Open source GIS software packages updated

Version 13.0 of the ​OSGeoLive GIS software collection has been released at the ​International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) in Bucharest, Romania. It was handed out to delegates and used in many workshops. OSGeoLive is a ​Lubuntu-based distribution of geospatial open source software, available via a virtual machine, USB and […]

New satellite technologies receive development funding

UrtheCast Corp has been selected to receive $2–million from the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP), in two separate agreements of $1–million each, for the development of new satellite technologies. The work is expected to start immediately and will be carried out over the next three years. The first CSA STDP contribution […]

Retail centre highlights indoor map potential

Boca Center is the latest retail location to launch on Concept3D’s interactive mapping and virtual tour platform. Creating a hub of information presented online in a visual and easily searchable format, the platform brings the Boca Center directory to life online with a design to improve indoor navigation and wayfinding for visitors and prospective retailers. […]

Collaborating for digital innovation in engineering

An in-house innovation workshop is now a annual event for SRK experts to share their technological inventions. The idea of the workshop was sparked by a global SRK Practice Leaders meeting in 2015, which highlighted the value of the culture of innovation within the group. During the meetings, delegates found that they solved many of […]

Improved quality satellite imagery

Planet introduced its Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery: a step forward in its commitment to agile aerospace and the delivery of high-frequency, global imagery. The new imagery brings enhancements to PlanetScope imagery quality and accuracy, while maintaining high coverage rates. These enhancements include richer, more vibrant colours and sharper imagery due to sensor improvements; as well as […]

Simultaneous dual lidar and oblique mapping

Geocue Group featured its new True View line of UAV sensors at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, US. True View offers an lidar and dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a lightweight payload for use on commercial drone platforms. This allows for automated generation of true 3D colourised point clouds, oblique imagery […]

Foundation focuses on machine learning for earth observation

Over the past three years, Radiant Earth Foundation has share information on the growth and innovation in the earth observation (EO) marketplace broadly. More recently, the foundation has begun to explore the intersection of EO technology and machine learning techniques, and the opportunities the convergence of these technologies offer. It believes a need exists within […]

Night feature for safety maps

Concept3D’s new night map feature is a toggle-on map overlay designed to enhance campus safety and security by making it easy to find the best, well-lit routes and critical resources like emergency phones. The interactive mapping platform is used by hundreds of major universities, colleges and schools, as well as convention centres, hospitals, resorts, retirement […]

Telematics company adds IoT sensing solutions

ERM Advanced Telematics is expanding its activities from telematics solutions for locating and tracking vehicles, drivers and passengers, to a complimentary field of IoT (Internet of Things). The company is introducing its IoTLink line of products, which is based on technology that was specifically developed at ERM. The solutions use sensors and gateways that enable […]

Online data visualisation platform for local government and businesses

Online data visualisation platform 1Map has rebranded and relaunched with a new website and new platform features. The platform hosts a number of spatial layers, which is why it added a data catalogue page to showcase some of the most widely-used layers for easy access. This catalogue includes the National Geo-spatial Information’s 25 cm GSD […]