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Open Data Response to Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai first made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday, March 14, 2019, affecting tens of thousands of people across the country and neighboring Malawi. The Ngangu Township in Chimanimani and the Rusitu Valley communities were the hardest hit. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated that the…

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AI-Driven Geospatial Solutions for Intelligent Connectivity

Key takeaways: AI is no longer fiction, but it needs ample and accurate data. As more industries evolve and adopt geospatial data products and analytics, there will be more opportunities for collaborative innovation. The telecommunications industry is at the core of intelligent connectivity; competition will be fierce for emerging IoT…

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A New Wildlife Surveying Technique: Using Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning to Detect and Monitor Elephants

African elephants are at risk in the majority of the countries where they live because of poaching. Elephants are killed in retaliation for crop raiding or for ivory, which is highly lucrative in Asian markets. The human population in Africa is rapidly increasing and as a result, more elephant habitat…

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DigitalGlobe’s Kumar Navulur joins the Board of Directors of Open Geospatial Consortium

Dr. Kumar Navulur, Sr. Director of Strategic Business Development at DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, was elected to the Board of Directors of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a consortium of 500+ companies, government agencies and universities developing open standards and services for geospatial data. As location becomes integral to our daily…

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