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MoUD to announce 40 new smart cities for next phase in June

India: The Ministry of Urban Development will soon announce the next set cities for central funding under the government’s flagship scheme–Smart City Mission by June-end. A total of 45 cities have participated in the third round of Smart City challenge, of which 40 will be selected to be developed as smart cities…(Read more)

Esri Canada completes demonstration app for Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Project

Canada: Esri Canada has announced the completion of the Policy Workbench, a comprehensive demonstration app that can help policy makers better understand Pan-Arctic issues. The web mapping app was created for the Open Geospatial Consortium Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Project (Arctic SDP), an initiative by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) designed to demonstrate the value of enhanced spatial data sharing among organizations…(Read more)

Fixed UAV market to grow at 11.5% CAGR by 2022: Report

US: Research N Reports has announced the release of their latest report on ‘global fixed UAV drones’, which is estimated to grow at 11.5% CAGR from 2017 to 2022. The report is a culmination of the key events from last decade to present day, and helps to formulate the best strategy catered to both established market players and new entrants…(Read more)

University of Chicago Press makes History of Cartography available for public

US: The University of Chicago Press has made the first three volumes of the History of Cartography available to public for free. These three volumes of document will be made available online. According to Edward Rothstein of The New York Times, it is “the most ambitious overview of map making ever undertaken.” …(Read more)

GeoSLAM’s Zeb Revo to help scan, measure and navigate indoors

US: GeoSLAM has launched its Zeb Revo—a handheld mobile mapping system that helps you scan and takes indoor building measurements and can be used to navigate indoors just like GPS is used for outside. This hardware device use rotating lasers and a backpack battery…(Read more)

Autodesk announces updates on InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D

US: Autodesk has announced to update its latest building information modeling and infrastructure design tools InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D. In a major press release this week, Autodesk launched the two products with significant upgrades to both software packages…(Read more)


Book launch: ‘Maps of Delhi’ chronicles cartographic history of Delhi

India: If you are a maps enthusiast or a research scholar in architecture, then chances are that you might want to make a little space on your book shelf, as a new book – ‘Maps of Delhi’ launched last week at a glittering ceremony at the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) at Lodhi Road, New Delhi…(Read more)