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Mar 2018 | No Comment

Key role of Bathymetry in aquaculture siting project
British Engineering and Scientific Consultancy Firm, BMT, is using Satellite Derived Bathymetry from TCarta as a critical dataset in the selection of new fish farming sites in the Arabian Gulf. BMT is performing the site selection work on behalf of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).
BMT …

Mar 2018 | No Comment

Mapping Agency transforms into Geo-Spatial Information Agency
Ethiopian Mapping Agency is pondering a structural reform following the legislation of a proclamation which also changed its name to Ethiopian Geo-Spatial Information Agency.
In the reformation process, the Agency will add new directorates and departments, according to Tesfamikael Taffesse, communications director of the Agency.
The Agency was …

Feb 2018 | No Comment

Belgocontrol to assist drone users
Belgocontrol and the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), together with the company Unifly, are developing two digital platforms to assist both recreational and professional drone users in their activities. All applications will be operational by the end of this year.
A first application will result in a website for the …

Feb 2018 | No Comment

Astrata launches VanLinc
After more than 25 years developing high-end telematics software for the HGV industry globally, Astrata is now bringing its expertise to benefit the European LCV market with the launch of VanLinc™.
This fleet management solution provides real-time insights on drivers, vehicles and other assets, helping businesses drive productivity and increase capacity for …

Feb 2018 | No Comment

2G ULS-500 PRO System delivered to Kongsberg
2G Robotics has announced the first of four ULS-500 PRO laser scanning systems has been shipped to Kongsberg Maritime for integration into the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency’s (NDMA) newly purchased HUGIN AUV’s. The acquisition signifies the Royal Norwegian Navy’s transition to autonomous systems for mine countermeasures. During operations, …

Feb 2018 | No Comment

Iridium announces date for fifth Iridium® NEXT Launch
Iridium Communications Inc. announced that the fifth Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted by SpaceX for March 18, 2018. The first of four launches planned for 2018, Iridium-5 will deliver 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit, bringing the total number of new satellites deployed to 50.

Feb 2018 | No Comment

China teams up with U.S. firms to build aviation navigation database
China’s top aviation regulator partnered with U.S. companies to develop the country’s aviation navigation database.
The air traffic management bureau with the Civil Aviation Administration of China inked a cooperation agreement with U.S. aviation solutions provider Jeppesen and industrial giant Honeywell to make a …

Feb 2018 | No Comment

Large-scale solar parks in Madhya Pradesh, India
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) signed an agreement for financing the shared infrastructure of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh on 31st January 2018. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), World Bank & IREDA have been able …

Feb 2018 | No Comment

Space policy: Galileo Security Monitoring Centre backup site moves to Spain
The Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) is a technical infrastructure, which plays a key role in ensuring the security of the Galileo, including its Public Regulated Service (PRS). The GSMC has its main and operational location in France and its back-up site in the …

Jan 2018 | No Comment

Pix4D extends drone-based imagery with machine learning techniques
Pix4D has introduced a new image classification technique as part of its Pix4Dmapper photogrammetry software. The solution uses new machine vision techniques for photogrammetry for automatically classification of drone-based point clouds.
While Pix4D software is mostly known for photogrammetry from drone-captured imagery, one of its latest mapping …