Smart Cities

Your Global Geospatial Briefing for December 17th: ICEYE-X2; 2018 in big data; London smart city awareness; Collect Earth Online; Geo4SDGs

ICEYE-X2 publishes first image  The world’s largest Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation built by ICEYE has published its first image.…

Your Global Geospatial Briefing for November 19th: EU AURORA project; protecting location data; Ordnance Survey tech; smart cities and point clouds

Are you living in a smart city? Smart cities are more than just flashy tech; they are made up of…

Your Global Geospatial Briefing for November 5th: What the District; World Cities Day; Japanese satellite Ibuki-2; geomarketing; Geospatial Data Act

Using Maps to Visualize Gerrymandering in the age of Trump The ACLU’s “What the District?!” map allows users to trace…

Your Canadian Geospatial Briefing for October 29th: Petawawa Research Forest; exactEarth; Jeff McKenna; Evergreen; Toronto’s geographic history

Tracking climate change with LiDAR Donna Kirkwood, the chief scientist at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), marked the 100-year anniversary of…

Your Global Geospatial Briefing for October 23rd: GIS market growth; Huawei; Argentine satellite; unmanned aerial systems; CNBC 100 Upstarts

GIS is transforming key industries The geospatial data market is expected to grow to $73.9 billion by 2021, benefitting seven…

Your Global Geospatial Briefing for September 11th: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; Drone Racing League; Planet and Copernicus; Early Surveyors; Smart City projects; GPS jamming

The UN moves forward with Sustainable Development Goals The United Nations has taken a major step towards sustainability with the…

OpenNorth: The Open Smart Cities Guide for Canada

Canada, like so many other countries around the world, is embracing the idea of smart cities.  This spring Industry Canada…

Your Canadian Geospatial Briefing for August 20th: Black Widow Spiders; Sidewalk Labs; BC Wildfires; Back to School Socials

Map of Black Widow Expansion into Canada Scientists are finding evidence of poisonous Black Widow Spiders appearing farther north than…

Your Canadian Geospatial Briefing for August 7th: 2018 Report for Canadian Geospatial Capacity; Michael Rack and MDA; Current and Nokia; Alert Geomatics

CCMEO has published a Report outlining Canada’s efforts to develop geospatial capacity at the UN Today, in the margins of…

Your Global Geospatial Briefing for July 30th: Russian satellite; Deimos Imagery; Will Cadell talks software; Abu Dhabi; Singapore; Continental Mapping

$150 million Russian satellite to launch by 2025 Russia’s Research and Production Association of Machine-Building has won a contract with…

Your Global Geospatial Briefing for June 18th: Kepler.gl; CSIRO Centre for Earth Observation; Smart cities in Nepal; UPS; Blockchain

Will a new Geospatial Analysis tool from Uber challenge traditional GIS software? Kepler.gl is Uber’s new “data-agnostic, high-performance web-based application…

Your Canadian Geospatial Briefing for June 11th: SensorUp; Big Data Toronto; Drone Delivery Canada; Canada Forum on Geospatial Standards; MDA; Smart City Support Program

Drone Delivery Canada chosen for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Pilot Project  Drone Delivery Canada has been selected to participate in Transport Canada’s…