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Geospatial News | September 24, 2019

This week’s edition of Geospatial News features news from CoreLogic, Hexagon, and the ESA, as well as information about an upcoming online training on ’10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Drone Data’.


Geospatial Conference News

Smart Cities DC
Smart communities are those that make the lives of their citizens better by reimagining a community which supports infrastructure needs, humans in crises, climate change and social inequity. Smart Cities DC takes place September 30 – October 2 at the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, will be participating.

Upcoming online training session ’10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Drone Data’


Drones and the data they generate are transforming industries. With the rapid rate of innovation and increased adoption, users need to continue learning to keep pace with the industry.
This training session will cover tips to help users get the most out of their drone imagery. Specifically, attendees will learn about the following:

-Pre-processing data
-Managing large projects
-Optimizing hardware
-Improving output quality and more.


After three successful days of EXPO and CONFERENCE, the 25th INTERGEO in Stuttgart has drawn to a close.
Showcasing a string of cutting-edge solutions, the event is more relevant than ever for our planet. The leading international trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management drew in 18,000 visitors from 42 countries to the exhibition halls in Stuttgart. This year, more than 700 exhibitors showcased their solutions surrounding geodesy, geo-IT, geoinformatics, building information modelling (BIM), drones and smart cities.

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Geospatial Industry News

CoreLogic Announces Updated RCT Express Solution
It’s now possible for insurers to differentiate large tract homes (LTH) from high value homes, and assess these LTHs based on a detailed set of attributes, now a part of the updated CoreLogic RCT Express reconstruction estimating and risk assessment solution. LTHs have grown in popularity and have been historically difficult for insurers to differentiate from high value homes. This is the latest CoreLogic development designed to provide more advanced coverage adequacy tools to the insurance industry. A full press release can be found here.

A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its cool
Following a rigorous selection process, ESA has selected a new satellite mission to fill in a critical missing piece of the climate jigsaw. By measuring radiation emitted by Earth into space, FORUM will provide new insight into the planet’s radiation budget and how it is controlled. More: A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its cool

HxGN Content Program now offers high-definition aerial data in the United States
The HxGN Content Program, the largest library of on-demand aerial imagery after five years of continuous aerial data collection across the United States, offers a new high-definition orthophoto layer of 15-centimetre- wide area and 5-cm urban area coverage. More:

HxGN Content Program now offers high-definition aerial data in the United States

Sentera Announces Partnership with Crop Risk Services (CRS)
Sentera announced an expanded partnership with Crop Risk Services (CRS), an AIG company and aleading primary crop insurance managing general agent. The partnership will provide CRS adjusters, agents and customers with precise, efficient aerial imaging and analytics tools that support more accurate coverage, fast & accurate claim adjustment and streamlined audit-related recordkeeping.

SSTL and Leonardo Collaborate to Develop Low Cost Infra-red Detectors for Earth Observation LEO Constellations
Leonardo and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd have been awarded funding from the UK’s Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) to develop a new detector assembly for a low cost, world-leading Mid-Wave Infra-Red (MWIR) imager.  The MWIR imager will be designed to achieve 3.5m GSD and to fit into a small and low cost agile platform with a launch mass of approximately 130kg to address the future demands of the evolving Earth Observation constellations market. Press Release

DarkCarb technology demonstration mission flying low cost MWIR detector, targeted for 2021 launch. Credit SSTL.

GIS Research

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