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

Data Sharing is Smart – Geo-related Trends in Engineering & Construction

There could be many keywords representing important trends in the capture and use of spatial data in the engineering & construction industry, but 3D, BIM, AR and UAV are definitely high on the list. As this article examines, uniting them all is one major cross-industry challenge: interoperability and data integration in support of much-needed higher workflow efficiency in the whole value chain. The engineering & construction sector has been slower than most to adopt new technologies. While innovation may have occurred on the enterprise level, overall productivity in the market has remained almost flat for 50 years. In fact, labour... (read more)
2017-02-22 10:48:26

Arcus Global Joins Cadcorp Business Partner Network Programme

Arcus Global, developer of cloud-based software solutions for the UK public sector, has joined the Cadcorp Business Partner Network. Arcus applications are built to support digital service transformation in local authorities. Their applications often incorporate geographic information for the purposes of spatial data capture and plotting, creating efficiencies for users and ensuring data is available for public consumption in its most accessible form. The Cadcorp Business Partner Network allows organisations access to the Cadcorp SIS product family and technical support in order to integrate GIS capability into their own software applications. Following a thorough technical evaluation, Cadcorp Web Map Layers... (read more)
2017-01-16 11:14:50

New Business Development Manager for BIM Joins Topcon Europe Positioning

Topcon Europe Positioning (TEP) announces John Foster as European Business Development Manager for BIM (Building Information Modelling). Foster comes to TEP from Finnish Autodesk partner and BIM software provider, Profox Companies, where he was the director responsible for business development and sales of Autodesk based BIM software solutions. Prior to this role, he served as sales manager at NavisWorks Ltd, and plant solutions sales manager at Autodesk Ltd. Foster has more than 20 years experience in CAD and data management, ranging from software development through consulting to business development and sales. "John has a great deal of experience developing and... (read more)
2017-01-06 05:00:13

Map Business Online Provides ZIP Code Mapping for Industries

Business mapping software leader, Map Business Online (MBO) published by SpatialTEQ Inc., is now offering comprehensive ZIP code mapping tools for use across all industries. Mapping location-based business data by ZIP code is one of the fastest growing applications of cloud-based business mapping software in use across North America. The conversion of address-based business data into powerful map visualisations by ZIP code is helping more sales, marketing, and operational management teams develop innovative strategies that increase sales and improve productivity. MBO web-based mapping software includes updated ZIP code and postal code layers for all areas of the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom.... (read more)
2018-06-08 10:34:54

GeoPlace Launches Service to Help Councils Find and Keep Business Rates

GeoPlace has launched a new service to work with councils to provide a targeted report on properties missing from their business rates registers. Most councils have a ratings shortfall, business rates that should be collected but for one reason or another aren’t. GeoPlace’s service will help councils identify these gaps in the collection of non-domestic rates, resulting in an improved ratings list for councils. In October 2015, the Government announced its intention to enable local government to retain all business rates raised locally. At present, local government retains 50% of business rates locally and is working with central government on... (read more)
2018-02-28 02:48:34

TCarta Marine to Unveil Bathymetric Data Portal at Ocean Business 2017

TCarta Marine, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has announced the launch of Bathymetrics, an online portal offering instant access to satellite-derived bathymetric data sets. TCarta Marine will unveil the Bathymetrics portal and initial 2-metre data sets at the upcoming Ocean Business 17 Conference in Southampton, England. “The Bathymetrics portal will enable customers to search for coastal zone bathymetric data, pay by the square kilometre for just the data they need, and download it immediately into their digital mapping software,” said TCarta Marine CEO David Critchley. “The accessibility and affordability of the portal data will appeal to marine mapping... (read more)
2017-03-28 02:49:20

Trimble Launches Single Version of Business Center Software for Survey and Civil Construction

Trimble has announced version 5.0 of Trimble Business Center, which merges two products, Trimble Business Center and Business Center - HCE, to provide both surveying and civil construction customers with a complete office software solution. Combining both products into one platform provides a larger set of tools for customers to leverage for more services and value for their clients. The combined software enables data interoperability between survey and construction workflows for more efficiency, time savings and data quality – a competitive advantage that empowers customers. The announcement was made at this year's Trimble Dimensions. New capabilities of Trimble Business Center... (read more)
2018-11-06 08:26:54

GeoSpock Launches Spatial Big Data Platform

GeoSpock, the spatial big data company that provides analytics, visualization, builds insight, and enables predictions across space and time, has announced the launch of a Spatial Big Data Platform, which enables stakeholders to reveal hidden data insights and drive game-changing business decisions. The platform unifies GeoSpock’s product suite, offering the same capabilities – extreme geospatial scale and hyper-efficient retrieval – to clients in an accessible and user-friendly way. With a rise in data stemming from the machine-to machine-economy, as well as the Internet of Things endpoint market, the platform offers the analysis, management, and exploration of this data to empower... (read more)
2019-03-06 10:07:03

Geomares and Diversified Communications Announce Cooperation

Geomares and Diversified Communications have announced a cooperation whereby the media company’s product database will become the official supplier directory for the following trade events and e-media sites organised by Diversified: SPAR3D Expo & Conference,, International LiDAR Mapping Forum, Commercial UAV News, Commercial UAV Expo Europe and Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Exhibiting companies at Diversified’s events that have an expanded profile will be linked directly from the exhibitor list to their profile on, which includes information such as company description, contact information, videos, technical specifications, product categories and more. This will give event visitors direct online... (read more)
2017-01-17 10:27:46
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