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Hexagon introduces smart mapping app

Hexagon Geospatial has announced Smart M.Apps, which can be best described as light-weight applications, designed to combine data, workfl ows, and analytics. The company has also announced content sharing programmes with Airbus Defence and Space, and BlackSky Global. The business partner network will help to integrate current satellite imagery and earth observation data with Smart M.Apps. The official launch will come later this year.

Detecting depression by analyzing daily usage, GPS data

From texts to maps to social media, we use our smartphones constantly. And while we may think it’s just a sign of the times, a new study says it may actually be a sign of depression. According to researchers from Northwestern University, smartphone sensor data can detect depression by tracking the amount of minutes a person uses their phone per day, as well as how often they change their geographical location.

The study involved analyzing the GPS locations and phone usage of 28 people over two weeks. Their locations were tracked every five minutes. The findings showed that the average daily usage for depressed people is 68 minutes, compared to just 17 minutes for non-depressed individuals. The data did not reveal how the participants were using their phones. In addition, the researchers found that those who lack a regular day-to-day schedule are at higher risk for depression, as well as those who spend most of their time at home or spend their time in just a few locations. http://www.rt.com

Cell-ID Device Management Platform by GeoTraq

GeoTraq, Inc. has successfully launched the WebTraq Cell-ID Management Platform. The WebTraq platform can manage Cell-ID devices on over 550 cellular carrier networks throughout the world. Manufacturers that design location and tracking products using the GeoTraq G-200 Cell-ID module can offer customers a complement of management features including smart phone applications and cloud connectivity for location data storage. Customers can also integrate Cell- ID device management into their existing systems by downloading and installing the WebTraq API. www.geotraq.com

Vietnam to install GPS devices on all radioactive materials

The GPS device installation plan was recently mentioned by Vuong Huu Tan, director of the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety, at a meeting with the HCMC Department of Science and Technology. Of the three domestic manufacturers of GPS devices for radioactive materials, devices made by the Integrated Circuits Design Research and Education Center (ICDREC) under Vietnam National University- HCMC had been picked for the plan. www.vietnambreakingnews.com

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