Fuelling the Map of the Future with Data Partnerships

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Our world is not static—it is changing minute by minute and second by second. Traditional maps, however, are static. They provide a unique view into the world as it was, detailing a snapshot of reality. This has real value, but it is not adaptable. The map of the future cannot be static, it must be dynamic, able to adapt as the world changes, showing us not just the world as it was, but the world as it is and as it can be.

This year at HxGN LIVE 2015 in Las Vegas, Hexagon Geospatial was proud to announce several new strategic innovations. The Producer Online provides a powerful new method of accessing geospatial desktop software by delivering it through cloud-paging, a method that pages the software down to your local system and still allows you keep your data secure and local. With the advent of Hexagon Smart M.Apps, we are changing the way the geospatial world thinks about maps by empowering partners to build their own innovative applications that deliver specific answers to unique business problems.

For an application to be truly dynamic, it needs access to timely, relevant and accurate data streams. At Hexagon Geospatial we understand this need and this is why we have begun establishing data partnerships with providers to secure a stream of data that can fuel the next generation of applications. Through our partnerships with Leica Geosystems, we have joined the Hexagon Imagery Program (HxIP) which provides our customers with on-demand access to airborne imagery for their use in the Producer Suite.

To further enhance their data options, we recently teamed up with Airbus Defense and Space to leverage their incredibly comprehensive catalog of data, providing access to content from Airbus Defense and Space’s high-resolution optical satellites, including Pléiades and SPOT. With their ability to image almost any area of the earth daily, Airbus Defense and Space provides a steady stream of high-quality data allowing customers to fuel their Smart Applications with near-real-time, fresh and accurate data.

“Today’s sophisticated end users want customised analytics that meet their dynamic and unique workflows–providing them with a quick snapshot to support faster and more effective decision-making,” said Mladen Stojic, president of Hexagon Geospatial. “Our new partnership with Airbus Defense and Space satisfies this need by empowering the creation of smart applications that leverage both enhanced imagery and our software solutions.”

Through these partnerships—and more that are to come—Hexagon Geospatial opens conduits to the data that can fuel the engines of the next generation of geospatial applications. We are not just helping you make sense of the dynamically changing world, we are providing the technology and data access that can help you to begin sensing and shaping that change today.

 

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Jay Pongonis

A 15 year veteran of Hexagon Geospatial, ERDAS, and Intergraph, including 7 years as a Senior Technical Instructor, I have a lot of hands-on experience with the wide product portfolio offered by Hexagon Geospatial. In my current role in Product Marketing, I parlay that customer-facing experience into creating compelling, useful, informative documents and multimedia assets.

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