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DigitalGlobe Releases “2017 From Space” Image Collection; HERE Announces HERE Tracking; UrtheCast and SIIS Partner; NGA Awards MOJAVE Security Contracts


DigitalGlobe Releases “2017 From Space” Image Collection

DigitalGlobe released a collection of satellite imagery depicting the year’s most significant global events. DigitalGlobe’s constellation collected more than one billion square kilometers of high-resolution data in 2017, ranging from crop failure and famines in Yemen and Africa to missile activity in Pyongsong to the solar eclipse. That imagery enabled well-informed decision-making by governments and commercial businesses.

HERE Announces HERE Tracking

HERE Technologies announced the launch of HERE Tracking, a cloud platform for real-time tracking of goods, devices, and people. The service is built on the HERE Open Location Platform and includes industry-grade maps with geo-coding capabilities, accurate offline positioning technology, and tracking, geo-fencing, and analytics APIs. The improved visibility provided by HERE Tracking will help maximize logistics efficiencies, saving time and money for shipping companies and cities. HERE is already working with Airoha, the IoT unit of MediaTek, and Concox Information & Technology to enable HERE Tracking for Concox products powered by select Airoha chipsets.

UrtheCast and SIIS Partner on Product Distribution

UrtheCast and its subsidiary Deimos Imaging have signed an agreement with data and marketing provider SI Imaging Services for the mutual distribution of their product portfolios. Combining space assets, including Deimos-owned satellites and the KOMPSAT series, will result in a constant Earth monitoring service and a broad offering of X-band synthetic aperture radar and optical imagery. Both firms’ customers will benefit from a larger and more detailed catalog of decision-making data.

NGA Awards Five MOJAVE Security Contracts

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded five ID/IQ contracts for MOJAVE Functional Area 2 (FA2): Security Support Services. The five-year, $400 million contracts were awarded to OGSystems, Leidos, Booz Allen Hamilton, Eagle Ray, and Pluribus International Corporation. These recipients will assist NGA’s security operations to include polygraph use, security specialist support, clinical psychology, counterintelligence, and insider threat analysis.

Photo Credit: DigitalGlobe

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