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 […]

SDK offers mobile imagery processing and AR

Mapbox launched early access to the Public Beta of its Vision SDK  for all developers. The SDK processes imagery directly on mobile and embedded devices, so any connected camera becomes a second set of eyes for a car. The neural networks run AI-powered image processing at low power, so it runs on phones and other […]

Planet acquires Boundless opensource GIS software

Planet has acquired Boundless Spatial, a geospatial software solutions company.  The acquisition expands the Planet’s commercial business with the US government and commercial agriculture clients. Boundless is a leader in geospatial data management software and is aligned with the company’s objective to deliver novel geospatial data subscription services and accelerate adoption for enterprise customers. With […]

Fully-rugged tablet improves GPS capability

Juniper Systems has released the Cedar CT8 Rugged Tablet, a high-performance Android tablet made for rugged environments. The tablet marks a major upgrade in performance and GPS capability from its predecessor. Behind its 8-inch high-visibility display is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-core processor running Android 8.1 with full Google Mobile Services. This processor runs on lower […]

Hands-free navigation for SA motorists

Waze users in South Africa can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via Sync 3 AppLink and control it through voice command. For owners of Ford Sync 3-equipped vehicles, this allows easier access to features including finding the quickest traffic routes and reporting traffic accidents. […]

Analyse data with natural language

Tableau Software has announced the general availability of Ask Data, which use natural language processing to enable people to ask data questions in plain language and get a visual response right in Tableau. This capability makes it easier for anyone, regardless of skill set, to engage with data and produce analytical insights they can share […]

SA population statistics updated to 2018 values

Planners and decision makers need current population statistics to understand the size and distribution of demand for services and products. AfricaScope South Africa has updated the population statistics data from the last national census in 2011 to the 2018 values at an enumeration area level for South Africa. Demographic data such as gender, age and […]

GIS software achieves top user ranking

Maptitude has achieved the highest GIS Relationship and Small Business GIS Relationship scores on G2 Crowd review based on the responses of users for each of the relationship related questions. The relationship ratings were highlighted by “Quality of Support” which scored 91%, and by “Ease of Doing Business With” which scored 94%, compared to the […]

Website offers free addressing service

A new South African website was recently launched with the goal to help people find their way, whether they are just travelling down the road or on a long journey. Overhere (www.overhere.co.za) provides a free service that enables people to share and interpret physical addresses in only six to seven characters, called Mapcodes. These are […]