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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 […]

Report explores state and prospects of location-based marketing

Following its 2018 report, location data company Factual has again commissioned Lawless Research to survey location data buyers, with the aim of uncovering trends in location data usage and diving deeper into specific use cases and applications. The company has launched its 2019 Location-Based Marketing Report, which includes the following findings: Location data continues to […]

Construction firm publishes construction cost guide for Africa

Integrated infrastructure delivery company, Aecom, published its 30th edition of Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20 in conjunction with its strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The Cost Guide forms part of the company’s commitment to improving project delivery by conducting research into the broader industry. The […]

Latest African space industry report shows sector growth

Market research analysts Space in Africa has released the African Space Industry Report – 2019 Edition, which covers Africa’s journey in space from 1998 through May 2019. It explains how the industry has already reached over $7-billion of annual revenues and is projected to grow at a 7,3% compound annual growth rate to exceed $10-billion […]

South African drone industry interest group launched

The South African Federation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SAFU) was launched in Kyalami in Johannesburg on 20 June 2019, to establish a platform for collaboration between regulatory authorities such as the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the drone industry. The federation’s membership comprises private drone companies, and was founded by NTSU Aviation Solutions […]

Transport authority established for integrated transport and spatial development

The Gauteng Transport Authority Bill was recently adopted by the Provincial Legislature as a vital step for integrated transport planning and co-ordination of public transport operations across the province. The Transport Authority will cover the Gauteng City Region, involving the provincial department of roads and transport and municipal transport administrations. The authority – currently in […]

Promoting land surveying with a global mapping effort

This week, 16 to 23 June 2019, the global organisation Land Surveyors United is celebrating International Land Surveyors Week. During this week professional land surveyors and surveying students globally celebrate the value of professional land surveyors in society, promote public awareness and introduce careers in surveying to the next generation. There are dedicated days of […]

3D laser scanning workflow overview for newbies

This article looks at  point cloud basics and a workflow which will enable capturing and processing of a 3D laser scan. Laser scanners collect surface data about an object or structure by beaming a laser repeatedly off its surface and plotting points (equivalent to each beam that is emitted) into what is known as a […]

AI accelerates local drones-for-social good solutions

Picterra and the Flying Labs from WeRobotics have announced a new collaboration. Picterra has added an AI-analytic layer to support the Flying Labs in their mission of accelerating and scaling local drones-for-social good solutions in emerging economies. Flying Labs’ members currently work on a broad and diverse range of projects, from helping farmers set property […]

Vineyard map opens doors to global regions

Developed by Consilium Technology in Adelaide, South Australia, the Geospatial Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture (GAIA) analysis algorithm scans high-resolution satellite images of Australia’s wine regions to identify where vineyards are located and how many vine rows are planted. Funded by Wine Australia, the scan replaces the old Australian Bureau of Statistics paper-based sector survey, last […]