5D visualisation portfolio grows with the acquisition

Hexagon has acquired Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, a software provider primarily focused on the US government and defence market that specialises in geospatial applications, mobile frameworks, and cloud computing for enhanced location intelligence. Thermopylae has developed advanced visualisation solutions to support tactical edge mapping in support of mission critical operations. Built upon the Google technology […]

Emergency services adopt three-word-addresses in control rooms

British Police Forces and Emergency Services around the UK have rolled out What3words into their operations, allowing callers to give a three-word address over the phone when they call 999. Identifying precisely where help is needed in an emergency is critical, but can be near impossible in places with no addresses or where addresses cover […]

Utility GIS provider’s solutions recognised

Schneider Electric, a supplier of geographic information system (GIS) solutions for utilities and communication providers, received the Delivering Release-Ready Solutions Award at the Esri Partner Conference held in March 2019 in the US. As Esri continues to build upon the Utility Network platform, Schneider Electric releases solutions, such as the ArcFM Solution XI Series, that […]

Cloud service releases SDK and GIS plugin

Orbit GT has released version 19.3 of its SDK for 3D Mapping Cloud and 3DM Publisher, and a plugin for QGIS based on this same SDK. The SDK has undergone a significant upgrade in that the API has been simplified even as more functionalities were added. The SDK is free to use and can be […]

Open pit surveying solution adds automated tools

Datamine Software’s new survey solution which exclusively caters to the needs of open pit mine surveyors is usable with all commodities, and which streamline the process of everyday survey tasks. Built on the Studio platform, Studio Survey includes key features such as automated reporting tools that not only eliminates a lot of manual work, but […]

Open data response to cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai first made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March 2019, affecting tens of thousands of people across the country and neighbouring Malawi. The Ngangu Township in Chimanimani and the Rusitu Valley communities were the hardest hit. When crises like this occur, DigitalGlobe is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable […]

GPS logger simplifies business mileage for taxes

The Journey Organizer from Tiger Wheel & Tyre takes the hassle out of tax and travel claims. The GPS logger makes separating business from personal mileage easier. It no longer requires arduous manual logging in a dog-eared, coffee-stained logbook. The smart mobile GPS logger effortlessly generates compliant tax and travel claims for business purposes. Simply […]

Customers drive low-code platform growth

OutSystems, a platform provider for low-code rapid application development, posted a 66% increase in annual recurring revenue for 2018, which is its third consecutive increase of more than 50%, pushing annual recurring revenue to over $100-million. The company added hundreds of new customers and nearly 60 000 new developers in 2018. Companies such as Toyota, […]

Coordinate transformation software receives major overhaul

PROJ 6 has undergone extensive changes to increase its functional scope from a cartographic projection engine with so-called early-binding geodetic datum transformation capabilities to a more complete library supporting coordinate transformations and coordinate reference systems. It is now the reference software in the “OSGeo C stack” for this CRS and coordinate operation database, whereas previously […]

Workbook helps users transition between software applications

Esri has published Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap, a workbook which offers existing ArcMap users a road map to transition from using Esri ArcGIS Desktop software’s ArcMap application to using the ArcGIS Pro application. For close to 20 years, many users have become skilled in using ArcMap to create maps, perform spatial analysis, manage […]