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  1. premium web application for ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 that provides users with tools and capabilities in a project-based environment that streamlines image analysis and structure observation management. Interested in working with imagery in a modern, web-based experience? Here’s a look at some of the features ArcGIS Excalibur 1.0 has to offer: Search for Imagery ArcGIS Excalibur makes it easy to search and discover imagery available to you within your organization through a number of experiences. You can connect directly to an imagery layer, an image service URL, or even through the imagery catalog search. The imagery catalog search allows you to quickly search for imagery layers over areas of interest to discover and queue images for further use. Work with imagery Once you have located the imagery of interest, you can easily connect to the imagery exploitation canvas where you can utilize a wide variety of tools to begin working with your imagery. The imagery exploitation canvas allows you to view your imagery on top of a default basemap where the imagery is automatically orthorectified and aligned with the map. The exploitation canvas also enables you to simultaneously view the same image in a more focused manner as it was captured in its native perspective. Display Tools Optimizing imagery to get the most value out of each image pixel is a breeze with ArcGIS Excalibur display tools. The image display tools include image renderers, filters, the ability to change band combinations, and even apply settings like DRA and gamma. Settings to change image transparency and compression are also included. Exploitation Tools Ever need to highlight key areas of interest through mark up, labeling, and measurement? Through the mark-up tools, you can create simple graphics on top of your imagery using text and shape elements to call attention to areas of interest through outline, fill, transparency, and much more. The measurements tool allows you to measure horizontal and vertical distances, areas, and feature locations on an image. Export Tools The exploitation results saved in an image project can be easily shared using the export tools. The create presentation tool exports your current view directly to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, along with the metadata of the imagery. Introducing an Imagery Project ArcGIS Excalibur also introduces the concept of an imagery project to help streamline imagery workflows by leveraging the ArcGIS platform. An ArcGIS Excalibur imagery project is a dynamic way to organize resources, tools, and workflows required to complete an image-based task. An imagery project can contain geospatial reference layers and a set of tools for a focused image analysis and structured observation management workflows. Content created within imagery projects can be shared and made available to your organization to leverage in downstream analysis and shared information products.
  2. the real black hole actually on the center of the picture and its black, we cannot see it, those ring is materials that fall into the black hole
  3. News release April 1, 2019, Saint-Hubert, Quebec – The Canadian Space Agency and the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation are making RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar images of Earth available to researchers, industry and the public at no cost. The 36,500 images are available through the Government of Canada's Earth Observation Data Management System. The RADARSAT-1 dataset is valuable for testing and developing techniques to reveal patterns, trends and associations that researchers may have missed when RADARSAT-1 was in operation. Access to these images will allow Canadians to make comparisons over time, for example, of sea ice cover, forest growth or deforestation, seasonal changes and the effects of climate change, particularly in Canada's North. This image release initiative is part of Canada's Open Government efforts to encourage novel Big Data Analytic and Data Mining activities by users. Canada's new Space Strategy places priority on acquiring and using space-based data to support science excellence, innovation and economic growth. Quick facts The RADARSAT Constellation Mission, scheduled for launch in May 2019, builds on the legacy of RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2, and on Canada's expertise and leadership in Earth observation from space. RADARSAT-1 launched in November 1995. It operated for 17 years, well over its five-year life expectancy, during which it orbited Earth 90,828 times, travelling over 2 billion kilometres. It was Canada's first Earth observation satellite. RADARSAT-1 images supported relief operations in 244 disaster events. RADARSAT-2 launched in December 2007 and is still operational today. This project represents a unique collaboration between government and industry. MDA, a Maxar company, owns and operates the satellite and ground segment. The Canadian Space Agency helped to fund the construction and launch of the satellite. It recovers this investment through the supply of RADARSAT-2 data to the Government of Canada during the lifetime of the mission. Users can download these images through the Earth Observation Data Management System of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, a division of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). NRCan is responsible for the long-term archiving and distribution of the images as well as downlinking of satellite data at its ground stations. source: https://www.canada.ca/en/space-agency/news/2019/03/open-data-over-36000-historical-radarsat-1-satellite-images-of-the-earth-now-available-to-the-public.html
  4. The U.S. Air Force’s second new GPS III satellite, bringing higher-power, more accurate and harder-to-jam signals to the GPS constellation, has arrived in Florida for launch. On March 18, Lockheed Martin shipped the Air Force’s second GPS III space vehicle (GPS III SV02) to Cape Canaveral for an expected July launch. Designed and built at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility near Denver, the satellite traveled from Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, to the Cape on a massive Air Force C-17 aircraft. The Air Force nicknamed the GPS III SV02 “Magellan” after Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. GPS III is the most powerful and resilient GPS satellite ever put on orbit. Developed with an entirely new design, for U.S. and allied forces, it will have three times greater accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities over the previous GPS II satellite design block, which makes up today’s GPS constellation. GPS III also will be the first GPS satellite to broadcast the new L1C civil signal. Shared by other international global navigation satellite systems, like Galileo, the L1C signal will improve future connectivity worldwide for commercial and civilian users. The Air Force began modernizing the GPS constellation with new technology and capabilities with the December 23, 2018 launch of its first GPS III satellite. GPS III SV01 is now receiving and responding to commands from Lockheed Martin’s Launch and Checkout Center at the company’s Denver facility. Lockheed Martin shipped the U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III to Cape Canaveral, Florida ahead of its expected July launch. (Photo: Lockheed Martin} “After orbit raising and antenna deployments, we switched on GPS III SV01’s powerful signal-generating navigation payload and on Jan. 8 began broadcasting signals,” Johnathon Caldwell, Lockheed Martin’s Vice President for Navigation Systems. “Our on orbit testing continues, but the navigation payload’s capabilities have exceeded expectations and the satellite is operating completely healthy.” GPS III SV02 is the second of ten new GPS III satellites under contract and in full production at Lockheed Martin. GPS III SV03-08 are now in various stages of assembly and test. The Air Force declared the second GPS III “Available for Launch” in August and, in November, called GPS III SV02 up for its 2019 launch. In September 2018, the Air Force selected Lockheed Martin for the GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) program, an estimated $7.2 billion opportunity to build up to 22 additional GPS IIIF satellites with additional capabilities. GPS IIIF builds off Lockheed Martin’s existing modular GPS III, which was designed to evolve with new technology and changing mission needs. On September 26, the Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.4 billion contract for support to start up the program and to contract the 11th and 12th GPS III satellite. Once declared operational, GPS III SV01 and SV02 are expected to take their place in today’s 31 satellite strong GPS constellation, which provides positioning, navigation and timing services to more than four billion civil, commercial and military users. source: https://www.satellitetoday.com/launch/2019/03/26/lockheed-martin-ships-second-gps-iii-satellite/
  5. TAU-0707 series GNSS module. (Photo: Allystar) Allystar Technology Co. Ltd. has launched its smallest multi-band multi-GNSS module, the TAU-0707 series. Within its 7.6 x 7.6 millimeter size, the TAU-0707 series module supports major GNSS constellations (GPS / Galileo / GLONASS / BeiDou / QZSS / IRNSS) and all civil bands (L1, L2, L5, L6). As the latest addition to Allystar’s GNSS portfolio, the TAU-0707 series module is a concurrent multi-band multi-GNSS receiver embedded with a cynosure III single-die standalone positioning chipset, which offers multi-frequency measurements to improve positioning accuracy and simplifies integration for third-party applications, said Shi Xian Yang, Allystar marketing manager. Moreover, Allystar also provides the built-in low-noise amplifier in the TAU-1010 series module, which offers the module with improved RF sensitivity and exceptional acquisition and tracking performance even in weak signal areas. With more and more satellites supporting L1/L5 signals, Allystar offers two modules to fully support all civil signals on the L5 band for the standalone market. The TAU1206-0707 and TAU1205-1010 are expected to be better in multipath mitigation mainly due to the higher chipping rate of L5 signals relative to L1 C/A code. L1/L5 band module for standalone market. For professional applications, module TAU1303-0707 comes with built-in support for standard RTCM protocol (MSM), supporting multi-band multi-system high-precision raw data output, including pseudorange, phase range, Doppler, SNR for any kind of third-party integration and application. Module with Raw data output for professional market. Allystar TAU series module offers superior accuracy thanks to the onboard 26-MHz temperature compensated crystal oscillator and a reduced time to first fix relying on its dedicated 32-KHz real-time clock oscillator. Based on 40-nm manufacturing processes of the Cynosure III GNSS chipset, it comes with very low power consumption at less than 40 mA. According to the company, engineering samples and a reference design of the Allystar TAU-0707 and TAU-1010 series module will be available in April. source: http://www.allystar.com/en/index.php?g=&m=news&a=newsinfo&id=32
  6. realy sad news WorldWind team would like to inform you that starting April 5, 2019, NASA WorldWind project will be suspended. All the WorldWind servers providing elevation and imagery will be unavailable. While you can still download the SDKs from GitHub, there will be no technical support. If you have questions and/or concerns, please feel free to email at: worldwind-info[email protected] Update on March 21, 2019 - Answers to common questions about the suspension are available in the NASA WorldWind Project Suspension FAQ. source : https://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/news/2019-03-08-suspension-notice/
  7. Pencitraan satelit Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional (LAPAN) sedang gencar digunakan oleh pemerintahan. Beberapa kementerian dan lembaga (K/L) pun telah menggunakannya untuk beragam kepentingan. Salah satunya adalah Kementerian Keuangan (Kemenkeu) yang telah menggunakan hasil data penginderaan jarak jauh LAPAN dalam melakukan pemantauan objek pajak di daerah yang sulit terjangkau. Bahkan, Kepala LAPAN Thomas Djamaluddin menyatakan, Direktorat Jenderal Pajak Kemenkeu telah menggunakan fasilitas yang disediakan pihaknya ini sejak beberapa tahun terakhir. Dengan data-data yang didapatkan penginderaan jarak jauh LAPAN, sejumlah objek pajak di daerah-daerah dapat terdeteksi dengan mudah. Dengan memanfaatkan citra satelit LAPAN menurut Thomas, pihaknya pun turut membantu peningkatan penerimaan pajak negara. "Ini kan sudah berjalan beberapa tahun dan kami dapat laporan kenaikan pendapatan pajak dengan mengidentifikasi objek-objek pajak baru berbasis citra satelit," kata Thomas. Thomas mengatakan pihaknya telah melakukan kerja sama citra penginderaan jarak jauh ini ke banyak Kementerian dan Lembaga (K/L). Menurutnya, kerja sama ini tertuang dalam Inpres 6 tahun 2012 yang memusatkan penyedia citra satelit kepada LAPAN. "Kebijakan mensinergikan satelit telah dimulai dari Inpres 6 tahun 2012 yang menyatakan penyedia citra satelit itu LAPAN. Dengan kebijakan citra satelit maka efisiensi penyediaan citra satelit semakin mudah dan bisa dilakukan penghematan yang luar biasa," ungkap Thomas. Yang paling baru adalah kerja sama antara LAPAN dengan pihak Kemenko Perekonomian, salah satunya untuk membantu pengembangan kebijakan One Map Policy alias kebijakan satu peta. Kemenko Perekonomian menggandeng LAPAN untuk mendapatkan citra satelit, sehingga mereka bisa melihat lahan mana yang tumpang tindih. sumber : https://finance.detik.com/berita-ekonomi-bisnis/d-4474483/objek-pajak-bisa-diintip-pakai-satelit-lapan jadi teringat skripsi gw dulu terkait obyek pajak wkwkwkwkwk
  8. Following a waiver by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of its rules in November 2018, in which it allowed devices in the United States to access signals transmitted by the Galileo Global Navigation System, leading U.S. manufacturers are preparing to roll-out Galileo on U.S. territory. At a meeting on Nov. 15 last year, the US FCC granted in part a request from the European Commission for a waiver of the FCC rules so that devices in the United States may access specific signals transmitted by Galileo. This decision means that consumers and industry in the U.S. are now able to access certain satellite signals from the Galileo system, which can be used in combination with the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS). The improved availability, reliability, and resiliency offered by incorporating Galileo capability into devices is something that U.S. chip manufacturers are eager to pass on to their customers. “This is an important market development opportunity for manufacturers in the U.S. The FCC ruling means that industry can now benefit from the use of Galileo signals. The added accuracy and robustness offered by multi-constellation and multi-frequency capability will be a key differentiator on the market,” said Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency (GSA). “We are glad to see FCC supporting Broadcom’s dual frequency GNSS vision, for which the GPS and Galileo combination is key,” said Vijay Nagarajan, VP Marketing Wireless Connectivity and Communication Division at Broadcom. “We enabled the world’s first dual frequency GNSS phone in 2018 with the simple goal of providing accurate location to the consumer even amidst the skyscrapers in a busy downtown. We are certain that consumers will benefit from this FCC ruling that will further drive the adoption of dual frequency GNSS.” “As a leader in developing cellular technology — today, as the world launches 5G and dating back to Qualcomm’s legacy in 4G, 3G and 2G — including work to incorporate robust navigation solutions for smartphones, Qualcomm Technologies integrated Galileo across its chipset portfolio because we understand the importance and benefits of accurate, reliable, and rapid position location for consumers,” said Dean Brenner, senior vice president of Spectrum Strategy and Tech Policy, Qualcomm Incorporated. “We’re excited about the FCC allowing access to Galileo signals in the U.S. for commercial Location Based Services because it is a big step forward in improving the user experience, particularly in dense urban environments.” Activating Galileo in the U.S. Both Broadcom and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. already have dual-frequency solutions that support Galileo E1/E5a signals: the world’s first dual frequency GNSS smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi-8, was fitted with a Broadcom BCM47755 chip and, in December, Qualcomm Technologies launched the newest generation in its 8 Mobile Platform Series, the dual-frequency Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. “Approximately 100 smartphone models are already fitted with chipsets from these two manufacturers. Following the FCC ruling, we are expecting to see a significant increase in Galileo users coming from the U.S.,” said Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial, in charge of LBS and IoT market development at the GSA. Better positioning and navigation The FCC ruling permits access to two Galileo signals — the E1 signal that is transmitted in the 1559-1591 MHz portion of the 1559-1610 MHz Radio-navigation-Satellite Service (RNSS) frequency band and the E5 signal that is transmitted in the 1164-1219 MHz portion of the 1164-1215 MHz and 1215-1240 MHz RNSS bands. Access to multi-constellation and multi-frequency capability means that users in the U.S. will be able to benefit from a better positioning and navigation experience particularly in urban environments where the unique shape of the E5/L5 signal makes it easier to distinguish real signals from the ones reflected by buildings, reducing the multipath effect. The simultaneous use of E5/L5 frequencies also mitigates other sources of error, such as ionospheric distortions, and makes the signal more robust against interference and jamming. source: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/newsroom/news/gnss-chip-manufacturers-gear-galileo-roll-out-us
  9. QGIS 5? never heard of it, QGIS still 3.x btw by segmentation do you mean different kind of crops or different age of the same crops?
  10. Digital transformation is providing organizations with not only information that was never thought possible, but information that is accessible and usable. Data is the foundational resource that allows organizations to transform and uncover the insights they need to make smart decisions. And this transformation is no different when the organization is the Government of Canada. In July of 2018, StatsCan and Microsoft collaborated in order to tackle a unique challenge for our vast country. Together, by leveraging AI, they developed a solution that will help all Canadians. Using’s StatsCan’s Open Database of Buildings which is generated from municipal open databases, along with satellite and aerial imagery, coupled with Bing Maps’ significant investments in the areas of deep learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence, Microsoft is strengthening Canada’s census with smart data and a better understanding of where people live. This is done by mapping the footprints of every building in the country. We are releasing more than 12 million building footprints in Canada to the OpenStreetMap community. When you know where the buildings are, you know where the people are. Accounting for this has always been a great challenge for governments, as well as humanitarian efforts and philanthropic initiatives. By putting people on the map, everyone can have access to services that we can sometimes take for granted. As open data, the map of building footprints will be available to all Canadians looking to better understand their country. Building Footprints allows for integrating open data from municipal, regional, and provincial governments to meet the needs of official statistics. A better understanding will allow for better decision making across all sectors, both private and public. Microsoft Building Footprints is more than simply outlining the buildings that exist along the roads on a map. These building footprints identify the buildings you didn’t know were there, on the roads and pathways that don’t appear on maps and don’t connect to any known road networks. By using satellite and aerial imagery, Microsoft was able to look for the stuff that maps didn’t know existed. And by relying on imagery that is constantly being updated, new construction is quickly added to the database, unlike traditional mapping that will never catch up as new shovels hit the ground every day across the country. In order to identify every single building in Canada, from coast to coast to coast, through machine learning, the solution was able to identify shapes, learn which were buildings and then convert everything to geometry data that is easily processible for geography applications. Canada is only the second country where Microsoft has undertaken this initiative after the U.S. and the machine had to relearn and adjust for Canada’s vast rural, agricultural and differing landscape and biomes. With adjustments along the way, the whole process took approximately four months to map every building. Now that it is live and open to everyone, we are proud to have been part of this massive open data initiative that helps Canadians and ensures that everyone is counted. And we are excited to see what happens next as governments, businesses, NGOs and academic institutions take advantage of what we have learned. links: https://github.com/Microsoft/CanadianBuildingFootprints https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190301/dq190301g-eng.htm
  11. DARPA is seeking information on state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies for advanced mapping and surveying in support of the agency’s Subterranean (SubT) Challenge. Georeferenced data – geographic coordinates tied to a map or image – could significantly improve the speed and accuracy of warfighters in time-sensitive active combat operations and disaster-related missions in the subterranean domain. Today, the majority of the underground environments are uncharted or inadequately mapped, including human-made tunnels, underground infrastructure, and natural cave networks. Through the Request for Information, DARPA is looking for innovative technologies to collect highly accurate and reproducible ground-truth data for subterranean environments, which would potentially disrupt and positively leverage the subterranean domain without prohibitive cost and with less risk to human lives. These innovative technologies will allow for exploring and exploiting these dark and dirty environments that are too dangerous to deploy humans. “What makes subterranean areas challenging for precision mapping and surveying – such as lack of GPS, constrained passages, dark or dust-filled air – is similar to what inhibits safe and speedy underground operations for our warfighters,” said Timothy Chung, program manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO). “Building an accurate three-dimensional picture is a key enabler to rapidly and remotely exploring and searching subterranean spaces.” DARPA is looking for commercial products, software, and services available to enable high-fidelity, 3D mapping and surveying of underground environments. Of interest are available technologies that offer high accuracy and high resolution, with the ability to provide precise and reproducible survey points without reliance on substantial infrastructure (e.g., access to global fixes underground). Additionally, relevant software should also allow for generated data products to be easily manipulated, annotated, and rendered into 3D mesh objects for importing into simulation and game engine environments. DARPA may select proposers to demonstrate their technologies or methods to determine feasibility of capabilities for potential use in the SubT Challenge in generating and sharing 3D datasets of underground environments. Such accurately georeferenced data may aid in scoring the SubT competitors’ performance in identifying and reporting the location of artifacts placed within the course. In addition, renderings from these data may provide DARPA with additional visualization assets to showcase competition activities in real-time and/or post-production. source : https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-03-07
  12. Garmin announced the ECHOMAP™ Ultra series, a new line of keyed-assist 10- and 12-inch touchscreen chartplotters designed to bring professional performance to inland and nearshore anglers. Offering a best-in-class sonar solution, the ECHOMAP Ultra series has built-in support for Garmin’s crystal-clear Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar as well as the award-winning Panoptix LiveScope™ series, including the new single-array LVS12, that delivers live scanning sonar images of structure, bait and fish swimming below and around the boat in real time. Preloaded with Garmin’s latest and most detail-rich cartography—both LakeVü g3 maps and BlueChart® g3 charts with integrated Navionics® data and Auto Guidance1 technology— the ECHOMAP Ultra series has the power and functionality to meet the demands of today’s anglers. For crystal-clear scanning of fish and structure, the ECHOMAP Ultra 106svand ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv are available bundled with the new Ultra High-Definition GT54UHD-TM all-in-one transducer that provides the highest ClearVü™ and SideVü scanning sonar images and amazingly clear high wide CHIRP traditional sonar. For extended range and depth performance, the GT54UHD-TM’s SideVü operates at 455 kHz. ECHOMAP Ultra chartplotters are also compatible with the full line of Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar transducers, including the new Panoptix LiveScope LVS12 and the Panoptix LiveScope System, so anglers can see real-time sonar imagery at video-like speed. The new ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv and ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv are also available without a bundled transducer. These new chartplotters are the first in the ECHOMAP product line to offer both LakeVü g3 and BlueChart g3 cartography products for the U.S. and Bahamas built-in for inland and near-shore boating and fishing. The new g3 maps and charts blend the best of both Garmin and Navionics content together to deliver unparalleled coverage, detail and convenience to users with navigational aids, spot soundings, depth contours, tides and currents, artificial reefs and fish attractors and detailed harbors and marinas. The new g3 cartography also integrates Garmin Auto Guidance, a technology that searches through relevant charts to create a suggested route based upon the user’s desired depth and overhead clearance. For international use, the ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv and ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv are available with a worldwide basemap. The ECHOMAP Ultra series is expected to be available in Q2 2019 with suggested retail prices ranging from $1599.99 to $2799.99. source : http://gisuser.com/2019/03/garmin-introduces-the-echomap-ultra-series/
  13. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled ADA-O, a new version of its ADA system that prevents GNSS signals from being jammed. ADA-O is designed for armored vehicles and other larger land and sea platforms. According to the company, it can be integrated with ease to protect navigation, telecommunications, command-and-control and other systems. The land platform can be readily integrated in a range of platforms, providing a unique operational response to helps telecom, navigation and C&C systems, the company added. “ADA and its new derivative ADA-O for land platforms is an important complement for every platform that uses GNSS receivers in general — and GPS in particular — and a vital tool for every modern army,” said Boaz Levy, general manager and executive Vice President of IAI’s Systems, Missiles & Space Group. “Understanding the unique operational needs of land systems allowed us to perform the required modifications on IAI’s airborne anti-jam system so as to provide an advanced technological solution to the operational challenges facing the forces in the different platforms. Israel Aerospace Industries delivers technologies and systems in for the air, space, land, naval, cyber, homeland security and ISR industries. IAI develops, produces and supports complete systems — from components, sensors and subsystems all the way to large-scale, fully-integrated systems of systems. source : http://www.iai.co.il/2013/37434-en/MediaRoom.aspx
  14. it is like google map for building , IMHO 😁
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