Boston, MA. — Hexagon Content Program, also known as HxGN Content Program — and a subsidiary of Hexagon AB (Sweden), announced their spring 2019 aerial imagery data acquisition for the Province of Ontario. The Hexagon Content Program provides 30 cm aerial orthogonal imagery for any population center south of Thunder Bay. Both public and private sectors can purchase this imagery.
Here’s the list of the 2019 30 cm (12”) coverage areas throughout Ontario:
- Thunder Bay
- Sault Ste. Marie
- North Bay
- Port Huron
- St. Catharines
- Niagara Falls
- Welland County
- Frontenac County
- York County
- Peel County
- Ontario County
- Halton County
- Wentworth County
“We haven’t seen coverage of Ontario by Hexagon this extensive since 2015,” said Maurice Khollman, the head of Hexagon Sales at Applied Geographics. “Usually, Southern Ontario is covered more comprehensively, but we are seeing coverage from Thunder Bay to Ottawa”.
Turning the focus towards higher resolution
In 2019, Hexagon Content Program has made major leaps in the area of coverage north and south of the border. With big plans in 2020, Hexagon Content Program is planning on delivering resolution as high as 5 cm (we’ll keep our eye on this as the story develops).
As satellite providers improve resolution, aerial imagery providers like Hexagon are turning towards higher resolution. Aerial imagery cannot compete with the collection frequency of satellite, but the artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities that are burgeoning technologies in the imagery space work best with high-res data.
In addition reselling Hexagon Imagery, AppGeo has also created this guide exploring the major players in the aerial imagery space. This guide gives a baseline, technical comparison of orthogonal imagery from some of the world’s top providers.