TCarta Marine Merge with Proteus Geo

TCarta Marine LLC of Denver, Colo. has merged with Proteus Geo of Oxford, UK to create a global mapping company that provides bathymetric and marine data sets from the shallow coastal zone out to the continental shelf. The new company is called TCarta Marine and will maintain offices in Denver and Oxford. “We believe the merged company provides a wider and more sophisticated range of products than any other supplier worldwide,” said TCarta Marine CEO David Critchley. “TCarta Marine is now a one-stop shop for bathymetric and marine data.” TCarta Marine will continue offering all existing product lines from the... (read more)
2017-02-03 05:09:31

GIS is in the Game-changing Business

This year we are seeing some big changes in our industry that will affect us all. These come from our own maturing technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles, integrated LiDAR and video processing systems; from developing government policy on long-established institutions such as Ordnance Survey and the Land Registry; from regional and global co-operation under the auspices of the EU and the UN; and from other industries such as computer games and construction. We cover many of these in this edition with reports from GeoBusiness 2014 in London, the INSPIRE conference in Aarlborg, and the Esri UK conference. We also... (read more)
2017-04-07 11:17:55

Open for Business - AGI GeoCom 2013

Increasing public awareness, opportunities for industry change and predictions for the future! Hayley Tear, Robin Waters and Stephen Booth report on the highlights of another successful AGI GeoCommunity conference. Last year’s AGI GeoCommunity conference focussed on “sharing the power of place” with the wider world and how building our industry’s reputation was up to us – the GI professionals. In our report, we reflected that it had become an unofficial tradition to hear Chris Holcroft, who was then about to begin his new role at the Royal Meteorological Society, speak of the AGI’s mission; always passionate about the opportunities open... (read more)
2017-04-27 04:13:59

TomTom and Maplink Cover Global Logistics Business

TomTom has been selected to power Maplink’s logistics and enterprise geolocation solutions. Maplink will leverage TomTom global map and traffic data in its API’s and logistics platform which hosts hundreds of thousands of assets worldwide. TomTom data will also be used in Maplink logistics software which can be installed on premise or on mobile driver terminals. “Through our work with transportation and logistics systems, TomTom is transforming mobility across the world,” explains Anders Truelsen, Managing Director of TomTom’s Licensing Business. “By harnessing the value of our global map and traffic data, Maplink clients now have the tools and data necessary... (read more)
2017-04-21 10:41:50

Jack Dangermond to Discuss Earth Observations in the GEO Week

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced that its founder and president, Jack Dangermond, will speak at GEO Week, to be held from 23 to 27 October 2017, in Washington, DC, USA. During the plenary session on 25 October featuring Jack Dangermond will talk about how earth observations are being used to improve decision-making across all sectors of society and how GEO can best engage with business communities to deliver EO-powered insight for a changing world. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and over 100 participating organisations that envisions... (read more)
2017-10-19 08:58:27

Exploring the Evolution of Geo Intelligence - Esri User Conference 2013

Content is king! That was the main message from the Esri UK annual conference in London – a buzzy event with four breakout streams and 17 partners exhibiting. Robin Waters reports. The Esri UK conference was held at the Novotel in Hammersmith on 21 May. Around a thousand Esri customers attended as well as nearly all of the 250 or so Esri UK staff. That is a big conference for GIS in the UK. And the customers came for free – perhaps that is the secret to a successful conference in austere times? It is the first time I have... (read more)
2016-12-22 01:13:09

Geo-referencing and Visualising Retail Store Stock with Geospatial Technologies

When the Internet first became available to staff at the University of Aberdeen, we were soon approached by a small Internet provider in Aberdeen (Internet for Business (IFB)) to look into the concept of developing a more visually interactive experience for online shoppers than the standard list-type shop-front that existed then on the Web. The idea was to use early digital Ordnance Survey (OS) map data as an interface to allow shoppers to navigate street maps – as if walking along a street – to a shop-front – and then ‘walking’ into a higher resolution digital plan of the store... (read more)
2017-12-20 11:22:11

OGC, GEO & UN-GGIM - Driving the Global Geospatial Agenda

This article sets out to explain the distinct but interrelated roles of the three international bodies which are driving the global geospatial agenda which underpins the need for smart and sustainable growth in the 21st century: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), and the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). If you are interested in how the geospatial industry and associated policy supports government and broader commercial sector activities, then it is important to understand the global influences which are shaping these sectors. You need to look at the world... (read more)
2017-08-03 02:57:52

Smart Cities Need a Single Source of Geo Data

Ordnance Survey’s head of smart cities, Miranda Sharp, explains why a single source of accurate location intelligence and data is crucial for Smart, and how Ordnance Survey International is helping governments around the world develop their own smart cities. For many years Ordnance Survey’s work and the accurate maps it produced, were viewed by much of the world as something of a British curiosity. Quaint and ever-so eccentric. Why would anyone go through urban areas noting down their every feature and measurement in such detail? More so, why would anyone go to the most remote and barren stretches of landscape... (read more)
2017-04-06 05:15:58

The Changing Face of Geo - AGI GeoCom 2014

AGI marked its 25th anniversary with the annual conference in Chesford Grange Hotel near Kenilworth which attracted over 300 delegates for two days of intensive conference sessions and mild celebrations! We will cover Day 2 in our next edition. Professor Tim Broyd kick-started the conference with some horrifying statistics about the state of the world’s built infrastructure and the amount of money that will be needed to fix it. As if that was not bad enough he quoted a government report that claims that the construction industry has had no = zero = zilch increase in productivity compared to other... (read more)
2017-04-12 02:50:22
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