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GeoWrap: Launching INTERGEO 2018 Geoinformation – the DNA of digitalisation; NASA Marshall advances 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Nozzle Technology and more

Launching INTERGEO 2018 Geoinformation – the DNA of digitalisation

Germany: Digital through and through, and it’s all thanks to geoinformation. True to its slogan “Geoinformation – the DNA of digitalisation”, INTERGEO is kicking off the year with a pioneering conference programme. As the live platform for this truly dynamic high-tech sector, INTERGEO is showcasing top speakers and cutting-edge topics in digitalisation and its technologies – from cloud solutions and artificial intelligence to the applications and processes of virtual and augmented reality. Be part of the action…(Read More)

NASA Marshall advances 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Nozzle Technology

US: Rocket engine nozzles operate in extreme temperatures and pressures from the combustion process and are complex and expensive to manufacture. That is why a team of engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, developed and proved out a new additive manufacturing technique for nozzle fabrication that can greatly reduce costs and development time. A new process called Laser Wire Direct Closeout (LWDC) was developed and advanced at NASA…(Read More)

Hawaii Convention Center Launches Concept3D’s Mapping Platform

US: Concept3D (https://Concept3D.com) a leader in bringing physical spaces into the digital world through 3D modeling, virtual reality (VR), interactive maps and immersive virtual tour software, today announced that Hawaii Convention Center has launched the company’s interactive map and virtual tour platform. The new 3D map creates a fully interactive and richly detailed digital version of the 1.1 million square foot Hawaii Convention Center. The multi-level map profiles…(Read More)

Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference and Awards Gala to be Held in London, Oct. 15-18

UK: Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that the Year in Infrastructure 2018  Conference will be held Oct. 15 through 18 in London at the Hilton London Metropole. Presented by Bentley Institute, the conference is a global gathering of leading industry executives and prominent thought leaders in the design, construction, and operations of the world’s infrastructure…(Read More)

Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19.1 now available with 3D Mesh Generation Capabilities

US: Blue Marble Geographics has announced the immediate availability of version 19.1 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Incorporating many of the enhancements that were introduced in the recently released desktop version of the software, this powerful developer’s toolkit provides software engineers with the means to embed the latest geospatial technology into their custom applications…(Read More)

SkyTraq introduces GPS/GAGAN receiver module for Indian market

US: SkyTraq Technology has introduced the S1216F8-GI2, a NavIC + GPS/GAGAN receiver module for the emerging Indian market. It integrates L1/L5 RF front-end and baseband processor capable of receiving up to 14 L5 NavIC signals and up to 20 L1 GPS/GAGAN signals simultaneously. With currently usable six NavIC signals and three GAGAN signals, it offers a total of 18-23 usable signals for navigation compared to 9- 14 usable signals with conventional GPS receivers…(Read More)

Swift Navigation launches cloud-based GNSS service for autonomous vehicles

US: Swift Navigation has released Skylark, a cloud-based GNSS corrections service delivering centimetre-level accuracy without deploying and maintaining a GNSS network. Skylark targets autonomy applications at scale and enables high-precision positioning for mass market automotive and autonomous vehicle applications. Skylark works with both of Swift’s multi-band, multi-constellation GNSS receivers, the Piksi Multi and the Duro ruggedized industrial receiver. Swift added GLONASS support…(Read More)

Esri partners honored at Esri FedGIS Conference for Excellence in Location Intelligence

US: Esri honored three of its partners with a Federal Small Business Specialty (FSBS) Award during the Esri Federal GIS (FedGIS) Conference. The award recognizes companies that use Esri technology to help the US government run more efficiently and transparently by innovating in areas such as national security and marine exploration. “We are proud to support and very excited about the solutions our small-business partners are delivering to help innovate in federal government organizations”…(Read More)

Granular, agriculture division of DowDuPont signs multi-year agreement with Planet to deliver satellite imagery to farms globally

US: Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, through its software business, Granular, announced today with Planet – an integrated aerospace and data analytics company – a significantly expanded global partnership to deliver digital agriculture software solutions for farmers. The three-year agreement will integrate Planet’s industry-leading daily, global satellite imagery data into Granular’s farm-management software suite – powering enhanced analytics…(Read More)

Col-East inventories salt piles from the air each winter in preparation for snowy weather

US: Surveying and Mapping Consultants Inc. (SMC) of Braintree, Mass., has teamed with Col-East International Ltd. for the past 12 years to monitor inventories of salt that will be applied to snowy Northeast roadways every winter. Col-East captures the inventory data safely and accurately using high-resolution aerial imagery. “Thousands of tons of salt are used to melt the snow and make road conditions safer for drivers every year,” said Col-East General Manager Mark Thaisz. “The salt has to be accounted…(Read More)

Teledyne CARIS and Teledyne Optech bring bathymetric solutions to the Joint Canadian Hydrographic and National Surveyor’s Conference

Canada: Teledyne CARIS and Teledyne Optech have announced their combined presence at the 2018 Joint Canadian Hydrographic and National Surveyors Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, March 26-29. Visitors interested in the latest in ocean mapping software, and the swift progress taking place in lidar surveying and mapping solutions can drop by booth 407 to learn more. Teledyne CARIS is offering a half-day workshop on March 26th at 1pm. Learn about the new, simplified processing…(Read More)

U.S. Air Force awards GPS III launch services contract

US: SpaceX will receive a $290,594,130 firm-fixed-price contract for launch services to deliver three GPS III missions (1 base and 2 options) to the intended orbit using two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELVs). The launch contract provides the government with a total launch solution for the GPS III mission, including launch vehicle production, mission integration, launch operations and spaceflight certification. The launches will take place from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station…(Read More)


10 upcoming trends in BIM – What more to expect in 2018

In 2018, more and more companies are expected to move beyond 3D-BIM to 4D, 5D, and even 6D BIM. 4D-BIM provides the visual representation of the construction schedule. 5D BIM and 6D BIM add two properties to 3D-BIM: costs and materials. Along with the standard design parameters, details such as geometrics, aesthetics, and thermal and acoustic properties are now included in a project so as to enable engineers to see how a decision affects the costs of a design at an early stage…(Read More)

An Overview of GIS History

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is designed to capture, manipulate, store, analyze, and manage data. It is an extension of cartography — the science of making maps — and allows individuals to visualize, analyze, question, and interpret data. Interested parties can use GIS to understand relationships, trends, and patterns better. Throughout this article, we will be assessing GIS History as a point of interest. A GIS is like a cartographic document in the sense they both contain examples of a base map, where additional data.(Read More)


Mission 1 is creating new business models, says Andy Wild of Planet

Planet completed its Mission -1 in November last year. With this now planet can capture the entire Earth within a day, 24×7. But, how the mission is facilitating Planet’s business? Watch an exclusive interview of Andy Wild, Chief Revenue Officer of the organization to figure out answers…(See Here)

Plenary: Geo enabling fourth Industrial Revolution


The 4th Industrial Revolution is associated with Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Analytics. In a world fueled by data and Internet-connected devices, new set of applications, business models, and revenue models will be generated for the geospatial industry. Watch a session on the theme…(See Here)