Lidar enables Game of Thrones visual effects

Imaging hardware and software from Teledyne Optech helped enable 3D spatial data acquisition and visual effects for HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. A team, led by Vektra d.o.o. of Croatia, utilised the company’s light detection and ranging (lidar) technology to create a detailed 3D representation of the old city of Dubrovnik, the model for […]

Software suite takes the weight off logistics operations

Ensuring that the correct driver and vehicle is permitted to deliver and gain access to your premises is an important safety and security consideration. This is now possible with AccessX, which forms part of the next-generation WBX receiving and dispatch software. The suite of software products is aimed at optimising and automating the entire weighbridge-centric […]

High quality interoperable stand-alone traffic data

Mapbox now offers stand-alone traffic data for use outside of its navigation APIs ,  for users who require comprehensive and accurate traffic data to use in customised routing engines, direct analysis, or congestion analysis. The traffic data provides real-time and predictive traffic patterns drawn from a globally distributed user-base. This data is now compatible with other […]

Hexagon completes Thermopylae Sciences and Technology acquisition

Hexagon completed its previously announced acquisition of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology. Thermopylae is a Virginia, USA-based software provider serving both the US government and private sector markets with geospatial applications, mobile frameworks and cloud computing for enhanced location intelligence. Collectively, Thermopylae’s technologies, coupled with Hexagon’s other geospatial offerings, provide location intelligence solutions to solve critical, […]

Latest improvements to global data products availed

Europa Technologies has released the latest major version (v2019.1) of its suite of global map data products. These products continue to help businesses, governments and NGOs manage their international activities. They also underpin important environmental research on many issues affecting our planet. Amongst thousands of minor updates and enhancements, the new release includes an increase […]

Acquisition enables subsurface digital twin services

Bentley Systems has acquired Keynetix, a provider of cloud-based software for capturing, visualising, modelling, and sharing of geotechnical data. The addition of Keynetix software expands its geotechnical offerings and accelerates its vision of enabling subsurface digital twins for infrastructure projects and assets. Subsurface digital twins can be vital for assessing and managing risks in infrastructure […]

Cloud solution brings GIS to the entire organisation

Esri has released new software and is offering licensing to deliver the benefits of location intelligence throughout organisations. This will be beneficial to individuals who are not traditional GIS users. With the release of ArcGIS 10.7, Esri Geospatial Cloud unifies the company’s software and services and offers flexible, subscription-based licensing. Esri Geospatial Cloud offers a […]

Atlas identifies digital readiness and potential for six cities

Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization focuses on three interconnected themes (mobility, sustainability and opportunity) and assesses how the fourth industrial revolution has already augmented urban life around […]

GIS update improves map sharing

Maptitude 2019, a major release of Caliper Corporation’s geographic information system (GIS) and mapping software, is available now. The 2019 version provides a new file structure that makes it simple to save and share maps in a single document. It now includes one of the best features of Microsoft MapPoint, the ability to share and […]

Digital tool helps secure land and resource rights

At the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2019, Cadasta Foundation revealed findings concerning the impact of new mobile technologies that are helping more than one million of the world’s most vulnerable people obtain rights to their land in urban slums and rural regions in 17 countries, while creating a model for addressing some of […]