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GeoWrap: Airbus further strengthens its Earth observation imagery portfolio; Kinesis maps and tracks 2 billion vehicle miles and more

Airbus further strengthens its Earth observation imagery portfolio with the addition of TripleSat satellite data

France: Airbus has entered into an agreement with Twenty-First Century Aerospace Technology Co. Ltd (21AT), the Chinese commercial satellite operator, for the distribution of the images acquired by their TripleSat constellation. The TripleSat constellation consists of three identical very high-resolution Earth observation satellites set 120° apart, travelling around the same orbit. They offer daily monitoring of any place on Earth revealing details as small as 80 centimetres…(Read More)

Kinesis maps and tracks 2 billion vehicle miles

UK: Kinesis, the global vehicle tracking solution, is celebrating a significant milestone recording over 2 billion vehicles tracked miles. Since launching in the UK, Kinesis has installed its state of the art tracking hardware in more than 50,000 vehicles across Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Providing the latest technology to help manage transport and service vehicles, Kinesis provides real-time, online monitoring of vehicle movements with a host of additional live operational data…(Read More)

Florida Alternative Investment Association hosts Triple Play Forum on AI, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

US: The Florida Alternative Investment Association, the state’s leading organization of asset managers, will host the Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency (ABC) Forum 2018, a two-day conference April 25-26 on key developments in the burgeoning field of cryptocurrencies, with the latest updates on initial coin offerings, regulations, futures, ETFs, trading and investing. “The year 2018 has been a rollercoaster ride for investors and managers who are active in the cryptocurrency field…(Read More)

Teradata Analytics platform makes IoT Edge Computing smarter

US: Teradata announced the availability of “4D Analytics,” a new capability in advanced analytics that combines 3-dimensional geospatial location data with the 4th dimension of time. This advanced functionality is especially relevant in edge computing applications that exist to manage constantly changing time and location variables. By integrating these capabilities –  primarily geospatial, temporal and time-series data – into the Teradata Analytics Platform and making it easy to combine the capabilities…(Read More)

Pioneering decentralized Smart City database Circle+ launches in Singapore

Singapore: Circle+ was created by Singapore’s SGCN forum using a blockchain technology transformation. It has now officially launched in Singapore. The SGCN forum was established in 2001. The SGCN forum has a base of 1.1 million users, tens of thousands of merchants, an average of 100,000-page views/IP and 51,000 posts per day. Circle+ is defined as a decentralized smart city database based on blockchain technology. In simple terms, the three points of shopping+payment…(Read More)

Trimble and XAPT partner to deliver world class Field Service scheduling solution for equipment dealers

US: Trimble and XAPT Corporation announced today that NAXT, the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from XAPT for equipment dealers, will use a tightly integrated version of the Trimble PULSE suite of solutions for field service optimization and workforce management. This integration enables XAPT to provide a best-in-class, highly sophisticated automation and optimization capability for field service organizations that will assist technicians in highly complex environments…(Read More)

Parrot Sequoia+ & Pix4D: A new generation of high precision multispectral sensor with automatic radiometric calibration

US: Tools dedicated to precision agriculture help farmers and agronomists optimise the ROI of their crops and improve their daily productivity. This high precision and analysis enable farming experts to make well-informed decisions efficiently. Parrot has recently developed Parrot Sequoia+, a new generation of its multispectral sensor that allows you to automatically calibrate multispectral images using Pix4Dmapper or Pix4Dag without the need of a calibration target. This results in a better user experience…(Read More)

1Spatial awarded contract by the European Union Satellite Centre

UK: 1Spatial, the global geospatial software and solutions company, has announced that they have been awarded a contract from the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid, Spain) to provide a solution which implements a geospatial data quality workflow based on 1Integrate and 1Integrate for ArcGIS. The workflow will be a Validation Service that automatically validates, enhances, integrates and transforms vector dataset products produced at SatCen or obtained from external…(Read More)

More than a dozen Federal Agencies to present on the GEOINT 2018 Government Pavilion Stage

US: Industry seeking insight into some of the government’s most challenging problems as well as possible new business opportunities should attend Government Pavilion Stage presentations during the GEOINT 2018 Symposium, which takes place April 22-25 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. The Government Pavilion Stage, sponsored by Oracle, is located in the exhibit hall and presents an opportunity for attendees and exhibitors alike to hear from government directors, managers…(Read More)

Nanotron and ClearBlade build Location Data Analytics partnership to take real-time tracking to the next level

US: Nanotron Technologies GmbH and ClearBlade, Inc. today announced a partnership to add ClearBlade’s industry-leading Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing platform to nanotron’s advanced tracking software. This cooperation will enable nanotron to offer advanced Location Data Analytics (LDA) capabilities, adding a whole new dimension of capabilities to its tracking technology platform. Nanotron creates deep, powerful insights into complex business processes by applying a flexible…(Read More)


Drones to boost agricultural production and help maintain food security

Subsistence farming using bullocks was largely replaced with large tracts of land ploughed by tractors and mechanized harvesters and using GMOs to enhance crop immunity. And the now the next phase in the evolution of agriculture is a large-scale single crop unit that would give unprecedented output because drones would be deployed for multiple functions. With rapidly growing population, environmental degradation, global warming and the reduction of arable land…(Read More)

Houston start-up reveals plans for luxury commercial space station

Looking for an out of the world travel experience? A Houston-based space start-up may have the answer to your dreams! But of course, be ready to shed a few millions. Orion Span has announced the plans to launch the first luxury hotel in space called Aurora. Named after the magical light phenomenon that illuminates the Earth’s polar skies, the first fully modular commercial space station is set to be placed in orbit by 2021. The station will start hosting guests from 2022. The exclusive hotel…(Read More)