MDA Releases National Urban Change Indicator

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) released a new geospatial product yesterday, the National Urban Change Indicator. Initially targeted at the U.S. market the product will cover the lower 48 U.S. States.


The first customers to purchase a license are the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The product uses satellite imagery to show if and when an area has undergone a human-induced change sometime in the last 25 years. These changes are generally new or changed construction.
The new product was created using MDA’s Correlated Land Change proprietary process developed over the last three years.

About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc, CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef U.S., advisor and co-founder of the Canadian Space Commerce Association, and director and co-founder of MaxQ Accelerator Inc. Previously he was the founder of Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine which he sold.

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