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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

OGC Renews Memorandum Of Understanding With FrontierSI

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces that it has re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian geospatial not-for-profit, FrontierSI. FrontierSI is is a partner-based research organisation with expertise in positioning, geodesy, spatial infrastructures, and rapid spatial analytics. Graeme Kernich, FrontierSI CEO said “We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with OGC and are excited

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Iris Automation And Kansas DOT Successfully Complete Historic Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight Drone Flight

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) has successfully completed the first beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operation using only onboard detect-and-avoid systems. The flight mark the first time under Part 107 the FAA has authorized an operation to fly BVLOS without a requirement for visual observers or a

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

REIN’s DroneInsurance.com and Measure Collaborate to Provide Commercial Drone Operators with Integrated Access to Drone Insurance

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – REIN‘s DroneInsurance.com, a digital drone risk management platform, is announcing its collaboration with Measure, a leader in aerial intelligence. The exciting collaboration will enable commercial drone operators, from small business to enterprise, to access customizable coverage options that match their unique operational and organizational needs, as integrated within Measure’s Ground Control

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Draganfly Inc. Appoints Military And UAV/UVS Veteran Patrick Imbasciani As Chief Operating Officer

Vancouver, British Columbia – Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”) and the Unmanned Vehicle Systems (“UVS”) space, is pleased to announce the appointment of military and UAV/UVS veteran, Patrick Imbasciani, as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Imbasciani is a

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Beyond Ventures leads US$3m investment in Mapxus – a promising start-up in the nascent indoor-mapping industry

HONG KONG – Hong Kong-based venture capital fund Beyond Ventures is spearheading a US$3 million investment project to benefit Mapxus, one of Apple’s Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF) platform service providers. Founded by an impassioned team of professors, tech professionals and entrepreneurs, Mapxus contributes to the development of a smart city by making indoor mapping simple for

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Nokia joins Sendai City in world’s first test of private wireless connected drones for tsunami evacuation alerts

Sendai City and Nokia successfully conducted a test flight of a Nokia drone on a private LTE network provided by Nokia Digital Automation Cloud. They tested the potential use of drones during a tsunami or other disasters to help in prevention and mitigation efforts. The test verified that using a private LTE network to control

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Help map a better future with Pix4D’s Climate Contest

Lausanne, Switzerland: Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project which uses mapping to investigate or mitigate the climate crisis for the chance to win up to a $3,000USD cash prize and access to Pix4D software. From tracking melting glaciers in

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Arctic Shifts to a Carbon Source due to Winter Soil Emissions

A NASA-funded study suggests winter carbon emissions in the Arctic may be adding more carbon into the atmosphere each year than is taken up by Arctic vegetation, marking a stark reversal for a region that has captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years. The study, published Oct. 21, 2019, in Nature Climate

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Terrafirma adopts Bluesky National Tree Map to support Hazard Assessment for Home Buyers

Terrafirma, an expert provider of hazard models, GeoData and Ground Risk Reports, has adopted Bluesky’s unique database of more than 300 million trees, within its advanced conveyancing search service. As part of a major upgrade, Terrafirma Ground Reports are now the first conveyancing search product to provide detailed, property-specific information on the risks from clay

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Fleet Xpress agreement marks new stage in Bourbon digitalisation strategy for offshore

Bourbon, a world leader in marine services for offshore oil and gas, has signed a contract committing more than 100 offshore support vessels (OSVs) to Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the maritime broadband service that combines the speed of Ka-band with continuous back up from Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband operating on L-band. The deal represents a breakthrough offshore contract

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