GeoWrap: Technologies driving geospatial industry; Groupe PSA joins NuTonomy and others

GeoWrap: Technologies driving geospatial industry; Groupe PSA joins NuTonomy and others

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senseFly releases new solution for unmanned linear mapping projects

US: Mapping drone producer senseFly has unveiled a combined hardware/software solution that simplifies the mapping of linear assets with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to the company, corridor mapping is a common task for many geospatial professionals…(Read more)

Govt mapping Indian pilgrimage-town for boosting tourism

India: The Indian state of Uttarakhand is planning to map the entire Kedarnath valley area, using satellite imagery. The decision has been taken to regulate tourism activities in the region. The temple town of Kedarnath is popular among tourists for its religious importance…(Read more)

Satellite data shows encroachment inside Indian biodiversity land

India: A team of researchers working on a project at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has revealed that thousands of hectares of forest land of Kerala’s forest land that is one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots have disappeared…(Read more)

Groupe PSA joins NuTonomy to test self-driving cars’ technology in Singapore

Singapore: European automobile manufacturing group Groupe PSA will form an alliance with Singapore-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy, to test autonomous SUVs in the Southeast Asian country. Groupe PSA, who owns brands like Peugeot SA and Citroën, acquired General Motors’ Opel and Vauxhall brands for $1.4 billion last month…(Read more)

Harvard invites application for “Map of the Month” contest

US: The Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is seeking applications for the Map of the Month contest, a new initiative dedicated to recognizing highlighting the impactful work being done in the area of data visualization and mapping…(Read more)

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Google Maps has a new home screen, Designed for INDIA

Google rolled out a new home screen on Google Maps for Android, specifically designed for people in India.Newly added shortcuts on the home screen that help you explore the app in just a few quick taps. In the new Google Maps app, you’ll instantly see a directions card with different modes of transportation…(See here)

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What are the technologies driving the geospatial industry?

Global Geospatial Outlook Report

Numerous advances have happened across the information and communications industry thus revolutionizing the geospatial industry. Progressively sophisticated systems embedded with location technology have catapulted the geospatial industry to the forefront of business and application development…(Read more)