Monthly water monitoring platform to include volumes

The Mzansi Amanzi (Water South Africa) monthly water monitoring platform allows insight into surface water resources across South Africa. Knowing where the water is important, but knowing how much is available is critical. The GTI-Ekosource partnership has elevated the information content of the water monitoring service to now include water volume information as well as […]

Emergency services adopt three-word-addresses in control rooms

British Police Forces and Emergency Services around the UK have rolled out What3words into their operations, allowing callers to give a three-word address over the phone when they call 999. Identifying precisely where help is needed in an emergency is critical, but can be near impossible in places with no addresses or where addresses cover […]

Utility GIS provider’s solutions recognised

Schneider Electric, a supplier of geographic information system (GIS) solutions for utilities and communication providers, received the Delivering Release-Ready Solutions Award at the Esri Partner Conference held in March 2019 in the US. As Esri continues to build upon the Utility Network platform, Schneider Electric releases solutions, such as the ArcFM Solution XI Series, that […]

Cloud service releases SDK and GIS plugin

Orbit GT has released version 19.3 of its SDK for 3D Mapping Cloud and 3DM Publisher, and a plugin for QGIS based on this same SDK. The SDK has undergone a significant upgrade in that the API has been simplified even as more functionalities were added. The SDK is free to use and can be […]

GPS logger simplifies business mileage for taxes

The Journey Organizer from Tiger Wheel & Tyre takes the hassle out of tax and travel claims. The GPS logger makes separating business from personal mileage easier. It no longer requires arduous manual logging in a dog-eared, coffee-stained logbook. The smart mobile GPS logger effortlessly generates compliant tax and travel claims for business purposes. Simply […]

Customers drive low-code platform growth

OutSystems, a platform provider for low-code rapid application development, posted a 66% increase in annual recurring revenue for 2018, which is its third consecutive increase of more than 50%, pushing annual recurring revenue to over $100-million. The company added hundreds of new customers and nearly 60 000 new developers in 2018. Companies such as Toyota, […]

Coordinate transformation software receives major overhaul

PROJ 6 has undergone extensive changes to increase its functional scope from a cartographic projection engine with so-called early-binding geodetic datum transformation capabilities to a more complete library supporting coordinate transformations and coordinate reference systems. It is now the reference software in the “OSGeo C stack” for this CRS and coordinate operation database, whereas previously […]

Workbook helps users transition between software applications

Esri has published Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap, a workbook which offers existing ArcMap users a road map to transition from using Esri ArcGIS Desktop software’s ArcMap application to using the ArcGIS Pro application. For close to 20 years, many users have become skilled in using ArcMap to create maps, perform spatial analysis, manage […]

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 […]