Lyft completes 100,000 self-driving rides powered by Aptiv

Ride-hailing platform, Lyft, believes that self-driving technology is vital to its vision of the future, a future in which cities are built around people, and not cars. This new mode of transportation will empower people to get where they need to go more safely, quickly and affordably than ever before, without having to own a car. The company… Read More »

Investment in innovation at core of business

Rob Painter, President & CEO, Trimble The geospatial industry provides jobs to millions of individuals worldwide. In addition, the technologies and services fuel multi-trillion-dollar markets like construction and transportation.  Technology is a significant contributor to the digital transformation that is changing our society. In the geospatial industry, we have seen several major technological advances over… Read More »

Satellite services help African shepherds through Sahel

Today, when combining security and earth observation satellites, one can of course think of military tasks, such as the monitoring of troop movements. But, at least as much innovation is in services for African shepherds that prevent thirst, hunger and violence based on satellite images. Shepherds in Mali, Africa. Photo courtesy NSO In the daily… Read More »

Navigating the difference between Geolocation and Geolocation by IP

Finding a user’s location can be one of the most powerful tools for digital marketers. However, factors such as user involvement, accuracy, and device permissions can cause a variance in the technical implementation of location services. In order to find a user’s location, there are two common methods of obtaining this information: their geolocation, and… Read More »

Connected Places catapult launches its Urban Links Africa project in Cape Town

UK: Connected Places Catapult has announced the launch of its Urban Links Africa project at an event in Cape Town, South Africa. This flagship project will see joint UK and African innovations deployed to solve pressing challenges in Africa’s rapidly growing cities. The project’s goal is to facilitate a sustainable collaboration between the UK, South… Read More »

Geospatial has become omnipotent and omnipresent

The geospatial industry saw a huge boost with the rise of computing power. Modern technologies like LiDAR and photogrammetry have been widely adopted on economic platforms such as ordinary cars and remotely piloted vehicles like aerial drones and autonomous underwater vehicles. The technical breakthroughs have provided us with huge datasets collected from the field cost-effectively, frequently… Read More »

OGC Announces Publication of Open Routing API Pilot Results

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced publication of the Engineering Reports documenting the work of the Open Routing API Pilot, including implementations developed and a prototype Routing API and Route Exchange Model. The Open Routing API Pilot was conducted under OGC’s Innovation Program, a collaborative, agile, and hands-on prototyping and engineering environment where sponsors and OGC… Read More »

SSC and Geo-Insights sign MoU to expand business in Asian-Pacific

Sweden: Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and Geo-Insights (GI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaborative activities regarding satellite ground station services on the Asia-Pacific market, ultimately expanding their businesses in the region. The agreement will provide new possibilities for SSC and GI to serve their existing and future customers in Asia-Pacific, currently the… Read More »

Juniper Systems Limited Launches Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet Now Running Android

Juniper Systems Limited has announced the release of its new Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet running on the Android operating system with Google Mobile Services. Building on the success of the Mesa 2 over the past several years, the Mesa 3 running Android is the next evolution in rugged handheld computing and data collection for Android-based… Read More »

Teledyne CARIS’ HIPS and SIPS 11.3 release introduces revolutionary AI approach to cleaning sonar noise

Teledyne CARIS, a Teledyne Technologies company, has announced the release of HIPS and SIPSTM 11.3. This new software upgrade will introduce the first-ever COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) release of an AI solution for classifying and cleaning sonar noise. Teledyne CARIS seeks to reduce significantly the need for manual cleaning and to move data swiftly from acquisition to review. The… Read More »