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Esri Renews NTIS Partnership Supporting White House Priorities with Access to Geographic Data

The Biden administration has prioritized goals relating to climate change, equity, and infrastructure, particularly with the signing of a $1.2 trillion bill to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure. To take action on many of these initiatives requires access to accurate geographic data while ensuring transparency for all the organizations involved. To support these goals, Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has renewed a joint venture partnership with the US Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The agreement supports innovative joint venture projects throughout the federal government to make data more accessible and transparent.

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Esri India Marches Ahead with 51% Indian Ownership – gis news

Esri India, the country’s leading Geographic Information System (GIS) Software & Solutions provider has today announced that its Managing Director, Agendra Kumar has consolidated his holding in the company to over 51%. This move will strengthen Esri India’s leadership position as the leading GIS Software and Solutions company in India.

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Map explorer tool recognized at world’s largest GIS conference

The ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub’s virtual 3D Explorer application opens the doors of the hub to users all over the world, with the ability to experience the space and browse the collection virtually.

Recently, the innovative tool received special recognition from leading industry experts at the 2022 Esri User Conference, where the Map and Geospatial Hub’s 3D GIS Explorer project was honoured with the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award.

This is the first time Arizona State University has been awarded an Esri SAG award, which honours organizations for their vision, leadership and innovative use of geographic information systems (GIS).

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Mission ends for Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite

ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Simonetta Cheli, stated, “Unfortunately, we have to announce the end of the mission for the Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite. The conclusion drawn by the Anomaly Review Board is that it is impossible to recover the 28V regulated bus of the satellite’s C-band synthetic aperture radar antenna power supply unit, which is needed to provide power to the radar electronics.

“Sentinel-1A remains very healthy in orbit, continuing to deliver high-quality radar images for a multitude of applications. Our focus is on fast-tracking the launch of Sentinel-1C. Now, thanks to the successful inaugural flight of the Vega-C rocket on 13 July, we, with Arianespace, are targeting the launch in the second quarter of 2023.”

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UP42 teams up with Trimble for faster information extraction from geospatial data

UP42, a leading geospatial developer platform and marketplace, is collaborating with Trimble to offer automated Trimble eCognition software object-based image analysis and change detection solutions. The unique, object-based image analysis technology within Trimble eCognition dramatically enhances the accuracy and quality of information extracted from geospatial data. This enables eCognition developers to become UP42 partners, create enriched processing capabilities, and commercialize their algorithms on the UP42 marketplace.

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