Mobile app makes urban mapping fast, easy and cheap

The process of completing street-level surveys and inspections on crucial infrastructure is time-consuming, expensive and error prone. It is typically a task that requires trained personnel to travel into the field, observe and report on traffic lights, stop signs, road conditions and more. But advances in open data, mobile image technology and data analysis have made it possible for cities to drastically improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their efforts to manage and maintain public assets. One solution comes in the form of an easy-to-use mobile app bringing all these innovations together. Harnessing the power of spatial analytics and 3D... (read more)
2017-10-11 02:28:34

Cadcorp Announces Web Mapping Service for UK Housing Associations

Many smaller housing associations could be missing out on the benefits of using geographic information simply because they are unable to justify employing a dedicated mapping expert. Recognising this, British GIS and web mapping software developer, Cadcorp, is introducing a service designed specifically for housing associations that manage less than 10,000 properties. The new service will be launched at today’s IT and Housing Exhibition. Martin McGarry, managing director, Cadcorp, said “Under the service the responsibility for managing both map data and web mapping software sits with Cadcorp. The housing association simply subscribes to a service that includes software, data and... (read more)
2017-01-13 03:16:41

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

PrecisionHawk Opens Free Access to Software for UAV Mapping

PrecisionHawk, a leading commercial UAV and data company, has opened access to its professional mapping and analytics software, PrecisionMapper, for free. By eliminating the cost barrier, the company gives operators the flexibility to bring their own drone and consistently generate value from aerial information. UAVs have the potential to capture more high-resolution data than any other technology, but PrecisionHawk believes that drones are being under-utilised because of the cost barriers around processing, analytics and storage, said CEO Michael Chasen. Users should be able to walk into any store, buy a drone and use that drone to generate business insights for free. Xponential... (read more)
2017-05-10 10:12:50

DroneDeploy Launches Real-time Mapping for Aerial Data and Analysis

DroneDeploy, a leading drone mapping software platform, has announced the release of Live Map — a first-of-its-kind feature that allows any drone operator to create real-time maps in the field with their iOS device. Users plan a flight, take off, and see maps render on-screen during flight — without the need for internet or cell connection. They get an instant aerial view of their job site, field, or project in seconds as there are no processing times, which enables them to make real-time decisions. Since the original Live Map inception, mobile devices have doubled in computational power — allowing DroneDeploy... (read more)
2018-02-21 02:46:22

Bluesky Ultra High-resolution Aerial Mapping Supports Smart City

The UK city of Hull has been photographed from the air using the latest ultra-high resolution survey cameras. Captured by aerial mapping company Bluesky, the 5cm pixel resolution imagery is so detailed that road markings, street furniture and property boundaries are all clearly visible. It is hoped the new digital photomap will provide a common platform for data and systems for developing a range of applications to improve decision making in support of the councils Smart City ambitions. With detailed on-street views accessible from the desktop, the aerial photography is also expected to save the council thousands of pounds by... (read more)
2018-10-03 10:13:44

OceanWise Provides Mapping Data to Blue Marine Foundation

The Blue Marine Foundation, a charity dedicated to creating marine reserves and establishing sustainable models for fishing, has embarked on a ‘Big Data’ project which seeks to investigate how data can be used to support safety in inshore waters. OceanWise, who are marine data experts and provide a range of intelligent marine mapping and monitoring solutions, will provide the mapping data for situational awareness and to allow multiple sources of data to be integrated using location as the common link. The assembly of disparate datasets into a 'spatial data infrastructure' will inform safety and risk assessments, and allow preventative measures... (read more)
2018-10-04 10:51:14

Orbit GT Signs Smart Mapping Deal with Singapore Land Authority

Orbit GT and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has signed a strategic and comprehensive deal at the Belgian Ambassador’s residence in Singapore. “Orbit GT is honoured to be chosen by the SLA to provide the Singapore’s Whole of Government (WoG) with 3D Mapping software solutions”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Our gratitude goes to the leading visionaries at the Singapore Land Authority and our Orbit GT local partner GPS Lands.” This deal will allow SLA to access a large amount 3D Mapping content in a click. Served using Orbit GT’s 3D Mapping Cloud, imagery and point cloud data,... (read more)
2018-10-18 10:26:56

Saber Online Survey Mapping Speeds Planning for West Sussex Highways

West Sussex County Council is utilising the latest cloud technology to improve the planning of highway maintenance and road safety improvement schemes. Developed by Saber (the new name for Highway Surveyors Ltd), ReGen collects and stores live highway survey data for immediate analysis via the Internet using a Google Map interface. Using ReGen, West Sussex Highways can instantly access condition and inventory survey results to generate forward works programmes, budget reporting and planning. Saber has captured in excess of 2,500km of highway survey data for West Sussex Highways, who are responsible for maintaining the roads in the County. “High quality... (read more)
2018-10-31 10:19:38

Cadcorp Releases SIS 9 Desktop GIS and Mapping Software

Cadcorp, the UK based developer and supplier of GIS and web mapping software, has announced its latest release – Cadcorp SIS 9. The Cadcorp SIS suite of GIS products is a complete set of geospatial tools covering desktop, server, web, and application development environments. The release includes multiple performance improvements as well as enhanced functionality. The improvements made begin with a refreshed user interface. The familiar and intuitive Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface has been extended to incorporate a Microsoft Office 2016-compatible “Backstage View”, a "Recent Maps" list, and the ability to pin frequently used maps and projects. Dynamic cursor... (read more)
2018-11-28 10:20:37
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