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GeoWrap: GIS market to reach to $11.2 billion by 2025; NASA certifies Falcon 9 and more

ResearchAndMarkets forecasts GIS market to reach to $11.2 billion by 2025

US: Market research firm ResearchAndMarkets has added its Geographic Information System (GIS) Market Analysis forecast from 2014-2025. The report anticipates the market to reach USD 11.2 billion by 2025. The rising adoption of GIS in infrastructure development, urban planning, and smart cities coupled with increasing location-based services are some of the key drivers of the GIS market. GIS is a computerized system that connects data with geography…(Read more)

Microdones and Trimble partnership to enhance seamless integration with Trimble Business Center Software

US: As the preferred provider of Vertical Take Off and Landing drone systems to the Trimble network of geospatial dealers, Microdrones has announced the progress on this partnership to date. Since October of 2016, Microdrones has signed more than 35 Trimble dealers worldwide. The Microdrones presence through Trimble now spans all seven continents, with a trusted and established sales force working to educate, train, sell and support end users(Read more)

Cyberhawk completes UAV inspections on 63 platforms for Dubai Petroleum

As part of a framework agreement with Dubai Petroleum, Cyberhawk was appointed to inspect more than 350 risers on 63 offshore platforms. The inspection took only one month to complete, followed by the production of over 90 detailed engineering inspection reports. The rationale behind Dubai Petroleum’s use of UAVs was to quickly complete detailed inspections of all their risers. Risers are traditionally a difficult area of an offshore platform to inspect; in the under deck(Read more)

Texo DSI launches new UAV platform and payload rental service

US: Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI) has announced the launch of its new UAV platform and associated payload rental service – Texo Drone Hire Division. As owner operators of the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic fleet of UAV’s and pioneers of disruptive survey and inspection technologies for industry; Texo DSI hold an extensive and advanced array of aerial platforms and associated payload options and will provide its rental offering…(Read more)

Indian company conducts LiDAR mapping to study Bangalore’s solar energy generation prospects

India: India-based Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has picked a Hyderabad-based aerial mapping company to study the city’s rooftop solar energy generation prospects. The exercise will involve a LiDAR sensor, which will fly over the city, send pulses of light that will get reflected back from the objects on the ground. Bescom has partnered with the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited…(Read more)

NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions

US: NASA has certified the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions for the launch of an astronomy spacecraft. NASA unveiled the certification in its full fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, released on February 14, in a section about NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP). “In January 2018, SpaceX successfully completed ‘Category 2’ certification…(Read more)

Former Google drone engineers develop self-flying AI-enabled drone for aerial photography

US: A start-up founded by former Google drone engineers, Adam Bry and Abe Bachrach, Skydio has developed a self-flying camera that makes aerial photography a hands-free task, according to a CNBC report. The UAV uses computer vision and other types of artificial intelligence to fly itself, follow and record a subject down below. What’s rather interesting about the UAV is that it doesn’t require any sort of piloting or camera skills. The report quotes Bry saying, “This technology is like what’s...(Read more)

Geometric innovation for Iconic 1 Blackfriars London inspires the next generation of designers

UK: One Blackfriars is a new iconic, mixed-use development situated on the south side of Blackfriars Bridge overlooking the River Thames. Its prime location has unobstructed views of St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as the river toward Westminster and Tower Bridge. RAM Concept was utilized for the centerpiece of the development, which is a stunning 170-meter-high tower. The building is a geometric masterpiece that creates an elegant silhouette on London’s skyline...(Read more)

Spacemetric to provide technology to DIAS platform

France: Following a tender and evaluation process, ESA, acting on behalf of the European Commission, has now signed DIAS contracts with four industrial consortia. DIAS will give unlimited, free and complete access to Copernicus data and information. DIAS provides a scalable computing and storage environment for third parties. Third parties will be empowered to offer advanced value-adding services integrating Copernicus with their own data and tools to the benefit…(Read more)

Hexagon launches new measurement software

Sweden: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched PC-DMIS 2018 R1, the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. This is the first of two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2018, with continued service pack updates to ensure maximum reliability of the platform. PC-DMIS 2018 R1 allows users to easily convert AutoFeatures to points or quickly use the measured hits for new Constructions and Dimensions, available for Plane, Circle…(Read more)

Automated underground monitoring solution launched

US: Underground construction is set to become faster and improved by the latest software solution from geospatial specialist 3D Laser Mapping. Processmonitor Live uses a type of laser known as a LiDAR to provide real-time, automated measurements of underground surfaces. Designed to be deployed in underground construction and tunnel environments…(Read more)

Precision farming market to reach $10bn by 2024: Report

US: Global Market Insights has launched a market report recently, according to which by 2024, the world’s precision farming market size will exceed to $10 billion by 2024. In the report, the precision farming market growth is attributed to growing emphasis on improving agricultural productivity owing to rapidly increasing population around the world. Farmers in developed countries are rapidly adopting modern agricultural practices and equipment to boost…(Read more)

Ball Aerospace delivers flight Cryocooler early for NASA’s Landsat mission

US: Ball Aerospace delivered the TIRS-2 Flight Cryocooler for the Landsat 9 TIRS-2 instrument ahead of schedule to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Achieving this milestone early will allow GSFC additional time and options during the instrument integration and test phase. For more than 45 years, Landsat Earth-observing satellite missions have gathered multispectral imagery from space, helping scientists understand the impacts of human activity…(Read more)

Indian metropolis Mumbai to have the country’s first AI center

India: The State government of Maharashtra will be setting up an institute for artificial intelligence (AI) in Mumbai, reported The Hindu. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will unveil the plan for the institute during the Magnetic Maharashtra Summit, and at the Global Economic Conference in Canada which is to be held next month. “We have discussed cooperation in artificial intelligence and other port-led development. Maharashtra has already become the first state to unveil a FinTech Policy,” said the Chief Minister…(Read More)

Google partners with 911 to identify emergency callers more easily

US: In an emergency, time is more crucial than anything else. So, in order to save more time, Google has been testing its technology concurrently with a number of 911 centers to develop a system that helps to automatically identify the precise location of someone calling from a cellphone, the Wall Street Journal reported. Throughout December and January, Google teamed with 911 centers in Texas, Tennessee, and Florida, allowing them to use the company’s data to locate the location of individuals…(Read More)

Croatia signs a cooperation agreement with ESA

France: The Republic of Croatia signed a Cooperation Agreement with ESA on 19 February 2018. This agreement permits Croatia and ESA to create the framework for a concrete cooperation pertaining to ESA programmes and activities. Blaženka Divjak, Croatian Minister of Science and Education, and Mr Frédéric Nordlund, Head of External Relations Department, on behalf of the ESA Director General, signed the agreement during an official ceremony in Zagreb, Croatia. With this agreement, ESA has now…(Read More)


What are the forthcoming satellite launches from ISRO?

As ISRO gets ready to launch the much-talked about Chandrayaan 2 in April this year, it is already geared up to launch three satellites — GSAT 6, IRNSS 1-I and GSAT11 — in March. GSAT-6A and GSAT-29 communication satellites will be launched by GSLV Mk-ll and GSLV Mk-lll, respectively. The GSAT-11 communication satellite is planned to be launched through procured launch. With regard…(Read more)

Satellite images show the severe water crisis of Cape Town

Satellite image of Cape Town's water crisisA three-year drought, growing population, and climate change have Cape Town reeling under severe water crisis. And in a few weeks from now, the tourist city of South Arica would be forced to shut most of its water taps. Drought conditions started in 2015 when Cape Town received just half of its annual normal rainfall. 2016 provided even less rain and by 2017 Cape Town’s average rainfall was down to one third of its annual average. Even with water restrictions, the city could run out…(Read more)

13 major Artificial Intelligence trends to watch for in 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the peculiar ability to simultaneously amaze, enthrall, leave us gasping and intimidate. The possibilities of AI are innumerable and they easily surpass our most artistically fecund imaginations. What all we read in science fiction novels or saw in movies like ‘The Matrix’ could someday materialize into reality. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, recently said that ‘AI can be our friend’ and is good for the society. From decision-making to…(Read more)


How CARTO is democratizing location intelligence

How CARTO is democratizing location intelligenceIn an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Fernando Carrasco, Managing Director, Asia and Oceania of CARTO shares that the democratization of location intelligence is the greatest innovation of the organization. Carrasco further talks on CARTO’s collaboration with Mapbox and company’s competitors. Watch full interview to know more…(Watch here)

Year of Weather 2017 by EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT presents weather report of 2017 through a video. The video shows how the brute strength of nature was evident in 2017 when hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones left trails of misery in their wake in communities around the globe. Watch full video to see the complete report…(Watch here)