Geocoding in the cloud

The new version of Maptiler Cloud’s geocoding service has been launched out of beta. With global data blended from multiple sources, it gives users the ability to search for places right down to street level. Geocoding is the process of transforming place names into geographical coordinates and vice-versa. The typical usage is searching for a […]

Drone management platform integrates accounting tool

Dronecloud has announced invoicing integration into its drone management application, further reducing time spent on admin tasks. The widely used Xero cloud accountancy package is the first of many integrations planned for the platform, and will be followed in the accountancy module by QuickBooks in the coming weeks. Users of the managing app and their […]

Multidimensional analysis with GIS

Because of the multi-dimensional aspect of the data, it is often described as a data cube, image cube, or multidimensional raster. In ArcGIS Pro, users can work with scientific data in multiple formats: netCDF, GRIB or HDF layers, space-time cubes, mosaic datasets, or, with the release of ArcGIS Pro 2.4, they can use multidimensional raster […]

App streamlines property buying

AIM Brokerage, a subsidiary of AIM Investment Holdings, has launched a real estate web-based application that can be accessed by both Android and Apple devices off the Mzuri website. The app will enable property investors to view, consider and reserve properties at the click of a button from their smart devices. The app was favourably […]

Location platform receives accolade for second year running

In 2018, Here Technologies took the top spot as highest-ranking vendor in the location platform market, toppling Google in the Ovum Location Platform Index. The data and location platform has done so again in the firm’s 2019 index. The company has made innovative and collaborative developments from growing its global team to expanding its products […]

SA emergency service adopts three-word addressing

ER24 has adopted What3words to enable faster response times in emergecies. Using the three-word address in an emergency gives callers a simple way to describe precisely where they need help, and allows ER24 to get straight to the scene. The three-word addressing systems divides the world into 3 m squares and given each square a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Data science workstations now available worldwide

To derive insights from their data that can transform their businesses, data scientists need powerful hardware and software. That’s now available in the form of Nvidia-powered Data Science Workstations from global original equipment manufacturers Dell, HP, Lenovo and Boxx (see the full list of workstation, system builder and software partners here.) These workstation undergo extensive […]