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Jaguar Land Rover invests $25M in Lyft to test self-driving cars

UK: The manufacturers of Jaguar Land Rover are investing $25 million with San Francisco, California-based cab services company, Lyft, to expand business and develop technologies for self-driving cars(Read more)

Bluesky launches new tool to predict treefall

UK: Aerial imaging company Bluesky in partnership with the UK’s University of Lancaster has launched a new tool which can be used to predict the likelihood of trees falling on essential infrastructure such as roads, railways and power lines…(Read more)

URISA offers NG911, emergency preparedness content at GIS-Pro 2017 in Florida

US: URISA is offers substantial NextGen 9-1-1 and emergency preparedness content at GIS-Pro 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida this year from October 23-26, 2017. As NG911 technology is adopted by more emergency call centers, the need for precise, current GIS data,..(Read more)

GEO Business 2017 sees significant growth in fourth year

UK: The UK’s biggest geospatial exhibition and conference, GEO Business 2017, occurred at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London last month. This time, the two-day event enjoyed its fourth year of significant growth, serving up to 2386 attendees to its 200 exhibitors…(Read more)

3D Repo adds support for Autodesk Navisworks and BIM Collaboration Format

UK: 3D Repo has launched a new version of its cloud software that offers additional support for some of the leading software packages used within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure sectors, such as Autodesk Navisworks…(Read more)

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Open data is crucial for sustainable development, believes Aditya Agrawal of GPSDD

In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Aditya Agrawal Director, Data Ecosystems Development, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, explains how open data is crucial for sustainable development…(See here)

All about GSLV MkIII – when ISRO’s naughty boy did good

Everyone has been talking about the GSLV MKIII launch. It was the heaviest rocket ever launched by ISRO and it also broke the jinx of failing in its first launch. What’s so special about GSLV MKIII launch? Why is it being called a historic launch by ISRO?…(See here)

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NASA’s small sat hurricane tracking mission begins public release of data

As the Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 – and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration it could be a busy one with an above-average range of 5-9 hurricanes likely in the Atlantic – NASA’s unique hurricane tracking constellation began public release of its data products…(Read more)