GeoWrap: Air pollution tracking via StreetView; HD maps for autonomous driving and...

GeoWrap: Air pollution tracking via StreetView; HD maps for autonomous driving and more

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Google now tracks air pollution when mapping streets

US: In Oakland, California, the Google cars that collect maps and photographs of city streets have also been collecting air, and measuring pollution block by city block. Melissa Lunden is the chief scientist for Aclima, the company that built the pollution sensing equipment added to Google’s Street View cars…(Read more)

Airbus, Namibia to explore benefits of Virtual Space Data Centre

Namibia: Namibia’s University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Airbus will meet on Wednesday with national Space Data Centre stakeholders to explore the benefits of Earth observation solutions and use of collaborative Virtual Space Data Centre for Namibia…(Read more)

TomTom, Baidu join hands to develop HD maps for autonomous driving

China: TomTom, Baidu announced to have joined hands to develop high definition (HD) maps for autonomous driving. Their collaboration on the development of a global HD map service combines TomTom and Baidu’s expertise in HD map-making and artificial intelligence (AI)…(Read more)

Satellite imagery to be used to put an end to slavery

UK: A new project run by the University of Nottingham is hoping to put an end to slavery – by looking at the planet from space. According to a study run by the Global Slavery Index, there are currently 45.8 million slaves working across the world…(Read more)

LafargeHolcim Cements relationship with Maxoptra route planning and scheduling software

UK: Maxoptra’s dynamic route planning and scheduling software has been implemented by LafargeHolcim (Russia) for time-critical cement delivery operations. Faced with dramatic seasonal fluctuations that can see demand rise and fall by as much as 800 percent,…(Read more)