GeoWrap: DroneDeploy becomes largest drone data platform in the world; MDA drives...

GeoWrap: DroneDeploy becomes largest drone data platform in the world; MDA drives innovation in support of Canadian Government and more

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DroneDeploy becomes largest drone data platform in the world with 30 million acres mapped

US: DroneDeploy, a drone software platform with the largest drone data repository in the world, released its 2018 annual Commercial Drone Industry Trends Report. The report quantifies the impact of aerial insights across several industries and cements DroneDeploy as the industry leader in drone software. As the most extensive drone data repository and software platform in the world, DroneDeploy’s ecosystem enables customers across 400,000 job sites to map 30 million acres, reap up to 20X time savings…(Read More)

MDA drives innovation in support of Canadian Government space activities

US: MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, applauds remarks made by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development during his May 25announcement of new investments in innovative Canadian space technologies at MDA’s Montreal facility. Minister Bains announced the award of more than $26.7 million CAD in contracts to 33 Canadian companies, of which MDA received five contracts totaling more than $4 million CAD. “Nearly every aspect of our daily lives…(Read More)

Eos and Futura announce partnership to bring affordable, high-accuracy staking solution to utilities

US: Eos Positioning Systems(Eos), the leading global manufacturer of affordable high-accuracy GNSS receivers for the BYOD market, has announced that its partnership with enterprise GIS solutions provider Futura Systems, Inc. “FieldPro Stake on iPad provides design engineers with the tools they need to draw up a job in the field,” Futura CIO Doug Malinowski said. “And when combined with Eos Arrow Series™, they can easily do it with high spatial accuracy.” Futura FieldPro Stake is Futura’s iOS mobile…(Read More)

USGIF partners with Boundless to provide educational opportunities for GEOINT community

US: The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is pleased to announce it has partnered with Boundless, a USGIF Organizational Member, to collaborate on educational initiatives in the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) Community as well as to offer open-source resources to colleges and universities under the Foundation’s Collegiate Accreditation Program“Over the last decade, the open-source geospatial software has garnered a lot of interest among educators, especially from schools...(Read More)

Orolia secures €26M Galileo contracts for critical satellite technology

UK: Orolia is pleased to announce that its world-leading atomic clock solutions have been selected for the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Under contracts totaling €26M, Orolia will deliver the most stable, accurate timing solutions available today. This latest initiative builds on Orolia’s long-standing role in providing the world’s most precise timing technology for satellite programs. Each satellite will carry two Rubidium atomic clocks and two passive Hydrogen Masers…(Read More)

The smart city at INTERGEO – discover the urban future

Germany: Cities of all sizes are currently working on offering their growing populations attractive, sustainable living spaces, so smart city solutions are booming. These cities are faced with huge traffic, energy, environmental, health and education challenges and each of them requires its own specific solutions. INTERGEO considers this development and the rapidly growing market for smart city solutions to be extremely important, as reflected by both the conference programme and the SMART CITY SOLUTIONS…(Read More)

Mapbox to bring AI-Powered vision SDK to Microsoft Azure IoT platform

US: Mapbox has announced that it will integrate its Vision SDK with Microsoft Azure IoT platform, enabling developers to build innovative applications and solutions for smart cities, the automotive industry, public safety and more. The Mapbox Vision SDK provides augmented reality (AR) navigation, driver alerts for speed limits, pedestrians, vehicles and other event-based triggers for responsive apps. The integration with Azure IoT Hub will provide developers with a holistic solution that aggregates cloud…(Read More)

UrtheCast announces changes to Board of Directors and Management

Canada: UrtheCast has announced that, with the completion of the UrtheDaily senior loan facility and the subordinated capital financing, Tye Burt and Letitia A. (Tish) Long have decided, individually, not to stand for re-election as directors at its annual and special shareholder meeting (the “Meeting”) scheduled for 10:30 a.m. (Vancouver time) on June 25, 2018 at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver at 300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC. Greg Nordal has also decided not to extend his three-month term…(Read More)

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Did you know which are the sources for free LiDAR data?

LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is an active remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure distances to Earth. While the hardware is still expensive and processing is time-taking, use of LiDAR data is picking up across diverse fields — from building 3D models of buildings to vegetation health to environmental science, not to mention the scramble for HD maps to enable…(Read More)

What is geocoding; how can it help sell products

Real success is when customers can be reached where and when they are most likely to buy. Geocoding in partnership with location is making this distant dream come to reality. With an exponential boom in smart devices, many businesses are using geocoding to perform specific market/region data analysis for the purpose of making sound business decisions which is then known as geomarketing. Marketers are also using this technology to further promote their products. Geocoding has become the buzzword…(Read More)

How can big data analytics add value to BIM

big data analytics and bimWith the advent of wearables, smartphones, tablets, drones and the Internet of Things, construction workers and even the machinery are constantly collecting data at the job site. These real-time job site data will become even more powerful and enabling when integrated with external data such as weather, traffic, and business/community activities. Such influx of data (including data from previous projects) is providing an opportunity for construction…(Read More)