Hexagon Geospatial and Airbus Defense and Space Sign Content Agreement for Hexagon Smart M.App

Timely Content will Transform Maps into Vehicles for Communicating Dynamic Information

03 May 2016
Hexagon Geospatial and Airbus Defense and Space Sign Partnership

NORCROSS, Ga., USA, May 3, 2016 – Hexagon Geospatial and Airbus Defense and Space have signed an agreement for a content-sharing program that will enable Hexagon Smart M.App® developers and end-users to access and benefit from Airbus’ Earth Observation data. Content provided by Airbus Defense and Space is now available through the Smart M.App platform, including new and archived very-high and high resolution optical satellite imagery from Pléiades (50cm products) and SPOT (1.5m) satellites.

“The Hexagon Smart M.App revolutionizes the industry by combining sophisticated business analytics with a connection to data that transforms the map from a static picture into a dynamic information experience that models not just what is, but what can be and what should be,” said Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. “Our new partnership with Airbus Defense and Space provides our partners with fresh, enhanced imagery they can quickly connect to their Smart M.Apps, quickly generating an updated snapshot which supports faster and more effective decision-making.”

This partnership equips developers with a steady stream of reliable and rich data to plug in to their Smart M.App cloud applications, driving the dynamic information experience. End-users will now have easy access to fresh geospatial information coupled with business intelligence to monitor and understand change in their areas of interest.

“Hexagon Geospatial has created new opportunities for developers to build and deliver game-changing applications to customers,” said Greg Buckman, Head of Airbus Defense and Space’s Intelligence Business activities in North America. “We are excited to see how our data, integrated within these applications, can help organizations make sound business decisions.”

In the future, Airbus Defense and Space would like to make powerful radar data from the TerraSAR-X satellites and a range of digital elevation models available for Hexagon Geospatial smart applications as well.

Learn more about how dynamic content can be used to drive the M.App of the Future in Hexagon Geospatial's IGNITE challenge. This competition challenges developers to solve a specific, global issues by designing and developing an innovative and elegant Hexagon Smart M.App.

About Airbus Defense and Space

Airbus Defense and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €13 billion per year. To learn more, click here.