Posts tagged as Data

Location data for Pokémon Go players

  Pokévision, a third-party app for the viral mobile game Pokémon Go, uses Esri’s award-winning location-based data and mapping platform ArcGIS to help players of the game find Pokémon around them. A web map powered by ArcGIS services, Pokévision shows all Pokémon near user-requested locations. When visitors type an address or drop a pin on […]

Terrestrial lidar and UAV aerial triangulation for open pit mines

  Say what you will about the past few years, it has produced some useful tools for the surveyor. First, lidar technology made it possible to collect high-density 3D data with spectacular speed, so that now almost any surveyor can afford a terrestrial lidar scanner. This has created a large new market as customers find […]

Cloud’s disaster recovery as a service

  Uptime is crucial for absolutely every single organisation, no matter how large or small. If any critical business application and data becomes unavailable for a few hours, it has the potential to wreak havoc across the organisation especially the bottom line. It could be something small as a patch for the enterprise resourced planning […]

Data: the outsourcing question

  Outsourcing your data is no longer an “if” or a “when”, but rather a case of where and what to outsource. According to Lex van Wyk of Teraco, when designing new office buildings, large enterprises no longer plan for on-premise data centres but are instead opting for hosted solutions in colocation data centres. This […]

Data transparency optimises energy management

  The drying and processing of wood requires a lot of energy. Holzwerke Weinzierl, a timber processing company in Germany nevertheless manages to generate more power than it consumes. The basis for this achievement is a modern energy management system which uses power measurement terminals and embedded PCs to make the plant’s energy use transparent […]