GeoWrap: Russia appoints new ROSCOSMOS chief; thinkWhere supports global humanitarian project and...

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Russia appoints new ROSCOSMOS chief

Russia: The former Russian deputy PM, Dmitry Rogozin, has accepted Vladimir Putin’s nomination to head the state space corporation Roscosmos, reported RT. The Russian president made the proposal to Rogozin at a personal meeting that took place on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported. “There is a need to look into strengthening the team,” Putin said, adding Rogozin had to pick experts who know the space industry from the inside including “top scientists and organizers.”…(Read More)

Airbus teams up to develop Space CARBon Observatory

The SCARBO (Space CARBon Observatory) project for improved measurement of greenhouse gases has been officially kicked off. It is funded by the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 Programme and will be implemented by a consortium of seven European organizations led by Airbus. The project aims at solving a key challenge of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) monitoring from Space: improvement of the temporal revisit over the various sites of interest while increasing the accuracy…(Read More)

thinkWhere supports global humanitarian project to map disaster areas

 Geographic information and technology specialist thinkWhere is supporting the global humanitarian Missing Maps project by hosting a series of mapathons in Stirling, Scotland. In the evening of 13 June 2018, around 50 local community volunteers, including members of the thinkWhere team, will collaborate on a crowd-sourced Missing Maps data capture project. it will be the first to be held at the company’s new premises at CodeBase, Stirling…(Read More)

FARO introduces As-Built Software platform for 3D digital modeling

FARO, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology and construction BIM, announces the availability of the FARO As-Built software platform that enables efficient and cost-effective transfer of 3D reality capture into Autodesk design tools to create ready to use CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) deliverables. As-Built is specifically designed to minimize the effort and time required to create as-built documentation which is the main task…(Read More)

Autodesk’s Q1 results led by strong Annualized Recurring Revenue growth by 103%

San Rafael, California: Autodesk reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The company recorded subscription plan Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR) at $1.40 billion, an increase of 103% compared to the first quarter last year, and 101% on a constant currency basis. Under the prior revenue accounting standard, ASC 605, subscription plan ARR was $1.43 billion, an increase of 106% compared to the first quarter last year. Total ARR was $2.13 billion, an increase of 22%…(Read More)

Civil Maps joins Renovo AWare Ecosystem to provide interoperability for HD mapping and localization solution

Civil Maps, creator of the world’s first edge-based HD mapping and localization platform for self-driving cars, today announced it has teamed up with Renovo, the software technology company behind AWare™, to provide highly automated vehicle makers and technology providers with seamless access to Civil Maps’ vehicular cognition stack. Through this technical collaboration, self-driving systems and other automotive modules that integrate with Renovo’s AWare™, the first OS built specifically…(Read More)

FAA must bolster drone risk management efforts: US Government Accountability Office

The Federal Aviation Administration should improve its risk management efforts related to drone safety, according to a report by the US Government Accountability Office. FAA’s information on the extent of unsafe use of small unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones, in the national airspace system is limited, according to the GAO report published Thursday. Although the agency collects data on several types of safety events involving small UAS, the accuracy and completeness…(Read More)

Reality IMT introduces 360 Video Mapping Software

Reality Imaging and Mapping Technologies, a market-leading 360 technology provider, announced the release of OcuMap, a comprehensive software platform for geospatial media that brings together videos, images and maps. Organizations can take advantage of OcuMap to upload, manage and share their aerial and street-level imagery in an integrated environment that will help them to realize efficiency gains, as large infrastructure assets can now be visualized and accessed without leaving…(Read More)

Percepto’s drone system to be employed for maintenance at Enel Power Plant in Italy

Drones have become a highly appealing choice for corporations in the monitoring, surveying, and inspection industries as their extremely cost-effective nature and high-tech sophistication provides one of the most practical and effective modern tools in business models across a large variety of trades. According to a press release from autonomous drone company Percepto, the multinational energy company Enel has opted  to implement this tool and selected Percepto’s Sparrow system to monitor Torrevaldaliga…(Read More)

Ceinsys awarded as ‘Partner Excellence Platinum Award’ by Digital Globe at APAC-Engage, Malaysia

Ceinsys was awarded as “Partner Excellence Platinum Award” by Digital Globe at APAC-Engage in Malaysia. Digital Globe APAC Engage 2018 is an event which presents with a unique opportunity to learn from some of the most innovative companies in our world today, network with an eclectic audience of over 250 attendees from APAC region, forge new business partnerships, identify new user requirements and help your organization succeed. Ceinsys Tech leaders in Geospatial and Engineering Solutions…(Read More)

ICEYE raises $34 million for radar satellites and confirms 9 satellite launches by 2019

ICEYE, an Earth observation company providing synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data, today announced $34M Series B funding led by return investor True Ventures and supported by Draper Network VC funds and others. Building on ICEYE’s recent aerospace industry achievements, the Finland-based SAR data company will use the new capital to expand its custom analytics services for its growing customer base, further develop its SAR satellite technology, as well as fund additional launches…(Read More)

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Getting lost with GPS as well? Don’t worry Google Maps VPS will be here soon!

I am sure that just like me; many of you have at some point in time not felt much confident with Google Maps Navigation. Confused whether you are going the right way, you must have asked yourself, “Am I going the right direction?” If this was bothering you, if you were getting lost with GPS as well, relax! You can now navigate better with Google Maps VPS. Be prepared to get directions with greater accuracy with a new feature of Google Maps…(Read More)