GeoWrap: NASA establishes advisory group for National Space Council; Australia launches data...

GeoWrap: NASA establishes advisory group for National Space Council; Australia launches data base for smart city and more


NASA establishes advisory group for National Space Council

NASAUS: NASA has established a new advisory group on the behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council. The official charter for the Users’ Advisory Group (UAG) was signed by acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on December 6 and subsequently announced in the Federal Register. It explains the role, responsibilities, and operation of the advisory group. The UAG will advise and inform…(Read More)

Australia launches database for smart cities framework

Smart cityAustralia: The Australian government has launched its first smart city database, which is called the National Cities Performance Framework and is meant to track productivity and progress of the 21 largest cities in the nation. The framework is meant to augment the Smart Cities Plan of the government and the 6 main policy priorities that would assist in achieving objectives of the plan: Infrastructure and investment, livability, innovation, digital opportunities, jobs, governance as well as planning(Read More)

Bryden Wood and 3D Repo launch Cloud Based 4D Virtual Reality Models

UK: Bryden Wood, an integrated design and operations consultancy for the built environment and 3D Repo, a BIM technology innovator, have launched a new platform for visualizing how construction projects change over time. Using Virtual Reality (VR) technology and 3D Repo’s database driven Digital Construction Platform, the new 4D sequence visualization tool gives users a new perspective on design and construction projects. Accessed using market leading VR headsets, such as Oculus Rift…(Read More)

Velodyne to integrate LiDAR sensors into Paracosm’s PX-80

US: Velodyne and Paracosm, a division of Occipital, have announced that the two companies have joined hands to integrate Velodyne’s VLP-16 Puck LiDAR sensors into Paracosm’s PX-80. The PX-80 is a powerful handheld 3D scanner commonly used for geospatial, construction, and industrial applications to survey a wide array of spaces from large office buildings to thick forests. Paracosm’s PX-80 uses Velodyne’s VLP-16 Puck and its own proprietary SLAM technology, which is itself a fusion of LiDAR…(Read More)

Airbus selected by ESA for Copernicus Data and Information Access Service

Belgium: Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be one of four suppliers for DIAS, the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service. DIAS will make data and information easily available to users through a cloud computing architecture enabling enhanced coordination and cross-fertilization at European Union (EU) level and amongst initiatives at Member State or regional level. The four-year contract was signed in Brussels by Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director for Earth(Read More)


How will Artificial Intelligence [AI] and Internet of Things [IoT] change the world

The AI & IoT Summit strives to disseminate insights to the spot-on value of IoT, moving from conceptualization to realization, i.e. implementation. There is a profusion of promise in the space of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things, as a means to create business value. Internet of Things and Cloud are important Infrastructures. But an infrastructure remains valid and relevant only when it does something towards driving the societal developments and growths… (See Here)

François Lombard talks about Airbus Defence & Space business plans

François Lombard talks about Airbus Defence & Space business plans



In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, François Lombard, SVP, Head of Intelligence Business of Airbus Defence & Space, talks about organization’s business plans. Watch the full interview to know more…(See Here)