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Hexagon Manila Tour 2014 Presentions

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Date Posted: 2014-11-20

Here are the links of the presentations from the Hexagon Manila Tour:

Please call our office for the password. 


Spatially Enabled Local Government Applications by Rolando Jimenea


Collection, Inspection, & Management of Critical Infrastructure Assets by Rolf Schaeppi


Geospatial Asset Management Management for Transportation Works and Public Works Infrastructure Management by Chong Kwong Ki


Big Data Management & Distribution by Sandhel Matugas


Natural Disaster Management from Sensor to Actionable Information by Jonathan Lee


Public Safety Overview by Kavin Mason

New Satellite Images Said to Be ‘Credible Lead’ in Malaysia Jet Hunt

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Date Posted: 2014-03-27

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Satellite sightings of 122 objects floating southwest of Australia are “the most credible lead that we have” in the search for Flight 370, the Malaysian defense minister said Wednesday evening, adding that his country had asked Australia to try to recover the objects and see if they were debris from the missing jetliner.

The search for the Malaysia Airlines plane, focused now on a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean, resumed on Wednesday after a day’s suspension due to bad weather.

Eleven aircraft and five ships were scouring the target area on Thursday, officials said, hoping to locate some of the objects before the weather got worse again late in the day, as had been forecast.

The defense minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, said the 122 objects were visible in satellite images forwarded by Airbus Defense and Space, the main European commercial satellite company. Malaysia passed the images to Australia, which is leading the search in the area.

In the satellite photos, which were taken on Sunday, the objects are visible through gaps in clouds over an area of 154 square miles, or 400 square kilometers, of ocean, Mr. Hishammuddin said. The largest was about 75 feet, or 23 meters, in length, and some were bright, he noted without elaboration. Metal objects that had recently fallen into the ocean might be reflective.

Airbus said that five of its Earth observation satellites — some equipped with high-resolution cameras, others with radar — were assisting in the search for Flight 370, and would do so as long as needed. Images and data from the satellites were being submitted to the Malaysian and Australian authorities for analysis, the company said.

The floating objects were about 1,589 miles, or 2,557 kilometers, southwest of Perth, the authorities said. If they are found to be from the missing plane, a Boeing 777 that took off March 8 bound for Beijing with 239 people aboard, the next steps would be to figure out how far and in which direction the debris might have drifted since the aircraft came down, and then to begin an undersea search, Mr. Hishammuddin said.

Airbus Defence and Space mobilises five satellites to help in locating the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft

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Date Posted: 2014-03-18

Just a day after the disappearance of the aircraft, the very high resolution Pléaides 1A and 1B satellites, the high resolution SPOT 5 and 6 satellites and the synthetic aperture radar satellite TerraSAR-X were programmed to take images of the search zone.

All the data collected has been analysed by Airbus Defence and Space’s maritime experts and provided to the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA). Additionally, Pléiades images were also supplied via CNES, and TerraSAR-X images via DLR, to the Chinese Meteorological Administration who requested activation of the International Charter Space & Major Disasters on 11 March.

Since Sunday 9 March, Airbus Defence and Space experts have been analysing the images taken by the optical and radar satellites. Radar satellites like TerraSAR-X are able to identify layers of hydrocarbon as well as oil slicks or metallic objects floating on the sea. The resolution of the Pléiades 1A & 1B (50 cm after resampling) and SPOT 5 and 6 optical satellites enable identification and characterisation of small objects over large surfaces.

Astrium becomes Airbus Defence and Space

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Date Posted: 2014-02-11

As of January 1st, 2014, all companies of the EADS Group have been re-branded as Airbus. This includes the GEO-Information Division of Astrium Services, which has become Airbus Defence and Space. The Airbus Defence and Space division integrates the Airbus Group’s defence and space activities from Cassidian, Astrium, and Airbus Military. In the course of this rebranding, the GEO-Information Division of Astrium Services becomes the programme line “Geo-Intelligence”, part of the “Communication, Intelligence & Security” business line of Airbus Defence and Space. This new branding will neither impact the way that this part of the company operates, nor its legal structure, or its customer’s points of contact into the organisation. Airbus has assured its customers that, while they will see a logo change, they will continue to receive the level of service they are used to.

Tom Enders, Airbus Group CEO, commented: “For many years, Airbus has been a globally renowned synonym for technology breakthrough as well as aeronautic passion and pride. Joining forces under the strong Airbus brand gives all our operations and employees the thrust and lift to capture global markets.”

Furthermore, the Airbus Group is launching procedures to change the legal form of its holding by 2015: Once renamed, Airbus Group N.V. shall turn into a European Company, Airbus Group SE (Societas Europaea) which will continue to be registered in the Netherlands. “We are a pioneer for European industrial integration. It is a logical step and high time that our multinational culture is also mirrored in our legal structure,” said Enders. This legal conversion has no impact on the organisation or operations of the Group.

Both the legal name change into Airbus Group N.V. and the conversion of the legal form into SE are subject to approval of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders: while adoption of the new name is expected at the AGM in May 2014, the legal conversion is targeted for approval in May 2015.

These steps complement the transformation process of the Group. In less than two years, the company has not only modernised its governance, broadened its shareholding structure, and united its headquarters, but also thoroughly overhauled its company strategy and launched the integration of the defence and space businesses.

Leica Geosystems Guides Final Construction of One World Trade Center

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Date Posted: 2013-09-30

More than six years ago, construction began on the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. With the help of Leica Total Station TPS 1200, the final component of One World Trade Center was installed in May. Soaring a symbolic 1 776 feet, the 104-story building stands at the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site and is scheduled for completion in 2014. Check out Leica Geosystems’ total station in action in this special WTC video!

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