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DigitalGlobe Receives Early Commitments for WorldView-4 Satellite Capacity

DigitalGlobe announced its third customer commitment for direct access capacity on the WorldView-4 satellite

The WorldView-4 satellite is expected to begin commercial operations in early 2017 following its launch in September. Since the end of the third quarter of 2015, DigitalGlobe has received contracts and letters of intent from international defense and intelligence customers totaling $335...
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Major Update of RIEGL’s Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software Suite

RIEGL announces the release of a major update to their Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software Suite of RiSCAN PRO, RiMINING and RiSOLVE.

The latest terrestrial laser scanning software suite update includes a number of key upgrades featuring the new RIEGL Point Cloud Database (RDB 2.0), which provides new and advanced point cloud capabilities. With this upgrade, it...
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ESA selects Airbus Defence and Space for two new Sentinel-2 satellites

Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract, worth around 285 million euros with the European Space Agency (ESA) to deliver two further optical satellites for the European Copernicus programme.

As part of the Sentinel-2 Earth observation satellite system, these two new models, called “Sentinel-2C” and “Sentinel-2D”, will observe the environment and land surfaces and continue from...
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Esri Unveils ArcGIS Earth to the World

Esri has launched ArcGIS Earth, a free, desktop-based interactive globe that anyone can use to explore the world and work with a variety of 3D and 2D map data formats including KML. ArcGIS Earth allows users to quickly display data on the globe, sketch place marks, measure distances and areas, and add annotations to easily...

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