April 5, 2015
Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the second half of the 21st century could be drier and longer than any droughts seen in those regions during the past 1,000 years. In a new study published in the journal Science Advances on Feb. 12, 2015, scientists found that continued increases in manmade greenhouse
March 31, 2015
Researchers at MIT recently teamed with a group of data scientists to automate the evaluation of satellite imagery to identify houses and types of houses, saving considerable time and funds on the field work that precedes rural development programs. The tool can be used to fill in the gaps of poorly mapped rural areas to determine the best place for pilot programs or villages suitable for solar power projects.
March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015 — The DigitalGlobe Foundation has selected the University of California, San Diego to be one of two institutions of higher learning given open access to DigitalGlobe Basemap, an online map and database of current, high-resolution satellite imagery – of the entire planet. For a one-year pilot study, commercial satellite imagery will be
March 19, 2015
March 17, 2015—The University of Minnesota announced today that it has been selected as one of only two universities in the country to gain open access to DigitalGlobe Basemap, an online map and database of current, high-resolution satellite imagery of the globe. Commercial satellite imagery has become an invaluable tool for applications such as mapping,
March 17, 2015
A series of satellite images shows the growing effects of the Syrian conflict, which has already cost 200,000 lives and displaced at least one-third of the populace. A recent analysis of the nightlight imagery between March 2011 and today indicates 83 percent of the lights going dark in that time span.
March 17, 2015
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 16, 2015—Orbital Insight, a new company focused on creating market intelligence for decision makers and investors in a wide range of industries, today announced it has partnered with Sequoia in an $8.7 million Series A round, with participation from Google Ventures, Lux Capital, Bloomberg Beta, and citizen.vc. Dr. Bill Coughran represents
March 13, 2015
March 13, 2015—Ponds in the Arctic tundra are shrinking and slowly disappearing, according to a new study by University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) researchers. More than 2,800 Arctic tundra ponds in the northern region of Alaska’s Barrow Peninsula were analyzed using historical photos and satellite images taken between 1948 and 2010. Over the
March 10, 2015
GREENBELT, Md., March 10, 2015—Orbit Logic announced today that they will provide their Collection Planning & Analysis Workstation (CPAW) software and Order Logic software product and associated engineering services to a US government customer for an undisclosed program. CPAW will be deployed for operational planning while Order Logic will be used for task order management and
March 3, 2015
DigitalGlobe now has clearance and calibration to distribute 30-centimeter satellite imagery from its WorldView-3 satellite to all customers. According to the company, such resolution from a space-based platform is a first and at five times the detail of competing satellite imagery.
February 27, 2015
LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 26, 2015—DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution satellite imagery and geospatial solutions, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations. Under the MOU, DigitalGlobe and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will take stock of their combined expertise in the use of