GeoWrap: Bluesky & Esri UK partner to roll-out 5G, Boundless introduces offline...

GeoWrap: Bluesky & Esri UK partner to roll-out 5G, Boundless introduces offline Basemap server, Uber launches taxi-hailing service in Japan, HERE works towards establishing global mapping standard for self-driving cars

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Bluesky Esri UK Partnership to Support Roll-Out of 5G and Full Fibre Networks

Aerial mapping company Bluesky and Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, have come together to offer a range of software, services and data to help telecoms companies roll-out the next generation of mobile and broadband services. A package of ArcGIS software, Esri UK services and high resolution aerial photography and data from Bluesky, will help the industry design and plan 5G and fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks more quickly and cost effectively.

Boundless Introduces Lightweight, Portable, Offline Basemap Server

Boundless, the leader in open and scalable GIS, has introduced Boundless Offline Tile ServerTM, a lightweight, portable, purpose-built map tile server that provides detailed global basemaps on demand while offline. With this announcement, Boundless continues to demonstrate its leadership in innovative GIS solutions and fulfills an important requirement in the first responder, field operations, and disaster response communities to be able to access and provide basemaps without an internet connection.

Uber to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan

Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the U.S. firm has been blocked from setting up its own fleet of drivers.

In the coming months, Uber plans to provide its ride-hailing app to residents and visitors to Awaji, an island with a population of around 150,000 located near Osaka, to request taxis operated by more than 20 local taxi companies. The pilot will run through March 2019.

CarteNav selects TerraLens Geospatial Engine for next-gen mission system software

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualisation software, and CarteNav Solutions, a leading provider of situational awareness solutions for the maritime, land, and air environments, have announced their TerraLens platform has been selected by CarteNav to provide geospatial capabilities for its new generation of CarteNav’s mission system software called AIMS.

Hexagon’s positioning intelligence enables in the drive to safe autonomy

Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division has announced the latest milestone achieved on the road to safe autonomy. The company’s ground-breaking initiative is on a mission to develop functionally safe positioning technologies for fully autonomous vehicles and other applications.

HERE Technologies joins forces to establish a global mapping standard for self-driving cars

HERE Technologies and its partners in China, Japan and Korea have joined forces to enable a unified global digital representation of the road environment from 2020. Through their OneMap Alliance, the companies will make it easier for any OEM to deploy world-class mapping to help autonomous vehicles drive safely and efficiently. The OneMap Alliance is open to new, strategic partners across the globe.