Category Archives: Editors Desk

Software Evolution—Smart, Fast, Flexible

New processing tools save time and improve quality on scanning and imaging projects. In 2000, a 3D laser scanner could collect roughly 1,000 points per second. Today, scanners can capture more than one million points per second with up to 1mm precision. This thousand-fold increase in measuring speed is a technological advancement that...

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Greece: Satellite images show oil spill

A tanker carrying 2,500 tonnes of oil and fuel sank near Athens on September 10, polluting the Greek coastline. European Space Imaging captured a series of satellite images of the site between September 13 and 15, using Digital Globe's satellite GeoEye-1.

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NICB/Vexcel Imaging coalition responds to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

In partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Vexcel Imaging has been leading a coalition of geospatial firms to make available through a web-based geospatial application, high-resolution aerial imagery of critical areas of southern Texas and areas in Florida impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The coalition’s efforts are in...

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Airbus to reshape Earth observation market

The production of Airbus’ four new very high resolution satellites, which together will form the Pléiades Neo constellation, is well on schedule for launch in 2020. They will join the already world leading Airbus constellation of optical and radar satellites and will offer enhanced performance and the highest reactivity...

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