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GeoWrap: Trimble announces new share repurchase authorization; Hexagon unveils its safe city framework and more

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Trimble announces new share repurchase authorization

TrimbleUS: Trimble today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $600 million in repurchases of the Company’s common stock. The authorization does not have an expiration date and replaces the prior authorization of $400 million, which was recently completed. The new repurchase program goes into effect immediately and shares may be purchased from time to time, subject to business and market conditions and other investment opportunities… (Read More)

Hexagon unveils its Safe City Framework

HexagonUS: Hexagon launched its Safe City Framework at Smart City Expo World Congress, a leading international event for smart cities. Hexagon’s Safe City Framework provides flexibility to support solutions that advance capabilities while being practical to implement within a city’s new or existing information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure. Hexagon has been assessed as the global market leader for computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and geographic information system (GIS)… (Read More)

DigitalGlobe enhances monitoring capabilities in SecureWatch for defense

US: DigitalGlobe has announced the latest release of SecureWatch, a powerful geospatial intelligence subscription service that provides on-demand access to DigitalGlobe’s entire 17-year library of high-resolution satellite imagery, as well as more than 3 million square kilometers of new image collections daily.  The update introduces new functionalities that enable defense and intelligence mission partners to exploit the complete power of The DigitalGlobe. The first enhancement gives SecureWatch… (Read More)

Esri collaborates with Mobileye to bring real-time sensor data to public transit

EsriUS: Esri has announced a collaboration with Mobileye, an Intel Company and a leading provider of advanced driver-assistance systems software, to integrate Esri mapping, analysis, and visualization with Mobileye’s Shield+ product. This collaboration will provide cities with the ability to visualize and analyze real-time location data from Shield+, improving safety for all road users in urban environments. Mobileye’s Shield+ will stream road safety data retrieved from city fleets into Esri’s ArcGIS platform… (Read More)

Autodesk previews next-generation BIM 360 platform connecting the entire construction process

US: At its 25th annual flagship user conference, Autodesk University previewed its next-generation BIM 360 platform, a seamless cloud service connecting the entire construction project lifecycle. Autodesk also launched the “Connect and Construct Exchange,” a new BIM 360 integration partner program designed to bring third-party software applications and data into the BIM 360 construction workflow. The Connect and Construct Exchange launched with more than 50 inaugural BIM 360 integrators… (Read More)

UrtheCast announces Q3 results, fall in revenue by $5.3 million

Canada: UrtheCast announced the financial results for the third quarter on Tuesday. The satellite imagery company reported a decline in revenues of $5.3 million in this quarter. Revenues from EO imagery in the third quarter were $5.3 million lower than the prior year, primarily due to a delay related to a major contract award, whereas the engineering services revenues were essentially flat compared to the prior year. Operating costs of $16.0 million in the third quarter were $13.6 million lower… (Read More)

Boundless Server releases to offer complete ecosystem of enterprise GIS solutions

US: Boundless has announced the next iteration of its GIS software, Boundless Server. The company also announced that it has rebranded its flagship product, Boundless Suite, as Boundless Server. Boundless Server offers enhanced styling and increased interoperability with ArcGIS.Boundless Server features a flexible architecture that enables organizations to reliably publish a range of data and workflows to web apps, desktop clients or mobile devices. Built on leading open source geospatial software with… (Read More)

Autodesk announces AEC Excellence Awards 2017

AutodeskUS: The 2017 AEC Excellence Awards winners were announced at Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas. The 2017 AEC Excellence Awards competition recognizes global projects that embrace connected BIM (Building Information Modeling) technologies and sustainable design in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry. This year’s competition received 145 submissions representing more than 30 countries, indicating that around the world, innovation in building design… (Read More)

C02 emission expected to rise by 2% by the end of this year

US: Carbon dioxide emissions that contribute hugely to global warming are expected to rise by two percent this year, quashing all the hopes that there would be a significant reduction, as per scientists at the UN climate talks. The annual CO2 emissions from human activities is estimated at around 41 billion tonnes for 2017, so it is becoming next to impossible to keep the global warming level below 2 degree Celsius. In 2016, the Paris Agreement called for reducing global warming below pre-industrial… (Read More)

Assemble Systems announces $12 million in Series A financing

US: Assemble Systems announced a $12 million Series A round of new financing led by the Autodesk Forge Fund, with participation by existing investors Satterfield Vintage Investments and Assemble Investments. This new funding will help the company to further establish itself as a leading innovator in the BIM and construction data management space. The announcement was made at Autodesk’s annual user conference, Autodesk University, in Las Vegas. With this Series A funding, Assemble Systems… (Read More)

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Reckless human activity behind the rate of increase of record-breaking hot years

With just two days left in the closure of COP 23 summit in Bonn, where official level discussions on the agenda of mitigating emission of greenhouse gases to reduce global warming by implementing the terms of the Paris Agreement is about to reach its conclusion, a recently released study shows that global warming caused by humans is rapidly increasing, with no signs of it plummeting anytime soon. This is the main reason behind the record-breaking surge in the number of hot temperature years… (Read More)