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UK govt seeks to test driverless cars for London’s streets

UK: Members of the public could be able to summon driverless cars in two years’ time after the government backed a consortium looking to test the technology in London. The Departments for Business and Transport have handed the group £12.8m to research and develop self-driving technology ahead of a trial in the capital…(Read more)

China’s Yutong Heavy Industries joins Trimble Ready Program

US: On Tuesday, Trimble announced that China-based heavy civil construction market with professional integrated solutions provider, Zhengzhou Yutong Heavy Industries has become the first Chinese manufacturer to participate in the Trimble Ready program for dynamic compaction applications…(Read more)

Federal grant to support in-demand Ag training

US: Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The funding will support a new precision agriculture center of excellence, which will be housed at the Vigo County Industrial Park…(Read more)

Vencore to support NGA GEOINT analytics program under $980M IDIQ

US: Vencore has announced that it will work to provide source operations technical support for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s effort to integrate analytics and GEOINT under a potential $980 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, a news website reported Wednesday…(Read more)

Hexagon launches HxGN AgrOn Logistics to manage complex logistics process

Sweden: Hexagon launched its HxGN AgrOn Logistics solution, an end-to-end solution enabling sugarcane and forestry producers to manage and optimise the complex logistics processes essential to harvest. HxGN AgrOn Logistics will be officially unveiled today at Agrishow, one of the world’s largest agricultural technology trade shows, in Ribeiro Preto, Brazil…(Read more)

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Know all about the “South Asia Satellite”

Kathmandu, November 26, 2014. When leaders of the South Asian region at 18th SAARC summit agreed to develop collective space capacity, India took the lead emphasizing on the idea of a SAARC satellite that will help the region to work for the development and welfare of people…(Read more)

‘SoI’s Open Series Maps fails to implement public sharing of govt data’

Although it has made the topographic maps or the Open Series Maps available to general public, Survey of India’s (SoI) Nakshe portal will have to go through a variety of litmus test, as the initiative fails to implement the mandates of public sharing of government data using open standards and open license as put forward by the NMP 2005 and NDSAP 2012…(Read more)

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Satellite images of the U.S national parks

These are the twelve incredible pictures of the U.S. national parks taken from space. The satellite images were published in a blogpost on National Geographic’s website.