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GeoWrap: Waymo, Lyft sign deal; Drones air traffic control to come up soon and others

Waymo, Lyft sign deal to bring autonomous cars into mainstream

US: Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, has signed a deal with ride-hailing start-up Lyft. The deal will bring autonomous vehicles technology into mainstream through pilot projects. The news was confirmed by both Lyft and Waymo…(Read more)

GSDI Small Grants Program 2017 opens call for proposals

The GSDI Small Grants Program 2017 has opened call for proposals. The documentation, including the ‘Guidelines for GSDI Small Grants Applicants’ and ‘Application Submission Guidelines – 2017’ can be downloaded from the GSDI website. It also gives information about previous awards given to the applicants on various projects…(Read more)

Particle IoT stack gets Google Maps integration through geo-location API

US: Google Maps has just announced the integration with IoT startup, Particle. With one line of code, an IoT device has access to Google’s entire geospatial database of Wi-Fi and cellular networks. IoT devices with cellular and Wi-Fi can now be pinpointed even without GPS modules thanks to Particle and Google...(Read more)

ESA leads the way to further democratize GeoData and GeoServices use for R&D

France: Today the European Space Agency (ESA) announces opening of a new Earth Observation (EO) data hosted-processing facility ran by ESA and hosted by CloudEO, a Munich-based start-up company, which will be managing this service for ESA on the EOhopS portal. This free offer is limited to R&D users from academia and industries…(Read more)

Intel join hands with Partnership on AI

US: To improve the society and the quality of our lives, Intel has joined hands with Partnership on AI. The alliance will help the organization and its fellow members use artificial intelligence (AI). As deep learning and other AI methods are applied to hardware (silicon), Intel will play a critical role in assisting the future evolution of the technology…(Read more)


Drones air traffic control to come up soon; will require no manual handling

NASA drones air traffic control

Drones zipping all around — capturing photos, inspecting construction and infrastructure sites, monitoring rescue missions, etc. — they are used in situations where manned flight is considered too risky. By 2020, an estimated 7 million drones are expected to fly around capturing important data…(Read more)


Geospatial Media and Communications honors Padma Shri Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy

Geospatial Media and Communications felicitated Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, founder and executive chairman of Cyient on receiving the prestigious Padma Shri award. Sanjay Kumar, CEO of Geospatial Media and Communications, honored Dr. Reddy on behalf of the organization, on the sidelines of the 9th Annual ICT4D conference in Hyderabad…(See here)