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July 3, 2014

Eagle Mapping Expands into Large-Area Projects with Riegl LMS-Q1560 Airborne LiDAR

VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA, June 24, 2014—Eagle Mapping Ltd., a pioneer in digital airborne mapping, has become the first commercial firm in North America to take delivery of the new Riegl LMS-Q1560 airborne laser scanner system. Designed to capture ultra-wide swaths and complex environments, the high-performance Riegl LiDAR will enable Eagle Mapping to expand into new

July 3, 2014

RIEGL Announces New Distribution Partners for the MENA Region

Horn, Austria, June 26, 2014—RIEGL is happy to announce the expansion of its global sales network with two new distribution partners responsible for the Middle East and North Africa. These new partners, Mena 3D and Mapping Solutions, both with local offices in Dubai, UAE, and headquarters in Europe, join the ever expanding RIEGL distribution network. “To meet the

July 3, 2014

Rockwell Collins and NASA Complete Successful UAS Communications Test

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 2, 2014—With one crew squeezed into a computer-filled bus and another inside an airborne Lockheed S-3 Viking airplane, experts from Rockwell Collins and NASA teamed up to better determine the future of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) during recent testing conducted at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This latest

July 3, 2014

SPUTNIX Launches First Russian Private Earth Remote Sensing Satellite

MOSCOW, June 20, 2014—ISC Kosmotras successfully launched a cluster of small spacecraft by the RS-20 rocket (Dnepr) on 20 June 2014. The first Russian private Earth remote sensing satellite of SPUTNIX Company, named TabletSat-Aurora also was set into its target orbit. It is planned to receive the data from the microsatellite to a SCANEX ground

July 3, 2014

SPOT 7 Satellite Launched Successfully

Like SPOT 6—its twin—SPOT 7 covers wide areas in record time. Both satellites in orbit boosts acquisition capacity to 6 million square kilometers per day, an area 10 times the size of France.

July 3, 2014

Spy Satellite Agency Eyes Video Game Technology

The National Reconnaissance Office is looking at technology developed by the video game industry to help it improve how it gathers and analyzes intelligence data.

July 3, 2014

Satellogic Joins List of Earth-Observing Smallsat Firms

Among the 30-plus small satellites carried into orbit by the most recent Kosmotras Dnepr launch was BugSat 1, the third prototype for Argentinian startup company Satellogic.

July 3, 2014

Satellite Tracks Twin Tornadoes

On June 16, 2014, a tornadic thunderstorm system moved across portions of northeast Nebraska, producing five tornadoes, including rare twins on the ground at the same time.

June 25, 2014

Sanborn Refreshes 3-D Digital Maps of Four Major U.S. Cities

Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25, 2014—The Sanborn Map Company announces a key upgrade to its world-class 3-D geospatial product line with updated coverage of the Dallas, New York, Phoenix and San Francisco metropolitan areas. Sanborn’s massive collection of highly accurate 3-D visualization digital data now covers the core downtown areas of nearly 70 major U.S.

June 25, 2014

Blue Marble’s Global Mapper SDK v15.2 Features Updates to Online Data Access

Hallowell, Maine, June 18, 2014—Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) version 15.2. This interim release features a significant improvement in the organization and quantity of online data, new functionality for transforming LiDAR point clouds, and support for several new 3D model file types.

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