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October 7, 2014

IDTechEx Forecasts Electric UAV Market

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 6, 2014—Analysts IDTechEx forecast electric vehicle sales in 37 categories, the variety increasing each year as new sectors become substantial. Some sectors such as golf cars are mature and not growing. In other sectors, including electric motorcycles, cars, buses and yes, unmanned electric aircraft, the news comes thick and fast with substantial

October 7, 2014

MULTIROTOR Unveils a Surveying Robot at INTERGEO 2014

BERLIN, Oct. 6, 2014—In time for INTERGEO 2014 the market leader for film drones in the German-speaking area MULTIROTOR by service-drone presents the G4 Surveying-Robot for orthography. MULTIROTOR by service-drone developed a technology that just won the Innovationprize 2014 and provides unexpected measurement results up to 1 mm ground resolution and in this class unique technology that guarantees flight stability

October 7, 2014

Applanix Introduces New Solution for Cost-Effective and High-Accuracy Directly Georeferenced Mapping from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

BERLIN, Oct. 7, 2014—Applanix, a world leader in products and solutions for mobile mapping and positioning, introduced today a new solution that enables major improvements in unmanned airborne mapping: the Applanix® APX-15 UAV GNSS-Inertial System. The APX-15 UAV is designed to maximize the efficiency of mapping from small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by reducing - or even

October 6, 2014

Cardillo Takes Over as NGA Director

Robert Cardillo took over as director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Oct. 3 in a ceremony at the agency’s Springfield, Virginia headquarters. Cardillo, the former deputy director for intelligence integration at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, took the helm from Letitia A. Long, who will retire after 36 years of federal service.Surrounded by

October 6, 2014

MDA Closes Acquisition of Advanced Systems

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, Oct. 3, 2014—MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Advanced Systems, a line of business from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., announced in July 2014.‎ This business will become part of MDA Information

October 6, 2014

Optech Announces Integrated Airborne Camera Boresight and Mobile INS Drift Control

VAUGHAN, Ont., Canada, Oct. 6, 2014—Optech Incorporated is pleased to announce the release of its Lidar Mapping Suite (LMS) for airborne and mobile workflows, Optech LMS 3.0. Optech LMS 3.0 represents a major advancement for users of Optech ALTM, Lynx and digital imaging product lines for high-precision surveying applications. For the first time ever, a major

October 6, 2014

Sentinel-1A, the First Copernicus Satellite, Now Operational

With the commissioning of Sentinel-1A completed and the satellite’s transfer to the team in charge of its exploitation, its data are available as of today to all users. This marks the beginning of the satellite’s operational life, delivering radar coverage for an array of applications in the areas of oceans, ice, changing land and emergency response. Project Manager

October 6, 2014

Leica RCD30: Better Resolution with More Details for 3D City Modeling

Norcross, Ga., Oct. 6, 2014—Leica Geosystems’ RCD30 Penta Oblique system is now available with new optics. Compared to the previous configuration, which consists of lenses with 50 mm focal length for nadir and 80 mm for oblique images, the camera is now available with 80 mm and 150 mm focal length respectively. In combination with the new

October 6, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space, Exelis Partner to Provide ENVI Users Integrated Access to Imagery and Services

BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 6, 2014—Airbus Defence and Space and Exelis are teaming up to provide users of ENVI image analysis software an exclusive, limited time voucher offer for new imagery as well as easy access to the Airbus Defence and Space imagery archive through an application programming interface (API) plug-in integrated within Exelis’ ENVI software.

October 5, 2014

EIAST Joins Global Earth Observation Alliance

DUBAI, Oct. 1, 2014—The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) announced it joined the first global alliance of Earth Observation satellites operators, PanGeo. The alliance was announced at the annual Summit on Earth Observation Business, in its sixth edition, in Paris and is a coalition between EIAST, and three other parties, to share

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