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Earth Observation from Space Synspective Partners with Topcon to Create New Synergy for Satellite Data

By Eric Van Rees - 15th December 2022 - 12:13

Synspective and Topcon’s regional headquarters in Asia, Topcon Positioning Asia (TPA), recently announced a partnership to deliver satellite data solution services.

Synspective, a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite data and solutions startup, and Topcon, a company for surveying and construction, will collaborate to yield new opportunities and innovate in the satellite data space in Japan and globally.

In recent years, the climate crisis has intensified natural disasters, including heavy rains and floods, as well as ground failures accompanying earthquakes such as landslides and ground subsidence. Disasters pose a major challenge that threaten people’s safety all over the world. For this reason, monitoring ground deformation and predicting possible ground subsidence based on timely and accurate data are necessary solutions toward future disaster prevention.

Social infrastructure (e.g., roads, ports, airports) also calls for adaptation in a changing world. Japan is one such example of a country experiencing change; it is aging and shrinking fast. With a labor force shortage, the country must find ways to efficiently support its infrastructure.

TPA is playing a critical role in addressing societal challenges with technology. From survey and design to inspection using various equipment (e.g., 3D surveying instruments and ICT automated systems with digital data), TPA centrally manages the entire construction process throughout Asia and the Middle East. They are currently embarking on DX solutions, fusing leading-edge IoT and AI technologies, to realize digitization and automation of construction processes and to improve infrastructural quality and productivity.

Looking ahead, we will speed up our business with a domestic sales partnership for our Land Displacement Monitoring (LDM) service, which analyzes ground changes over a wide area with timely results. We also aim to create new synergies by leveraging our collective strengths with functional integration, development, and sales activity in Japan and overseas.

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