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Smart MApp competition with 100k USD first prize

Hexagon Geospatial has recently launched their Smart M.App application, which is a new way of communicating information and business intelligence through a cloud application, and with that a worldwide contest called IGNITE that will give away 260k USD to the winners! Anyone can participate in the contest, and during the first phase you have to submit your business idea for an innovative Smart M.App application that solves a specific business problem in one of the following markets: Finance...

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Life-Saving Maritime Rescue Drone Wins ESNC

This evening, the global satellite navigation community gathered at the ddb forum in Berlin to recognise the year’s most brilliant innovations in commercial applications of satellite technology. The project POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts with its remote-controlled multicopter built to support maritime search-and-rescue services – and took home the grand prize ahead of the European Satellite Navigation Competition’s 29 other winners. Mr Enrique Martínez...

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Building Radar Wins Copernicus Masters Competition

Building Radar GmbH – providing a global, satellite-based online database for new construction projects – has just been named this year’s overall winner of the international Earth observation competition Copernicus Masters. Founded in Munich by Paul Indinger, Leopold Neuerburg, and Artem Ostankov in 2014, the start-up came out on top in the competition’s European Space Imaging High-Res Urban Challenge and went on to edge out the winners of seven other categories for the grand...

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New Ideas and Markets Emerging Based on Big Data from Space

The Copernicus Masters competition is inviting all interested participants to submit outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts involving innovative uses of Earth observation data by 13 July 2015. Along with cash prizes, the winners will receive access to a leading international network, corresponding data, start-up funding, and other support valued at more than EUR 300,000 in total. The tremendous amounts of data produced by the European Earth observation programme Copernicus and...

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30 cm WorldView-3 Imagery Products Available Now!

European Space Imaging is excited to announce they are now accepting orders for 30 cm WorldView-3 satellite imagery products. According to DigitalGlobe what users can expect from smaller pixel resolution is an “ability to resolve smaller features, see greater textures, extract features more accurately, have better photo interpretation, and simply enjoy a clearer picture”. Other benefits of 30 cm include: easier to see non-linear features, like circles and ground markings improved image...

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Play PAC-MAN in Google Maps

As its April Fools’ Day Google is having some fun. So do we!!! You can now play Pac-Man in Google Maps. But the unique part is that you play Pac-Man in any area you want. Zoom into your house, or into your favorite place in the whole world and play Pac-Man!!! The easiest way it to just visit Maps on the Web, click on the little Pac-Man icon on the bottom-left of the screen as it shown below. On mobile is a bit more trickier. You can only play PAC-MAN in a few places on your mobile device. Use...

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The new ArcGIS OpenData site is now live!

ESRI has announced the launch of a new site aimed to help citizens discover organizations sharing open data around the world and provide direct access to thousands of open government datasets. Citizens can search, download, filter and visualise this data through their web browsers or mobile devices. Today anyone can explore 23,189 Open Datasets from 1,491 organizations worldwide. How Does ArcGIS Open Data Work? Leave your data where it is–whether on ArcGIS for Server or in ArcGIS Online–and...

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Ordnance Survey refreshed their brand identity and website

Ordnance Survey, Britain’s mapping agency, has refreshed their brand identity and their website. This is the new logo and you can also check their new website HERE Find out what they have changed & why in a short video: Also one interesting think we found, is the logo evolution through this 224...

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A decade of Google Maps

For a decade Google Maps has made it easier to navigate and explore your world. First with their browser version which navigates you from point A to point B, then shortly after with their android app and more and more came. Google Earth, Street view, iOS app, Map Maker and many more which changed the world of GIS as we know it. Here is a timeline with the most important dates in Google Maps history and some very interesting articles from Guardian and Sensors &...

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Learn ArcGIS Pro with online lessons

To you want to turn Pro in ArcGIS. Then the newest lesson from Learn ArcGIS, is a great introduction to the software. This online series of lessons walks you step-by-step through the process of both 2D and 3D mapping using ArcGIS Pro. Based on the real-life phenomenon of tidal flooding in Venice, Italy, the five-part project teaches you how to create a realistic 3D scene of the city from scratch. Along the way, you’ll learn how to start a new map and add, edit, and symbolize feature data....

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