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GeoWrap: Hexagon acquires VIRES; geospatial technology in smart cities and more

Icaros releases version 5.0 of OneButton drone image processing software

US: Aerial imaging software provider, Icaros, has released an updated version 5.0 of OneButton, a Standard and Professional image processing software for drones. The new version contains a significant number of major new features and hundreds of other improvements, including a new 2D and 3D map and model viewer…(Read more)

Lockheed Martin introduces Indago 3 quadrotor for intelligence and surveillance

US: Lockheed Martin has introduced its newest variant of Indago quadrotor drone for sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The new variant goes by the name, Indago 3, comes with Enhanced ISR capability, with the addition of TrellisWare Technologies MANET software, Lockheed Martin said…(Read more)

Hexagon accelerates simulation portfolio and autonomous X strategy with VIRES acquisition

Sweden: On Monday, Hexagon announced the acquisition of VIRES, a German-based simulation software solutions provider that support the development, testing and validation of driver-assisted and fully autonomous driving technology. VIRES’s proven simulation solutions have been recognized for their robustness, performance and ease of building simulation environments for over 20 years…(Read more)

DigitalGlobe to provide elevation data for Rise Broadband

US: DigitalGlobe has announced to provide elevation data to Rise Broadband, a fixed Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), to enable faster and more efficient deployment of wireless internet services in the United States. DigitalGlobe will provide Rise Broadband with Vricon’s high-resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM) data to verify fixed wireless broadband service availability to households and businesses…(Read more)

EagleView acquires machine learning company for water resource management

US: Aerial imagery provider EagleView has acquired OmniEarth, developer of machine learning technologies and decision-making tools for the water resource management, energy and insurance markets. With the acquisition, EagleView gains OmniEarth’s machine learning capabilities, resulting in higher accuracy and precision of existing automated datasets…(Read more)


In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, NSN Murty, Executive Director, and leader of Smart Cities, Advisory at PWC talks about the role of Geospatial technology in the development of smart cities. Murty believes that GIS and LBS have a great role to play in smart cities…(See here) 

Panel Discussion: Role of Geospatial Technologies in Enabling Smart Cities

Watch Panel discussion on Role of Geospatial Technologies in Enabling Smart Cities. Moderator: Ms. Anamika Das, Vice President Outreach and Business Development, Geospatial Media and Communications, India. Special Address: Shri D.N. Modi, IAS, Commissioner, Gandhi Nagar Municipal Commission, India…(See here)