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Elastic Upgrades Geospatial Data Tools

Mar 26, 2019 |

Elastic N.V has released a batch of new features to the latest version of its flagship Stack platform, including a visualization tool for geospatial data on the Kibana open source data visualization plugin for Elasticsearch. Read more…

GeoSpock Joins Growing List of Spatial Data Startups

Jan 8, 2019 |

UK-based spatial big data startup GeoSpock hopes to “live long and prosper” after netting an additional £10 million in venture funding.

GeoSpock, based on Cambridge, said its latest funding round (which works out to more than $12.7 million) included Japanese data technology vendor KDDI Supership as a strategic investor. Read more…

Drone Data Accelerates Mapping

Aug 23, 2017 |

Add to the mounting list of data types: aerial data captured by drones, much of it used for map making and field surveys.

A recent report on trends in the booming drone industry finds that commercial drones equipped with mapping software have thus far captured data on an estimated 10 million acres of land in 160 countries. Read more…

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

Aug 16, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

Searching Geospatial Data Gets Easier

Jun 26, 2017 |

Geo-location data is among the next wave of content to be churned by search engines as public access to more geospatial data becomes widely available.

Several new approaches have emerging to both provide easier access to free geospatial data along with new tools for parsing that data by place name. Read more…

4 Ways Uber Movement Data Can Be Used

Jan 17, 2017 |

Smart city planners rejoiced last week when Uber announced it would share trip data gathered from vehicles in its ridesharing fleet through its new Uber Movement offering. Besides helping to spot traffic bottlenecks in congested city cores, Uber Movement stands to bring benefits in other areas, too. Read more…

Challenge: Automating Extraction of Mapping Data

Nov 14, 2016 |

A technology competition sponsored by commercial satellite imagery vendor DigitalGlobe will seek to advance development of machine- and deep-learning algorithms that would be applied to geospatial data for automated mapping. Read more…

The Here and Now of Big Geospatial Data

Oct 17, 2016 |

No matter how sophisticated information technology gets – and who can deny that IT is evolving exceptionally fast these days – there’s nothing that can replicate the combination of two unique pieces of data: Read more…

What Pokémon GO Means for Big Data

Aug 1, 2016 |

 

Pokémon GO has kids of all ages roaming the world in search of digital beasts to capture with their smartphones. While the pop-culture phenomenon provides a (mostly) innocent diversion for the summer, it also serves as a potent reminder about the power of big data and how we’ll interact with emerging technologies, like augmented reality, in the future. Read more…

R Consortium Expands Code to Meet Data Demand

Mar 28, 2016 |

An industry group promoting expanded use of the R programming language for data analysis, modeling and visualization is launching a series of initiatives designed to identify infrastructure projects that would forge standards and best practices for R code. Read more…

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