New satellite technology achieved in in the last decade are helping scientist to more accurately map the universe.
Enview Gains Momentum as Air Force Deploys AI Analytics for National Disaster Relief and Company Attracts Top Executive
Public Sector Sales Leader John Dombzalski Joins EnviewSAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17, 2020 — (PRNewswire) — Enview, a leading 3D geospatial AI company, announced today that they have entered into a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to deploy Enview's AI analytics capabilities for use by the 60th Air Mobility Wing (60 AMW) to support their national defense-related mission need in the area of natural disaster relief.
Access to current and actionable geographic information is difficult to maintain in a rapidly changing post-disaster environment. The mission impact of this project on the Air Force and the Department of Defense will be to increase disaster response effectiveness by providing clear, current, and actionable mapping intelligence.
"We're proud to work with the Air Force to deliver new capabilities that enhance decision-making for Contingency Response and Air Mobility Operations missions. Air mobility and logistics are highly complex," said Enview CEO and Co-founder San Gunawardana. "New AI tools can help inform the selection and opening of airfields to more effectively facilitate the distribution of relief supplies."
To support U.S. National Security strategies, Enview also announced today that John Dombzalski has joined the team as...
SoftServe Showcases Drone Innovation for Autonomous Firefighting at MBZIRC 2020 Robotics Challenge
Collaboration with Czech Technical University to demonstrate artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous control innovation at prestigious international challengeAUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 17, 2020 — (PRNewswire) — SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, will participate in the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), a biennial international robotics competition, in collaboration with Czech Technical University to bring expertise and innovation in advancing drone algorithms to address new challenges. The competition is organized by Khalifa University and will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on February 23-25, 2020.
SoftServe will utilize real-time computer vision algorithms on drones to enhance thermal cameras for firefighting and incorporate artificial neural networks to track multiple objects following complex 3D trajectories. Additionally, a Robot Operating System (ROS) will ensure drones autonomously complete each challenge successfully. SoftServe, together with the Czech Technical University team, will take part in all stages of the competition including the final grand challenge where teams will compete in a triathlon type event that combines the previously completed challenges.
"SoftServe is at the forefront of robotics innovation and we look forward to participating in this world-renowned competition where we can demonstrate how we...
GIS and AEC Partnerships with Esri
February 14th, 2020 by Susan Smith
In 2019, it came to my attention that there was more specific attention being paid to AEC and GIS integration, specifically two partnerships of AEC companies formed with Esri. In a conversation with Esri’s Kathleen Kewley, GISCafe Voice discussed the resurgence of interest of GIS in the AEC space from an Esri perspective. Kewley also worked at Autodesk at one time. In addition I have included information from a webinar conducted by Autodesk senior technical marketing manager Wes Newman and AEC Solutions engineer from Esri, Rafael Fernandes, about the partnership between Esri and Autodesk.
Another partnership, entered into between Esri and Vectorworks is discussed here as well, as they have a GIS feature in Vectorworks 2020 that works with Esri’s ArcGIS Online services. Vectorworks Landscape Product Marketing Manager Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA brings us clarification on that partnership.
“As a company we are investing in AEC as a sector, and we are actively looking at the partnership as ways to better support what we’re doing with our customers,” said Kewley. We’re not just looking at it from a market perspective, but also from better integrations with technology. In the AEC space there are a lot of growth,...
Southeast Asia’s inaugural geospatial event set to return on 24th-25th March 2021
Singapore, 14 February 2020 – Following the cancellation of Geo Connect Asia 2020, in view of health and travel safety concerns connected to the still-evolving Covid-19 situation, organisers Montgomery Asia have announced that Southeast Asia’s inaugural geospatial event will return on 24th & 25th March in 2021. Taking place at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore, the event will build on the excellent foundations laid in 2020 and is expected to attract an even larger number of sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers from across the region and around the world.
Geo Connect Asia 2020 had garnered a positive reception from businesses and stakeholders in the ASEAN geospatial space and received strong support from industry trade associations and various media partners. The event was set to bring together over 50 regional and international exhibitors and poised to attract 2,500 attendees from across the region with a high-level thought leadership focused conference. These numbers are expected to grow in 2021.
Speaking on the announcement, Rupert Owen, Event Director, said, “We remain committed to successfully delivering Southeast Asia’s inaugural globally-focused geospatial exhibition and conference in 2021; with this in view, I would like to thank all our partners, sponsors, exhibitors, delegates, media partners, venue operators and...
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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 14, 2020 — Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) (TSX: MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, today announced that members of senior management will present an overview of the Company’s business, recent financial results, and strategic priorities on March 4, 2020, beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST at its Palo Alto, CA, facilities. The event will include a tour of the Company’s Space Infrastructure manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley.
A Webcast of the presentation will be accessible on the Investor section of the Maxar website under “Events and Presentations”, which can be found by visiting http://investor.maxar.com/events-and-presentations/default.aspx.
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Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s...
OGC considering CityJSON as community standard; seeks public comment for new Work Item
13 February 2020: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is considering CityJSON for adoption as an official OGC Community Standard. A new Work Item justification to begin the Community Standard endorsement process is available for public comment.
CityJSON defines ways to describe most of the common 3D features and objects found in cities (such as buildings, roads, rivers, bridges, vegetation, and city furniture) and the relationships between them. It also defines different standard levels of detail (LoDs) for the 3D objects, which allows different resolutions of objects for different applications and purposes. CityJSON considerably simplifies the storage and exchange of 3D city models.
The purpose of CityJSON is to offer an alternative to the GML encoding of CityGML, which can be verbose and therefore complex to work with. The design objective for CityJSON is ease of use for both reading datasets and for creating them. CityJSON was designed with programmers in mind, therefore tools and APIs supporting...
- Record annual revenue, net income, operating cash flowSUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2020 — (PRNewswire) — Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 financial results.
Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Summary
Fourth quarter 2019 GAAP revenue of $824.0 million was up 5 percent as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Fourth quarter 2019 non-GAAP revenue of $826.7 million was up 4 percent as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Fourth quarter 2019 was a 14-week quarter and fourth quarter 2018 was a 13-week quarter.
Buildings and Infrastructure revenue was $313.8 million, up 9 percent. Geospatial revenue was $168.7 million, down 6 percent. Resources and Utilities revenue was $138.1 million, up 6 percent. Transportation revenue was $206.1 million, up 5 percent. Segment revenues reflect the results of Trimble's reportable segments under its management reporting system and are non-GAAP measures.
GAAP operating income was $88.2 million, down 2 percent as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. GAAP operating margin was 10.7 percent of revenue as compared to 11.4 percent of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018.
GAAP net income was $279.3 million, up 223...