Posts tagged as Microsoft

New pricing and wider adoption of mapping platform

Microsoft recently added data-driven styling to Azure Maps. It is possible in part because Azure Maps’ rendering technology is built on open source the Mapbox GL JS library, and in fact uses more than 20 libraries built by the Mapbox team. It is another example of how Mapbox GL is at the core of providing […]

Improved mixed reality quality for spatial applications

Microsoft launched the HoloLens 2, a mixed reality device. The device’s field of view has been more than doubled, while maintaining the holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight. User interaction with holograms takes advantage of a new time-of-flight depth sensor, combined with built-in AI and semantic understanding, which enables direct and more […]

Software providers partner in open data initiative

The Open Data Initiative, just announced by SAP, Microsoft, and Adobe, is another move as SAP revamps the CRM market. The trilateral coalition between the three influential enterprise software companies tackles one of the key challenges all enterprises face: siloed data. By unlocking and harmonising data companies can increase the velocity at which they provide […]

Addressing the challenges of electricity supply in Africa

The energy sector is undergoing something of a metamorphosis. Digital technology and small scale embedded generation are becoming more common in electrical systems, leaving traditional power utilities with many unanswered questions. Perhaps the most important question is how this energy revolution can be used to address the severe energy poverty that exists in many parts […]