Prima Research LLC announced today that it has been granted two patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for technology related to the burgeoning location services (LS) business sector. The patents are for an invention that locates and tracks any radio frequency (RF) emitting device, such as a mobile phone, tablet, RF ID tags, or computer, in any three-dimensional space.
The effects of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, were photographed on 13 November 2013 by a Pléiades satellite, which had captured images of the same zone (Tacloban) on 7 March 2013.
DLR / German Aerospace Center, has selected Scality’s award winning Scality RING petabyte scale storage solution to host its active archive for large amounts of their high definition satellite images. DLR’s Earth Observation Center uses remote sensing to perform environmental and climate studies. These studies enable improved forecasting and analysis, including the prevention and management of natural disasters. The Earth Observation Center’s (EOC) Photogrammetry and Image Analysis unit selected and deployed Scality more than a year ago to model topography, land use and further geoinformation products. Based on Scality’s success in meeting the stringent demands of DLR’s high performance computing environment, EOC is planning on doubling the capacity of their Scality RING production system.
Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited has commenced passenger operation on the six-kilometer metro line in Gurgaon, in the metropolitan area of Delhi. Siemens supplied all of the rail technology, from the trains and the electrification systems, through the installation of the service workshop and the signal technology, to the system integration. The line links Gurgaon Cyber City, a business and residential district located some 30 kilometers south of central Delhi, to the capital's metro network. The existing line will be extended by around seven kilometers to the south by the end of 2015. In summer of this year, Siemens was also awarded the contract to implement this extension as a turnkey rail system.
Esri Canada is pleased to announce that it has presented Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”) with an Award of Excellence. Teck is Canada’s largest diversified mining company focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy, and owns or has interests in 13 mines and conducts exploration activities in numerous countries around the world. Each of Teck’s sites collects and maintains a significant amount of spatial data, which it must manage and share across an organization with geographically dispersed locations. To achieve this, Teck deployed Esri’s enterprise geographic information system (GIS) technology across its exploration sites and several operations and established an efficient data-sharing platform to support responsible mineral exploration and development.