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May 13, 2014

GCS Expands Broadband by 40X, Offers Real-Time Analytical Services

MISSOULA, Mont., May 8, 2014—GCS, a geoanalytics firm, has installed the first commercial fiber optic broadband system in Missoula that utilizes the new gigabit Ethernet capability provided by Montana West.  With a direct pipeline to international Tier 1 Internet providers in Seattle, this new broadband capability enables GCS to offer real-time analytics on massive data

May 13, 2014

New Geospatial Computing Lab Exploring Smart Apps That Sense Locations, Aid in Navigation

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 5, 2014—Today’s smartphones are bringing advanced geospatial computing right into our hands. An expert in the area of mobile geospatial computing, Dr. Ruizhi Chen, an Endowed Chair and Professor at the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is using this advanced technology to implement

May 13, 2014

Proteus to Distribute BlackBridge RapidEye Data

ABU DHABI, UAE, and BRISTOL, UK, May 7, 2014—Proteus, a provider of satellite-derived mapping and classification services, has been signed by international geospatial solution provider BlackBridge as a reseller of RapidEye satellite data. Proteus has hired geospatial-industry veteran Chris Burnett to manage the sale of RapidEye imagery and future data sets. Since 2011, Proteus has

May 13, 2014

Woolpert Becomes a Google Enterprise Maps Authorized Partner

DAYTON, Ohio, May 6, 2014—Woolpert, a national geospatial, infrastructure management and design firm, announced today that it has become an Authorized Partner of solutions based on Google’s Maps for Business technologies. This new designation from Google enables customers to more easily assess a partner’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products. Woolpert will leverage this

May 6, 2014

Esri and the United Nations Partner to Improve Global Climate Resilience

Redlands, Calif., May 5, 2014—Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have formed a partnership to build more resilient communities with geospatial technology. The announcement was made at the Abu Dhabi Ascent conference on Sunday, May 4. Esri and UNISDR will develop a cooperative program aimed at growing the global community

May 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Marks Significant Milestone in Research and Development for Unmanned Technologies

VINEYARD, Utah, April 29, 2014—Three systems acquired by Lockheed Martin have progressed from their research and development phase to operational readiness. The Indago vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) quad-rotor, accompanied by its handheld ground control station (GCS) will offer a robust, mobile surveillance application. Additionally, a new Commercial Avionics Suite delivers the same

May 6, 2014

NASA-CNES Move Forward with Global Water and Ocean Surface Mission

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2014—NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) have agreed to jointly build, launch, and operate a spacecraft to conduct the first-ever global survey of Earth's surface water and to map ocean surface height with unprecedented detail. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed

May 6, 2014

Stennis Space Center Ranks First in Innovation

Stennis Space Center, Miss., April 30, 2014—The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) is pleased to announce a recent survey named NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) as number one for innovation among federal agencies by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS). This ranking comes on the heels of Stennis Space Center's recognition by

May 6, 2014

URISA Invites Participation in GIS Education Needs Assessment

Des Plaines, Ill., April 30, 2014—URISA is conducting a brief survey in order to better serve the educational needs of the GIS community.  Please take a few moments to respond to the questionnaire which addresses educational topics of interest, education delivery preferences, and questions which will help categorize responses according to organization, job, experience level,

April 30, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space to Build Peru’s First Earth Observation Satellite System

PARIS, April 25, 2014— Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s number one exporter of Earth observation satellites and the world’s second largest space company, has just been selected as sole prime contractor to develop, construct and launch the first Earth observation optical satellite system for Peru, with the support of the French government. The system

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