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GeoWrap: Topcon introduces cost-efficient addition to GM total station series; UAV Experts to launch Aerial Infrared Training Program and more

Topcon introduces cost-efficient addition to GM total station series

The Netherlands: Topcon Positioning Group announces an addition to its GM line of manual total stations designed to provide fast and accurate measurements in a cost-efficient package — the GM-50. “In a compact and sleek design, the GM-50 offers high-end performance and exceptional functionality for jobs such as site layout or as-built survey,” said Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products.The beam is designed to offer a rapid distance measurement of 0.9 seconds…(Read More)

UAV Experts to launch Aerial Infrared Training Program

US: While already offering one of the most extensive and sought after UAV Flight Training Programs in the U.S., UAV Experts is once again breaking ground with the launch of a new Certified Aerial Thermographer Program. Produced and taught through an exclusive partnership with world infrared leader Monroe Infrared, this new program is designed to complement UAV Expert’s current UAV flight training activities. It will offer participants an in-depth, yet cost-effective, two-day program…(Read More) 

Arianespace and Spaceflight sign contract to launch small satellites on Vega SSMS POC flight

US: Arianespace has been selected by leading rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight to launch small satellites on the Vega launch vehicle, as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof Of Concept (POC) flight. Arianespace has signed a landmark agreement with Spaceflight Industries for the launch of several small payloads. This will be the inaugural mission for Spaceflight customer spacecraft on an Arianespace vehicle. The initial batch of spacecraft is slated…(Read More)

CARTO announces data enhancements to unlock use cases for Location Intelligence

Spain: CARTO, the leader in location intelligence, unveiled today at the CARTO Locations conference its new data strategy, anchored on derivative data streams, which optimize modern location data sources to help organizations to better harness the power of location intelligence across a variety of business challenges. Derivative data streams, which pull raw data from actual business transactions and events, as opposed to traditional, static demographic data to create brand new data sets…(Read More)

NavVis launches 6D SLAM indoor mapper

US: NavVis has launched the M6, a next-generation indoor mobile-mapping system that the company says can overcome the scalability and data quality constraints of reality capture technology. Surveyors and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals can now use reality-capture technology for large-scale indoor mapping projects. The M6 can be used for factory planning and creating and updating as-built BIM (building information modeling) models and construction…(Read More)

Esri donates software to developing economies for modernizing land administration

US: Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced the launch of the Land Administration Modernization Program for developing countries to help them jump-start and modernize their land administration systems. Good land governance requires effective policies, processes, and institutions that can determine, record, and disseminate information about the tenure, value, and use of land. This new program allows land administration organizations in developing nations…(Read More)

Diffeo announces the availability of collaborative intelligence for Microsoft Exchange and Windows Shared Drives

US: Diffeo announced today the general availability of new capabilities for Microsoft Exchange email servers and Windows Shared Drives. Several large enterprises are already putting these new capabilities into production as part of their private cloud deployments of Diffeo, the collaborative intelligence platform.  As discussed further in this blog post, Diffeo has been studying business analysts and decision makers. Through interviews, data science and many days of working side-by-side with analysts…(Read More)

New DARPA challenge seeks flexible and responsive launch solutions

US: DARPA has announced the DARPA Launch Challenge, which is designed to promote rapid access to space within days, not years. Our nation’s space architecture is currently built around a limited number of exquisite systems with development times of up to 10 years. With the launch challenge, DARPA plans to accelerate capabilities and further incentivize industry to deliver launch solutions that are both flexible and responsive. “Current launch systems and payload development…(Read More)

OGC announces ESA’s upgrade to strategic membership

US: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced that the European Space Agency (ESA) has raised its membership level from Technical to Strategic – OGC’s highest level of membership. As a Strategic Member, ESA will participate in OGC’s Planning Committee to provide leadership through the exploration of market and technology trends to ensure that OGC’s activities remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment. ESA will also participate in final approval decisions…(Read More)


Senate confirms controversial Trump nominee Bridenstine as new NASA chief

After being virtually headless for the longest time, NASA finally got an Administrator with barely two weeks to go before its acting chief Robert Lightfoot retires. On April 19, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine as the new NASA chief in a narrow vote – 50 for to 49 against. The highly partisan vote, purely on party line, for the post of NASA chief is unprecedented as past nominations have always been confirmed by the Senate with little or no dissent…(Read More)

How geospatial analytics, machine learning going to give impetus to disaster management

geospatial analytics, machine learning, disaster managementAs part of the first SAP + Esri Spatial Hackathon, GIS developers, enterprise architects, data scientists, BI developers, and students got together to solve a variety of challenges through the use of geospatial analytics and machine learning technology. While 89% of participants had no prior experience with SAP HANA Spatial, teams were given only 40 hours to define the issue at hand and develop compelling platforms that provide an effective solution…(Read More)

Collaboration leads to effective outcomes, believes Dr Chryssy Potsiou, President, FIG

FIGAs the excitement for the FIG Working Week, to be held from 22 – 26 April 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam, builds up, we are glad to share an exclusive interview with Dr Chryssy A. Potsiou, President, FIG. Every four years we have the FIG conference, where we present all our achievements over the last four years. With the theme, “Geospatial information for a smarter life and environmental resilience,” this time, the message is that to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…(Read More)


How is Nasscom working as a catalyst in Digital Transformation?

In an exclusive interview with the Geospatial World, Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO of entre of Excellence AI & IoT of NASSCOM explains how NASSCOM is working as a catalyst in the digital transformation. Watch the full interview to get deeper insight…(See Here)