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January 27, 2015

Pilotless Aircraft Will Play Critical Roles in Precision Agriculture

Comparing an unmanned aerial vehicle to a magnetic resonance imaging machine may seem odd, but that is how the director of the Mississippi State University Geosystems Research Institute sees it. “The plant is the patient, the agronomists are the doctors, and I am the guy who works on the MRI machine,” said Robert Moorhead, GRI

January 27, 2015

Raytheon Acquires Tucson-based Sensintel

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2015—Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has acquired privately-held Sensintel, Inc., a leading provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) solutions to the intelligence and special operations markets. Located in Tucson with approximately 50 employees, Sensintel will become part of Raytheon Company's Missile Systems business. The transaction is not expected to materially impact Raytheon's

January 27, 2015

FIND Powers National Map Centre Mapping and Data System

FIND, the mapping technology company, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Map Centre (NMC). FIND’s web mapping technology now powers NMC’s refreshed mapping and data system, replacing their existing e-commerce mapping delivery system. The new National Map Centre website – www.mapsnmc.co.uk – has now been completely refreshed and features an online mapping system

January 26, 2015

ArcGIS 10.3 Now Certified OGC Compliant

Redlands, Calif., Jan. 26, 2015—As part of Esri's ongoing support of GIS interoperability, the latest ArcGIS 10.3 release is now certified as Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), compliant. This certification from OGC reaffirms Esri’s continued commitment to standards-based interoperability. Through its support for OGC specifications, ArcGIS users can access data and services from many different sources, regardless

January 26, 2015

More Global Topographic Data to Aid Climate Change Research

RESTON, Va., Jan. 26, 2015—Improved global topographic (elevation) data are now publicly available for most of Asia (India, China, southern Siberia, Japan, Indonesia), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), and western Pacific Islands. See diagram below for geographic coverage. Similar data were previously released by USGS for most of Africa (in September 2014) and the Western Hemisphere

January 26, 2015

TASC Awarded $25 Million NGA Application Operations Services Contract

CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 23, 2015—TASC has been awarded a contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to serve as its Application Operations Service Provider (AOSP). In this role, TASC will manage the business and technical aspects of soliciting, screening and acquiring Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) applications that pass U.S. Government (USG) criteria. The contract has one

January 26, 2015

Corning Incorporated Acquires Assets of NovaSol

CORNING, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2015 – Corning Incorporated announced today that it has acquired assets of NovaSol, a leading provider of advanced hyperspectral imaging systems. The terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. Founded in 1998, NovaSol specializes in the research and development of next-generation active and passive optical systems, including electro-optical systems and optical communication systems.

January 26, 2015

Image Sensors Conference to Showcase Hyperspectral Machine Vision Imagers

The Image Sensors 2015 Conference will be held in London in March. Last year's conference was a massive success with 470 attendees from 263 companies across 23 countries attending. Certain to be on the agenda for discussion at this year's conference is the hyperspectral image sensor system which evaluates the spectral signature of a material

January 26, 2015

Goblin Shark UAS Launches from a Tube

Brock Technologies, Inc. unveils a small tube launched UAS called the GOBLIN SHARK.  This highly modular micro UAS fits inside of a 2.75” diameter x 20” long tube.  It is electric powered and can be used in basic ISR, target tracking, convoy following, or apply an effects payload.  The GOBLIN SHARK’s small foot print is

January 26, 2015

BaySpec Introduces World’s Smallest UAV-Optimized Hyperspectral Imager

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 — BaySpec, Inc., a leading provider of miniaturized spectral engines, introduces the OCI-UAV™, a new ultra-compact version of its award winning OCI-Series Hyperspectral Imagers.  (OCI is a phonetic spelling of “All Seeing Eye”.) OCI-UAV Series Hyperspectral Imager The OCI-UAV hyperspectral camera is designed specifically for use on unmanned aerial vehicles/systems (UAV/UAS), remotely operated vehicles

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