Live Earth and HERE Provide Indoor Monitoring & Tracking Solution

Live Earth, an advanced data visualisation platform for directing and monitoring complex business and security operations, has partnered with HERE, the Open Location Platform that provides advanced location intelligence, to improve operations and safety measures across indoor venues. Through this partnership, organisations will be able to integrate HERE Venue's detailed floor plans with a variety of assets that include sensors, door access controls and security cameras. The ability to marry detailed maps and monitoring tools with the Live Earth platform will provide venues and building owners the ability to track resources throughout the premises with far greater accuracy than was previously... (read more)
2018-12-05 10:21:28

Miso Releases OS Highways Network Translator to OpenSource Community

Miso, a leading translator of OS datasets, has released a fully featured solution for the complex OS Highways Network dataset to the OpenSource community. The release will provide the GIS community with an opportunity to adopt the OS dataset. The OS Highways Network dataset is both powerful and complex. The miso translator reduces the complexity, making the dataset usable in an everyday form. Specifically, it delivers the data: In a one-click operation Optimised and styled in .TAB format Suitable for loading into any spatial database system Spatially referenced using British National Grid (BNG) Displayed in two map windows by default  ... (read more)
2018-12-04 02:35:08

Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth is the former Editor of Geomatics World and GIS Professional; and owner of PV Publications. (read more)
2018-11-29 03:14:19

Cadcorp Releases SIS 9 Desktop GIS and Mapping Software

Cadcorp, the UK based developer and supplier of GIS and web mapping software, has announced its latest release – Cadcorp SIS 9. The Cadcorp SIS suite of GIS products is a complete set of geospatial tools covering desktop, server, web, and application development environments. The release includes multiple performance improvements as well as enhanced functionality. The improvements made begin with a refreshed user interface. The familiar and intuitive Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface has been extended to incorporate a Microsoft Office 2016-compatible “Backstage View”, a "Recent Maps" list, and the ability to pin frequently used maps and projects. Dynamic cursor... (read more)
2018-11-28 10:20:37

Huawei Launches Digital Platform for Smart Cities

At the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2018, Huawei has showcased its Digital Platform based on leading ICT including artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), big data and cloud, enabling city-wide intelligence and sustainable development across the international smart city industry. Huawei and its global partners demonstrated solutions based on the platform covering municipal management, public safety and environmental protection, as well as smart transportation, smart government, smart education, and smart agriculture. These solutions are designed to facilitate city governance, improve public services, and enable industry innovation and best practices. During SCEWC, Huawei hosted its Global Smart City... (read more)
2018-11-22 10:46:42

UAS Platforms the Future of Successful Aerial Image Capture & Modelling

UAS (Unmanned Airborne Systems) are rapidly becoming a valuable source of data for inspection, surveillance, mapping and 3D modelling projects. Investment in the commercial UAS industry - estimated to increase by US$3.5 billion by 2024 – reveals the potential for UAS to aid or replace traditional methods of data collection. The catalyst for the high rate of UAS adoption is primarily the technological developments in microprocessor architecture and the falling costs of the manufacturing process. Even consumer-grade UAS - available for less than £1,000 – now feature sophisticated Internal Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS- and GLONASS-capable GNSS receivers, stabilised gimbals, and... (read more)
2018-11-21 12:05:17

SCISYS Launches Cartosys for Location-based Data, Maps and Apps

SCISYS UK Ltd (SCISYS) has launched its location-based services toolkit, Cartosys. SCISYS designed the Cartosys software to drive the deployment and take-up of location-based services by offering a new approach to how organisations discover, create and share location-based data, maps and apps. SCISYS is a supplier of specialist software systems, solutions and support services to the government, defence, utilities, transport, telecoms, media & broadcast and space sectors. Cartosys will be demoed at GeoDATA 2018, Thurs 29 November 2018, ILEC Conference Centre, London, SW6 1UD. Main features include: Non-technical, non-specialist users can easily discover, create and share location-based data, maps and apps Browser-based, easy to deploy and... (read more)
2018-11-19 01:10:45

DigitalGlobe Completes Mapping Mission for PSMA Australia

DigitalGlobe has announced it has mapped the entire continent of Australia at an unprecedented level of detail using the cutting-edge techniques of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and crowdsourcing. DigitalGlobe produced data layers for PSMA Australia to create Geoscape, a commercial location intelligence dataset about the Australian built environment that will enable end users to make business decisions with confidence. PSMA Australia is an organisation that offers authoritative geospatial data sources to public and private institutions across Australia. Geoscape describes the physical attributes of every building across all 7.6 million sq km of Australia, transforming workflows for monitoring, growth and optimisation across a broad spectrum of industries,... (read more)
2018-11-19 10:38:34

Building a 3D Virtual Forest

Communicating Forest Management Plans through Virtual Reality
Forest management planning is a delicate process. Environmental, economic and social aspects need to be taken into account in order to achieve sustainable development. In Quebec, before a plan can be implemented, local communities have to be consulted for their feedback and concerns. Instead of just expecting citizens to decipher complex maps, this project is aimed at sharing a realistic view of the potential changes through a 3D virtual experience. This application is based on GIS data that consists of a shapefile with information derived from a Lidar survey, as well as a digital elevation model. In the province of... (read more)
2018-11-15 03:38:24

Cape Coral Relies on Nutanix for Applications During Emergencies

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced that the City of Cape Coral, one of the largest cities in Florida, is leveraging the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, including the AHV hypervisor, to help the city better prepare for and respond to disasters and ensure all emergency service applications run efficiently. By utilising the Nutanix solution, the team can seamlessly access their mission-critical applications and keep pace with other technological advancements in government, fire and police department applications. In addition, the solution frees the team’s time so they no longer only have to focus on day-to-day IT infrastructure... (read more)
2018-11-14 04:01:34
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