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November 19, 2014

The OGC Adopts GML in JPEG 2000 (“GMLJP2”) Encoding Standard Version 2

Nov. 19, 2014—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has adopted the OGC GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard (Part 1 - Core) (GMLJP2) version 2. In 2006 the OGC published Version 1.0 of GMLJP2 to address problems encountered when attempting to have satellite images fit to Earth coordinate systems and "match up" to other sources of geospatial

November 18, 2014

Leidos Awarded Prime Contract by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

RESTON, Va., Nov. 17, 2014—Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company was awarded a prime contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide geospatial solutions to the GEOINT Data Services program. The single-award cost-plus-fixed fee contract has a one-year base period of performance, three one-year options and a total contract value of $31 million if the options

November 18, 2014

Microsoft Offers One-stop Shopping for Pre-Owned UltraCam Cameras

Graz, Austria, Nov. 18, 2014 — Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary has created a new online marketplace that lists refurbished, pre-owned UltraCam cameras for sale. For customers looking for a low-cost entry point to the award-winning line of digital aerial camera systems, or those adding to an existing pool of digital resources, this is the place for one-stop

November 18, 2014

Norwegian Armed Forces Selects Intergraph for Cartographic Production

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 18, 2014 – Norwegian Armed Forces has awarded Intergraph a contract to produce unclassified topographical maps. Based on high resolution vector data produced through the Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program (MGCP), the maps will cover different regions of the world. Intergraph will use Hexagon Geospatial software for the cartographic solution. Supporting the Norwegian Military Geographic

November 17, 2014

Australia’s Department of Defence Signs $16.5 Million Landmark Geospatial Technology Deal

Australia’s Department of Defence has signed a three year $16.5 million agreement with geospatial giant Esri Australia that will provide more than 65,000 military and civilian personnel with access to state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The landmark partnership will see the use of Esri GIS technology extended across the entire Defence enterprise, at fixed

November 17, 2014

OGC Seeks Public Comment on Earth Observation Metadata Profile

Nov. 17, 2014—The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the candidate Earth Observation Metadata Profile of the OGC Observations and Measurements (O&M) Standard. The Earth Observation (EO) Metadata profile of Observations and Measurements is intended to provide a standard schema for encoding Earth Observation product metadata to support the description

November 12, 2014

Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services Launched

BRUSSELS, Nov. 11, 2014—A ground-breaking agreement was signed in Brussels today between the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This agreement means that ECMWF will be managing the Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services. The European Union’s flagship Copernicus programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and

November 12, 2014

Airborne Hydrography Awarded Best Optics and Photonics Company

Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 12, 2014—Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB), an affiliate company of Leica Geosystems that works closely with the Geospatial Solutions Division, is the winner of this year’s PhotonicSweden industry award for its contribution to the field of photonics, including the development and marketing of an airborne measurement system based on LIDAR technology and the company’s

November 11, 2014

Increased Cooperation in the Use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Sustainable Development

VIENNA/PRAGUE, Nov. 10, 2014—The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) opened its ninth meeting today at the Prague Headquarters of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) to work on improving coordination among providers of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). "Significant progress continues to be made through the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems

November 11, 2014

NASA Discusses Application of Earth Science for Planning in African Union Nations

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014—NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach, and U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) Reuben Brigety, met this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss resources available to help mitigate the impacts in Africa of global climate change. On Monday, Bolden delivered high-resolution topographical data for the African continent to the technical committee

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