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Indoor positioning solution for mobile devices by SPIRIT Navigation

SPIRIT DSP announced that SPIRIT Navigation and the EADS Russian Technology Office had successfully tested the prototype of the indoor positioning solution for mobile devices at both the EADS Russia offices and the Afimall Shopping Center in Moscow. The solution is unique in providing precise positioning inside buildings without the need to install dedicated beacons transmitting special signals.

LBS market thrives on the growth of GPS-enabled devices

The analysts forecast the global LBS market to grow at a CAGR of 35.25 percent over the period 2012-2016. Research and Markets, in its report mentioned that one of the main factors driving the market is the increasing adoption of GPS-enabled devices. The adoption of GPS-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, PNDs, handhelds devices, wrist-worn devices, two-way radios, sports devices, and portable LBS devices has increased significantly over the past few years.

MEC India wins most Effective LBS/Campaign award in London

MEC India was awarded the ‘Most Effective Location-based Service/ Campaign’ at Effective Mobile Marketing Awards ceremony 2013 held in London. MEC achieved the award for one of its campaigns designed for Colgate at Kumbh Mela. MEC is the only Indian agency to win this prestigious award.

Smartphones combat dengue in Pakistan

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), the ICT arm of Government of Punjab, Pakistan uses smartphones to successfully combat dengue across over 36 districts. The government deployed more than 1,200 smartphones to all city workers so they could upload and geotag photos on the go. The data, plotted onto Google maps, allowed workers to visualise locations of ponding areas and dengue cases. Data was transmitted real-time to a centralised server and the work of more than 25 departments could be viewed on a consolidated dashboard.

MapmyIndia introduces ReachMe app

MapmyIndia, has released a new app- ReachMe. This application allows users to share their location details with their friends and contacts. It has more of a social take to share location and also choose the best route. Apart from the app, it can also be accessed through the web browser. The app is available for free Android devices, for iOS devices and for Windows Phone devices.

The NAUTIZ X1 is now shipping

Handheld Group has started shipping the Nautiz X1. It is the toughest enterprise smartphone in the world — it’s waterproof, dustproof, shock-resistant and can handle extreme temperatures, yet it’s also slim, lightweight and smartly designed for both work and play.

Deal signed for developing national geospatial platform for Nepal

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase cooperation in establishing a national geospatial platform has been signed between the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and National Information Technology Center (NITC) of Government of Nepal. The MoU signals a commitment by the two institutions to assist in capacity building on geospatial information management. ICIMOD

Esri India partners with MapmyIndia

Esri India has entered into a strategic partnership with MapmyIndia. MapmyIndia maps will now be available through Esri’s ArcGIS Online (AGOL), a cloud based GIS platform that can be readily adopted as the mapping platform of choice by organizations

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