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Siemens and Bentley Partnership

Siemens PLM Software has announced with Bentley Systems, an integrated solution for enterprises to deliver capital projects more efficiently, combining the Teamcenter® portfolio with Bentley’s ProjectWise and its Connected Data Environment (CDE). Teamcenter is the world’s most widely used product lifecycle management (PLM) system, and ProjectWise is the project delivery collaboration platform for 43 of Engineering News Record’s global Top 50 Design Firms.

Introducing dscover maps

Dstillery, the leading applied data science company, has launched Dscover Maps (DMaps), a geospatial insights tool that provides a detailed view into market composition by geography or location. Using Dstillery’s digital audiences and insights, DMaps brings digital targeting tactics to other forms of media, including out-of-home, TV, radio and direct mail.

Using a privacy-compliant combination of consumer behavioral data – including web, brand, location, mobile and contextual activities – DMaps brings a new level of scale and resolution to geospatial insights for brands. The tool’s versatile and multifaceted capabilities apply Dstillery’s industry leading audiences and data science to a variety of use cases, including ad sales support, media delivery and marketing research.

Hyperion’s blockchain-based distributed mapping system

Hyperion, an open blockchain-based mapping architecture, has ambitious plans to fundamentally transform how maps are made – and how the global market for maps and map technology operates. Its unique technology, which enables a completely decentralized, self-governing global map that users anywhere can contribute to, edit or utilize for their own needs, and share the economic value, promises a radical change in the process of how maps are made and managed. At present, there are more than 2 million apps in circulation -but almost every single one is based on either Google Maps architecture or major Chinese map services including Gaode, Baidu and Tencent.

Gravity and Microsoft forge strategic partnership to digitize supply chains

Gravity Supply Chain has announced a partnership with Microsoft enabling it to accelerate the delivery of its Softwareas- a-Service (SaaS) solutions. Gravity provides organizations with real-time, endto- end visibility of the supply chain. It will leverage Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to continue the deployment of marketleading, differentiated SaaS solutions for its customers.

Aecom to develop BIM strategy for baltic railway network project

Aecom has been selected to develop the detailed BIM strategy for the Rail Baltica project, one of the biggest transport projects in Europe, which will integrate the Baltic states into the current European railway network. The initiative will link Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and indirectly Finland. Aecom will take advantage of the benefits of a digital approach for the design, construction and operation of the infrastructure.

Arunachal to get geospatial tech for managing natural resources

Surveyor General of India, Lt General Girish Kumar has assured to assist and extend all possible technical expertise in the field of geospatial domain to improve the developmental planning, monitoring and management of natural resources in Arunachal Pradesh.

Lt General Kumar expressed his keen interest in collaborating in geospatial technology with the State Remote Sensing Application Centre (SRSAC) for village level survey using spatial data module structure developed for mobile mapping application, mapping of five major river basins, currently taken up for the Brahmaputra basin under National Hydrology Project funded under World Bank assistance.

He also expressed his willingness to provide technical expertise for DEM generation with vertical as well as horizontal accuracy for flood modelling geo database of 1.2 K scale, flood forecasting, observation of water reservoir in real time, creation of Geoidal Model of 10 cm and establishment of Continuously Operating Reference Stations network sites in Arunachal Pradesh for government agencies that collect GPS data to improve precision and accuracy of positions, which are useful for supporting three dimensional positioning, metrology, space weather and geographical applications. Citing example of Geospatial Smart Village recently developed by China, Lt General Kumar said that accurate village-level information is not available from ground level to improve infrastructure planning, utilities management, etc. Therefore, he emphasised on using geospatial techniques to help the State government identify villages lacking in basic infrastructure and ensuring their all-round development at micro level.

French Supervisory Authority issues 2 GDPR warnings

Exactly one month after the GDPR started applying, the French Supervisory Authority (“CNIL”) issued a formal warning to two companies in relation to their processing of localization data for targeted advertising. The CNIL found that the consent on which both companies relied did not comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).The CNIL also concluded that one of the companies was keeping geolocation data for longer than necessary.

Esri MoU with World Bank

Esri has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the World Bank. Under the agreement, Esri software geoenables the World Bank’s Survey Solutions software, allowing staff to improve accuracy and quicken the kinds of data collection, analysis, and decisionmaking that countries need to address the most urgent development challenges. The World Bank’s Survey Solutions is a computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) software that helps build capacity for data collection and analysis in developing nations. Survey Solutions does this by offering national statistical agencies and other institutions involved in data collection a cost-effective and sustainable solution for conducting surveys. .

B-Nest and Esri India collaborate to provide GIS Platform

B-Nest, a venture of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited announced a strategic partnership with Esri India. The partnership will provide a platform for startups incubated by B-Nest to leverage Esri ArcGIS technology . As a part of this initiative, Esri India would provide startups with free access to ArcGIS mapping platform, software development tools and APIs, ready-to-use content and technical mentorship.

Ultra-small GNSS active antenna module by Antenova

Antenova Ltd, is now shipping its latest module for tiny positioning devices – the RADIONOVA M20047-1. This is an active antenna module for GNSS applications in the 1559-1609 MHz satellite bands using GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO or BeiDou.

The M20047-1 antenna module comprises an SMD antenna with builtin active components: an LNA filter and SAW to boost antenna performance – so designers will not need to add these – all contained in a compact FR4 part with low power consumption, measuring just 7.0mm x 7.0mm x 0.9mm, and weighing less than 2g.

The on-board LNA and filter act to boost the signal to the GNSS processor in environments where there is a restricted view of the sky or where line-of-sight to the horizon is difficult. Antenova has also added an external matching feature to compensate for any de-tuning of the antenna caused by proximity to other components, such as a plastic case or a battery.

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