Mohammed El-Kadi - A great entrepreneur and a long-time friend of GAF

We at GAF learned with great sadness about Mohammed’s unexpected death in Dubai last week.

He will stay in our memories as a remarkable and energetic person with a great sense of humour and profound foresight for innovative business decisions, which GAF had the opportunity to share and participate in.

GAF AG und BKG intensivieren ihre Kooperation im Hinblick auf die Bereitstellung von Multi-Source-Fernerkundungsdaten

Die GAF AG, einer der größten europäischen Anbieter von Geoinformationsdiensten mit dem Schwerpunkt Erdbeobachtung, hat eine internationale Ausschreibung des Bundesamts für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG) für die Bereitstellung von Fernerkundungsdaten gewonnen. Der daraufhin abgeschlossene Rahmenvertrag beinhaltet Beratungsdienstleistungen und Exklusivzugriff für das BKG und deren Bedarfsträger auf hochauflösende und sehr hochauflösende optische Satellitenbilder sowie Radaraufnahmen.

Mit dem Satellitengestützte Krisen- und Lagedienst (SKD) leistet das BKG einen unverzichtbaren Beitrag unkompliziert und schnell aufbereitete Informationsprodukte aus Geodaten und Fernerkundung an alle Bundeseinrichtungen bereitzustellen. Bei sicherheitsrelevanten und kritischen Herausforderungen ermöglicht das eine schnelle Reaktion.

GAF AG and BKG intensify their cooperation regarding the provision of multi-source remote sensing data

GAF AG, one of the largest European providers of geographic information services with a focus on earth observation, has won an international tendering process issued by the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) for the provision of remote sensing data. The framework agreement concluded on that basis includes consulting services and the granting of exclusive access to the BKG and its users to high-resolution and very high-resolution optical satellite images and radar images.

With its satellite-based crisis and situation service, the BKG makes an indispensable contribution to providing straightforward and rapidly-prepared information products derived from geodata and remote sensing to all the federal institutions. This enables a rapid response in the case of security-relevant and critical challenges.

Cloud solutions for GAFs highly automated evaluation of satellite data for monitoring the complete agricultural areas of two Federal States in Germany

GAF AG has been again awarded contracts for the highly automated evaluation of satellite data for the monitoring of agricultural areas. The services have been extended to cover whole area of federal States. GAF will realize the entire process chain on the C-DIAS Platform Mundi Web Services as cloud solution, which offers new possibilities of processing, data storage volume and distribution.

GAF will be using a large quantity of high-resolution satellite data from the Sentinels 1 and 2, as well as Planet Scope data to check smaller plots.

The project’s objective will be the rapid, accurate and fully automated verification of numerous crop types and the compliance with agri-environmental and climate measures within the framework of the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the EU for the awarding of subsidies.

Feels like home at work - #likehomeatwork

Greetings from our GAF Mobile Space. Most of us have safely landed there. We grabbed our gear, switched on our communication devices and beamed at the first sight of another GAF-human on our screens.

Yes, „we are fully operational“.

Completely independent from any company-dock-in, we manage daily to deal with familiar data- and Earth Observation challenges.

Entry into our GAF Logbook:

„We find it exciting to see how new conditions change our everyday work. For the moment and to this extent they are of course limited to the duration of this emergency situation.

But they certainly provide an excellent basis for further modernization and flexibilization of our work environment for the time thereafter. We take this positive approach together“

Visit GAF AG and Partners at Intergeo 2018 in Frankfurt!

Together with European Space Imaging, Planet, Runder Tisch GIS e.V and our new partners T-Systems and Munich Re, we will provide a central point of contact for cross-system information about satellite data, geo-information and associated services.

The GAF key topics this year include our innovative Copernicus and service-on-demand solutions, and future developments in earth observation, 3D GIS and virtual reality.

Together with our partner T-Systems, we are proud to present the newly available cloud platform Mundi.

On Mundi, we also show the scope and historical classification of the drought in Europe in 2018 and, togehter with our partner Munich Re, present derived information services for the insurance industry.

Cloud based Early Warning System for monitoring forest disturbances in Ecuador

GAF has been successfully awarded a Project in Ecuador, which has the main aim to design and implement an Early Warning System based on Earth Observation data to detect deforestation events; the system will support the Government in their forest and protected area management schemes. The Project is being implemented in strong collaboration with the Ministry of Environment in Ecuador and supported with KfW funds.

GAF contributes towards future hyperspectral imaging system

User requirements form the very basis for a future hyperspectral satellite mission. As partner in a study on Hyperspectral Imaging Mission Concepts for the Next-Generation Copernicus Space Component, GAF has coordinated the consolidation and assessment of user requirements. This work has been performed with partners including DLR German Aerospace Agency and GFZ Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam and covered a comprehensive number of application domains. Starting from this the lead partner OHB could then develop different mission configurations and a baseline concept.

The work has been carried out in the frame of the HYPERNEXT study, led by OHB Bremen and is funded by and performed for ESA. A summary of the study results is scheduled to become available on the ESA website.

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