Open Data Response for Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall along Florida’s northeastern Gulf Coast the afternoon of Wednesday, October 10th. This storm has been called the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years, as it slammed into the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane. Life-threatening storm surge and winds…

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GIS-Ready Building Footprint Shapefiles for Accelerated Analysis

Almost a year ago, we posted about a budding partnership with Ecopia Tech Corporation (“Ecopia.ai”). Today, I am excited to announce a major milestone in our partnership with Ecopia.ai: together we have completed the extraction of every building footprint across the entire United States. Coast to coast, Ecopia.ai’s algorithm has scoured…

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DigitalGlobe’s SecureWatch delivers more powerful geospatial intelligence with the addition of MDA’s RADARSAT-2

Images from space provide some of the most valuable geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) for organizations charged with the difficult task of protecting national security. Overhead perspective and ability to image vast areas, including areas where aircraft and UAV are prohibited from flying, make satellites powerful tools for monitoring borders, studying infrastructure…

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