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GeoWrap: HERE acquires ATS; Russia loses contact with a weather satellite and more

HERE acquires ATS to boost its over-the-air service

HEREGermany: HERE has announced the acquisition of Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS), a Berlin-based developer of secure over-the-air (OTA) technology — the basis for how wireless devices get their systems updated securely — to improve its data distribution capability and provide feedback information to improve how those systems operate. HERE has “only had a limited capability in OTA technology until now,” as per a spokesperson. “The ATS acquisition will make us a major player… (Read More)

Russia loses contact with a weather satellite hours after its launch

Russia: Russia has lost contact with a weather satellite just hours after its take off from the new Vostochny cosmodrome. The technical glitch is a setback for the Russian Space Program as Moscow seeks to ease dependence on the Baikonur cosmodrome, which it has leased till 2050 from Kazakhstan, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. “During the first scheduled communication session with the space vehicle, contact has not been established because it is not on its planned orbit… (Read More)

Microsoft launches Azure Location Based Services for geospatial needs across industries

US: Azure LBS customers are guaranteed trusted location data through TomTom’s unique feedback loop ecosystem – a global community of users continually providing map and traffic data resulting in richer content and more trustworthy data. As part of Azure LBS, customers can now build with a wide array of TomTom API services under the Microsoft Azure brand including Search and Geocoding, Routing, Traffic and Maps. “TomTom equips us with the infrastructure to provide updates quickly and incrementally… (Read More)

RIEGL Japan celebrates 20th anniversary

Japan: RIEGL Japan, the Japanese office of RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, is celebrating their twenty-year anniversary this year. Initially started in 1993, Teruo Sasaki, CEO of ZIMMER JAPAN at the time and current CEO of RIEGL Japan, began to sell and distribute RIEGL products throughout Japan, RIEGL Japan was officially founded in 1997. Currently operating in Tokyo with a dedicated long-term and experienced team of LiDAR enthusiasts, RIEGL Japan sells, distributes, and supports customers… (Read More)

Autodesk reports 5% growth in Q3 revenues

US: Autodesk today announced the financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018. This year, the company reported 106% increase in its annualized recurring revenue (ARR), which was $924 million in the same quarter last year. The company also reports a 24% increase in its total ARR, which was $1.90 billion. As for revenue, Autodesk reports a 5% increase in this quarter, which was $515 million. “We are pleased with another solid quarter of execution and progress on our business model transition… (Read More)

UK Space launch program receives a funding boost from the British government

UK: A 50 million pound program to enable new satellite launch services and low gravity spaceflights from UK spaceports have been announced by the British Business Secretary, Greg Clark. Building on the 99 million pounds already invested in the National Satellite Test Facility at Harwell, the program will be helping UK spaceports access a global market for launching small satellites worth 10 billion pounds over a period of 10 years. Apart from this, low gravity flights will also benefit greatly… (Read More)


Nagpur Metro project is using 5D BIM for better project delivery


In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of Maharashtra Metro Rail explains how Nagpur Metro project is using 5D BIM for better project delivery. Dixit also talks about the technological challenges in the project implementation. Watch the full interview… (See Here)