GeoWrap: NGA returns to Tampa for GEOINT 2018; CARTO announces CARTO Traffico...

GeoWrap: NGA returns to Tampa for GEOINT 2018; CARTO announces CARTO Traffico to address transportation congestion and more

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NGA returns to Tampa for GEOINT 2018

US: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will return to Tampa, Florida for the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s 2018 GEOINT Symposium. Director Robert Cardillo will provide the keynote address April 23 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cardillo, who has led the agency since 2015, will discuss the importance of exploring the profession of GEOINT as both an art and a science, emerging commercial partnership opportunities and the agency’s increasing combat support efforts. Letitia A. Long…(Read More)

CARTO announces CARTO Traffico to address transportation congestion and city planning

US: CARTO has announced the availability of CARTO Traffico, a traffic management solution powered by crowdsourced GPS data. The packaged solution helps cities better understand traffic mobility patterns and inform better decisions about infrastructure and traffic management by combining real-time and historical traffic data from city sources and the Waze API. The International Organization for Migration estimated in 2015 that approximately 3 million people are moving to cities every week…(Read More)

Global X Funds announces listing of the Global X autonomous vehicles

US: Global X Funds, the New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today the listing of the Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF (Nasdaq: DRIV). Designed to track the Solactive Autonomous & Electric Vehicles Index, the fund holds a basket of companies involved in the production or development of electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). This includes companies involved in the development of autonomous vehicle software and hardware…(Read More)

Rocket Lab and York Space Systems sign MoU to accelerate mission integration

US: Rocket Lab has signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with spacecraft platform developer York Space Systems in order to accelerate mission integration for launches. As per the MoU, the two companies will develop a universal Interface Control Document (ICD) and supporting Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) that will streamline the process for small satellite launches. Part of this will be to set up a framework to shorten the integration process required for York satellites…(Read More)

Hemisphere GNSS’ GradeMetrix toolkit empowers OEMs to build branded GNSS-based Machine Control & Guidance IP

France: At Intermat Paris 2018, Hemisphere GNSS (stand 6 J 027) announced significant achievements with its GradeMetrix OEM toolkit for high-precision GNSS-based machine control and guidance applications and systems. Hemisphere has expanded its portfolio of hardware offerings, including the recently announced A222 Scalable GNSS Smart Antenna, and made significant strides forward with its next-generation GradeMetrix OEM application software platform. Whether it is grading, mining…(Read More)

Trimble acquires the assets of FabSuite to expand its steel fabrication software portfolio

US: Trimble has announced that it has acquired the assets of Williamsburg, Virginia-based FabSuite, LLC, a North American supplier of Management Information System (MIS) solutions for steel fabrication. With the acquisition of FabSuite software, Trimble’s portfolio now includes the complete structural steel workflow for planning, managing, designing, modeling and automating the fabrication processes to maximize constructability. Financial terms were not disclosed…(Read More)

ProStructures CONNECT Edition delivers parametric structural components to drive greater productivity

US: Bentley Systems announces the general access of the ProStructures CONNECT Edition structural detailing application, which now incorporates the capabilities of the ProSteel and ProConcrete applications. The release also features interoperability with Bentley’s reality modeling capabilities, which will allow users to incorporate real-world conditions in their modeling throughout the design and construction lifecycle. ProStructures CONNECT Edition includes a streamlined user interface…(Read More)

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Top 5 GNSS trends to watch out for in 2018

The year 2018 is the ‘Year of the Dog’ as per the Chinese calendar. But from a technological perspective, the year would be the year of BeiDou, as the China-developed GNSS becomes globally operational this year. In 2017, China successfully launched 9 BeiDou Medium Earth Orbit( MEO) satellites. And this year, the target has been raised to 13 MEO and GEO(Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit) satellites…(Read More)