Monday News Kick Off: GEOINT Community News

Jan. 9, 2017

IGS Changes Name to Hexagon U.S. Federal

Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) rebranded as Hexagon U.S. Federal. The new name will allow the company to more closely identify with a global technology leader and better offer Hexagon family technology directly to U.S. government customers. Hexagon U.S. Federal will continue to operate with an independent board of directors and the current leadership and structure. 

Leidos Awarded Subcontract to Support JIDO

Leidos was awarded a subcontract to support the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) with analytic operations, intelligence, and training services under prime contractor CACI. Under the subcontract, Leidos will provide deployable analytic operations, intelligence, and training services to support JIDO's Focused Support/Decisive Effort mission worldwide. 

Esri Unveils CityEngine VR Solution

Esri announced a virtual reality (VR) solution for CityEngine, the company’s 3D modeling software. The newest version of CityEngine allows urban planners, architects, and GIS professionals to create VR experiences on mobile devices and can be viewed in the ArcGIS 360 VR app from Esri Labs. Users can immerse themselves in 3D scenes by teleporting to static viewpoints and comparing different urban planning scenarios.

HERE & NVIDIA Work Together on Driverless Vehicle Map

HERE and NVIDIA extended their collaboration to develop HERE HD Live Map, a cloud service supporting all levels of vehicle automation. HERE will accelerate HERE HD Live Map using NVIDIA MapWorks artificial intelligence technology; and NVIDIA will develop localization technology based on HERE HD Live Map as part of NVIDIA DriveWorks software. The technologies use deep learning to precisely locate the vehicle's position with centimeter accuracy, as well as to detect how the environment around the car may differ from the current map. The technology was demonstrated in the HERE booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Road tests are already underway as part of this partnership.

Geospatial Corporation Completes Pipeline Mapping

Geospatial Corporation completed more than 50 pipeline mapping projects under its Quality Assurance Locational Integrity Management program for major oil and gas companies across the southeastern U.S. The program allows for accurate mapping of pipelines and conduits installed via horizontal directional drilling or conventional trenching methods.

Peer Intel

Hector Cuevas joins OGSystems as an associate partner. As a part of OGSystems’ Geospatial Analytics division, Cuevas will lead OGSystems' PDX operations as well as business and product development for TerraFlash and PeARL, the company’s 2D and 3D aerial imaging collection and processing systems.

 

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