Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, has announced that it signed USD 20 million in contracts with the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to deliver land cover classification and change detection services through a combination of the Janus Geography program and the General Services Administration´s IT Schedule 70, the company said.
Maxar will produce updates and enhancements using its sophisticated change detection model and deliver land cover and classification solutions in support of NGA´s needs. Automated change detection visually exposes areas of important change, enabling rapid and effective intelligence gathering across thousands of images from multiple sources.
Land cover classification provides a global view of the current landscape by applying machine learning to perform automated spectral, spatial and temporal classification, enabling a better understanding of how specific regions of Earth are being used on a micro scale.
Janus Geography provides near real-time access to commercially created geospatial data, enriched content and community-sourced information in a cost-effective manner to improve decision-making timelines.
As a prime contractor, Maxar leads a team of industry and university partners with proven production capacity and innovation to deliver content management of topographic and human geography data from a variety of sources. The General Services Administration´s IT Schedule 70 enables government customers to shorten procurement cycles, ensure compliance and get the best value for over 7.5 million innovative IT solutions from over 4,600 pre-vetted vendors.
Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.