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. […]

New pricing model for enterprise software

Following collaboration with user groups, customers, partners and industry analysts, SAP SE has announced a new sales, audit and pricing model for its digital access licensing policies commonly known as “Indirect Access.” The new approach makes it easier for customers to use and pay for SAP software licenses. The company differentiates between direct/human and indirect/digital […]

Workshop shows big data business benefits

The first quarter AfriGIS Data and Spatial Workshop on 13 March 2018 in Midrand highlighted ways for companies to make sense of big data. AfriGIS’s chief business officer, Brian Civin, first gave an overview of framework areas for big data integration, warehousing, and analytics. The company’s data expert, Christopher Ueckermann then introduced the latest dataset […]

Agreement to promote open science

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) have signed a memorandum of understanding during the European Geoscience Union General Assembly in Vienna on 9 April 2018. The aim of the agreement is to develop coordinated activities and share expertise by promoting sustainable open science through reliable open source geospatial software, […]

South African satellite creates business for local industry

The South African manufactured nSight-1 nanosatellite, a product of SCS Aerospace Group, which has been in orbit since May 2017 has generated sales of some of its sub-systems in the international satellite market. It was launched as part of the European Space Agency’s QB50 project which collects research data from the earth’s lower thermosphere. The […]

New capabilities added to core GIS product

Esri has released a new set of capabilities as well as user-friendly updates to existing parts of the ArcGIS platform. Key to this year’s release is ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6. The latest version of this full-featured mapping and analytics platform allows users to securely share custom analytics and other content. The new release builds on the […]