HERE Supports Baidu with Indoor Maps

HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, has announced that it will broaden its collaboration with Baidu to power Baidu Maps with indoor map data for outside of China. HERE has already powered Baidu Maps in South East Asia outside of China for the last three years. Last year this support was extended to more than 150 countries worldwide. In 87 of these countries, coverage will now also include maps for shopping malls, hospitals, universities, stadiums, museums, airports and train stations powered by HERE Venue Maps. Enriched with HERE Venue Maps, Baidu Maps will give people access... (read more)
2018-01-17 04:16:22

Live Earth and HERE Provide Indoor Monitoring & Tracking Solution

Live Earth, an advanced data visualisation platform for directing and monitoring complex business and security operations, has partnered with HERE, the Open Location Platform that provides advanced location intelligence, to improve operations and safety measures across indoor venues. Through this partnership, organisations will be able to integrate HERE Venue's detailed floor plans with a variety of assets that include sensors, door access controls and security cameras. The ability to marry detailed maps and monitoring tools with the Live Earth platform will provide venues and building owners the ability to track resources throughout the premises with far greater accuracy than was previously... (read more)
2018-12-05 10:21:28

HERE to Acquire Global Indoor Maps Provider Micello

HERE Technologies has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micello, a privately held software company based in California that operates a platform for creating, editing and publishing indoor maps. The acquisition will help support HERE’s innovative market solutions such as the tracking of parts on a factory floor, the optimisation of workspace usage, indoor wayfinding at complex transit interchanges, and last mile guidance in vehicles. Founded in 2007 by Ankit Agarwal, Micello's mission is to map everything indoors. Its platform enables venue owners and operators to create, edit and securely publish indoor maps. Through Micello's Marketplace,... (read more)
2018-02-01 12:29:19

LocusLabs and IndoorAtlas Partner for Indoor Location-based Solution

LocusLabs and IndoorAtlas have announced a partnership to integrate IndoorAtlas' Indoor Positioning System (IPS) with LocusLabs' suite of products. This partnership creates an end-to-end digital wayfinding and map management solution to power location-based applications and experiences at venues from airports and rail stations, to corporate and university campuses or even city-scale initiatives. “Large building operators and owners are increasingly seeing the value of adding a spatial component to their digital initiatives,” said Campbell Kennedy, CEO of LocusLabs. “Combining IndoorAtlas' self-service capabilities with that from LocusLabs allows us to scale our industry-leading location platform into many more verticals and venue types of all... (read more)
2019-01-10 10:13:30

Mapping Ebola

In perhaps its most frightening deployment yet, MapAction has once again demonstrated how its volunteers with standard geographic information technology can make a difference. Working with the UN or other NGOs the volunteers have worked since last September in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali and Ghana, reports Nigel Woof, to support the international response to Ebola. The Ebola outbreak in a village called Meliandou in Southeast Guinea in December 2013 was not, of itself, a new phenomenon in Africa. The disease had first been described 37 years earlier, deep in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Likewise, the... (read more)
2017-01-09 11:01:07

International LiDAR Mapping Forum

GIS Professional From January 25-31, 2019, the industry will descend on Denver for a geospatial gathering like no other. For mapping professionals, there’s no better place for technical education, networking and sourcing geospatial solutions than at ILMF, taking place as part of Geo Week 2019! With the new addition of MAPPS Winter Meeting, you’ll get to connect with more high-level geospatial professionals than ever before. This will give geospatial professionals a one-stop shop for the most current commercial and technical education.  As a valued reader of GIS Professional, register here to take 25% off an All Access Pass. (read more)
2018-10-10 07:30:04

Emergency Mapping Gets HOT

Paul Stewart explains how the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team applies the principles of open source and open data for economic development, disaster preparedness and emergency relief around the world. Non-for-profit humanitarian organization HOT is a global online community of volunteer digital humanitarians, who apply the principles of open source and open data to create and provide free, detailed and up-to-date maps for NGOs and local communities fostering economic development, enhancing disaster preparedness and engaged in emergency relief. The organization’s objectives are to provide remote data creation during humanitarian crises, to connect open mapping communities with humanitarian actors, to support deployments to... (read more)
2017-04-06 05:02:58

Mapping the Past

Anyone who has tried to accurately match old Ordnance Survey maps with the current Landranger series will soon realize that it is not an easy task. Brian Quinn explains the painstaking process that Cassini Publishing has been through in creating its unique range of historical maps. Amelia Earhart’s observation that “it’s easier to start something than to finish it” is certainly true, as any writer stuck at the bottom of page one will testify. But when, and how, do things finish? Often there is no definite conclusion but rather a steady progression that leads past or round the original goal... (read more)
2017-05-31 02:56:47

Uber Acquires Microsoft Mapping Assets

As it seeks to sharpen its focus, Microsoft confirmed that it will no longer be collecting its own mapping data. As part of that transition, it is selling a number of assets to Uber, including a data centre, cameras, intellectual property, and roughly 100 engineers. News of this transaction, first reported by TechCrunch, highlights Uber's increasing efforts to build its own mapping service. The company recently poached Brian McClendon, a long-time Google executive and key figure in the creation of Google Maps. It is also reportedly bidding on Nokia's "Here" mapping service. Taken together, these data points make it clear that Uber wants to... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:45:36
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