Articles in the News Update Category

Feb 2021 | No Comment

As part of the Geospatial Commission’s Public Sector Geospatial Agreement, today over 5,500 public sector organisations now have direct and immediate access to OS’s most detailed and trusted location data via a suite of APIs which will transform how geospatial data is used to support government policy and underpin public services.
Free at the point of use, the …

Feb 2021 | No Comment

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), delivered its 3,000th MAGR 2000-S24 GPS system to the U.S. Air Force. The MAGR2K is a secure, resilient GPS receiver that allows the warfighter to navigate the battlespace with protection against interference and jamming.
The MAGR2K is an upgrade to the legacy miniaturized airborne GPS receivers and …

Feb 2021 | No Comment

Planet announces the release of the new and improved Planet ArcGIS Add-In & Planet QGIS Plugin V2.0. The new integration products are designed to make it easier for GIS users to discover and apply imagery in their preferred mapping and analysis tools, enriching their applications and projects with more frequent satellite imagery.
The ArcGIS Add-In & QGIS Plugin V1.0 were …

Feb 2021 | No Comment

The Remote Sensing Payload Instrument, RESEPI, consists of a dual antenna GNSS-aided Inertial Navigation System (INS), a datalogger, a LiDAR Scanner, an optional camera, and a communications system that allows for real time and post processed generation of point cloud solutions. The RESEPI is now available with the all-new Livox Avia, a compact and lightweight …

Feb 2021 | No Comment

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has announced a multi-year research effort called the Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program.

SMART will automate broad-area search of multi-source satellite imagery to detect, monitor and characterize the progression of dynamic processes such as heavy construction or crop growth. By …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

Cruise and General Motors on have announced that they have entered a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. The companies will bring together their software and hardware engineering excellence, cloud computing capabilities, manufacturing know-how and partner ecosystem to transform transportation to create a safer, cleaner, and more accessible world …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

The Indian Army has signed an approximately $20 million contract for undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of ideaForge’s SWITCH UAV which will be delivered over a period of 1 year. ideaForge has been awarded this contract after it emerged as the only vendor that qualified the operational requirements in an evaluation done in real-world conditions, for …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

American Robotics has became the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate automated drones without human operators on-site. The company’s Scout System™ features advanced acoustic Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) technology that enables its drones to maintain a safe distance from other aircraft at all times. By developing a layered, redundant system of safety …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

The AX940 and AX940i are the two GNSS smart antennas introduced by Trimble. the antennas designed for a broad range of applications including precision agriculture, milling machines in the construction, forestry harvesting equipment, autonomous vehicles, port automation, and mobile mapping, and several others. 

The AX940i also consists of built-in inertial sensors for tight integration with a …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

The European Commission has awarded two contracts for 12 Satellites (6 satellites each), for a total of €1.47 billion, to Thales Alenia Space (Italy) and Airbus Defence & Space (Germany) following an open competition.

With this, the Commission is initiating the launch of the 2nd Generation of Galileo, the European satellite positioning system. The aim is to …