GeoWrap: DJI gives drones more power for commercial use; Topcon introduces new...

GeoWrap: DJI gives drones more power for commercial use; Topcon introduces new laser series and more


DJI gives drones more power for commercial use

US: DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, unveiled new technology and tools to customize its enterprise drone platforms for specialized tasks such as infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, firefighting and search and rescue. The new Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera, created in partnership with FLIR Systems, is a critical tool for drone operators to capture heat signatures invisible to the naked eye. Its side-by-side visual and thermal imaging…(Read More)

Topcon introduces new laser series designed for distance and accuracy in construction projects

US: Topcon Positioning Group announces the latest additions to its RL-H line of self-leveling rotating lasers. The RL-H5 series is designed for high-accuracy and long working range in laser applications for grading, excavating and general construction projects. The new offering includes instruments to support diverse job site demands. “Topcon has a history of providing contractors with durable, high-accuracy lasers. The RL-H5 series offers contractors more operating options and affordable choices…(Read More)

Relativity Space raises $35 million in Series B funding

US: Relativity has announced the closure of its $35 million Series B financing, led by Playground Global with full participation from existing Series A investors Social Capital, Y Combinator Continuity and Mark Cuban. The funding will be used to grow the company’s scalable, automated process for manufacturing and launching entire rockets from conception to production. The company has proven itself as an emerging disruptor in the $7 billion satellite constellation launch market and is working…(Read More)

Successful fifth launch brings Aireon Global Air Traffic Surveillance System closer to full deployment

US: Aireon has announced the fifth successful launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads, hosted by the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. At 7:13:51 AM PDT (14:13:51 UTC), a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, bringing the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 50. When the Aireon payloads from the fifth launch come online, the system will have nearly global coverage…(Read More)

Siemens simulation offering hastens the arrival of self-driving cars

US: Siemens has introduced a breakthrough solution for the development of autonomous driving systems. The solution, part of the Simcenter™ portfolio, minimizes the need for extensive physical prototyping while dramatically reducing the number of logged test miles necessary to demonstrate the safety of autonomous vehicles. According to the findings of a report issued by the Rand Corporation, autonomous vehicle prototypes would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles, and in some cases…(Read More)

TechVariable introduces consulting and implementation services of Blockchain Technology

India: TechVariable, an IT company, has announced its services in the areas of consulting and implementation of Blockchain technology. Along with delivering IT services, the company has introduced this new technology in their portfolio; seeking to harness the possibilities of Blockchain in India. Headed by the company officials, TechVariable released the details of their new solution. Providing an overview, the CEO of this company said, “We have started two new services catering to Blockchain…(Read More)

UAE government becomes the first to obtain BIM certification worldwide

UAE: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has obtained the certification of the British Standards Institute (BSI) in Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Maintenance and Operation Phase. In the process, the RTA has become the first government body worldwide to obtain (BIM Kite-Mark Certificate PAS 1192-3:2014, BS 1192:2007 and BS 1192-4:2014). HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA received the certificate…(Read More)


Location data helps nab culprits in CBSE question paper leak in India

It is a well-known fact that Location technology enables law enforcement to track and apprehend criminals and get real-time details of their whereabouts and movements almost instantly. Digitalization and the penetrating reach of social media, multiplatform messaging services, voice calls and other internet-based communication services invariably leave behind digital footprints which can be easily detected…(Read More)

How to find and deploy cloud GIS in minutes on Amazon AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Market Place now hosts many GIS, Geospatial, and Location-based applications. The GIS software on Amazon AWS is made available under the following four categories – GIS Server Platforms, Mapping & Visualization, GeoCoding and Spatial AnalyticsAccording to Amazon, deploying GIS on AWS is now pretty easy, as it comes with these…(Read More)


GAGAN will be used for disaster alerts soon

gagan for disaster alert soonIn an exclusive interview with the Geospatial World, A S Ganeshan, Advisor of GAGAN and S V Satish, Executive Director (ATM) of Airport Authority of India, shares that very soon GAGAN will be used for disaster alerts. Ganeshan and Satish also talk about MoU between Airport Authority of India and how a common man can use GAGAN. Watch the full interview to know more…(See Here)