Like many of the readers here, I’m into maps, mapping technology and anything location-aware it seems. A recent visit to the California HQ of HERE (think Nokia maps) provided me with a glimpse inside the company and an up close look at the technology they use to create and deliver such an awesome in-vehicle mapping experience.
A cool update via Brady Forrest @brady this week end as he’s shared details of the new state of Ignite. Recall, Ignite has evolved into a series of events that take place around the World. The Ignite lightning talks have been a favorite of geeks everywhere, enabling them, often for the very first time, to take to the stage for 5 minute to share, inspire and enlighten about their passions. Well, Ignite has now evolved and Brady has shared details in this blog post – check it out, find an event near you, speak at an event or organize an event. You can do so at Ignitetalks.io
A very cool UAV LiDAR scanning story tip thanks to LiDAR Magazine – This is a proof of concept video for the Phoenix AL2 UAV LiDAR octocopter. Watch as the device does a fly-over of Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers – Note: LiDAR accuracy is within 3 – 5cm. For more details, go to www.phoenix-aerial.com
Walgreens has used GEO technology for close to 15 years for market planning.
LiDAR can be considered an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging. It is a remote sensing technology that’s used to measure distances, and it doesn’t act on its own. It actually — LIDAR typically includes three independently operating technologies. In this video Dewberry Director of Remote Sensing Amar Nayegandhi explains the science and technology behind Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) services.
Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition takes place in San Fran. in late April and along with it there will be a number of interesting workshops. In particular, sessions on UAV mapping and on search and rescue and the the use of UAS technology will be full to capacity no doubt. [Read more…]
I love flying, I mean who doesn’t? I simply had to share this amazing video from KLM that lets you experience the flight from Amsterdam to St. Maarten inside the cockpit of the massive KLM 747 400 aircraft and drop into the airport in St. Maarten with a rather short runway. Making it even more exciting, the plane passes over a popular beach just before touching down with beach goers amazed as the plane passes over at an elevation of about 50 feet! Incredible video sharing some great technology and some pretty powerful marketing here by KLM – well done!
At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas — This was just simple too awesome not to share!! Enjoy… (Source)
This via the Google Developers Youtube… Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments. Google’s Steph Hannon chats about the future of Code for America and how to get involved.
Women Techmakers presents Jennifer Pahlka interviewed by Steph Hannon