Accelerating Location and Property Innovation at Geovation

After opening its first premises in summer 2015, it has grown to support a community of more than 1,200 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, academics, students and corporate innovators. It is now based at Geovation’s Hub in Clerkenwell, London. Geovation is dedicated to supporting open innovation and collaboration using location and property data. The Land Registry is now also a partner. Location is at the heart of many of the most successful digital products and services. Land and property are the foundation of our national economy. Community membership of Geovation is open to individuals working with location or property data and is... (read more)
2019-09-12 01:44:58

Unlocking Government Location Data with OS MasterMap to Boost Economy

As part of the Prime Minister’s London Tech Week roundtable, the Government has announced that key parts of the OS MasterMap will be made openly available for the public and businesses to use in the hope to drive innovation across the UK economy. It is estimated that this will boost the UK economy by at least £130m each year, as innovative companies and start-ups use the data. This is a step on a journey towards more open geospatial data infrastructure for the UK. The release of OS MasterMap data is one of the first projects to be delivered by the... (read more)
2018-06-19 10:44:22

SCISYS Launches Cartosys for Location-based Data, Maps and Apps

SCISYS UK Ltd (SCISYS) has launched its location-based services toolkit, Cartosys. SCISYS designed the Cartosys software to drive the deployment and take-up of location-based services by offering a new approach to how organisations discover, create and share location-based data, maps and apps. SCISYS is a supplier of specialist software systems, solutions and support services to the government, defence, utilities, transport, telecoms, media & broadcast and space sectors. Cartosys will be demoed at GeoDATA 2018, Thurs 29 November 2018, ILEC Conference Centre, London, SW6 1UD. Main features include: Non-technical, non-specialist users can easily discover, create and share location-based data, maps and apps Browser-based, easy to deploy and... (read more)
2018-11-19 01:10:45

FedEx and XYO Network to Build Blockchain Location-based Technology

XYO Network, who specialise in blockchain technology, has announced it will partner with FedEx Institute of Technology to explore benefits and opportunities based on XYO’s work with blockchain-based relative location technology. As part of an elite partnership program for innovative leaders with the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, XYO Network will work directly with logistics leaders to create real-world solutions leveraging blockchain-based location data to improve the company’s existing delivery platform, logistics systems, and more. Founded in 2003, the FedEx Institute of Technology is an advanced technology and research organisation that serves as the gateway to the research... (read more)
2018-12-05 10:18:13

Luminous Group Software to Revolutionise Fire Safety

Luminous Group, the 3D technology specialists, has launched its new RIVO software using mixed reality solutions to transform asset mapping for the oil and gas, facilities management and construction industries. The system can also be applied to enhance fire safety by drawing up critical information in real time, be it emergency evacuation points or fire routes. Their newly branded RIVO package utilises Microsoft’s Inside Out tracking and is accessed using a Microsoft HoloLens headset for the user. The device, which is currently being utilised by the likes of NASA and Jaguar Land Rover, can remember real world locations and scan... (read more)
2018-01-19 10:11:50

Bluesky and Bird.i Join Forces to Widen Access to Aerial Imagery

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Bird.i to provide online, instantaneous visualisation of its high resolution aerial imagery. Bluesky has created and maintains the highest resolution, most up to date and accurate nationwide archive of aerial images in the UK. Established in 2016, Bird.i has developed a unique platform for accessing satellite, airborne and UAV imagery with a plug and play API that works within mapping and location based applications. “We are delighted to partner with Bird.i because we believe that instant visualisation of our detailed and accurate aerial images offers great benefits to businesses,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing... (read more)
2017-01-23 02:59:43

Leica Geosystems and GeoPal Partner for Utility Asset Collection

Leica Geosystems, an industry leader in measurement technology, has announced a partnership with GeoPal to support high accuracy asset data capture for utility professionals within the GeoPal mobile workforce management solution. With increased regulatory pressure on utility organisations to provide more accurate location data and asset records, the Leica Zeno GG04 Plus smart antenna is now seamlessly supported by GeoPal to provide high accuracy positions within GeoPal’s Android and iOS mobile applications. Alan Grady, contracts manager, Coffey Group, said “The Leica GG04 plus is simple to use and enables the field team to capture the accurate location of assets as they... (read more)
2018-08-07 10:12:02

LG Electronics and HERE Technologies Partner on Autonomous Cars

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles. The solution combines LG's advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform. Through their planned collaboration, the companies aim to support automakers globally with a robust and secure data communications hub for highly automated and fully autonomous cars. When fully developed, telematics, an industry that is defined as the integration of telecommunications and informatics, will play a key role as the communication hub for... (read more)
2018-01-03 10:50:35

Technical Advances Bring Digital Twin of Underground Infrastructure Closer

Mapping the underground is one of the major challenges in creating an infrastructure map at the municipal, regional, and national level, which is a key foundation for a national digital twin. Recent technical developments include: the ability to collect data at highway speeds that can be used to create a 3D model of underground infrastructure, software that can extract relevant 3D underground information from consumer digital photography, and video capture. Meanwhile, novel ways to share information about underground infrastructure, and progress on standards for sharing information about the subsurface are making mapping the underground increasingly feasible. The uncertainty in the... (read more)
2018-10-08 04:46:21

SXblue Introduces Android Application ToolBox for GNSS Receiver Configuration and Control

Geneq (SXblue) has introduced the SXblue ToolBox, the Android application for SXblue GNSS receivers. The application has been developed with special consideration to modern mobile device development and attention to feedback from users and dealers. With the SXblue ToolBox application, the user can view and analyse the position data provided by the SXblue receiver, and metadata related to its location. The user is also able to send commands that enable or disable some features: Systems in use, Mask angle or differential age, constellation in use: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, SBAS. The SXblue ToolBox is also an NTRIP client capable of... (read more)
2018-06-06 12:49:19
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