GeoWrap: Microsoft and Esri launch Geospatial AI on Azure; Drone tech startup...

GeoWrap: Microsoft and Esri launch Geospatial AI on Azure; Drone tech startup AUS raises funding in pre-Series A round and more


Microsoft and Esri launch Geospatial AI on Azure

Microsoft and Esri have come together to offer the GeoAI Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) as part of Microsoft’s Data Science Virtual Machine/Deep Learning Virtual Machine family of products on Azure. This collaboration will bring AI, cloud technology and infrastructure, geospatial analytics and visualization together to help create more powerful and intelligent applications. At the heart of the GeoAI Virtual Machine is ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s next-gen 64-bit desktop geographic information…(Read More)

Drone tech startup AUS raises funding in pre-Series A round

Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS) has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A round led by GrowX Ventures, 500 Startups and Bellwether advisors. Existing investors 3one4 Capital, StartupXseed and angel investor Sanjay Jesrani too participated in this round of funding. Based out of Bengaluru, India AUS designs and develops drone-based solutions for mapping, industrial inspection and precision…(Read More)

Trimble Launches Trimble Foundation

In Conjunction with International Women’s Day, Trimble Foundation Partners with Camfed to Support the Advancement of Females in Africa Trimble has announced that it has established a non-profit, private foundation to support Trimble’s Responsible Corporate Citizen (RCC) and philanthropic efforts—Trimble Foundation. “Trimble has a rich history of philanthropy, environmental and social stewardship, and in 2017 solidified these activities with the launch of our RCC program. The program…(Read More)

Irish City of the Future Uses Bluesky Aerial Photomaps to Inform Development Plans

Limerick City and County Council is using the latest aerial photography and 3D height data from Bluesky to improve the planning and delivery of strategic services. Served to advanced users via the Council’s Geographic Information System (GIS) software and via the corporate map browser for the remainder of staff, the highly detailed digital photomaps give a real world view of the city recently awarded a chart topping place in the European Cities of the Future Awards 2018/19…(Read More)

IBM’s PAIRS Geoscope gives developers access to geospatial data

IBM has launched PAIRS GEOSCOPE, a platform specifically designed for massive geospatial-temporal data (maps, satellite, weather, drone, IoT), query and analytics services. It frees up data scientists, developers from the cumbersome processes that dominate conventional geospatial-temporal data acquisition and preparation and provides search-friendly ready access to a rich, diverse, and growing catalog of historical and continuously updated geospatial-temporal…(Read More) 

Intel’s Falcon 8+ to help manage oil and gas facilities more efficiently

Airscope, a Perth, Australia-based inspections and asset visualization company, has used the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone to extend these benefits further by developing computer-generated 3-D models of entire hydrocarbon processing facilities off the North West shelf of Australia and in the Cooper Basin. Recently, Airscope worked alongside drone manufacturer, Intel Corporation, and local Australian distributor, Position Partners, to deliver 3-D models of Santos-operated facilities…(Read More)

Live demonstration of SkyStar 110 for the first time in Japan

The Israeli-based aerostat company RT LTA Systems Ltd. presented a live demonstration of its newest member of the SkyStar family, the patented SkyStar 110 micro-Aerostat system, in the SDF internal communication exhibition at Kurihama army communication system college, Japan. The SkyStar 110 is a member of the SkyStar family of aerostats, which have already accomplished more than 1,500,000 operational hours worldwide, with availability of over 85% around the globe…(Read More)

New drone contracts for Rocketmine in Africa and Mexico

Rocketmine, a South African based subsidiary of the listed Delta Drone Group has cemented its global expansion for 2018 with a number of new contracts signed across Africa, as well as new growth into Latin America. One of the newly signed contracts sees Rocketmine break into the Latin American market with several projects for Mexican mining giant, Minera Autlán, covering…(Read More)

New satellite data sharing system, Việt Nam Data Cube, introduced

Vietnam: The satellite data sharing system, Việt Nam Data Cube, has been introduced in Vietnam. The new system promises a satellite image database for Vietnamese earth observation satellite data users. The new satellite data sharing system aims to find valuable data architecture solutions for global users and enhance the role of earth observation satellite data, said Phạm Anh Tuấn…(Read More)

Quuppa, Nesa Solutions Partner to Deliver Robust Location-based Workflows for Healthcare

Quuppa, a company that delivers the world’s most advanced indoor positioning technology, today announced that Nesa Solutions has launched INSIGHT Location Intelligence at HiMSS18. Quuppa provides an open, low-cost and scalable platform for solutions for partners that demand the most accurate, real-time positioning. INSIGHT Location Intelligence is a robust, end-to-end software solution that helps healthcare systems and other enterprises effectively manage…(Read More)

US Army Selects Leidos to Continue Geospatial Intelligence Support with $200 Million Contract

Leidos, a FORTUNE 500® science, information technology, and engineering leader, was awarded a $200-million hybrid contract (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) to support geospatial requirements, standards and systems across the US Army. The multiple-award, follow-on contract has a potential five-year period of performance and work will be performed in Alexandria, Va. Under the contract, Leidos will continue to provide technologies and expertise to support the US Army’s ongoing geospatial research, integration, development, and operational…(Read More)


How are digital technologies influencing geospatial technology trends?

Definitions can be a tricky thing. Especially in the world of geospatial where the technology merges with everything to finally empower the processes. If one were to define Geospatial technology with the typical dictionary definition of “any technology that enables the creation, management, analysis and visualization of Geospatial data”, then would it be correct to identify that any field/domain that uses spatial information and maps, as part of the Geospatial industry? And as a natural extension…(Read More)

Cloud Technology: The functional and operational building block of IoT

Cloud technology is an information technology paradigm that allows ubiquitous access to data and other configurable services over the internet to the users. Cloud is the future of IT evolution and it allows the users to access their data whenever they want and reduces the need for cumbersome data storage. Cloud would be among the chief drivers of Internet of Things (IoT). The expansive reach of IoT…(Read More)