Market stalls use three-word addressing

Cape Town’s much-loved Lourensford market is now signposting its stalls and pop-ups with three-word addresses to make its visitors’ experience even better. The market has over 70 stalls and pop-ups, delighting visitors from all over Cape Town and further afield. Its signature Friday night Twilight Market has become the local after-work hangout where friends and […]

Mobile app modernises workplace field collection

Boundless released its first mobile application: Boundless Anywhere for iOS and Android. The app aims to extend the Boundless Exchange web application to handheld devices, modernising workplace field data collection. Today’s enterprises demand a streamlined collection workflow – one that integrates efficient mobile technologies to make faster decisions for mapping, analysis, and reporting. The app […]

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 […]

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, […]