CurvSurf Unveils FindSurface for Mobile and AR Devices

South Korean company CurvSurf has introduced FindSurface SDK, an algorithm that will help us overcome one of the few remaining barriers to the use of 3D data: processing a point cloud into information we can exploit. The FindSurface SDK performs real-time, human-like recognition of 3D objects in point clouds. It works with point clouds generated by any device—from a terrestrial scanner to a consumer tablet with a 3D camera. Thinking like a human VP of business operations Sung-Ho Moon explains that The FindSurface SDK works a lot like the human brain. First, it reads the point cloud directly to pick... (read more)
2017-04-10 11:06:43

Mobile Operations for South African Telecom Provider Streamlined

WIRUlink, telecom provider in South Africa, has turned to Maxoptra to improve its field service operations. Integrated with WIRUlink’s in-cab telematics solution from TomTom, Maxoptra’s cloud-based dynamic route planning and scheduling software has already helped the company increase the efficiency of its installation and service teams, boost customer service and reduce costs. WIRUlink provides voice and data services to business and residential customers across South Africa. Previously, installations were completed on a first come, first served basis, regardless of location, so technicians could potentially be driving between areas even when there were more orders in the same area, according to... (read more)
2017-09-11 09:58:19

Geomni Launches Mobile App for Ground Imagery and Drone Inspections

Geomni, a Verisk business, has launched its new mobile app for ground imagery and UAV inspections. The app enables users to collect imagery and other data directly with their mobile devices or to conduct complete UAV inspections with compatible DJI drones. “The idea behind the app is for inspectors in the field to be able to do their jobs without having to venture onto steep rooftops or climb to unsafe positions. They can now gather exterior imagery and measurements needed from the safety of the ground,” said Jeffery C. Taylor, Geomni’s president. The mobile app enables iOS smartphones and tablets... (read more)
2018-02-26 10:11:59

TomTom Offers Free Mobile Maps SDKs to Developers

TomTom has announced that it will offer free maps and traffic tiles on its Mobile Software Developer Kit (SDK) in both Android and iOS. With the financial risks that come with building one’s own company, this free offering in TomTom’s Mobile SDK helps developers looking to build the next innovative app. Anders Truelsen, Managing Director, TomTom Enterprise, said “Everyday, more exciting opportunities in areas like mobility and ridesharing emerge, in which digital maps play a crucial role. Given TomTom’s history in guiding people to where they need to go, it is only fitting for us to offer free Mobile Maps... (read more)
2018-09-17 11:07:52

Esri Releases EMU Mobile App for Understanding the Ocean

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, has announced that its innovative Ecological Marine Units (EMU) app is now available for mobile devices. The app provides a valuable resource for scientists, educators, governments, and industries seeking easily accessible information and imagery about the ocean's long-term physical and nutrient properties. The app puts data such as temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen from 52 million locations throughout the world's oceans at any user's fingertips. This data informs how livable marine environments are for ocean-dwelling species as well as the overall health of the ecosystem. Organizations involved in fishery planning, for instance, can... (read more)
2017-05-26 01:04:50

CartoPac Adds iOS Support to Mobile Asset Management Software Suite

CartoPac International Inc., an enterprise mobile software and services company, has extended their Software Suite to support the iOS operating system. Combined with existing Windows and Windows Mobile applications, the addition of iOS enables delivery of advanced mobile functionality to a broad range of devices used for geospatial data collection. “Companies struggle to find single mobile software that supports the diverse requirements and robust functionality needed for both asset inventory and inspection workflows,” said Glenn Vlass, CartoPac Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “With the recent addition of mobile for iOS, our software gives organizations a single platform to... (read more)
2017-02-07 03:48:47

Boundless Anywhere Enables Real-time Mobile Data Collection

Boundless, a leader in open GIS, has introduced Boundless Anywhere, a new application for enterprises needing to collect and distribute location information from handheld devices and tablets. Organisations can collect data in the field and store it instantly in a database. Collected data can then be visualised on clients such as desktop GIS, web, and mobile. “Mobility is at the heart of today’s technology, and the rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablets in recent years has had a profound impact on the GIS industry,” said Anthony Calamito, Chief Geospatial Officer at Boundless. “The ability to access all kinds of data –... (read more)
2018-04-18 11:40:16

Esri Announces ArcGIS Indoors Mapping System

Esri has announced ArcGIS Indoors, a complete indoor mapping system. Scheduled for release in Q4 of 2018, the system will offer a floor-aware location platform providing maps, data and location information for indoor spaces. It is targeted for use in facilities, retail and commercial locations, airports, hospitals, event venues and universities, to analyse, optimise, locate, navigate, collaborate and share indoor information. An example of a use case was Esri’s own International User Conference, where visitors can schedule a day worth of sessions and receive walking directions based on their current location inside the venue of the event. However, the system... (read more)
2018-09-19 10:12:32

Reality IMT Introduces 360 Video Mapping Software

Reality Imaging and Mapping Technologies, a market-leading 360 technology provider, has announced the release of OcuMap, a comprehensive software platform for geospatial media that brings together videos, images and maps. Organisations can take advantage of OcuMap to upload, manage and share their aerial and street level imagery in an integrated environment that will help them realise efficiency gains, as large infrastructure assets can now be visualised and accessed without leaving the office. OcuMap is a cloud-based 360 degrees viewer with geo-referencing capabilities, offering a single dashboard with maps, imagery, and videos for remote decision making. Google Street View imagery and... (read more)
2018-05-29 12:46:21
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