GeoSpock Launches Unique Location Intelligence Platform

GeoSpock, the extreme-scale data integration company that provides analytics, builds insight, and enables predictions across space and time, has announced the launch of its Location Intelligence as a Service (LlaaS) Product Showcase. Demonstrating a variety of real-world scenarios, the Product Showcase is used to explore the potential of smart city development, online advertising and mobility through Location Intelligence (LI) analytics functionality – including dynamic filtering, movement tracking, dataset comparisons, and geo-fencing. Understanding LI datasets is crucial for companies looking to derive meaningful insight from extreme amounts of geospatial and temporal data, which enables informed business decisions. The platform empowers businesses who have... (read more)
2018-05-04 10:53:19

Ordnance Survey to support Singapore

Ordnance Survey International (OSI) has been contracted to support project lead the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Government with its continued vision to be a Smart Technology world leader. The two-year project will address the automation challenge of converting IFC-BIM, which is building and construction industry data, into CityGML, an open standardised data model and exchange format that stores digital 3D models of cities and landscapes. The automated conversion to be developed in this project is expected to reduce costs in creating and updating semantically enriched 3D city models. The primary objective is the development of a methodology... (read more)
2017-09-25 04:17:30

Earth Observation and UAVs - Imaging from the Sky

It was a pleasure getting this issue together – the theme Big Data sounds abstract and perhaps has first association with cloud computing, servers and other not-so-spatial aspects. We take a look in on Australia and their history of managing geospatial data and Singapore for an interesting case about a smart city – and the management of geospatial data that is hard to get as it involves areas that are not easily accessible from the street. Digging into the huge amount of geospatial data that nowadays involves city architectures, Niall Conway reflects on the new profile of a city planner.... (read more)
2017-08-07 11:46:46

Geodata Takes Centre Stage at Intergeo 2019

At Intergeo 2019, from 17 to 19 September in Stuttgart, Germany, more than 680 exhibitors will be providing insights into the highly dynamic geospatial sector. The world's leading geospatial event will focus on the growing importance of geodata – also termed 'the currency of the future' – and the resulting opportunities. Key topics will be drones, smart cities and BIM. Tickets for this year's edition are available now.  Geoinformation has filtered into every area of our lives, with hardly a single website or app able to function without it. Planning, visualizing and designing, creating sustainable living spaces, understanding increasingly complex interconnections, finding... (read more)
2019-05-21 09:33:22

Microsoft Integrates Azure Location Based Services into the Cloud

Microsoft has announced the public preview of Azure Location Based Services, a new cloud offering to power the “Location of Things”. This will improve connectivity between geographical data, smart cities, infrastructure and IoT solutions; and empower a range of industrial transformations. Azure Location Based Services provides an enterprise-ready location service for customers to build mobility, asset tracking and other geospatial applications that provide useful insights through one dashboard and one subscription. The service allows enterprises to connect their assets to the cloud and give them significant insights into how their data can be utilised further when combined with location-based data. Examples... (read more)
2018-01-08 02:51:01

CartoConsult Pioneers GIS Innovation to Tackle Traffic Congestion

CartoConsult is to develop technology to reduce traffic congestion and improve transport services as part of a £4 million Department for Transport (DfT) initiative. The mapping software technology company has been selected by Swindon Borough Council, together with IT and networking company Cisco, to deliver an alert system for traffic managers to improve the dissemination of congestion information. Swindon is one of nineteen local authorities across England being asked to come up with ideas to improve journeys through digital innovation. The Government-funded scheme will use the latest technology to transmit real-time traffic information to road users, such as delivery drivers,... (read more)
2017-02-27 04:37:34

The Challenge of the Internet of Things

GIS Pro takes a look at a hot button topic which is predicted to be disruptive rather than evolutionary. Backed by corporate equity the IoT is held back by standards but developers are urged to think holistically. According to the blurb, the Westminster eForum provides ‘the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and regulatory agencies to engage with stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to technology’. To this end, the forum offers numerous seminars on a wide range of topics (www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk). On 15 March, the subject was the Internet of Things. As it turned out the only... (read more)
2016-12-23 01:06:25

Dubai and HERE Develop Data Infrastructure for Driverless Transportation

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai and HERE Technologies has announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding on a long-term technology collaboration with the aim of mapping the city with high definition technology. HD maps are a prerequisite to moving Dubai closer to its goal of having 25% of public transport self-driving services by 2030. Both parties plan to deploy newly available location technologies in the development of a data infrastructure to support safe, sustainable and efficient autonomous transportation. These efforts are in line with Dubai's Smart City strategy and its self-driving transport roadmap, which ultimately... (read more)
2018-02-09 12:00:08

3D Mobile Mapping Technology Inspires Positive Change

Future Proofing Singapore
Singapore is home to some of the most profitable financial services, manufacturing and oil-refining corporations in the world. An island state just off the coast of southern Malaysia, its small size has clearly not impeded the success of residents or firms choosing to locate themselves there. But with its accomplishments come some very specific challenges for a city which is limited by space but still demanding growth. This article discusses how 3D mobile mapping is contributing to one of the most ambitious digital twinning projects the world has ever seen, in the hopes of paving the way for better future-proofing... (read more)
2017-08-07 11:32:44

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
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