Earth-i is following up their successful tender award from the Government of Queensland by supporting the upcoming International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate 17 Conference, which will be held in Sydney from April 3 to 6, 2017.
The Queensland Department of Natural Resources chose Earth-i and their data to map their entire State because, in the words of Steve Jacoby, Executive Director of Land and Spatial Information, the company, “demonstrated a clear understanding of our needs in Queensland and the DMC3 / TripleSat Constellation provides us and other Queensland government departments with both the wide area capability and the very high resolution imagery required to meet the needs of the user community.”
At this conference, Earth-i looks forward to meeting with many other key users and members of what is a mature remote sensing community. Australia makes its geo-coded National Address File freely available online and developments such as the Queensland Globe, which will allow users to view and explore the State’s spatial data shows how the country is embracing the benefits that thinking spatially can bring.
Earth-i is perfectly placed to support this burgeoning industry; their data from three satellites represents a combination of imagery with the right resolution and an ability to re-visit the area of interest within the right timescale. Earth-i is keen to engage with further members of the Australian geospatial community and hopefully support further projects with their data and services. The DMC3 2016 archive covers a large proportion of Australia with 80cm data.
Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse, Chair & Convenor of the Locate17 and Digital Earth Symposium Organizing Committee, noted that both government and the private sector will be able to identify opportunities based on what is happening around the world. Geospatial data underpins many disruptive and innovative organisations. Without it, companies such as Uber would not be in business.