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Landsat 9 enters orbit, improves and expands the Landsat open data mission

1 Oct - 23:15 SAST

Compiled from NASA & USGS sources

The Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite has been launched on 27 September 2021 to continue the Landsat program’s repeat global observations for monitoring, understanding, and managing Earth’s natural resources.

The satellite will operate in its predecessor, Landsat 7’s near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km, replacing it as it reaches its end of life as a scientific instrument. Like its predecessor, it will work in tandem with Landsat 8 to collect images spanning the entire planet every eight days. (Landsat 7's orbit will...

The satellite will operate in Landsat 7’s orbit, replacing it, and will work in tandem with Landsat 8 to collect global imagery every 8 days.

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Company NewsData Acquisition

Woolpert acquires AAM to increase global mapping and geospatial data capabilities

15 Sep - 11:56 SAST
The acquisition almost doubles Woolpert’s presence in Africa. The companies will combine their mapping and cloud-based geospatial data capabilities, as well as their technologies and best practices to serve clients globally.
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FeatureProcessing & StorageTop Story

Using open-access geospatial data to automate tailings dam management

1 Sep - 17:52 SAST
New monitoring models, such as the one discussed here, aid mining tailings-facility management and monitoring as well as ESG compliance.
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Data AcquisitionFeatureTop Story

Project control strategies for high accuracy drone mapping

8 Sep - 11:18 SAST
Project control is a topic near and dear to anyone doing high accuracy mapping – project control. Here are some useful guidelines to follow.
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Dec 14

International Cartographic Conference 2021

December 14 8:00 am - December 18 5:00 pm
The University of Florence, Florence, Italy

The 30th International Cartographic Conference (ICC2021) of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) will be held in Firenze, Italy, and all those active in cartography and geographic information sciences are invited to participate. It will

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Jun 20

HxGN Live Global 2022

20 June 2022 - 23 June 2022

HxGN Live Global is Hexagon’s digital reality solutions conference, bringing together a global community to discuss, debate and experience the autonomous future. It provides hands-on access to the latest sensor, software, and autonomous technologies

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Oct 18

InterGEO 2022

18 October 2022 8:00 am - 20 October 2022 5:00 pm
Essen, Germany

InterGEO is a three-day industry conference and expo for geoinformation, geodata and future-oriented applications.


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