Latest GIS further supports electric and gas networks

Schneider Electric’s release of ArcFM Designer 11.1.4 leverages the latest ArcGIS platform capabilities with its support of the utility network, as well as the utility and pipeline data model (UPDM). ArcFM Designer 11.1.4 is the next generation of graphic work design, providing engineers with a purpose-built application that supports the entire design lifecycle with simplicity, […]

Mozambique’s land administration modernisation

Esri has implemented the Land Administration Modernization Program (LAMP) at the National Directorate of Lands (DINAT), the land administration organisation under the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development in Mozambique. The programme aims to help developing countries jump-start and modernise their land administration systems. DINAT needed to conduct field data collection and maintain its […]

Spatial database receives major update

PostGIS 3.0 has been released, a notable release as it addresses more than 150 issues (74 of which Carto has worked on). The update includes performance improvements, speeding up the actual functions and ensuring that they can run in parallel on PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL 12.0 has also enabled better parallelisation of functions in extensions like PostGIS. […]

Data observatory moved to the cloud

Carto recently launched Data Observatory 2.0 (DO), a new platform to discover and consume location data for spatial analysis. This latest version provides a scalable platform of rich data in the format that data scientists need. The company needed a robust data warehouse platform with strong geospatial support and that would also match its business […]

Enhanced cut-and-fill mapping

Virtual Surveyor has added cut-and-fill mapping capabilities to Version 7.0 of its popular drone surveying package. The new functionality enables users to quickly perform volume difference calculations and generate cut-and-fill maps from drone images captured on two or more different dates. The solution package enables professional surveyors to generate accurate topographic end products from drone […]

Digital twins with mobile mapping workflows

Bentley Systems has acquired global mobility simulation (CUBE) and analytics (Streetlytics) software provider Citilabs, and global provider of 3D and mobile mapping software, Orbit Geospatial Technologies (Orbit GT). The newly acquired technologies, in conjunction with the company’s existing design integration and digital cities offerings, enable engineering-based mobility digital twins. Road mobility digital twins converge cities’ […]

Digital twins enter the mainstream with cloud service

Bentley Systems has announced new cloud services for infrastructure engineering digital twins. Digital twins are digital representations of physical assets and their engineering information that allow users to understand and model their performance in the real world over their lifecycle. Digital twins advance BIM and GIS through 4D. iTwin Services enable engineering firms to create, […]

Data warehouse centralises business data

Decision Inc. is in the process of implementing a Microsoft data warehouse at the Kaap Agri group to optimise how it manages its data to more effectively integrate the information to deliver better business insights. The Kaap Agri group specialises in retail and trade in agricultural, fuel, and related retail markets in Southern Africa. Kaap […]

Annual pilot day tests professional drone flying skills

Rocketmine’s annual Pilot Day, held in October 2019 at Barnstormers Model Flying Club in Kempton Park, was filled with team spirit, drone flying and fun. The purpose of the day was to test the theoretical and practical skill of the company’s dedicated pilots through a series of team and individual challenges. This year’s theme, “Teamwork […]

Easy sharing of 3D data

Trimble Clarity is now available as a stand-alone web application that simplifies the visualisation and navigation of 3D data. With this major update, the solution enables geospatial professionals to view, use and share 3D point cloud data, models and meshes with engineers, architects, city planners and other project stakeholders via a web browser, which can […]