companies Likely to Face Increased Competitive Threats

AMSTERDAM, June 12, 2014—A new analysis of the leading companies in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market, now available on ASDReports, provides a comprehensive analysis of this rapidly developing market and its leading companies. The UAV market is currently dominated by two US companies: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Northrop

June 19, 2014

Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation System for South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2 Satellites

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 10, 2014—Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to provide space inertial reference systems for the GEO-KOMPSAT-2 space satellite program. Under a firm-fixed-price contract worth nearly $9 million, Northrop Grumman is providing its Scalable Space Inertial Reference Units (Scalable SIRU™) for

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