In this issue of EOMAG, EARSC will have the opportunity to feature an interview with Mrs. Jacqueline McGlade, EEA Director General. First of all, thank you very much for taking some time from your busy agenda and giving us the occasion to talk about some aspects relevant for the European Earth Observation sector .
Gisat operates since 1990 as the first privately run remote sensing and geoinformation service company in the Czech Republic. The company brings to its domestic and international clients complete portfolio of services starting from satellite data and geomatics software distribution, through specialized image and GIS data processing and analysis, up to advanced geoinformation products and applications. Gisat has long-term experiences with management of international cooperation as well as good understanding of specific environmental situation in the CEE countries.
“In-situ monitoring and Earth observation in the framework of GMES and GEOSS” 31 May 2007, Brussels, BE
Cart@ is an information system for the development and spread in Internet of all the cartography developed by the ICV.
Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence™ company, today unveiled its Definiens Extension for ArcGIS®.
Using Definiens’ technology, GeoVille has developed a highly-automated land use mapping application that further increases the reliability and efficacy of traditional processing approaches. The result provides European agencies, government bodies, and commercial customers with harmonized, cross-border land use data that enables customers to make better decisions.
DEIMOS Space´s website undergoes a major revamp with a new page structure, contents and utilities.
EDISOFT leads the consortium that will be responsible for all systems maintenance and operation activities at the Santa Maria Ground Station, one of the twelve satellite tracking stations that ESA operates.
Madrid‘s Municipal Transport Company ( Empresa Municipal de Transportes : EMT) has awarded GMV the contract for the design, development and implementation of a new IT system based on GIS technology (Geographic Information Systems) for improving specific management applications of its service.
ESRI and ITT Visual Information Solutions today announced a business relationship to develop a certified National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) extension for ESRI?s ArcGIS platform.
Earth Observation value-added services in Europe generated €390 million in 2005 according to a study completed by Euroconsult for ESA Strategy and Future Programmes Department
The service provider network consists of GeoVille GmbH (Austria), GISAT
s.r.o. (Czech Republic), Metria (Sweden), Planetek Italia srl. (Italy), Tragsatec
SA (Spain), and Infoterra GmbH (Germany),
GAF AG has been awarded a contract to set-up a new computerised and countrywide mining cadastre system for Nigeria.
Infoterra Ltd, a leader in the provision of geographic information products and services, has completed the mapping of offshore oil slicks in the Arctic area covering more than 2 million km2 – including the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, Mackenzie Delta, Hudson Strait, Greenland and Outer Rockall areas. These areas expand the existing Global Seeps database into another new frontier region.
Terrafirma, run by NPA of the UK, is an ESA GMES project aimed at establishing a ‘terrain motion’ hazard information service across Europe in support of policies aimed at saving lives, improving safety and reducing economic loss.
INDRA is conducting a market characterization of the Latin American Remote Sensing sector to promote the products and services from the value adding European EO industry
Just hours before the anticipated kickoff of the 44th Annual Havelfest, RapidEye had the pleasure of welcoming Brandenburg‘s Prime Minister Matthias Platzeck along with the Mayor of Brandenburg an der Havel, Dr. Dietlind Thiemann.
The airships, located far away from any normal aerial traffic, will provide data for local and regional applications that will be complementary to those provided by satellites, or will even improve satellite performance.
Spacemetric delivers airborne image distribution and archive solution to the Swedish National Land Survey // Spacemetric supports Spanish DMC satellite
Scientists and commercial users are flabbergasted and only the most optimistic of engineers could have expected it, but just four days after the launch of the German radar satellite TerraSAR-X from Baikonur, brilliant first satellite images have been received.
VEGA is involved in current and future European EO programmes and is committed to supporting their successful development.
China plans to launch in September the third earth resources satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil, said Sun Laiyan, director of the China National Space Administration here Thursday. Satellite 02B will be soon moved into a space environment simulator and go through a number of tests, said Sun.
It will market the data and products for the Earth observation programme
Image Information Mining: pursuing automation of geospatial intelligence for environment and security, which will be held at ESA / ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) on March 4-5, 2008.
Microsoft Enhances Virtual Earth Product in Great Britain With High-Resolution 3-D Height Data From Intermap Technologies. Update delivers a more seamless and accurate 3-D experience.
The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society is holding its annual conference at Newcastle University between the 11th – 14th September . The conference will include keynotes from representatives from NASA, Ordnance Survey, Google and Microsoft.
The geospatial community can play a vital role in global warming research by helping to make a connection between climate change and individual people.
Siemens Communications, Inc. [NYSE: SI] announced that Siemens Enterprise Communications Belgium will lead a major project in order to provide NATO with a new Geographical Information System (GIS).
New product delivers detailed institutional data to facilitate emergency response and disaster preparedness
The Space Technologies Research Institute (formerly known as TUBITAK BILTEN – Information Technologies and Electronics Research Institute) is founded in 1985, under the framework of a protocol signed between the Middle East Technical University (METU) and The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) as a publicly funded research institute.
International GIS Crime Mapping Conference
September 24 – 26, 2007, Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
The contribution the space industry makes to our daily lives is far more significant, and tangible, than merely providing us with a better understanding of the universe – important as that is.
ESA and Thales Alenia Space have signed a €229 million contract for the design and development of Sentinel-1, the first Earth observation satellite to be built for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.
The European Space Agency‘s (ESA) has given the go ahead to its new generation of Earth Observation (EO) satellites as part of Europe‘s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.
A stronger Europe in space, better equipped and better coordinated to face the future needs of its citizens. A wider strategic scope to address new challenges, including the areas of security and defence space programmes, and space as an added dimension to the EU’s external relations.
After being published in the official Journal on the 25th April 2007, the directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) entered into force on 15 May 2007.
Desertification is not the natural expansion of existing deserts but the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas due to human activities and climatic variations.