GeoWrap: Microsoft cloud to help self-driving cars; AI powered weather bot and...

GeoWrap: Microsoft cloud to help self-driving cars; AI powered weather bot and more

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Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort

US: Microsoft’s cloud computing platform will be used outside China for collaboration by members of a self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese internet search giant Baidu, the companies announced on Tuesday. The US software giant is one of more than 50 entities…(Read here)

LizardTech and Extensis optimize digital asset management for geospatial data

US: LizardTech and Extensis have announced the availability of Extensis Portfolio 2017, the first digital asset management (DAM) solution optimized for geospatial data. Portfolio 2017 enables users to easily organize, access and share geospatial datasets…(Read here)

Maxoptra route planning helps Sharps Bedrooms deliver

UK: Sharps Bedrooms has successfully implemented Maxoptra’s dynamic delivery route planning and scheduling software. The UK-based fitting bedroom manufacturer is using map-based cloud software to support a nationwide team of installers with the rapid manufacture…(Read here)

IARPA announces map of the world challenge for satellite imagery

US: The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces the launch of the functional Map of the World —“fMoW”— Challenge. The challenge invites solvers from around the world to develop machine learning(Read here)

PCI Geomatics releases GXL 2017

Canada: PCI Geomatics announced the release of GXL 2017, the latest version of its high-performance, scalable processing system for large-scale geo-image production. GXL 2017 features more precise elevation modelling for satellite and aerial projects,…(Read here)

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Success of NewSpace: The key lies in value addition and public-private collaboration

Space, the separator, is disappearing from the novelty of Space as we hurtle into the era of NewSpace. Like most other ‘newwords’, it is a catchy way of describing yet another disruption that is happening in the area of space technology and applications(Read here)

Artificial Intelligence Powered Weather Bot for Facebook Messenger

Facebook users now have another reason to love the Facebook Messenger.  It is now loaded with an AI-powered weather assistant that can answer users’ weather related queries. AccuWeather has introduced an AI Weather Bot for Facebook Messenger…(Read here)