Accelerating Location and Property Innovation at Geovation

After opening its first premises in summer 2015, Geovation 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 the 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

Improved Access to MasterMap Data and Core Location Identifiers

The Geospatial Commission has improved access to Ordnance Survey MasterMap data and released core location identifiers under Open Government Licence. All of us interact with address and street information on a regular basis via electoral rolls, council tax, waste collections, insurance and utilities, school places and emergency responses. Accurate and standardized information is essential for these critical services to run effectively. From today, Ordnance Survey (OS) MasterMap will be made available for free up to a threshold through a range of new application programming interface (API) services to support innovators, start-ups, and business. The Geospatial Commission, working with Ordnance Survey, Geoplace, Improvement Service Scotland, and... (read more)
2020-07-28 03:26:28

The Importance of Promoting the Value of Location

Geomatics World Interviews Munir Ismet, Managing Director of Geospatial Solutions at Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey (OS) has seen important changes during the past year. Steve Blair was appointed as CEO and he has now been in charge for a year. In March, Munir Ismet was appointed Managing Director of Geospatial Solutions and he explains his role and the direction in which OS is heading in the interview below. OS has secured the new Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) which Steve Blair sees as the most significant achievement of the year. In early 2020, OS launched a new five-year strategy; its new vision is to be recognised as a world leader in geospatial services,... (read more)
2020-10-07 10:23:04

thinkWhere Launches Latest Version of Location Portal GroundMapper

thinkWhere has released the latest version of its Geographic Information System (GIS) groundMapper to respond to the growing challenges facing land and property clients related to data quality, accuracy and speed to access the same data across projects. thinkWhere transforms how its clients access location data from traditional and manual methods of data collection and sharing to provide multiple stakeholders access to data and their own business intelligence, anytime from anywhere. groundMapper is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering and the new Advance portal provides enhanced project management for location enabled projects with powerful capabilities for creating and managing workflows. groundMapper Advance... (read more)
2020-11-25 09:22:15

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
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