Posts tagged as geospatial

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. […]

Video challenge seeks geospatial ethics concepts

The American Geographical Society (AGS) EthicalGEO Initiative seeks to encourage thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, practitioners, students, and everyday citizens and bring them into a global dialogue about the ethical challenges and opportunities posed by the many geospatial technologies and data sources that are reshaping our society. Just as the EthicalAI dialogue has enabled a broad-based […]

Report looks at the geospatial market in the AEC industry

The “Geospatial Market in the AEC Industry” report presents a harmonised market of the global construction industry and the critical role of geospatial information and technology in enhancing the efficiency and productivity of the sector. The study presents a comprehensive market of the global architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry and its regional distribution for […]

Latest improvements to global data products availed

Europa Technologies has released the latest major version (v2019.1) of its suite of global map data products. These products continue to help businesses, governments and NGOs manage their international activities. They also underpin important environmental research on many issues affecting our planet. Amongst thousands of minor updates and enhancements, the new release includes an increase […]

Geospatial Round-up – June 2019

Demo of redundant geospatial systems The US Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to conduct a field demonstration of technologies with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of six or higher, as described in the Federal Highway Administration Technology Readiness Level Guidebook, that are capable of providing backup positioning, navigation, and/or timing (PNT) services to critical infrastructure […]

Partnership to leverage geospatial knowledge for ICT infrastructure development

The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced a partnership for making information and communication technologies available to all. The organisations will work towards promoting and fostering knowledge exchange and expertise for best practices in the field of ICT and geospatial technologies for a sustainable digital economy. WGIC represents the […]

Latest standards news – February and March 2019

Tile standard for streaming 3D content The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the 3D Tiles Specification 1.0 for adoption as an OGC Community Standard. The specification is designed for streaming heterogenous 3D geospatial content to clients for visualisation. Expanding beyond traditional 2D and 2.5D streaming of maps and terrain, 3D Tiles supports 3D models […]

Information is nothing without ethical action

For as long as I’ve been reporting on the geospatial sector, the value of geospatial intelligence has essentially been described in terms of planning and monitoring efficiencies and cost savings. This has been the case whether you talked about real-time deformation monitoring, remote sensing, building information management or anything in between. More recently, there has […]

Workshop on location data and big data

The second quarter AfriGIS Data and Spatial Workshop took place in Midrand on 12 June 2018 and focused on utilising big data, from applying spatial strategies to incorporating it into one’s own data. Lourens Snyman, AfriGIS GIS analyst, demonstrated how the combination of different data sources can be used in business operations. Christopher Ueckermann, the […]

GIS platform to integrate blockchain

Geospatial Corporation will be integrating blockchain technology (the software behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency) with GeoUnderground, providing a cloud-based locational software platform allowing energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance and track asset maintenance. The integration will allow the company to provide a seamless sharing of constantly updated locational data, status of […]