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AWS – Discovering Hot Topics using Machine Learning, Raytheon Launches NASA Data Initiative, Oracle Announces Java 16, Peraton Announces New Subsidiary Focused on Unmanned Systems, and More


Discovering Hot Topics using Machine Learning

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions has updated Discovering Hot Topics using Machine Learning, an AWS Solutions Implementation that ingests text, image, and video from online discourse in order to perform topic modeling, sentiment analysis on plain text and text embedded within images as well as detection of unsafe content in images. In this updated version, the solution allows customers to use geographical coordinates as parameters to filter ingested Twitter data and to narrow visual results. With this capability, organizations can now analyze tweets originating from geographic locations that are relevant to their business and use case.

Raytheon Launches NASA Data Initiative

Raytheon Intelligence & Space has spent the past several years working alongside NASA on a secure cloud-based platform known as Earthdata Cloud as part of NASA’s Earth Science Data and Information Systems project. Its goal is to create a method of data distribution and archival that is cost-effective and efficient.

NASA’s Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich broke new ground as the first NASA mission to archive a climate-monitoring satellite’s data into the “cloud” instead of a ground storage system. With its data in the cloud, Sentinel-6 makes the insights it collects more accessible and available for scientists and soon, the general public.

Oracle Announces Java 16

In its effort to deliver Java updates every six months to provide developers with predictable releases, Oracle announced the availability of Java 16 (Oracle JDK 16) on March 16, 2021. There will be 17 new enhancements to the platform that will further improve developer productivity. The latest Java Development Kit (JDK) finalized Pattern Matching for instance of (JEP 394) and Records (JEP 395), language enhancements that were first previewed in Java 14. Additionally, developers can use the new Packaging Tool (JEP 392) to ship self-contained Java applications, as well as explore three incubating features, the Vector API (JEP 338), the Foreign Linker API (JEP 389), and the Foreign-Memory Access API (JEP 389), and one preview feature, Sealed Classes (JEP 397).

Peraton Announces New Subsidiary Focused on Unmanned Systems

Remotec, Inc., now branded as Peraton Remotec, is the global leader in mobile robot systems for hazardous duty operations and has just announced the launch of the Andros™ Spartan Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) System. The Andros Spartan operating system provides expanded information to the operator while easing user workload through increased interactivity with intelligent payloads.

GeoAcuity, an Esri Partner, improves California Wildfire Response through drone imagery

Law enforcement working on damage assessments from California wildfires tasked Esri partner and geospatial consulting firm GeoAcuity with obtaining aerial images of the impacted areas by using drones. To furnish multiple agencies and the public with the imagery they needed to conduct fire assessments and boost recovery efforts, the company deployed the cloud-based drone mapping software Site Scan for ArcGIS, along with ArcGIS Online.

Esri UK and Tetra Tech join forces to provide one-stop solution for indoor mapping

Esri UK announced a new partnership with Tetra Tech to offer customers an end-to-end solution for indoor mapping, designed to capitalize on an increasing demand for indoor mapping for facilities management and indoor navigation at large offices, campuses, or hospitals.

Image Caption: This illustration shows the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft in orbit above Earth with its deployable solar panels extended. RI&S has spent the past several years working alongside NASA developing a secure cloud-based platform, known as Earthdata Cloud. Its goal is creating a cost-effective, efficient data distribution and archival method while helping NASA store its ever-expanding data repository. (Credit: NASA)

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