GeoWrap: Aptiv launches fleet of autonomous vehicles; Intel unveils new drone software...

GeoWrap: Aptiv launches fleet of autonomous vehicles; Intel unveils new drone software solutions and more

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Aptiv launches fleet of autonomous vehicles on the Lyft Network

US: Aptiv PLC, a global technology leader in mobility, announced the launch of a fleet of 30 autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas on the Lyft network. A product of Aptiv’s Mobility and Services group, these vehicles will operate on Aptiv’s fully-integrated autonomous driving platform and be made available to the public in partnership with Lyft. On an opt-in basis, passengers will have the ability to hail a self-driving vehicle equipped with Aptiv technology to and from high-demand locations…(Read More)

Intel unveils drone software solutions that enable businesses to unlock the potential of aerial data

US: At AUVSI Xponential 2018, Intel disclosed details of Intel® Insight Platform, a digital asset management system enabling effective aerial data management and analyses. It also demonstrated Intel® Mission Control – next-generation flight planning software – and new updates for the Intel® Falcon 8+ system: additional payloads for greater data capture, as well as distance hold and distance guard, both features of obstacle avoidance. “We are pleased to announce a suite of new…(Read More)

Rapid 3D reality capture of buildings and assets

US: Indoor Reality announced today the latest update to its 3D mobile mapping solution – IR-200 – a phone based 3D reality capture systems which can be used for rapid, affordable 3D floor plan generation of buildings and their assets. The new system can be used as a standalone Android or IOS app on mobile phones, or in conjunction with an additional camera. “The new product, R-200 is a natural progression from our existing handheld product IR-500, and our backpack IR-1000…(Read More)

NovAtel introduces positioning solutions for space-constrained systems

US: NovAtel has introduced several new precision positioning solutions for space-constrained applications. With enhanced positioning accuracy in a compact form, the PwrPak7D, PwrPak7DE1 and OEM7600 are suitable for automotive, airborne and other smaller unmanned systems. PwrPak7D and PwrPak7D-E1 are dual-antenna, multi-frequency enclosures, and the OEM7600 receiver board, plus NovAtel’s new Waypoint Inertial Explorer Express post-processing software are being showcased…(Read More)

SphereVision 360 Imaging System introduces Smoke Layer and VR Viewing

UK: SphereVision has added a smoke simulation feature to its 360-degree imaging software to aid training, emergency planning and incident management. Specifically designed for Fire and Rescue Teams, a variable density smoke layer can be applied to the 360-degree imagery allowing first responders to assess fire equipment, alarms and exit routes, and plan and train for a variety of incidents. A SphereVision Project, complete with site layouts and maps, embedded photographs and site documentation…(Read More)

GEO|Design+BIM 2018 opens call for speakers

The Netherlands: GEO| Design+BIM, a platform that highlights the use of geospatial data analytics and BIM in asset spatial design, construction, and operation and maintenance, is now accepting speaker proposals. The event is scheduled to take place from 1-2 November 2018, in Amsterdam. This year, GEO| Design+BIM will delve further into the integration of geospatial technology and BIM, and other associated industry trends including big data analytics, IoT sensors, drones…(Read More)

Leica introduces latest GNSS technology smart antenna for construction

US: Leica Geosystems, an industry leader in measurement technology, has announced the new Leica iCON gps 70 T smart antenna as part of its Leica iCON gps 70 series for reliable and easy stake-out jobs on any construction site. Measurement results become quicker and more accurate with the gps 70 T’s permanent tilt compensation, resistance to magnetic interferences and calibration-free usage. “The construction industry is one of the most hazardous workplaces and safety is the highest priority…(Read More)

DT Research introduces first purpose-built tablet with scientific-grade GNSS

US: DT Research, the leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets, today announced the DT301T Rugged RTK Tablet (DT301T-RTK), a lightweight military-grade tablet that is purpose-built for GIS mapping applications with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation used to enhance the precision of position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems. This unique tablet enables 3D Point Cloud creation with centimeter-level accuracy…(Read More)

thinkWhere’s Cloud GIS helps Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband achieve 95 percent

UK: thinkWhere is supporting the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The ambitious infrastructure programme, designed to maximize the coverage of superfast broadband across Scotland, recently announced that it has achieved its target of 95 percent fiber coverage. Underpinning work on the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme, thinkWhere provided a range of services including an extensive address matching exercise, the implementation…(Read More)

TomTom launches two new sat navs, Go Basic and Go Camper

US: TomTom has announced that two new sat navs for those without devices installed into their cars already, or those who don’t want to use their phones. The TomTom Go Basic is an entry-level sat nav in name and price but comes loaded with many features. It has built-in Wi-Fi that can receive updated maps and software without the need to connect it to a computer. It can also be connected to a smartphone so that notification can be received on the screen. The sat nav also picks up the users…(Read More)

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Adopt GIS, Be healthier

GIS and healthHow GIS can help us lead a healthier life? GIS is important for just about everything as everything happens somewhere, and the domain of health is not an exception. As Este Gregathy, Chief Medical Officer & Health Solutions, Director Health and Human Services Sector, Esri Australia puts it, “The Science of Where is important for health because we can make use of that information to understand why a disease happens, how it happens…(Read More)