European Location Framework (ELF) Project Updates at INSPIRE 2014

Delegates attending next week’s INSPIRE Conference 2014 can catch up on all the latest news from the European Location Framework (ELF) project. Visitors to the joint EuroGeographics/ELF stand (number 6 in the exhibition hall) will be able to see demonstrations and speak to those involved in the project. There will also be a series of presentations and workshops on a wide range of subjects including schema transformation, practical experiences of implementing INSPIRE and interoperability. ELF Papers, Workshops and Presentations at the INSPIRE Conference 2014 Monday 16 June 2014 11:00 - Room 1 INSPIRE scheme transformations in reality - experiences within... (read more)
2014-06-10 09:22:19

AGILE Conference on Connecting through Location and Place

From 3 to 6 June 2014, the 17th International Conference on Geographic Information Science will take place in Castellón, Spain. The AGILE conference brings together geographic information researchers to meet and to exchange ideas and experiences at European level. The conferences are used to initiate and stimulate AGILE initiatives on specific subjects of special interest within the GI community. This year’s conference will pay special attention to the role geographic information science and technology can play to connect European universities, research centres, industry, government and citizens in the digital information age. The conference programme features a full line up of... (read more)
2014-04-09 09:40:13

Indoor Location Technology Experience at Indoor Navigation Seminar

UK-based CSR’s SiRFusion platform was featured alongside STMicroelectronics (ST) MEMS technology in a live, hands-on demonstration of CSR’s industry-leading indoor location and navigation capabilities at an Indoor Navigation Seminar at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Taipei, Taiwan, on 1 August 2012, assisting a museum guide tour app on a smartphone. During the event, attendees and leading members of Taiwan’s media community had the opportunity to personally navigate through the museum’s exhibits using a standard smartphone equipped with ST MEMS and CSR’s SiRFusion platform. The indoor navigation application from VisioGlobe on the smartphone is designed to tell the user... (read more)
2012-08-02 11:30:15

Esri Cited in Gartner Location Intelligence Software Forecast Snapshot

Leading global geospatial platform provider Esri has been mentioned in Gartner's May 2017 Forecast Snapshot: Location Intelligence Software, Worldwide, 2017 report. Esri was cited among five location intelligence (LI) specialist platform vendors. The report projects global enterprise spending on location intelligence software to increase from USD1.337 million in 2016 to USD2.563 million by 2021, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of 13.9 percent. According to the report, The Internet of Things (IoT) and digital business will produce an unprecedented amount of location-referenced data, particularly as 20 billion devices become connected by 2020. Location is one of the most important... (read more)
2017-06-02 11:57:46

Location, Place and Geography Are Key to Decision-making

GIM International Interviews Stefan Schweinfest
Earlier this year, United Nations secretary-general Ban-ki Moon officially approved the appointment of Stefan Schweinfest as director of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and, thus, the Secretariat of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). As the importance of UN-GGIM continues to grow, GIM International talked to Schweinfest to gain a comprehensive progress update. Congratulations on your appointment as director of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). You are a statistician yourself, so one could say that it’s... (read more)
2014-12-12 03:21:08

Location-based Big Data Solutions for Government Agencies

GCS, a geoanalytics company, is teaming up with Global Touchpoints to develop 'big data' solutions combining business intelligence and geospatial analytics for state and local government agencies. Specifically, GCS and Global Touchpoints will be targeting government offices with big data challenges related to healthcare, energy/utilities and water resource management. Global Touchpoints has a proven track record of extracting meaningful business intelligence from big data to give clients an edge on the competition, said GCS director of strategic partnerships Rob Kinnear. GCS will build real-time geoanalytics into its solutions to add a geospatial context to the derived information. GCS has begun... (read more)
2014-01-24 10:20:56

Esri Location Analytics to Help Grow Franchise Further

Esri has announced that Great Harvest Bread Company, headquartered in Dillon, Montana, and known for its whole-grain breads and baked goods, is using Esri Location Analytics to help grow its franchise further. A combination of Esri Business Analyst software and Tapestry Segmentation data allows the company and franchisees to quickly perform detailed market analysis that identifies market gaps and profitable potential locations to open new bakeries. The timeliness of the information that can be gathered is of great help, commented Mike Ferretti, Great Harvest. His company can now easily pull data together, perform the analysis needed and prepare a visual... (read more)
2013-05-22 09:16:27

Esri Introduces Powerful Location-Based Solution for Communities

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, has announed the launch of ArcGIS Hub, an innovative product for forward-thinking communities to direct their open data toward deeper citizen engagement, with apps, data, events, and meaningful collaboration focused on specific civic initiatives. This technology lets citizens, businesses, academic institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) take advantage of their governments' spatial analytics capabilities to collaborate on data-driven policy initiatives. Communities can now launch engaging initiative sites through applications –for example, the Vision Zero project features dashboards that show where local traffic fatalities are occurring at the highest rate. Citizens can then provide feedback... (read more)
2017-07-11 09:40:33

Venue Maps to Improve Indoor Positioning for Location-based Apps

HERE, a Nokia business, is making its indoor Venue Maps available to Qualcomm Atheros. Leveraging indoor map data from HERE that is tightly coupled to the core indoor positioning engine will help Qualcomm IZat location technologies deliver more precise positioning (within 3 to 5 metres) to mobile devices inside buildings. Improving the overall indoor location experience for consumers, this combination is expected to accelerate the development and use of compelling location-based experiences as well as promotions in shopping malls, transportation hubs and entertainment venues around the globe. In its quest to deliver location awareness everywhere, Qualcomm Atheros is propagating indoor... (read more)
2013-08-08 11:29:33

Pioneering Location with an Out-of-the-box Approach

Interview with Kurt Daradics, Manager of the Startup Programme, Esri
Esri recently exhibited at The Next Web Europe, a conference focused on entrepreneurship, technology and startups in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. But why was Esri involved? Is it looking for new frontiers for spatial analysis? Is the developer market the group that will bring a fresh contribution to Esri’s startup and developer programme? GIM International spoke to Kurt Daradics, global leader of Esri’s Emerging Business Group, to find out. Kurt, we last met in April at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam. What were you doing there? Esri has been sponsoring The Next Web for a few years now. Boris Veldhuijzen... (read more)
2015-07-14 04:49:38
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