Archive for December, 2017

Scalable GNSS smart antenna for guidance and control systems

Hemisphere GNSS released its scalable A222 GNSS Smart Antenna. The antenna offers an affordable, portable solution with professional-level accuracy for agricultural, marine, GIS, mapping, and other applications. It features fast start-up and reacquisition times, 60 cm accuracy, and an easy-to-see LED status indicator for power, GNSS, and DGNSS. The durable enclosure houses both antenna and […]

New surveying module adds post-processing capabilities

Carlson SurveyGNSS data post-processing software is now enhanced by Precise Point Positioning (PPP) as an add-on module, allowing users to post-process their data using a single receiver. The module adds precise GNSS station positioning capabilities for a single GNSS receiver operating autonomously. It is useful for obtaining sub-metre to centimetre level absolute positioning accuracies. Highest […]

Incubators launched in Cape Town and Lagos

Pan-African entrepreneurial training programme, seed fund, and incubator Mest has launched two new incubator spaces in Cape Town, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria as the programme continues to expand beyond its headquarters in Accra, Ghana. The spaces will cater to everyone from startup founders and teams, to investors and corporate executives, as well as offer co-working. […]

Complete ecosystem of enterprise GIS solutions

Boundless’ next iteration of GIS software, Boundless Server, incorporates the rebranding of its flagship product, Boundless Suite. Boundless Server offers enhanced styling and increased interoperability with ArcGIS. The software offers a flexible architecture that enables organisations to publish a range of data and workflows to web apps, desktop clients or mobile devices. Built on open […]

Collaboration to advance high altitude pseudo-satellite programme

Under the terms of a newly signed memorandum of understanding, Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering (the engineering and technology business of Williams Grand Prix Engineering), will examine applications that may combine Williams’ lightweight composites and battery expertise with Airbus’ Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) programme. Zephyr is a solar-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) with unique […]

Low-cost access to online mapping APIs

TomTom, a global provider of maps and traffic data, has revamped its developer portal. Updates include enhancements to its product offerings and a pricing model geared towards small and medium sized businesses to integrate TomTom’s Online APIs into their applications. The company’s APIs and SDKs are already being used by an array of enterprises and […]

Learnership programme offers valuable work experience

Johannesburg local Dumisa Mhlobo (24) has joined Maptek in a year-long learnership programme to work in general office administration and assist the I-Site team with logistics. He jumped at the opportunity, which is designed to give young people entry into the workforce through training and workplace learning. Mhlobo said Maptek’s position as a leading developer […]

New developments at online GIS service

Online GIS service 1Map has re-engineered its software back-end, upgraded its hardware, added off-line functionality to its mobile app, performed significant data updates, and launched two enterprise municipal GIS implementations that focus on revenue enhancement and spatial data collaboration. This process has led to a more scalable user administration portal, allowing for enterprise application roll-out […]

Field survey app and device

The DuoSoft Field app which is locally developed by Protsurv Geo Centre turns a user’s mobile phone or tablet into a production tool that is always at their fingertips. From basic levelling features to advance road setting out using conventional automatic levels, digital levels, total station or GNSS – survey work can be done quickly […]