October 28, 2019
Seville , Spain
28 October 2019 — 29 October 2019
November 04, 2019
Canberra, Australia ,
4 November 2019 — 9 November 2019
November 18, 2019
ESRIN, Frascati , Italy
18 November 2019 — 22 November 2019
December 03, 2019
Helsinki , Finland
3 December 2019 — 5 December 2019
December 04, 2019
Marseille , France
4 December 2019
April 20, 2020
20 April 2020 — 24 April 2020
September 21, 2020
EICC in Edinburgh , United Kingdom
21 September 2020 — 24 September 2020
October 18, 2020
18 October 2020 — 21 October 2020
Exelis Visual Information Solutions Continues to Offer Robust and Flexible Imagery Solutions Under New Name and Leadership
ITT Corporation has spun off its three business units into three standalone, publicly traded companies. ITT Defense & Information Solutions became Exelis, Inc. when this change officially took place on October 31 of this past year. As a part of the change, ITT Visual Information Solutions became Exelis Visual Information Solutions (VIS). With this new organization, Richard Cooke was promoted from president of ITT VIS in Boulder, Colorado to lead a larger business within Exelis that oversees the Exelis VIS business. Exelis VIS promoted from within to appoint Jaye Lampe, a 14-year company veteran, as president. V1 editor Matt Ball recently spoke with Lampe about the transition, and the company’s ongoing technology approach within the imagery analysis and image delivery segments.
Space policy is of benefit to the entire EU and touches the lives of every citizen by Aldo Patriciello
The space sector refers to all activities essential to the growth and development of our society. Often, when we talk about space, we think about something that is a long way away from us and our lives. However, space policy is in fact very close to us, as it refers to all the applications that can help citizens. If we think about satellites, they are crucial for studying climate change, for preventing earthquakes, for GPS systems.
Alessandro Annoni, Head of the Spatial Data Infrastructures Unit at the Joint Research Centre’s Institute for Environment and Sustainability, was recently interviewed on the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) in International Innovation. In this discussion he offers a valuable insight into INSPIRE’s activities.
Fleming Europe’s Second annual Geospatial conference which takes place on the 1-3 June 2011 in Budapest, Hungary will again provide an insight into the latest strategies and technological advances for using geospatial information in society.
(5 November 2010) Speech by Mrs. Lena Häll Eriksson, Head of the Swedish delegation to GEO and Director General of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, on behalf of the Swedish Minister for the Environment, Andreas Carlgren, at the GEO Beijing Ministerial Summit.
Summary: Recently, GeoDigital International Corporation acquired Airborne 1. Both companies are engaged in airborne and LiDAR remotely sensed data acquisition. With the advances made in satellite platforms now offering higher resolution data, companies offering airborne-acquired data must make their case for relevance, cost and applications. In addition, with the demand for infrastructure developing globally in emerging markets, smaller firms may miss the opportunity unless they are able to scale their operations.Editor in Chief Joe Francica contacted GeoDigital for some insight into the acquisition.His questions were answered by Alastair N. Jenkins, president and chief executive officer of GeoDigital, and Todd A. Stennett, president of Airborne 1.
Summary: In this interview, Rui Gomes da Silva, executive vice president, business development for Incogna GIS,discusses the company’s cloud-based offering for GIS and imagery analysis. According to the company website: “The core technology behind Incogna GIS is ICRE (the Image Content Recognition Engine), which is a cloud-computing, GPU-based computer vision system [which] has been designed from the ground up to harness the massively parallel nature of the NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing system…”
An interview with ESA scientist Dr Mark Drinkwater, Mission Scientist for the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) and CryoSat.
Could you describe ESA’s Earth Observation Programme?
Can you elaborate on the need for a United Nations space policy?
Following last year’s decision by the Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership (IGOS-P) to merge its Themes into GEO, it is clear that GEO and its GEOSS must now be regarded as the authentic way ahead for Earth observation. We have neither the time nor the resources to encourage competitors. However, GEO will need to make changes to be worthy of such trust.
Volker Liebig took up duty as Director of Earth Observation Programmes(D/EOP) and Head of ESRIN in October 2004. ESRIN, ESA’s centre in Italy, is situated in Frascati near Rome.
A European monitoring system that can detect floods and help target help in natural disasters like in Haiti is being discussed by MEPs. The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security system (GMES) can provide data on a range of issues from climate change and environmental pollution to security. But, with rising costs in a time of economic crisis, is this the right time to bring European support (and finance) to this project?
[Satellite TODAY 10-07-09] Astrium was awarded a contract by Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary (KGS) to build two Earth observation satellites for the Kazakhstan government and create a joint venture for the construction of an assembly, integration and test facility in Astana, Kazakhstan, Astrium announced Oct. 6.
TeleAtlas and Thales Alenia Space talking about some aspects relevant for the European and International Navigation/LBS sector and possible links with geo-information.
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