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Arithmetica appoints two new European resellers for Pointfuse

UK: Arithmetica has announced the appointment of a further two international resellers; Mena3D in Germany, and Geomesure in France. These latest partnerships follow the company’s recent expansion into the US market and represent a significant milestone in the international growth of the UK based tech innovator…(Read more)

Geo-information: The ‘Oil’ for Driverless Vehicles

India: As various milestones of autonomy begin to play a determining role in the driverless vehicle industry, there develops a growing interest of stakeholders in this ecosystem. Not surprisingly, it is the geospatial industry which is at the core and is accelerating the driverless car industry because these cars rely heavily on data…(Read more)

Apple emerges champion in wearables market, Fitbit loses throne

US: According to a report of Strategy Analytics, Apple sold 305 million Apple Watch units in the Q1 2017, translates to an annual increase of 59% and a market share of 16%. In the same quarter last year, Apple was estimated to have sold 2.2 million Apple Watch units…(Read more)

GEO to attend Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Mexico

Mexico: At the end of March the Group of Earth Observation (GEO) Secretariat and the GEO Disaster Resilience SBA lead persons discussed the GEO presence at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Mexico, in order to strengthen efforts in one of GEO’s three priority engagement areas…(Read more)

KARI, SIIS offer KOMPSAT DRS services with DLR’s help

South Korea: The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and SI Imaging Services (SIIS) have started offering KOMPSAT (Korean Multi-Purpose Satellite) DRS (Direct Receiving Station) services with the help of German Remote Sensing Data Center of German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Neustrlitz, Germany…(Read more)

exactEarth announces two-year $1.45 million agreement to major commercial customer

Canada: exactEarth has announced a two-year renewal agreement valued at a total of $1.45 million to provide vessel tracking data services to a major international commercial customer. The agreement is valued at a significant annual price increase as compared to the previous multi-year contract…(Read more)


The lifeless Maps!

Lifeless maps - need for dynamic maps, video data on Google Maps!

Just some time ago, someone from Sudan wrote to us asking for a detailed street map of Khartoum, Sudan. I pointed out them to the most detailed, powerful yet easily accessible – The Google Maps!…(Read more)

Google uses Deep Learning with Street View to update its maps

Google has found a new way to update Google Maps, by combining deep learning with Street View. The process of updating the maps is both intelligent and interesting. Using “Attention-based Extraction of Structured Information from Street View Imagery”, Google is implying deep learning on millions of daily collected images from Google Street View…(Read more)


In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Christian Breuer, Product Portfolio Manager of Trimble explains, Trimble Monitoring Solutions…(See here)