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GEOINT Community Maps Hurricane Harvey Devastation; BlackSky to Develop GEOINT Brokering Platform for U.S. Air Force; Airbus and CSO Alliance Partner for Maritime Crime Reporting Platform; exactEarth Brings More Satellites Into Service; More


GEOINT Community Maps Hurricane Harvey Devastation

Members of the GEOINT Community are providing satellite imagery, launching crowdsourced mapping efforts, and more to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

On Friday evening, DigitalGlobe released more before-and-after satellite imagery from the region, and also announced the public can assist with relief efforts via the company’s Tomnod crowdsourcing platform.

Over the weekend, OGSystems announced it has teamed with its Geospark Analytics spin off and Planet to launch a crowdsourced effort to map flooded areas, road closures, and other devastation. The platform includes access to Planet imagery, Twitter feeds, live webcams, news streams, and more.

BlackSky to Develop GEOINT Brokering Platform for U.S. Air Force

The Air Force Research Lab awarded BlackSky a two-year, $16.4 million contract to develop and deliver a cloud-based geospatial intelligence brokering platform. The platform will provide on-demand analytics, collection, and information services from global data sources.

Airbus and CSO Alliance Partner for Maritime Crime Reporting Platform

Airbus Defense and Space partnered with CSO Alliance to build a custom online reporting platform to help counter maritime crime on a global scale. According to the Airbus press release, the platform will provide maritime Company Security Officers with a worldwide, voluntary, and anonymous incident reporting portal for assessing physical and cyber threat activities. The platform is expected to launch in early October.

exactEarth Brings More Satellites into Service

In partnership with Harris Corp., exactEarth is bringing five more satellites from its real-time constellation into service, raising the total to nine. Combined with exactEarth’s first-generation satellites, the company is operating the largest satellite AIS constellation in the world. Eight more real-time satellites are set to launch with Iridium NEXT in October.

Peer Intel

Vricon appointed Eric von Eckartsberg senior vice president of government and chief revenue officer. Von Eckartsberg will drive growth across the company’s U.S. government, international, and commercial sectors.

Photo Credit: DigitalGlobe

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