exactEarth Launches Global Real Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service

exactEarth Ltd, a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced the launch of exactView RT powered by Harris, the world's first global, persistent real-time Satellite AIS service. This revolutionary capability is expected to enable a wide variety of new service capabilities for the global maritime community and to contribute over the next 20 years to the improvement of maritime safety, commerce, navigation, environmental management, and security. exactView RT consists of a system of more than 60 maritime satellite payloads, designed, built and operated by Harris Corporation – a world leader in satellite payload technology - which are hosted onboard... (read more)
2017-06-07 12:48:05

Geospatial Technology is 99% Invisible

To give credit where due, 99% Invisible is the name of one of my favourite podcasts. The title comes from a quote from Buckminster Fuller about people, but the show highlights the hidden aspects of design and architecture. The stories reveal that we see and interact with just the end-product of the design process; the rest is invisible. I’ve been collecting evidence that geospatial technology, and the design behind it, is also 99% invisible. While out running, I saw another runner looking intently at the phone of a man in a suit. I asked if I could help them find a... (read more)
2017-10-11 01:43:41

Cityzenith to Launch Smart World in Chicago

Cityzenith has announced that its award-winning Smart World software platform will officially launch on 3rd May at the UI Labs Innovation Center in Chicago. The Smart World launch event will be held in association with the BuiltWorlds Summit, and will be attended by architecture, urban planning, and construction industry leaders, city officials, academic experts, Smart City solutions providers, real estate professionals, investors, media, civic data scientists, and tech lovers. The company is honoured to be joined by an esteemed line-up of expert speakers for the afternoon. Opening remarks commence at 3pm CST. Opening Remarks and Welcome Keynote: Mr. Gordon Feller, Founder, Meeting of the Minds Keynote Address: Mr. Michael Jansen, CEO, Cityzenith Special Guest Speakers: Mr. Tom Schenk,... (read more)
2017-04-26 11:57:37

The Blueprint Towards Gender Neutrality in IT

London recently played host to over 3,000 GIS professionals. What made it different from many other IT events was the large proportion of female industry experts in attendance, making it arguably, says Sarah Lewin head of pre-sales and tech research at Esri UK, the most gender-neutral IT event the industry has ever seen. We have become used to seeing news stories on the lack of women in IT with the general consensus being that on average only 17% of IT workers are female). Yet, at the Esri UK User Conference, it was almost double that. In fact, drilling down further... (read more)
2017-01-17 11:23:56

GEO Business and Class of Your Own Launch GEO Careers

It would seem there is little understanding of professions within the built environment and few young people aspire to a career in this important sector of the British and global economy. It is with this serious skills shortage in mind that the organisers of GEO Business 2017 are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new educational element to the show – GEO Careers. Working alongside Alison Watson from Class of Your Own (COYO), they have together developed a full day of enticing activities and presentations for students aged 14-19, with the aim of demonstrating just how exciting the... (read more)
2017-02-14 05:44:30

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Ground Station

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AWS Ground Station, a new service that makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully managed network of 12 ground station antennas located around the world. Once customers receive satellite data at a ground station, they can immediately process it in an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, store it in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), apply AWS analytics and machine learning services to gain insights, and use Amazon’s network to move the data to other regions and processing facilities. There... (read more)
2018-12-03 11:05:56

Sentera Announces Real-time Analytics with FieldAgent

Sentera FieldAgent now delivers instant plant population and weed pressure reports in the FieldAgent mobile app while the drone is still in flight. Agriculture professionals can obtain up to 100 times more in-field measurements versus manual scouting methods and get better coverage across the field. No memory card or post-flight processing is required. The analytics results are delivered live as the drone flies. "Our two most widely-used analytics products can now deliver answers to our customers in real-time," said Eric Taipale, Sentera CEO. "In-field scouting is about accurately assessing field conditions, and giving scouts, agronomists, and advisors that data to drive... (read more)
2019-03-28 11:08:35

Development of a Symbol System for Disaster Management

Spatial information plays a key role in disaster management. Upon occurrence of an emergency situation, crisis management actors need specialised maps to give them a clear idea of the emergency, localisation, distribution and characteristics. Effective representation of spatial information can be achieved by means of graphical symbols. Silvia Marinova describes how a symbol system should be associative and quickly perceived by map users even without the use of a legend, especially in an emergency. A number of agencies and organisations related to disaster protection develop databases, geo-portals and cartographic products for crisis management and their own standards for symbols. In... (read more)
2017-10-11 02:55:18

Turnkey GIS Solutions in the Cloud

African GIS to 3D GIS in the Cloud
For the past fifteen years Sivan Design, a privately held GIS solutions provider from Israel, has concentrated on developing an approach which combines GIS, CAD and 3D technologies to produce software and services. The company quickly realised that this approach, combined with the knowhow it has accumulated in the process, allowed it to offer turnkey GIS solutions encompassing the entire range of GIS needs required by any country on a national scale. Sivan Design is now releasing its newest version of a coming trend in 3D GIS software: 3D-GIS in the Cloud. In 1999 the company released its first professional... (read more)
2011-05-25 05:03:13

Project X Labs Releases GeoDash 4

Project X Labs Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of GeoDash 4, our location intelligence tool that is once again redefining the standard for affordable geographic information systems (GIS). GeoDash is a lightweight MicroStrategy extension for map-based analysis that has been overhauled with new features including an optimized UI, the ability to perform aggregate operations on point clusters, and the introduction of dynamic zoom, allowing users to streamline their analysis by toggling layers to only display at custom zoom levels. Users can take their visual analytics right down to a shelf in a building with the in-building analytics layer IntelliSite™, which... (read more)
2017-04-24 12:01:02
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