2015 Power Portfolio World Tour – Destination Tokyo

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Hexagon Geospatial’s annual World Tour made its second stop in Asia at Tokyo on Friday, 24 April 2015.  Building on years of successful annual release roadshows in Japan, some of our most esteemed users and partners from Japan team up with our experts to present their successes with Hexagon Geospatial technology. Equipped with presentations, demonstrations, and user stories, the speakers held interactive sessions highlighting the Power Portfolio 2015, Geospatial Big Data Management, Disaster Management, Natural Resources Management and more. Some highlights:

A constant flow of information fuses the Real World with the Digital World

In an era where users look for integrated solutions and services, Hexagon Geospatial provides the latest and robust geospatial solutions that help you make sense of the dynamically changing world. Naoki Kobayashi, General Manager for Japan, set the ball rolling by explaining how Hexagon Geospatial fits into the parent brand Hexagon’s ecosystem enabling a constant flow of information fuses the real world with the digital world.

From Sensor to Software: Hexagon’s information technologies are a driving force behind many of the transformative solutions shaping our future

From Sensor to Software: Hexagon’s information technologies are a driving force behind many of the transformative solutions shaping our future

Disaster Management

In a country rife with earthquakes and typhoons, the importance of geospatial disaster management cannot be undermined. Depending heavily on imagery captured though sensors and UAVs, agencies in Japan are always looking for innovative ways to transform large quantities of raw spatial data into actionable information.

Launched in 2014, PALSAR-2 is a popular Radar microwave image sensor in Japan used essentially for monitoring disasters in Asia-Pacific. Professor Masanobu Shimada from Tokyo Denki University demonstrated the usability of PALSAR-2, for disasters and environmental monitoring through case studies.

Experts Yoichiro Ohta and Takahide Aso demonstrated the capabilities of ERDAS IMAGINE and IMAGINE Photogrammetry that help process, analyse, and understand raw geospatial data; and rapidly deliver useful information for decision making. Associate Professor Keiko Udo from Tohoku University echoed the utilisation of ERDAS IMAGINE and IMAGINE Photogrammetry for situation analysis for disasters.

Koichi Kaneko from Leica Geosystems presented on their new updates to UAVs and Bathymetry LiDAR systems for managing and monitoring natural disasters.

Geospatial Big Data Management

Japan has been a big user of imagery, and faces challenges with managing the copious amounts of data. Our domain expert Kwong Ki Chong talked about compressing, managing and distributing Geospatial Big Data using ERDAS APOLLO and ECW technologies.

Benefits of Big Data Management Solutions from Hexagon Geospatial

Benefits of Big Data Management Solutions from Hexagon Geospatial

Learn more on our solutions for comprehensive management of distributed data stores, and delivery across desktop, mobile and web applications.

Natural Resources Management

With 29,751 kilometres of coastline length, the fishing industry thrives in Japan. Mr. Katsuya Saito from Japan Fisheries Information Service Center discussed in length how seawater temperature data from satellite images processed using our remote sensing solutions helps fishermen with hunting for highly populated catch zones. Read a case study on how Hexagon Geospatial solutions help fisheries manage infrastructure and increase production.

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Yashita Arora

Yashita Arora is the marketing consultant for Imagem, responsible for strategizing, development, execution, measurement, and reporting of customer-facing demand-generation programs that support sales goals. Prior to this position, she was regional marketing manager for Asia-Pacific at Hexagon Geospatial. She has over nine years of experience in the IT and geospatial industry in areas such as marketing, communications, content development and presales.

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