techUK recently partnered with CogX on their Planet and Smart City stage to bring Geospatial Data to CogX. However, there is still some way to go in conveying Geospatial data to the wider community and build public trust. You can read more about techUK’s work on Geospatial Data here. She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.
There was another important decision to be made, and it would forever change the make-up of Australian spies. The review recommended that the Office of National Assessments (ONA) be turned into the Office of National Intelligence (ONI), with an augmented ability to supervise the nation’s other spy agencies. Whereas before the ONA primarily assessed foreign intelligence, its successor deals with intelligence relating to foreign as well as domestic threats. The agency is headed by Mike Burgess, one of a new breed of national security leader appointed by the Morrison government.
Geospatial Analysts use NGA foundation data for global mapping programs and provide the context for GEOINT analysis. The planned prototype will dramatically improve the quality and currency of feature and elevation data provided to NGA’s broad user community and it will speed up dissemination to users. Intermap will help NGA change the way they create foundation data, managed and disseminated. This should pave the way to provide NGA and its user community with current foundation data faster than ever.
In a recently published report, Kenneth Research has updated the market report for Digital Map Market for 2021 until 2030. They expected the Digital Map Market to grow primarily on account of the growing trade of ICT goods and services worldwide. Growing awareness amongst individuals for using the internet is also anticipated to contribute to the market growth. They estimated the Digital Map Market to record a significant growth throughout the forecast period. In 2026 they expect the Digital Map market to reach over USD 9,269.5 million.
They expected global Mobile Mapping Market to reach US $55.8 billion by 2026, according to a new research published by Polaris Market Research. In 2017, the travel and logistics segment dominated the global mobile mapping industry in terms of revenue. The penetration of mobile devices and growing applications of mobile mapping in sectors such as automotive, transportation, telecommunication, mining, BFSI, and defense among others have boosted the growth of the overall industry. Growing demand from emerging economies and advancements in mapping analytics are factors expected to provide many growth opportunities to the mobile mapping industry in the coming years. Defense and military sectors use mobile mapping largely, primarily for geospatial mapping.
Aviatize’s IDRONECT UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management system) will be the control hub for drones to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) when delivering medicine to remote locations. Integrating NEXTView with IDRONECT UTM enables safer and more efficient UAS operations. „NEXTView brings crucial enabling architecture to the UTM industry and its regulators,“ said Patrick A. Blott, Intermap Chairman and CEO. The company created IDRONECT OS and IDRONECT UTM, which is management software for drone operators and authorities, and are active in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
BlackSky continues strong execution of its business plan and is providing an update on key year to date operational highlights. Business Combination Remains on Track. BlackSky entered a business combination agreement with Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. that would cause BlackSky becoming a publicly listed company. Neither Osprey nor BlackSky gives any assurance that either Osprey or BlackSky, or the combined company, will achieve its expectations.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District has signed Woolpert to an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity architecture and engineering services contract to provide photogrammetry, lidar, remote sensing, surveying, GIS, data development and mapping worldwide. Woolpert Vice President and National Security Market Director Darius Hensley said the firm is looking forward to supporting the comprehensive and streamlined work of the USACE St. Louis District. „We appreciate all they do, and we are honored to work with them again on this AEG contract.“ Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015.
Representatives of the University of Central Missouri served as presenters and helped plan GeoSpectrum, a geospatial conference that was co-sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Gallaudet University. The deaf and hard-of-hearing community, which makes up the population of Gallaudet University, is part of the diverse talent that was discussed during the conference. NGA is an agency that delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. It uniquely combines intelligence agency and combat support agency, and a world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable geospatial intelligence. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense to fulfill the national security priorities to protect the nation.