[Via Satellite 08-14-2014] BlackBridge and MDA Information Systems have entered a strategic partnership to introduce a joint solution: RapidEye Persistent Change Monitoring (PCM). The product streamlines updates to cartographic data sets.
RapidEye PCM combines BlackBridge’s RapidEye satellite imagery with MDA’s PCM technology to accelerate the process of comparing images from different times and identifying areas with lasting changes.
According to the companies, RapidEye PCM lowers the cost of comparing geospatial data by 90 percent in place of manual scanning. RapidEye PCM enables users to locate changes down to 5 by 5 meters and update cartographic data sets up to 1:5000 scale with the addition of higher-resolution imagery.
About MDA Information Systems LLC
MDA Information Systems LLC is a U.S. company that provides efficient and advanced information solutions to government and commercial customers in three specialty areas. The Geospatial Solutions Division uses remote sensing, GIS, multi-source data, and large volume image and data processing technology to provide cutting edge intelligence and information products and analysis services. The ISR Division leverages MDA’s world-leading multi-mission ground system experience to provide fixed and transportable remote sensing satellite ground systems. The Weather Services Division has been providing unique weather information products and services for energy and agriculture applications for over 30 years.
BlackBridge is focused on providing end to end solutions across the geospatial value chain. This includes satellite operations, ground station services, data center and geocloud solutions, and worldwide satellite imagery distribution through over 100 BlackBridge partners, combined with the creation of value added products and services. BlackBridge’s RapidEye products offer imagery collected from a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, imaging up to five million square kilometers of earth every day, adding over one billion square kilometers of imagery to its archive every year. Every square kilometer imaged can be browsed with its online discovery tool, EyeFind.