Bentley Announces Availability of OpenSite Designer

Bentley Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin services for advancing the design, construction and operation of infrastructure, has announced the availability of OpenSite Designer. This is an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary and detailed design phases. OpenSite Designer advances building information modelling (BIM) through comprehensive 3D site design. It spans reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimization, stormwater drainage modelling and analysis, underground utilities modelling, detailed drawing production and enlivened visualizations. OpenSite Designer enables rapid... (read more)
2019-05-14 10:04:03

Humanitarian Disaster Response with OpenStreetMap Management Tool

Scottish GIS company, thinkWhere, is playing a role in enabling the delivery of emergency response and aid to areas hit by natural and humanitarian crises. Working with HOT – the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, thinkWhere has developed an advanced cloud-based mapping management system. Coordinating the work of tens of thousands of people around the world, the OSM (OpenStreetMap) Tasking Manager will improve the efficiency of map production, giving first responders and aid agencies faster access to up to date and accurate maps. One of the world’s most technically effective humanitarian groups, US-based HOT specialises in collaborative mapping for disaster preparation, response... (read more)
2017-11-14 11:04:21

Cadcorp Provides Workload Modelling Analysis for Surrey Fire & Rescue

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are benefiting from using Cadcorp SIS Desktop and Workload Modeller for a range of GIS analyses. Cadcorp SIS is used to carry out various tasks including production of thematic maps, hotspot maps and a variety of routing calculations. Cadcorp Workload Modeller is used to analyse the impact that any resource changes have on operational performance. SFRS approached Cadcorp earlier this year to provide a third party quality assurance service on the data, methodology and results of modelling options for fire cover in Surrey. In order to complete this project, SFRS supplied Cadcorp with the... (read more)
2018-07-19 10:47:34

County of Maui Selects Array Networks to Optimise GIS

Array Networks Inc, the network functions platform company, has announces that the County of Maui has selected Array’s vAPV virtual application delivery controllers (ADC) to assure high availability and guaranteed performance for its new geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping applications. The County of Maui spans nearly 2,400 square miles – encompassing the islands of Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Molokini and Molokai – and provides services that would typically be provided by city governments in the continental United States. Because many services include a geographical element, the county operates GIS and mapping applications to pinpoint the location of water lines, provide accurate... (read more)
2018-05-18 10:16:06

Microsoft Highlights GIS Solution for Disaster Response

Microsoft have produced a video that showcases GIS People’s Gruntify and its use in Queensland Government to streamline the state’s disaster response efforts. Queensland Government saw huge potential for Gruntify to be used in their rapid damage assessment following disasters, and the platform was set up to meet just that purpose for them. When Tropical Cyclone Debbie swept down the Queensland coast in March this year, the Gruntify technology was really put to the test. Critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges and power lines were damaged up and down the state. To assist with quick recovery, the Gruntify mobile apps... (read more)
2017-08-15 08:53:19

KPF Joined by Top Organisations for Third British Information Modelling Event

The third British Information Modelling event will take place on 11th May 2017 and is hosted by international architectural practice KPF at their London headquarters. Bringing together innovators and experts from across the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector the latest seminar will feature speakers from the UK government’s innovation agency, Emmy Award winning production studio Unit 9, and the largest American architecture-engineering company HOK. The British Information Modelling seminar and open panel discussion will look at how the UK BIM strategy is developing with an update from Innovate UK on BIM Level 3 and on how practitioners and end clients... (read more)
2017-04-18 11:36:54

DigitalGlobe Partners with Vodafone to Create IoT for Agriculture

DigitalGlobe has announced the release of Sensing4Farming, an Internet of Things (IoT) product for smart, digital and precision agriculture created in partnership with Vodafone Spain, part of the Vodafone Group. Sensing4Farming provides crucial insights about crop health to farmers, agronomists, and agro-businesses via any device to optimise agriculture productions. Sensing4Farming utilizes data from DigitalGlobe's multispectral, high-resolution satellite imagery, which reveals information that cannot be seen by the human eye about vegetation health, such as plant age and chlorophyll concentration. Ground-based sensors deployed in crop fields by Qampo also provide data for Sensing4Farming, such as soil moisture, temperature, humidity and other agroclimatic parameters to complement... (read more)
2018-10-22 10:23:23

DigitalGlobe Awarded Imagery Contract Extension with USA Government

DigitalGlobe has announced it has signed a three-year extension of its EnhancedView Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), reinforcing the U.S. Government's continuing demand for commercial imagery. The agreement, now known as EnhancedView Follow-On (EVFO), adds three option years to the current contract under the same terms and value of US$300 million per year, providing continuity of service and revenue visibility potentially through August 2023 and adding US$900 million of cumulative backlog. “The EnhancedView contract extension demonstrates our ongoing role in providing commercial imagery across the U.S. Government user community,” said Howard Lance, Maxar President and CEO. “The U.S. Government's confidence in our... (read more)
2018-11-07 11:45:57

Gamaya Introduces CaneFit Platform for Sugarcane Cultivation

Gamaya, a global agronomy intelligence provider has announced the introduction of a unique solution for large industrial sugarcane growers called CaneFit. The platform facilitates significant improvement of efficiency and sustainability of farming businesses and includes a free trial. The initial focus of CaneFit is on Brazil, where it provides a tailored solution for sugarcane growers and includes a suit of analytical products such as planting efficiency analysis and weeds detection. The solution is available through a web interface, as well as API that can be integrated with existing farm management software. The actionable maps are delivered throughout the different stages of cultivation... (read more)
2018-01-30 02:07:02

New Solution for Precise Autonomous Vehicle Localisation and Navigation

Civil Maps, a leading developer of cognition software for autonomous vehicles, has announced the availability of Fingerprint Base Map, a scalable solution for precise autonomous vehicle localisation and navigation. Architected from the ground up to meet the demands of production-scale vehicle autonomy, Fingerprint Base Map allows self-driving cars to precisely determine their location in six degrees of freedom (6DoF), while evaluating the safest route to travel. This technology serves as the localisation layer in the company’s HD Semantic Map. For self-driving automakers and mobility companies, Fingerprint Base Map leverages Civil Maps’ proprietary fingerprinting process to tackle some of the most... (read more)
2018-01-10 10:05:39
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