GeoWrap: Android software release expands GNSS capabilities; DENSO broadens investment in startups...

GeoWrap: Android software release expands GNSS capabilities; DENSO broadens investment in startups and more

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Android software release expands GNSS analysis tool capabilities

US: Google has publicly released GNSS Analysis app v2.5.0.0 with advanced processing and analysis tools for raw GNSS measurements retrieved from Android devices. The primary intent of these tools is to enable device manufacturers to see in detail how well the GNSS receivers are working in each particular device design, and thus improve the design and GNSS performance in their devices. However, with the tools publicly available, there is also significant value to the research and app developer community… (Read More)

DENSO broadens investment in startups to make the truly connected cars a reality

US: Automotive supplier, DENSO, is planning to expand its venture capital investments in a broad range of new technologies to make a world of self-driving, truly connected cars a reality. At CES 2018, the company will present a glimpse of its present and future innovations that include both core automotive startups and innovative technologies from biosensors to cybersecurity with potentially huge applications for the way we get around. Three successful DENSO ventures will demonstrate at the company’s CES… (Read More)

ICIMOD, Radiant.Earth establish strategic cooperation to advance EO applications

Nepal: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Radiant.Earth have signed a strategic partnership agreement for knowledge and technology transfer of Earth observation (EO). Under this agreement, the parties will establish and implement innovative EO and geospatial application services to support monitoring and assessment of climate change related impacts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, with a particular focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…(Read More)

Cyient enters into a global alliance with EA Technology

CyientIndia: Cyient has entered into a non-exclusive business alliance with EA Technology, an energy technology company headquartered in Chester, United Kingdom. Through this agreement, Cyient and EA Technology will jointly pursue business opportunities globally, by leveraging their complementary skills, technical capabilities, and experience. The alliance will provide asset management and decision support solutions and services for electric utilities. Under the agreement, Cyient will also provide…(Read More)

OGC seeks public comments on CDB multispectral imagery extension

OGCUS: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking public comment on its candidate CDB Multi-spectral Imagery Extension standard. The Multi-spectral Imagery Extension defines how to encode and store reflected electromagnetic radiation from the infrared wavelengths into a CDB data store. This extension is limited to only adding this new data type and does not change any existing requirements or structure defined in the CDB standard. This extension also attempts to harmonize with the existing…(Read More)

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UNGGIM Mexico City Declaration: reinforcing use of geospatial technologies in implementing SDGs

UNGGIM Mexico City Declaration on implementing the SDGs and acknowledging the role of Geospatial technology and innovation in achieving social development is another appreciable step towards achieving The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The United Nations has since long recognized the need for the integration of geospatial and non-geospatial data for achieving the SDGs and taking commendable steps in spreading the awareness. Following the suite, UN Global Geospatial Information…(Read More)

Check out wind speed, cloud density, pollution, ozone layer, weather on this interactive map

Wouldn’t it be great if we can get not only the routine weather updates but other miscellaneous details like the ozone layer, current speed, wind flow, pollution and even the complex Cape Index by just a single click on a web portal? Windy interactive map does precisely this and much more. Windy provides accurate information about wind flow, cloud density, temperature, rainfall, snowfall and waves. And there are also options to see sea temperature, currents, the ozone layer, dust, humidity, dew points…(Read More)