Category Archives: Editors Desk

SPOT celebrates three decades of success and innovation

On 22 February 1986, a unique success story began: Europe’s first Earth observation satellite, SPOT 1, lifted off from Kourou on board an Ariane 1 launcher. It opened the door to three decades of major technological innovations and a host of new applications. Meanwhile, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 represent the most recent steps of success...

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Data Visualization, Enterprise Resiliency Lead ArcGIS 10.4 Rollout

The release of ArcGIS 10.4 marks improvements in data visualization, spatial analysis, and stronger support for on-premises implementations.

Esri notes the following advancements in ArcGIS 10.4:
  • Vector tile maps you can create and share: Vector tiles download quickly to optimize display performance on any device. They add striking clarity and quality to maps, especially on high-resolution...
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SenseFly to bring game-changing multispectral

Swiss professional drone maker, senseFly, has confirmed that Parrot’s Sequoia multispectral sensor – announced today at World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, and due to launch in March 2016 – will be immediately available for its eBee Ag drone. Sequoia is the smallest, lightest multispectral UAS sensor released to date. It captures images of crops...

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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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