Two new functions makes geo-analysis easier

For people trying to understand their location data and to see spatial patterns, Tableau Software is adding two spatial functions that will make analysing location data easier than before. The spatial functions are called MakePoint and MakeLine. MakePoint is a function that will allow the use of latitude and longitude fields in a spatial join. […]

Pitney Bowes sells its software business

Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, data, and financial services, has entered into an agreement to sell its software solutions business to Syncsort for $700-million in cash. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the calendar year, pending regulatory approvals and […]

Sync data to local enterprise GIS without cloud

Trimble TerraFlex field software now supports the transfer of data between the field and office without the use of Trimble cloud services. The new offline data transfer workflow is possible through the integration of Trimble TerraFlex and the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in for Esri ArcGIS Desktop. TerraFlex is a field solution that enables mobile workers […]

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 […]