Savnav adds connection and prediction capabilities

TomTom launched its GO Basic, a sat nav which includes new features such more powerful hardware, updates over WiFi, smartphone notifications, and connection to the user’s personal digital assistant. Also included are Lifetime Maps and Traffic updates, with a three-month trial of TomTom Speed Cameras. The device’s built-in WiFi means that drivers no longer need […]

Boost for IoT adoption in SA

Cisco, Comsol and NIL have announced an agreement to help accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled devices and networks with applications such as intelligent farming and smart city technologies. With the addition of Cisco gateways utilising LoRa technology, Comsol will be able to accelerate the build out of their low power wide area network (LPWAN) and […]

Secure and fast communication of 3D CAD data

Kisters’ 3DViewStation allows secure and fast communication of various file types, from large 3D CAD data and 2D technical drawings to Office documents. With the high-performance browser version of the software users can now distribute complex CAD data, safely and at high speed. 3DViewStation WebViewer is an HTML5-based application, which does not require any client […]

Airborne lidar for mountain and forestry surveys

Asia Air Survey in Japan has taken delivery of a Teledyne Optech ALTM Galaxy T1000 for use in their forest resource management initiatives, road and railway facility management, as well as slope stability monitoring activities. With 70% of Japan covered in mountains and hillsides, the country can be very susceptible to geomorphic hazards, such as […]

Add-in connects reality capture to BIM models

NavVis, a mobile indoor mapping, visualisation, and navigation company has announced a new add-in for Autodesk Revit. The add-in lets Revit users connect their BIM models to 360° immersive imagery and point clouds captured by the NavVis mobile mapping system. This add-in simplifies the process of creating and updating outdated BIM models to reflect the […]

Design software refines 3D hydro workflow

Carlson Software’s newly released Precision 3D Hydro 2018 design software provides users tools for precise engineering in 3D. This version introduces Dynamic CAD automated plan and profile CAD design documentation. It also has the ability to do hydraulic grade line, energy grade line, gutter speed, and by-pass design calculations in real-time. The software could be […]

Geoinformation for assisting Namibian property development

The iGlobe Group has developed a solution which combines GIS tools and drone technology for property management. The solution, Property Development Management Systems (PDMS), is planned to assist in a project in Namibia – from the initial designing process up to the day-to-day sales tasks of estate agents. The project is estimated to cover an […]

Rugged and waterproof smartphone

Cat phones introduces the Cat S31 – a smartphone suited for harsh and rugged environments. The new edition to the smartphone succeeds the Cat S30 and is fit for a range of industries, including construction, agriculture and vehicle repair. The phone has a 4000 mAh battery and a rugged IP68 waterproof casing. It is also […]

Software adds lidar capability

LizardTech launched version 10 of its GeoExpress data manipulation and compression software. This version includes expanded lidar data handling capabilities and improved interface communication. The software was originally created to enable geospatial professionals to manipulate digital satellite, aerial, and UAV images and losslessly compress them to industry-standard MrSID or JPEG2000 files for more efficient use. […]