How to Increase Retail Sales Bridging IoT, Geospatial and AI

In the modern world, brick-and-mortar retail stores have to focus on new technologies to improve user experience (UX) and compete with the e-commerce stores. Geospatial analytics of location characteristics, demographic data, and trade areas helps retailers understand the impact this data has on store sales so that they can moderate success rates and improve performance. Internet of Things (IoT) also provides businesses with the ability to analyze the in-store impact light and temperature level has on consumer buying behaviour. However, defining true buying behaviour patterns can only be accomplished by using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that combine IoT data with... (read more)
2019-07-19 05:28:34

Trimble Catalyst Usage-based Service Plans Enable Positioning On Demand

Trimble has announced its Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets is now available with a usage-based service plan - Trimble Catalyst On Demand. The new service plan is focused on satisfying the requirements of a growing number of industries and organizations who recognize the benefits of using high-accuracy GNSS technology in the field but need a more flexible payment model. Trimble Catalyst On Demand provides scalable access to RTK-quality GNSS positioning using an affordable pay-per-use hourly pricing model in addition to the current Catalyst monthly plans. The new service also enables automated domain-level email address access, which streamlines license allocation for organizations with a large number... (read more)
2019-07-17 10:01:58

Esri to Use Mobileye Data for Dynamic Edge Mapping

Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, has announced a collaboration with Mobileye, an Intel company and provider of advanced driver-assistance systems software, to bring the advanced data collection capabilities of Mobileye into Esri’s platform as native services. This collaboration will provide Esri customers with the ability to visualize and analyse real-time HD map and location data streaming from sensors on vehicles equipped with Mobileye technology, enabling a new type of living, dynamic map on the Esri platform. Under the agreement, vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s vision system will gather information that will serve as a basis for several new data... (read more)
2019-07-15 10:14:45

Bluesky 3D Model Helps AECOM Create Blueprint for Huddersfield

A detailed 3D computer model from Bluesky is being used to communicate a £250 million transformation of the town centre of Huddersfield, UK. Created from the most up to date, nationwide coverage of aerial photography, the model forms part of AECOM’s visualization of plans prepared for Kirklees Council. Including a 3D fly-through and realistic animations, the AECOM presentation will form part of an online platform used to consult and engage with the community. “Working with Kirklees Council we have been able to develop a strategy to transform Huddersfield town centre and identify specific projects to achieve this,” said Becky Mather,... (read more)
2019-07-12 10:44:08

Europa Technologies Introduces Data Vault in G-Cloud 11

Europa Technologies has announced that its services have been included in the latest procurement framework for cloud-based services for UK Public Sector organizations with G-Cloud 11. G-Cloud 11 includes all the familiar viaEuropa services, providing comprehensive web services for data from Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (from Land & Property Services), British Geological Survey, JBA Risk Management and OceanWise. Where appropriate, these datasets may also be licensed through G-Cloud, providing a time-saving ‘one-stop-shop’ solution for clients who need to license products for use within viaEuropa services. Notably, subscriptions to viaEuropa services have now been enhanced so that all service... (read more)
2019-07-10 11:33:34

Airbus Strengthens Imagery Capabilities with Vision-1

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This imagery from Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in the multispectral bands (NIR, RGB), with a 20.8km swath width. These specifications are ideal for defence, security and agriculture applications, while the extra revisit opportunity further strengthens Airbus’ satellite fleet. “This new asset will reinforce our monitoring capabilities for sub-metre imaging and feed our OneAtlas digital platform to provide increased freshness,” said... (read more)
2019-07-04 10:09:42

Ordnance Survey Announce Steve Blair as Next Chief Executive

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has appointed Steve Blair as the new Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey (OS). Steve will take up leadership of the £150 million turnover organization on 17 June, bringing extensive customer and commercial experience in executive and board level roles across the technology sector. Steve joins OS with a track record of delivering products and services in established and high growth emerging markets. He also has a wealth of experience in strategic planning and portfolio development. Kieran Murphy, Chairman at Ordnance Survey, said "The board of OS is delighted that Ministers have appointed Steve... (read more)
2019-06-28 11:00:01

Raytheon and AirMap Collaborate on Safe Drone Integration

Raytheon has signed a strategic agreement with AirMap, the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, to collaborate on future projects to safely integrate drones, into the national airspace system and unlock the positive economic and social benefits of expanded commercial drone operations. "AirMap is ushering in a new era in drone aviation," said Matt Gilligan, vice president of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. "Drones must safely operate in an already complex ecosystem, which is where our experience matters." The agreement combines the two companies' expertise: Raytheon's Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) is used by air traffic controllers across... (read more)
2019-06-27 10:48:40

EarthDefine Announces National Building Map for Building Footprint Data

EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution spatial data products, has released its National Building Map product that precisely maps over 137 million building outlines across the contiguous USA. The dataset also includes accurate locations and addresses to support enhanced routing and rooftop-accurate geo-coding for millions of properties across the country. The National Building Map product is powered by state-of-the-art deep neural networks. These are a class of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that enable accurate extraction of ground features like building footprints from high-resolution aerial imagery across large scales and highly diverse geography. This AI-based approach allows EarthDefine to repeatedly extract building footprints from newer imagery... (read more)
2019-06-26 10:29:48

Hexagon Adds M.App Enterprise and M.App X to Education Programme

Hexagon’s Geospatial Division has made its M.App Enterprise and M.App X solutions available through its global Education Programme. This addition will offer students a chance to experience enhanced geospatial app building and deployment, giving them a technical edge in a competitive job market. “As the geospatial industry progresses into enterprise cloud-based applications, we need to equip universities with the proper tools to prepare students for the future,” said Mike Lane, Global Education Manager for Hexagon’s Geospatial division. “M.App Enterprise and M.App X allow universities to take advantage of Hexagon’s enterprise technology to teach students how to use geospatial data to solve... (read more)
2019-06-24 10:00:16
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