North Dakota signs participating addendum with Avion Unmanned to provide drone services to public agencies

US: Avion Unmanned, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) division of Avion Solutions, Inc., signed a participating addendum with the State of North Dakota and all its state agencies, political subdivisions and institutions. This contract opens the door for Avion Unmanned to provide UAS services to state and local government agencies in North Dakota. “Providing a simplified direct… Read More »

Trimble divests majority of Mining Information Systems to Herga Group

US: Trimble has announced that it has sold its majority ownership of Mining Information Systems (MIS) to Herga Group, headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. The Herga Group has been a Trimble dealer for more than 30 years representing the geospatial and construction portfolios in Australia and New Zealand. Financial terms were not disclosed. MIS provides information systems for enterprise-wide monitoring and… Read More »

Rezatec new mobile app helps Latin American farmers increase crop yields by 12%

UK: Rezatec, a leading provider of geospatial data analytics, has launched a free smartphone app which acts as a portal for farmers to record their agricultural activities and provides recommendations for optimal sowing and irrigation scheduling. Based on preliminary results from the experimental stations, the app has demonstrated the potential to increase wheat yields by… Read More »

Geospatial industry skill gap: Ways to build the best workforce

For an industry that is forever innovating, having a workforce which is up to date with the latest developments and is always willing to learn and unlearn, has always been a challenge. As geospatial assumes greater significance in global sustainable development, the big question is: are there enough skilled people to get the job done?… Read More »

Future of data privacy: The balancing act

Data privacy is an ongoing debate fraught with complexities. But there is an increasing awareness among the people and an acknowledgment from the industry that they need to inform consumers before using their data. Will the future be witness to a scenario where all concerns around privacy — personal, business and security — are addressed? … Read More »

Luokung’s subsidiary EMG to provide HD Map Service for Ford China’s Autonomous Driving Project

Luokung Technology Corp., one of the global leading spatial-temporal big-data processing technology companies, a leading interactive location-based services company in China, announced that Ford Motor Corporation has selected Luokung’s subsidiary eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (EMG) as the only provider for Ford China so far to utilise its proprietary autonomous driving HD map service capabilities to… Read More »