The power of extracting and leveraging data collected from space can transform entire industries and create new paradigms. Azure Space, through partnerships, space data, our collaboration tools, and Microsoft services and capabilities, unlock powerful possibilities for customers.
In the year since Azure Space was announced, Microsoft has focused on extending its Azure Space ecosystem by partnering with industry leaders in the space community to empower customers and partners to achieve more. Today, Microsoft is expanding on its mission to make Azure Space the platform and ecosystem of choice for the space community through a new partnership with Airbus and the general availability of their premium satellite imagery and elevation data in Microsoft’s Azure Maps.
May brings expanded coverage of two popular features: Cost allocation is now supported in all usage APIs and downloads and management group exports are now available in Azure Government. On top of this, you also have more custom date selection options in the cost analysis preview and four new generally available offers to help you save money with Azure. This plus new videos and documentation updates rounds out another great month.
New and recent updates for Microsoft Azure Maps include support for Azure Maps integration with Azure Active Directory, integration with the Microsoft Power Apps platform, Search and Routing services enhancements, new Weather services REST APIs (in preview), and expanded coverage for Mobility services.
The Azure Maps visual for Power BI will be releasing as a preview this week. Power BI is a powerful analysis and visualization tool. Azure Maps is an important tool for gaining geospatial context and insights that can be used in decision making.
As enterprises continue to evolve in their digital transformation journey, there is a need for augmenting Azure Maps content with project-specific and private business knowledge of places.
Updates to Azure Maps services include new and recently added features, including the general availability of Azure Maps services on Microsoft Azure Government cloud.
Today, we are announcing updates to the Azure Maps Web SDK, which adds support for common spatial file formats, introduces a new data driven template framework for popups, includes several OGC services, and much more.
At Microsoft, we’ve expanded our partnerships, including Volkswagen, LG Electronics, Faurecia, TomTom, and more, and taken the wraps off new thinking such as at CES, where we recently demonstrated our approach to in-vehicle compute and software architecture.
Moovit, the leading mobility as a service (MaaS) solutions company and the maker of the world’s #1 urban mobility app, together with Microsoft’s Azure Maps, and Aira, the AI remote assistance platform, are announcing a joint partnership which will make public transit more accessible for blind and visually impaired people around the globe.