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VRICON

The Company

Vricon serves the entire professional geospatial market, with an initial focus on defense, security, and infrastructure. Vricon’s technology enables imagery content to accurately represent all visible objects on the earth in 3D, and the products provide customers with unmatched value and utility, superior coverage relative to aerial-derived elevation models, and superior fidelity and availability relative to other satellite-derived models.

Vricon combines Saab’s unique 3D technology and know-how with DigitalGlobe’s unrivaled archive which contains billions of square kilometers of the world’s highest quality commercial satellite imagery. Vricon’s high scale production capabilities create highly accurate photorealistic 3D products and elevation data of the earth, accessible via a unique visualization platform and standard based data formats.

Vricon is equally owned by Saab and DigitalGlobe, read the Press Release and the FAQ for more information.

Vricon is located at 8280 Greensboro Drive, Suite 850, McLean, VA, 22102.  Vricon also has an office in Linköping, Sweden.

Careers

Vricon is on a mission to build The Globe in 3D, and we need team members to help us achieve this goal.

But not just any team member…we’re looking for people who are comfortable with disruptive technology and eat technology for breakfast. We need hard chargers who are both agile and thoughtful.

We offer competitive salaries and strong benefits.  And, an energetic workplace.

Interested?  You should be…we’re currently hiring.

For more information on positions in Sweden, please contact Anneli Ericson at [email protected]

For information on positions in the United States, please contact us at  [email protected]

 

News

Latest news

Vricon recognized as approved GSA vendor

It’s official — GSA adds Vricon to its list of approved vendors!

This five-year contract simplifies the procurement process and further ensures US government agencies can receive high quality, cost-effective 3D solutions.  Interested? You can view Vricon’s information at the GSA website.

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information and read our press release here:  Vricon-Recognized-as-Approved-GSA-Vendor.pdf.

 

 

US Government awards Vricon sole-source contract

Vricon is pleased to announce that the U.S. Government has awarded us a contract to support the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) with 10-meter and 0.5-meter geospatial data. Read the entire press release: USG awards sole-source contract .

Vricon teams with European Space Imaging

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Vricon is pleased to announce that it is partnering with European Space Imaging to bring The Globe in 3D to Europe.  “We are honored to team with European Space Imaging,” said Magnus Brege, CEO of Vricon. “This is a natural partnership that greatly benefits our clients – it enables our European customers to team with a trusted authority in remote sensing and receive superior service. In addition to Vricon’s Data Suite, our European customers will gain exceptional value through our relationship with European Space Imaging, too.”  Read the full press release.

Vricon releases newest product in Data Suite: Digital Terrain Model

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22 June 2016

McLean, VA – Vricon unveils the newest product in the Vricon Data Suite: the 0.5m resolution Digital Terrain Model (DTM), a high-resolution bare earth elevation data layer. Vricon produces its DTM using access to massive high-quality image archives and unique automated processing that provides delivery speeds far beyond traditional technologies.

“We are delighted to bring our DTM product to our government and industry users who value it for a variety of uses, such as foundation data, topographic mapping, and orthorectification,” says Vricon CEO Magnus Brege. “Like our other Data Suite products, DTM provides our users with exceptional accuracy and resolution. And we anticipate that DTM will serve as a stepping-stone to our true 3D Surface Model – from which DTM is derived – for many of our customers.”

Read more!  DTM_Press Release_

Vricon partners with JSI in Japan

Vricon selects Japan Space Imaging Corporation for an exclusive reselling agreement to bring high resolution 3D and elevation geodata products to government and commercial customers in Japan.

Read full press release:  Vricon Partners with JSI.

 

 

Vricon joins Esri Partner Network

Vricon is now a member of the Esri Partner Network! Read the full story here: Vricon-Esri FINAL PR

Vricon Data Suite: Putting Earth in customers’ hands

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7 January 2016 — Today, Vricon unveils its Data Suite that includes the Vricon 3D Surface Model, Vricon DSM, Vricon Point Cloud, and Vricon True Ortho. All four products are commercially available with global coverage, possess a 0.5-meter resolution, require no ground control points, and maintain an absolute accuracy of 3 meters in all dimensions.

 

For full press release: Debut of Vricon Product Suite_FINAL

Vricon introduces groundbreaking medium-resolution DSM

Today, Vricon releases a medium-resolution global digital surface model (DSM) for $1.99 per km2 that defines a new industry standard for this product class.

View full DSM-10 press release.

VRICON EXPLORER FIRST APP LAUNCHED IN NGA GEOINT APP STORE

On 5 October 2015, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced the release of the first application – Vricon Explorer – delivered through the Agency’s Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). Users can download Vricon Explorer from NGA’s GEOINT App Store.

For further information, read the Press Release.

Vricon interviewed in GISCafé

Watch GISCafé’s interview with Vricon’s VP Isaac Zaworski at the 2015 Esri User Conference

Gilman Louie elected as Chairman of the Board for Vricon

Today, on September 3, 2015, Gilman Louie has been appointed as the first Chairman of the Board of Vricon, Inc.

For further information, read the Press Release.

Vricon in The Huffington Post

Vricon’s products made The Huffington Post conclude that “The business of taking, and saving, lives is due for a major upgrade.”.

Read the article “If Iran Cheats, A Mapping Company In Northern Virginia Will Know”.

Vricon in USGIF Trajectory

Trajectory is the official publication of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). At its core, Trajectory focuses on the future of geospatial intelligence, but its broader goal is to be the pre-eminent resource on issues of significance to the greater Intelligence Community.

See Trajectory’s interview from GEOINT 2015 with Vricon’s VP Craig Brower here.

Vricon in TIME Magazine

“Beyond Google Earth, How One Company Wants to See the World in 3D”

Click here to read the article.

 

Vricon in Aviation Week

“The business, which draws on DigitalGlobe’s vast imagery archive and Saab’s 3-D technology expertise, can deliver images comparable to what aerial maps have been able to provide.”

Click here to read Aviation Week’s article about Vricon and the joint venture.

 

Vricon interviewed by Reuters

Using a highly automated process should allow the venture to produce about 2 million square kilometers of 3D models each month

Click here to read Reuters’ interview “DigitalGlobe, Saab venture sees big returns from 3-D model of world”.

 

Saab and DigitalGlobe Announce Vricon Joint Venture to Create the Globe in 3D

Vricon will create high resolution elevation products and accurate, immersive 3D products with unmatched coverage and delivery timelines

For further information, read the Press Release and the FAQ.

Vricon on Twitter

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Past events

Vricon to GeoJam in Alaska!

Vricon’s Craig Brower will be presenting at the 51st Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference — also known as GeoJam — on 16 February in Anchorage, Alaska.  His presentation — How 3D Surface Models Brings Your Arctic Surfaces To Life — will provide insights into how new GEOINT technology can help at the state and local levels.  Check out the entire conference agenda for more information.

Vricon to present at Esri FedGIS 2017

Vricon’s Isaac Zaworski will be co-presenting with Esri’s Chris Andrews at the Esri FedGIS 2017 conference on 13 and 14 February.  First up? A presentation on the 3D Easy Button in the Startup Zone on 13 February at 2:30 pm.  Be sure to check the agenda for more presentations at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Where will Vricon be in January 2017? DGI!

Vricon will participate in the Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference during 23-25 January 2017.  DGI is the only large-scale annual meeting in Europe of military and civilian geospatial intelligence agency leaders. The conference will take place at the QEII Centre, London.

Vricon to participate in I/ITSEC 2016

What is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference? I/ITSEC  — and Vricon will be there.  The conference takes place from 28 November to 2 December in Orlando, FL.  Learn more here and see how we #TiltTheMap.

Vricon Sponsor of Geography 2050 in the Big Apple!

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Vricon is proud to be a sponsor of Geography 2050.  This year’s symposium — which takes place in New York City on 17-18 November — seeks to “bring the best minds together to map and shape a future where our ecosystems and vital resources are conserved and sustainably managed for the betterment of humankind and the Earth.”  We’ll see you in the Big Apple!

Vricon to demo 3D solutions at AUSA - 3-5 October 2016

Vricon will join Saab in Booth 519 to demonstrate its 3D solutions at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) on 3-5 October 2016.  The event takes place at the DC Convention Center and is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America.  We are honored to be participating and look forward to sharing our 3D Globe with warfighters from around the globe.

Calling all GEOINT young professionals - join us for A Night of 3D!

Vricon is hosting A Night of 3D for USGIF’s YPG and young professionals of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)!  All are invited to network and view a demo hosted in our offices in McLean, Va. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments provided. We will give a half-hour demo of our “Globe in 3D” technology, then ask attendees to continue networking at Tyson’s Biergarten (just a five-minute walk from our office).  Come join us for a great night!

RSVP to [email protected] to attend!

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Vricon exhibiting at Esri User Conference in San Diego

Vricon will be participating in the Esri User Conference from 27 June through 1 July in the Start Up Zone.  We will be hosting demonstrations, discussing how you can access Vricon 3D data, and showing how to use the full suite of Vricon products.  Come visit us at Z7!

Vricon presenting at DEFTECH Space Workshop

Vricon’s Erik Winther, Director Marketing and Global Accounts, will be presenting at the Defense Future Technologies (DEFTECH) Space Workshop on 1 June 2016 in Thun, Switzerland.  His topic — “Watching Over You from Space” — is part of a larger discussion on how space technology and private industry may disrupt security and military operations.

Vricon participating in 2016 SOFIC conference

Vricon will demonstrate how its products can support the warfighter at the 2016 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 23-26 May in Tampa.  The conference provides a forum for military, including partner nations, government, academia, and industry stakeholders to network and discuss how to best support global SOF in today’s environment. Esri is hosting Vricon in its booth, so look for us there!

2016 GEOINT Symposium - Visit us in booth 1115!

Vricon will participate in the USGIF 2016 GEOINT Symposium during 15-18 May in Orlando, Florida.  Visit us in Booth #1115, where we will show how Vricon’s products are driving the GEOINT revolution.

Read more about the 2016 GEOINT Symposium.

GeoBuiz honors Vricon with Leadership Award for Technology Innovation

Geospatial Media — an international geospatial media company — is honoring Vricon with its Leadership Award for Technology Innovation.

As part of its goal to recognize geospatial leadership, Geospatial Media established the GeoBuiz Leadership Awards and constituted a committee of three eminent and widely recognised professionals including Mark Reichardt, CEO at Open Geospatial Consortium; Ivan DeLoatch, Executive Director, FGDC; and Chris Tucker, Founder at MapStories. The committee is honoring Vricon for its innovation in the field of 3D Content delivery.

Vricon’s Isaac Zaworski will attend the GeoBuiz Summit dinner on 26 April 2016 to accept the award.

Vricon to present at 32nd Space Symposium on 13 April 2016

Isaac Zaworski, Vricon Vice President for Business Development, will be participating on a panel at the 32nd Space Symposium on 13 April 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO, at the Broadmoor.  The Symposium, which takes place from 11 April through 14 April, is the premier global, commercial, civil, military and emergent space conference.

The panel will discuss non-traditional applications of satellite data and is part of the New Generation Space Leaders Program.

DGI2016, January 18 - 20 2016, QEII Conference Centre, London, UK

Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference, DGI, is Europe’s Key Meeting Place for Defence and Security GEOINT Professionals.

DGI is the only large-scale annual meeting in Europe of military and civilian geospatial intelligence agency leaders, enabling more than 600 international GEOINT experts from over 40 countries to exchange experiences, showcase the latest technologies and shape the future of the industry together.

Read more about DGI 2016

Vricon to host USGIF GEOINTeraction Tuesday on 10 NOV 2015

Vricon will host USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday, 10 November 2015, at 4:30pm. Please register for the event at: http://usgif.org/events/geointeraction

OMEGA CAS, October 19th - 20th 2015, Hilton Hotel, Reading, UK

The 13th annual Close Air Support Conference and Exhibition Hilton Hotel, Reading on the 19th & 20th October 2015.

CAS 2015 will feature presentations from various nations that focus on the preparation, training, equipment and joint fires support provided to the JTAC/JFO/TACP for the dismounted fight.

Read more about OMEGA CAS 2015

7th Summit on Earth Observation Business, September 17-18, The Westin, Paris, France

The 7th Summit on Earth Observation Business, part of the World Satellite Business Week, is the only event that brings together a executive leaders from the satellite communications and information sectors to talk strategy and do business

Vricon will participate as panel speaker at the 7th Summit on Earth Observation Business at the Westin in Paris on September 17.

Read more about the 7th Summit on Earth Observation Business

GEOINT 2015, June 21-24 2015, Booth 4083, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, USA

The GEOINT Symposium is the largest intelligence event of the year in the US.

The annual GEOINT Symposium, hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, is the nation’s preeminent intelligence event. The GEOINT 2015 Symposium promises another agenda packed with important keynote speakers, insightful panel discussions and interesting breakout sessions. Building on the dialogue from past Symposia, GEOINT 2015 will break new ground and bring the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities together, all in one place.

Read more about GEOINT

SOFIC, May 19-21 2015, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, USA

2015 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) will be held on May 19-21, 2015 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL.

This year’s conference theme, “Winning in a Complex World,” will provide a forum for military, government, academia, and industry stakeholders to network and discuss current and future challenges and how to best support our Special Operations Forces (SOF) around the globe.

Read more about SOFIC 2015

ENGAGE 2015, April 27-29 2015, Millennium Mayfair, London, UK

ENGAGE 2015 brings together key geospatial players and over 200 professionals from Oil & Gas, Mining, Environment, Agriculture, GDOs, Defence & Government and Technology.

The senior-level, invitation-only gathering is an industry event facilitated by DigitalGlobe, which will be discussing the use and future applications of remote sensing technologies across a number of industries. The event features a cross-industry programme, bringing together key geospatial players and over 200 professionals from Oil & Gas, Mining, Environment, Agriculture, GDOs, Defence & Government and Technology, for two days of discussion, engagement and learning.

Read more about ENGAGE

OMEGA JOINT FIRES CONFERENCE, APRIL 22 - 23 2015, THE OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, LONDON, UK

The annual Joint Fires Support Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London on the 22nd & 23d April 2015.

The Joint Fires Conference will be held in London on the 22nd & 23rd April at the Old Royal Naval College. The aim of the conference is to examine the likely development of Joint Lethal & Non Lethal Fires in the international environment during the next decade

Read more about Omega Joint Fires 2015

DGI2015, January 19 - 21 2015, QEII Conference Centre, London, UK

The DGI Conference & Exhibition brings together heads of defence geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, GIS data & mapping, satellite imagery and analysis within the military, governmental, and intelligence sectors. It attracts professionals who are responsible for using, and integrating, geo based capabilities in their operations and organizations.

Read more about DGI 2015

OMEGA CAS, November 18 - 19 2014, The Old Royal Naval College, London, UK

The 12th annual Close Air Support Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London on the 18th & 19th November 2014.

The aim of the Close Air Support Conference is to provide an opportunity for military, government and industry personnel involved with Close Air Support and Close Air Support programmes to share programme updates, future requirements, new technologies and Lessons Identified relating to Close Air Support and contemporary operations.

Read more about OMEGA CAS 2014

GEOINT, April15-17 2014, Tampa, USA

The GEOINT Symposium is the largest intelligence event of the year in the US.

The annual GEOINT Symposium, hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, is the nation’s preeminent intelligence event. The GEOINT 2013 Symposium promises another agenda packed with important keynote speakers, insightful panel discussions and interesting breakout sessions. Building on the dialogue from past Symposia, GEOINT 2013 will break new ground and bring the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities together, all in one place.

Meet the Vricon Team at GEOINT in booth 3044!

Click here for an interactive floor plan!

Read more about GEOINT

DGI2014, January 21 - 23 2014, QEII Conference Centre, London, UK

The DGI Conference & Exhibition brings together heads of defence geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, GIS data & mapping, satellite imagery and analysis within the military, governmental, and intelligence sectors. It attracts professionals who are responsible for using, and integrating, geo based capabilities in their operations and organizations.

Read more about DGI 2014