Geospatial News | September 18, 2019

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September 18, 2019: geospatial news featuring DMI, CoreLogic, INTERGEO, Septentrio, Artisense, and USGIF.

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and DMI Win 2019 Government Experience Award

The Center for Digital Government has honored the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) “Mobile Portals Project” with a 2019 Government Experience Award in the state government experience category. The 3rd annual Government Experience Awards recognize U.S. governments offering citizens increasingly sophisticated digital user experiences.

CoreLogic Integrates Geospatial Insurance Consortium Imagery Into Underwriting Platform

— Access to current, advanced aerial imagery offers comprehensive property assessment virtually and improved catastrophe response for insurance carriers. —

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property analytics solutions provider, today announced the integration of the Geospatial Insurance Consortium (GIC) aerial imagery into the CoreLogic UnderwritingCenter™ virtual survey tool for insurance clients. CoreLogic is the first underwriting solutions provider to fully integrate GIC aerial imagery into its solution, which now provides insurers with an additional source of up-to-date imagery to virtually assess property exposure, condition and features, as well as survey post-catastrophe damage. Additionally, CoreLogic will integrate GIC aerial imagery into other solutions in the coming months, including its SkyMeasure roof measurement service. Press release.

Septentrio and Artisense demonstrate advanced localization technologyfor autonomous vehicles at show

High-precision GPS, INS and computer vision come together in a single package called VINS to be demoed live during the show in Berlin on September 25-27, 2019. Septentrio high-performance GPS/GNSS technology provides reliable absolute positioning inside this innovative computer vision localization system developed by Artisense, a company specializing in vehicle localization and 3D mapping solutions.

Septentrio (, leading manufacturer of high-accuracy GPS/GNSStechnology for demanding applications, is providing positioning technology to Artisense (, supplier of innovative computer vision solutions for automated vehicles. Artisense incorporates Septentrio GPS/GNSS in their latest Visual Inertial Navigation System (VINS), which will be demonstrated live at show in Berlin, Germany on September 25-27, 2019.

Strategic concepts for unmanned aviation in urban environments

Strategic concepts for unmanned aviation in urban environments are the focus of the 2nd EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT, which will take place on 18 and 19 September in Stuttgart as part of the world’s leading trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management INTERGEO and Europe’s largest drone trade fair INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS.
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Innovators Worldwide Submit Ideas to NASA iTech, Competition Semifinalists Announced

Innovators around the world answered NASA iTech’s call for inventive ideas that could benefit space exploration as well as solve challenges on Earth. Of the submissions to the second cycle of the competition in 2019, NASA has selected 25 semifinalists. An initiative by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, iTech engages entrepreneurs in the agency’s mission and fosters innovative ideas that could be applied to future exploration of the Moon and Mars. To learn more about the NASA iTech application process, visit:

USGIF to Host Series of Unique Geospatial Intelligence Events in St. Louis

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) will host a robust series of events Oct. 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo., highlighting the region’s vibrant and growing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community.

o   USGIF’s Geospatial Gateway Forum will kick off Oct. 7 with the first St. Louis GEOINT Community Job Fair at the America’s Center Convention Complex. This event is free for jobseekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the GEOINT Community.

o   On Oct. 8, USGIF will host an unclassified workshop titled “Show me the Geospatial Tradecraft” at the convention center, featuring keynote addresses by NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp and St. Louis Cardinals President William DeWitt III. The program will also include panel discussions on AI applications in GEOINT, geospatial practitioners in academia, and more.

o   On Oct. 9, the Foundation, in partnership with NGA, will hold a Classified Tech Day at the agency’s western campus in St. Louis. The agenda will include additional remarks by Sharp as well as a presentation on data-driven analysis led by NGA’s Melissa Planert, more than 30 technology demonstrations, and tours of the NGA Operations Center and museum.

o   USGIF will conclude the three-day series with STEMulate St. Louis, a free K-12 STEM event to take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Saint Louis University (SLU).

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