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April 30, 2014

Hexagon Signs an Agreement to Acquire Arvus, Manufacturer of Precision Agriculture Solutions

STOCKHOLM, April 28, 2014—Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies, has signed an agreement to acquire Arvus, a manufacturer of precision agriculture solutions for closer, more site-specific management of the factors affecting crop production. This means different parts of a field can be managed separately, where the application of essential

April 30, 2014

Leidos Awarded $17 Million By Army Space & Missile Defense Command

RESTON, Va., April 23, 2014—Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, announced it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) to provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and targeting support to the Air Combat Command. The company, formerly named Science Applications

April 30, 2014

Maryland Society of Surveyors Selects John M. Palatiello & Associates to Provide Association Management Services

Annapolis, Md., April 28, 2014—The Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS) today announced it has retained the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) to provide association management services. "JMP&A's significant experience in the association management field and expert knowledge of the surveying profession made them an attractive candidate in our search for a

April 30, 2014

OGC Adopts OGC Geo and Time Extensions Standard for OpenSearch

April 24, 2014—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Members approved "OGC OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions" as an OGC standard. This document defines an extension to the popular OpenSearch specification so that users can easily take advantage of rich geospatial and temporal search capabilities enabled by OGC standards. OGC OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions can be

April 30, 2014

OGC Requests Host for Compliance Tools Infrastructure

April 24, 2014—To support the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Compliance Program, the OGC is accepting proposals from organizations that are able to host the OGC Compliance Tools Infrastructure. Proposals should describe how the hosting organization would: -       Provide an issue tracker system and capability to interact with Git commits -       Support continuous integration tools -      

April 30, 2014

OGC Seeks Comments on Charter for Big Data Domain Working Group

April 24, 2014—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comments on the charter for a new OGC Big Data Domain Working Group (DWG). The charter is available at http://external.opengeospatial.org/twiki_public/BigDataDwg/ . “Big Data” is an umbrella term denoting the digital data surge in terms of volume, velocity, variety and the importance of the data's trustworthiness. The widespread

April 30, 2014

Proteus Delivers Phase 1 of Abu Dhabi Land/Marine Mapping Ahead of Schedule

ABU DHABI, UAE, and BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM, April 28, 2014—Proteus, a provider of satellite-derived mapping and classification services, has delivered ahead of schedule the first phase of a fine-scale terrestrial and marine land use/land cover (LULC) and habitat mapping project for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Contracted by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), Proteus

April 30, 2014

Vega Is Readied for Its Third Arianespace Mission, Carrying a Pioneering Earth Observation Spacecraft

April 22, 2014—Vega Flight VV03, Arianespace’s Vega mission with DZZ-HR, Kazakhstan’s first Earth observation satellite, is entering the final preparation phase for a nighttime liftoff next week from the Spaceport in French Guiana. This will be the light-lift Vega’s third flight, once again demonstrating its capability to accommodate a full range of payloads as the

April 23, 2014

Autodesk Announces ReCap Connect Partnership Program

San Francisco, April 15, 2014—With its new ReCap Connect Partnership Program, Autodesk will open up Autodesk ReCap – its reality capture platform – to third party developers and partners, allowing them to extend ReCap’s functionality. “Autodesk has a long history of opening our platforms to support innovation and extension,” said Robert Shear, senior director, Reality

April 23, 2014

FAA Announces First UAS Test Site Operational

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a -half months ahead of the deadline specified for the program by Congress. The FAA today granted the North Dakota Department of

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