Boundless Moves Headquarters to St. Louis; DigitalGlobe and Orbital Insight Expand Partnership; Planet Doubles Capacity to Capture Sub-One Meter Imagery
Boundless Moves Headquarters to St. Louis
GIS company Boundless announced it will move its headquarters from New York City to St. Louis. The location change is a response to the explosion of the geospatial market in St. Louis (including its significant NGA presence) and a move to bolster the company’s recruiting efforts. Boundless plans to expand from approximately 100 employees to 150 in the next two years by leveraging the talent emerging from St. Louis area universities. Additionally, St. Louis has been recognized as a top startup city in America.
DigitalGlobe and Orbital Insight Expand Partnership
DigitalGlobe and analytics firm Orbital Insight expanded their existing data partnership in pursuit of global-scale analytic solutions to help businesses make better-informed decisions. Orbital Insight will become a partner on DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data (GBDX) platform to improve the resolution and spatial coverage of the data interpreted by the system. DigitalGlobe will grant Orbital Insight access to its time-lapse image library, which Orbital will use to refine its own consumer data analysis offering.
Planet Doubles Capacity to Capture Sub-One Meter Imagery
Planet made its twentieth satellite launch last week, sending six SkySats and four Doves aboard an Orbital-ATK rocket destined for a sun synchronous 500km orbit. The new SkySat constellation will double Planet’s capacity to capture sub-one meter imagery. The fleet was sent to an afternoon crossing time (as opposed to the typical morning crossing time) to capture new and diverse datasets.
The MITRE Corporation appointed Samuel S. Visner the new leader of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center (NCF). Visner joins MITRE from ICF International, where he served as senior vice president for cybersecurity and resilience. He’ll continue NCF’s recent efforts to streamline operations and expand academic and cybersecurity partnerships.
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