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New report summarizes limited risk to civil aviation from drones in the UK

UK: Europe based organization that represents the majority of civilian drones manufacturers, Drone Manufacturers Alliance Europe (DMAE), has called the United Kingdom Department for Transport (DfT) to release the full testing methodology…(Read more)

USGS releases new JavaScript library to create location search widgets

US: The U.S. Geological Survey Search API is a custom JavaScript library useful for creating a location search widget in a webpage, typically in conjunction with a web map. The widget connects to a database created for the API, or Application-Programming Interface(Read more)

EALAN concludes its 9th annual general meeting and conference in Nairobi

Kenya: The Eastern Africa Land Administration Network (EALAN) held its 9th annual general meeting and conference in Nairobi, Kenya from 24th till 27th July 2017. The event was hosted by the Department of Geospatial and Space Technology, University of Nairobi at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies…(Read more)

HERE’s real-time traffic service collects live data from Audi, BMW cars

US: HERE has launched a real-time traffic service that pulls aggregated data from sensors in Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles that are driving out on roads. The service makes HERE the first commercial traffic service of its kind that collects real-time information…(Read more)

WDCD calls for Climate Action Challenge supported by Autodesk

Netherlands: The Netherlands-based What Design Can Do (WDCD) has called for the What Design Can Do Climate Action Challenge that calls on the creative community to submit innovative ideas for helping people adapt to climate change. The challenge specifically focusses on the poorest and most vulnerable people,…(Read more)


SpaceX to use only recycled Dragon ships after August till Dragon 2 is ready

All Dragon cargo ships to be used by SpaceX for its missions to the International Space Station after a liftoff next month will be recycled ones. At least for some time now, till the new refurbished model of the Dragon is not ready…(Read more)