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GeoWrap: Map shows extreme localized weather events; self-driving pizza delivery and more

Autodesk announces 2017 AEC Excellence awards finalists

US: Co-sponsors Autodesk, HP, Construction Dive and Smart Cities Dive have announced the 2017 AEC Excellence Awards finalists. This year’s competition showcases global projects that have embraced connected BIM technologies in the categories of Infrastructure, Building, Construction and Sustainability…(Read more)

Luciad announces 4th User Conference to celebrate geospatial innovation

Belgium: Luciad has announced its 4th annual INTERACT User Conference, on October 4th – 5th 2017. Over 300 entrepreneurs, developers, GIS experts and CEOs will come together for two days of industry insight, collaboration and innovation at Square, The Brussels Meeting Centre…(Read more)

EarthSense to provide real time air quality monitoring for low emission lorry trial

UK: To test the performance and emissions of low-carbon Lorries, EarthSense Systems is equipping commercial delivery vehicles with air pollution sensors. Using their state-of-the-art Zephyr air quality monitoring sensors, EarthSense will collect real-time pollution measurements to help…(Read more)

Over 200,000 homes in Texas are at damage risk from Hurricane Harvey

US: According to CoreLogic data analysis, 232,721 homes along the Texas coast with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $39.6 billion are at potential risk of hurricane-driven storm surge damage from Hurricane Harvey, based on Category 3 predictions…(Read more)

Uber Movement’s traffic data is now public

US: Uber Movement is now live. Announced in January, the service finally went live today. The service gives anyone the access to some of Uber’s internal demand and usage data, and shows you how long it takes to get from one part of a city to another based on the day…(Read more)


Domino’s and Ford team up to offer self-driving pizza delivery

Ford's self-driving cars for Domino's pizza deliveryFord and Domino’s Pizza are teaming up to test self-driving pizza delivery cars on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to understand how customers respond to and interact with autonomous vehicles. Domino’s will randomly select the customers for this trial. According to Mashable, these…(Read more)

This whacky map shows the longest straight land path on Earth

map shows the longest straight land path on EarthDid you know which two points on Earth have the longest distance in a straight line? Guy Bruneau, a wild cartographer at Google has come up with a map that shows the longest-possible straight land path on Earth to walk upon. The line starts at about 10 km north of Greenville…(Read more)

Interactive map shows extreme localized weather events linked to Climate Change

Even as Hurricane Hurvey is devastating North America, with many US cities reported to be severely affected and under water, a heavy sudden downpour caught the Indian financial capital of Mumbai unawares, completely submerging it at places. All of South Asia continues to…(Read more)