SDK offers mobile imagery processing and AR

Mapbox launched early access to the Public Beta of its Vision SDK  for all developers. The SDK processes imagery directly on mobile and embedded devices, so any connected camera becomes a second set of eyes for a car. The neural networks run AI-powered image processing at low power, so it runs on phones and other […]

Planet acquires Boundless opensource GIS software

Planet has acquired Boundless Spatial, a geospatial software solutions company.  The acquisition expands the Planet’s commercial business with the US government and commercial agriculture clients. Boundless is a leader in geospatial data management software and is aligned with the company’s objective to deliver novel geospatial data subscription services and accelerate adoption for enterprise customers. With […]

Fully-rugged tablet improves GPS capability

Juniper Systems has released the Cedar CT8 Rugged Tablet, a high-performance Android tablet made for rugged environments. The tablet marks a major upgrade in performance and GPS capability from its predecessor. Behind its 8-inch high-visibility display is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-core processor running Android 8.1 with full Google Mobile Services. This processor runs on lower […]

Hands-free navigation for SA motorists

Waze users in South Africa can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via Sync 3 AppLink and control it through voice command. For owners of Ford Sync 3-equipped vehicles, this allows easier access to features including finding the quickest traffic routes and reporting traffic accidents. […]

RGB-encoded elevation data in the cloud

Digital elevation model (DEM) is now available in MapTiler Cloud for all users. It can be used as a base for hill shading, hypsometry, analytical applications or 3D terrain modelling in games. Splitting the DEM into raster tiles have all the advantages of a tiled map. The main one is low traffic for web applications […]

Analyse data with natural language

Tableau Software has announced the general availability of Ask Data, which use natural language processing to enable people to ask data questions in plain language and get a visual response right in Tableau. This capability makes it easier for anyone, regardless of skill set, to engage with data and produce analytical insights they can share […]

Partnership to enable value chain optimisation and simulation

Maptek and Petra Data Science have established a partnership which will enable seamless value chain optimisation and simulation from resource models through to metal produced. Mining companies will be able to use their historical performance and resource metadata for dynamic optimisation. The integrated technology offerings of the two companies cover solutions from geological modelling to […]

High-speed, high-volume A3 inkjet printers

Canon Europe’s WG7400 series is a new range of inkjet multifunction printers (MFPs) for businesses. The WG7450F, WG7450, and WG7440 have been designed with small-to-medium sized environments in mind. The compact devices carry out high speed A3 printing at up to 80 pages per minute, with selected models also offering double-sided colour scanning in seconds. […]

New drone camera video mapping and photogrammetry features

In addition to its existing DJI video mapping capabilities, Remote Geo is offering some new advanced DJI drone mapping capabilities in the latest release of its LineVision Desktop Ultimate edition. With Camera Target Footprint users can now use geotagged video metadata provided in the flight record log text files to view where the camera is […]

Software enhances plotting functions

Golden Software has released Version 14 of the Grapher scientific graphing package with new plotting and customising functionality. The software is downloadable by all users with active maintenance agreements. The Preview version of Grapher 15 is also available, giving active users pre-release access to new fit curve and statistical plotting capabilities. The software gives users […]