Digitalised on-the-spot crime mapping and analysis

With South Africa’s murder rate almost six times the global average, South Africans are 13% more likely to be murdered than six years ago. The reduction of crime remains one of the major challenges facing South Africa’s law enforcement agencies. GIS has become a vital tool to facilitate policy and assist forensic investigations through digitalised […]

Pay-per-use cloud service adds CAD software

GeoCloud now runs NanoCAD professional CAD software. The NanoCAD has a familiar interface, powerful drafting and design tools, native DWG compatibility, and an open API. The software family comprises five applications: nanoCAD Plus, Pro, Construction, Mechanica and 3DScan. NanoCAD Plus is an engineering drawing tool with all the necessary basic design tools, direct DWG format […]

Routing software company celebrates its 40th anniversary

The PTV Group based in Karlsruhe, Germany, celebrates its 40th anniversary. The company has been developing intelligent software solutions for transport and logistics for four decades, ensuring that people and goods arrive safely and on time worldwide. More than 30-million routes per day are optimised with the company’s software, and more than 2500 cities around […]

Tailored telematics solution benefits small businesses

Cartrack, a global telematics companies, has partnered with the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) to offer a tailored telematics solution to small businesses that will help them save costs and realise greater efficiencies. This new partnership will give NSBC’s membership base of about 130 000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exclusive access to a tailored […]

Cloud service makes mobile data collection easier

ADW Software has launched MyCumulus 3.0, a cloud-based service. It’s a combination of an app, a website and a number of tools that allows any user to create their own forms, collect or update data on an Android device and view the data on the website. The data can be imported in Pythagoras CAD+GIS Software. […]

Business intelligence tool updates mapping capabilities

Tableau 2019.2 includes new mapping capabilities to enhance how users analyse location data. The platform upgraded its background mapping technology, now powered by Mapbox, with vector maps, creating an experience that is not only smoother and sharper, but that allows users to see more detailed location data and perform analysis with more contextual background layers. […]

New functions turns utility GIS into complete design tool

Schneider Electric’s latest release of ArcFM Designer XI incorporates additional tooling to handle more complex work to serve as the primary design tool at any utility. It combines the company’s historical design tools into a single, purpose-built design application. The application is part of the ArcFM Solution XI Series, an ecosystem of applications that streamlines […]

Geospatial software now supports database as a service

Esri now supports SAP Cloud Platform, a SAP HANA service. This marks the first database as a service that is fully supported by Esri ArcGIS technology. Organisations can now run SAP HANA as the underlying multi-model database service for the ArcGIS system of record and benefit from its performance, cost of ownership and integration of […]

Location data company partners with marketing platform

Factual Location Engine is now available through Iterable‘s marketing platform. Brands can leverage Iterable and Factual’s location data for cross-channel customer engagement, empowering businesses to deliver completely seamless, personalised customer experiences, and more. Now, Iterable customers are able to seamlessly access and activate location data as they engage their customers at each touchpoint of the […]

Lidar enables Game of Thrones visual effects

Imaging hardware and software from Teledyne Optech helped enable 3D spatial data acquisition and visual effects for HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. A team, led by Vektra d.o.o. of Croatia, utilised the company’s light detection and ranging (lidar) technology to create a detailed 3D representation of the old city of Dubrovnik, the model for […]