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GeoWrap: Waymo and Jaguar to collaborate in autonomous cars; ESA and ICEYE announce partnership and more

Waymo and Jaguar to collaborate in autonomous cars

US: Waymo and Jaguar have formally entered into a partnership to bring autonomous cars to the market in the coming days. Waymo CEO John Krafcik said at a press conference in New York, “While we’ve been focused at Waymo on building the world’s most experienced driver, the team at Jaguar Land Rover has developed an all-new battery electric platform that looks to set a new standard in safety, design and capability. We’re sure Waymo riders will enjoy the safe, premium…(Read More)

ESA and ICEYE announce partnership to change the future of earth observation

Finland: ICEYE, a Finnish New Space satellite manufacturer active in synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, has announced a cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) to mutually explore opportunities provided by ICEYE’s technology. By using ICEYE’s SAR satellite technology and imagery, this new agreement demonstrates ESA’s interest in taking advantage of recent innovative New Space developments to foster business. The cooperation encompasses activities..(Read More)

Cepton announces next-generation LiDAR solution for autonomous vehicles

US: Cepton, a leading provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, has unveiled its Vista LiDAR sensor at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, with immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market. The Vista LiDAR sensor delivers best-in-class performance to the automotive market when compared to current LiDAR technologies. The 120-line-equivalent scanner delivers 200 meters of range and 0.2 degrees of spatial resolution…(Read More)

PlanetObserver announces release of PlanetSAT global imagery Basemap Version #2018

US: PlanetObserver, a provider of geospatial data for civil and military solutions, announces the release of the most up-to-date global mosaic processed with recent and cloud-free satellite imagery. With an unmatched 10-meter resolution at the global scale, PlanetSAT Global #2018 mosaic provides accurate geographic information for any part of the world. Users benefit from a seamless view of the Earth in high quality natural colors, for an enhanced visual experience…(Read More)

Strategic ACI awarded $3.35M contract by U.S. Army Geospatial Center

US: Strategic Alliance Consulting has announced that it was awarded a competitive prime contract by the U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC) to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) Support and Expertise to ensure interoperability between the Army Geospatial Enterprise (AGE) and GEOINT Services (GS).  The primary areas of support include: Geospatial Systems Engineering, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, standards profiles, raster tiles, on-road and off-road…(Read More)

OGC requests responses to a survey regarding potential Professional Certification program

US: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is considering developing a Professional Certification program. The program would allow individuals to achieve certification that confirms their competency in specific OGC standards. The program would, therefore, focus primarily on OGC standards, thereby avoiding overlap with certification programs offered by OGC members and alliance partners. The OGC invites you to complete an online survey to help improve our understanding of the potential…(Read More)

AgEagle Aerial Systems closes merger with EnerJex; to initiate trading on NYSE as UAVs

US: AgEagle Aerial Systems, an aerial drone imagery collection and analytics company, has announced that it has closed its merger transaction with EnerJex Resources pursuant to which AgEagle becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnerJex Resources, Inc. EnerJex will be renamed AgEagle Aerial Systems and will begin trading on March 27th on NYSE( New York Stock Exchange) American under the ticker symbol UAVS. In addition, on March 26, 2018, the company closed a private placement of its shares…(Read More)

India to test metal-based origami payload

India: The Indian Nano Satellite-1C (INS-1C) is an experimental satellite that was launched by PSLV-C40 on Jan 12, 2018, as a co-passenger payload. It is the third satellite in the Indian Nano Satellite (INS) series. The first two satellites (INS-1A and INS-1B) of this series were carried as co-passenger payloads by PSLV-C37 in February 2017. INS-1C carries Miniature Multi-spectral Technology Demonstration (MMX-TD) Payload from Space Applications Centre (SAC), ISRO Ahmedabad…(Read More)

Supermicro’s new AI and ML systems deliver superior performance

US: Super Micro Computer is showcasing the industry’s broadest selection of GPU server platforms that support NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 GPU accelerators at the GPU Technology Conference in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, booth 215, through March 29For maximum acceleration of highly parallel applications like artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, self-driving cars, smart cities, healthcare, big data, HPC, virtual reality and more…(Read More)


Orienteering- Paper-based maps would never lose their charm

orienteeringIn the era of GPS, just felt like writing about an interesting sport that keeps the charm of paper-based maps alive. Yes, I am talking about ‘orienteering’. It is a sport wherein participants use a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed. Participants are given a topographical map, which they use to find control points. Originally a training exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering…(Read More)

What are the various GNSS systems?

Checking out a new coffee house in the town or exploring your dream travel destination like a local is not a big thing now. Wherever you get stuck, you take out your phone type the destination and navigate to the place. But, have you ever wondered how this tiny mobile device in your hand directs you to every nook and corner? Of course, you know, it is the tiny GPS chip in the phone which does the magic. GPS provides the location and time information anywhere…(Read More)


This is how TomTom provides real-time traffic information

In an exclusive interview with the Geospatial World, Arnout Desmet, Vice President, VP Maps of TomTom explains how they provide real-time traffic information. Desmet also talks about the recent initiatives and collaboration of the TomTom. Watch the interview to get full insight…(See Here)