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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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Virtual cities: Let’s rethink the way we live

As a city evolves, how do you ensure you make the right decisions and meet the needs of the people? Singapore is a pioneer in creating a comprehensive virtual model of itself: a virtual city. 

Globalization, urbanization, and climate change present significant challenges to cities worldwide. In addition, with the increasing...

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Triple checking the Xs, Ys, and Zs

A remarkable silhouette is appearing on the skyline of Antwerp, the capital of the eponymous province in Belgium.

Ever since the former Provincial House was demolished, the government of the province was in need of a new home base. Xaveer de Geyter of XDGA Architecten provided the design for the administrative center....

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