Archive for December, 2017

Tool for studying mountains worldwide

A new tool that gives users a highly detailed view of the world’s mountains is now available from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The Global Mountain Explorer can help a variety of users – from scientists to resource managers and policy makers – seeking information about these prominent yet often understudied landscapes. Mountains occupy anywhere […]

Addressing system wins innovation award

What3words recently collected two awards at the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 in Cape Town, both the Best Enterprise Solution award and the Disruptive Innovation award. There were over 300 entries for the awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, with the finalists judged by an independent panel of industry experts. […]

SDK simplifies IoT application developments

Alibaba Cloud IoT has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) system-on-chip (SoC) and nRF5 software development kit (SDK) for its Alibaba Cloud Link. The SDK forms the basis for the company’s Ali_SDK, the development tool for the Alibaba Cloud Link. Alibaba Cloud Link provides developers a secure Internet of Things (IoT) platform for cloud […]

Map production features added in plugin update

Avenza Systems has released Mapublisher 10 for Adobe Illustrator, map production software to create high-quality maps from GIS data. The software’s cartographic tools leverage the graphic Adobe design environment to produce print-ready, mobile, and online maps. This update includes many new features and enhancements, including the ability to manage data links where Map layers in […]

Construction cloud platform wins construction computing award

Asite’s cloud platform, Adoddle, has won an award at the 2017 Construction Computing Awards for the Best Use of IT on an Infrastructure Project on Thames Tideway Tunnel, and runner up for Best Collaboration Project. The awards showcase and reward the technology, tools, solutions and highlights the leaders of technology in the AEC industry. Now […]

Collaboration for sustainable urban development

Fugro has signed up to the Roadmap for Human Cities, a long-term initiative to transform water infrastructure investments in large-scale urban development projects. Together with other major players in the Dutch water infrastructure sector, Fugro agreed to a memorandum of understanding at the Amsterdam International Water Week Conference. Formulated by the Human Cities Coalition (HCC), […]

Integration of spatial intelligence and 3D design model information

Autodesk and Esri are partnering to bridge the gaps between BIM and GIS mapping technologies. Together the companies plan to enable a broad range of industries to gain better context by visualising data of the man-made world, the environment, citizens and the networks that weave it all together. For infrastructure owners around the world, both […]

Collaboration brings real-time sensor data to public transit

Spatial analytics software company Esri is collaboration with Mobileye, a provider of advanced driver-assistance systems software, to integrate Esri mapping, analysis, and visualisation with Mobileye’s Shield+ product. This collaboration will provide cities with the ability to visualise and analyse real-time location data from Shield+ to improve pedestrian safety. The driver-assistance systems software will stream road […]