Learn to plan, develop and present a GIS project

Esri recently published “Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Pro Project Workbook, Fourth Edition”, a workbook which instructs readers on how to complete a geographic information system (GIS) project from start to finish. It provides instructors with a resource for teaching students how to use GIS for a single project that incorporates real data and uses the […]

Telematics company to grow subscriber base

Cartrack, telematics company which employs a software-as-a-service platform, recorded accelerating subscriber and strong revenue growth in its financial results for the six months ended 31 August 2018. The company, which operates in 24 countries and five continents, increased headline earnings per share (HEPS) by 25% and declared an interim dividend of 18 cents per share. […]

Expansion of global transportation solutions

Trimble has acquired privately-held Veltec, a fleet management provider that delivers solutions to transportation companies to improve safety and reduce operational costs. Veltec is headquartered in Londrina, Brazil. The acquisition further expands the company’s global footprint and extends its fleet safety and efficiency solutions to new markets. Financial terms were not disclosed. Veltec’s fleet mobility […]

Software providers partner in open data initiative

The Open Data Initiative, just announced by SAP, Microsoft, and Adobe, is another move as SAP revamps the CRM market. The trilateral coalition between the three influential enterprise software companies tackles one of the key challenges all enterprises face: siloed data. By unlocking and harmonising data companies can increase the velocity at which they provide […]

Web-based remote water monitoring for mobile workers

Trimble announced its Trimble Unity Wastewater Flow Monitoring and Analysis software for wastewater and storm water utilities and flow service providers. It provides customers with web and mobile software that extends and enhances Trimble’s Telog Enterprise software, enabling improved performance and better response to storms, wet weather events and sewer overflows. The software allows utilities […]

Address system sees wider adoption

In the previous two months What3words has experienced growing adoption of its three-word address system across various industries, including construction, ecommerce, logistics, supply chain, routing and more. The addressing system offers granular location information and is available in 26 languages. In South Africa, iStore, the sole distributor of Apple products in sub-Saharan Africa, is now […]

Mobile apps deployed in smart streetlight project

TerraGo Technologies has been contracted by Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, for mobile applications that will help automate the inventory, installation and commissioning of approximately 140 000 smart streetlights. ComEd’s smart LED streetlights programme will improve the reliability of public lighting infrastructure and create efficiencies that lead to savings for […]

Add-in access to large volume spatial data

Orbit GT has released the free ArcOnline Widget for Web AppBuilder for its 3D Mapping Cloud SaaS platform and on-premise 3DM Publisher. The SaaS platform is designed to host, process and share large volumes of lidar, imagery and other reality capture data, irrespective of how it has been collected. It supports high-resolution mobile mapping as […]

GIS software collection updated

Version 12.0 of the OSGeoLive GIS software collection has been released, and was distributed at FOSS4G 2018, the International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. OSGeoLive is a Lubuntu-based distribution of geospatial open source software, available via a Virtual Machine, USB and DVD. It is pre-installed with […]

Imagery processing developer opens new R&D centre

Pix4D opened its new R&D office in Madrid, Spain on 1 November 2018. It is the company’s fifth office after Lausanne, San Francisco, Shanghai and Berlin. As a centre of innovation, research and development, the company’s Madrid office will continue to expand and develop its knowledge of photogrammetry and machine learning, with the goal of […]