Your Canadian Geospatial Briefing for January 20th: TECTERRA – 10 Years of Innovative Geospatial Tech; Esri Offers Free Online Course; OGC announces new GeoPose Standards Working Group; GeoIgnite 2020: Calling for Sponsors and Exhibitors
TECTERRA – 10 Years of Innovative Geospatial Tech
In 2020, TECTERRA is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. This Alberta based company has been successfully supporting geospatial tech development, and is recognizing its achievements via a press release.
In June of 2010, the organization announced its first call for proposals. They saw success right away. Successful companies from the first round of funding included; Lim Geomatics and Trusted Positioning Inc.. Trusted Positioning was sold to InvenSense for $36 million in 2014.
In today’s day-in-age, geospatial technology plays a key role in all technological advancements. The substantial growth in AI, IoT, big data, and the cloud, are just a few examples of key technological advancements that depend on geospatial data. TECTERRA is proud to be part of that advancement. Here are some the numbers demonstrating their economic impact.
- “$352 million in total economic impact created
- 282 companies have been supported, including 125 start-ups
- 453 jobs have been created
- $152 million in revenue generated by companies from supported projects”
Esri Offers Free Online Course
Early this year, Esri will be offering an open online course on spatial data science. This free 6 week course will be available on their training website.
The course will include “video presentations by Esri experts, discussion forums, and hands-on software exercises”. This amazing opportunity is scheduled to be available to the public on February 26th, 2020. All you need is an Esri account, to create an account please click here.
To view course details and to register, click here.
OGC announces new GeoPose Standards Working Group
On Tuesday January 2nd, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced the creation of the GeoPose Standard Working Group (SWP). Participants in SWG will “focus on developing a standard for geographically-anchored poses (aka GeoPoses) with six degrees of freedom referenced to one or more standardized Coordinate Reference Systems”.
The goal would be to simplify traffic awareness and management. This would use data to describe the “pose of moving cars and people in a universally consistent manner”. This would result in less vehicle related accidents and deaths. The data would ideally be shared via monitors in another vehicle, shared directly via AR glasses using location data, as well as by autonomous vehicles and delivery robots.
GeoIgnite 2020: Calling for Sponsors and Exhibitors
After the amazing success achieved during GeoIgnite 2019, the conference will be returning to Ottawa June 22nd-24th, 2020.
This exciting location technology event is scheduled to be bigger and better than ever. Some of the new features for 2020 include (but are not limited to):
- A GeoIgnite YouTube channel for talks
- Doubling on the exhibition and trade show
- A business start-up program and lounge area
- A media wall
- And much much more!
The GeoIgnite 2020 Sponsorship and Exhibitor Package is an amazing way to facilitate B2B, B2G, and G2G connections. This is an opportunity you will not want to miss out on.
To download a copy of our Sponsorship Package, click here.
Make sure to visit our website http://www.geoignite.ca as tickets go on sale later this week.