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Showing posts from December, 2013

UAV - market and regulatory situation Belgium

There is a lot of hype about drones, UAVs. Recently Michael MAes , BeUAS provided an overview of the market situation in Belgium in this sector. What is interesting are the wide variety of UAV applications: geographic applications, ground inspectionis, photography, farming, building industry, police and firebrigade, mining, ...  Link (Dutch) Presentation link

@1Spatial recognised as one of Britain’s most inspiring companies

1Spatial plc, the spatial big data company which manages some of the world’s largest spatial data, is one of the UK’s fastest growing and dynamic small to medium sized businesses (SMEs), according to the London Stock Exchange’s landmark research report ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. #spatialbigdata

Connected GEO

This recent visit to Intergeo has opened my eye to the fast hardware evolution in the UAVs. The presentation below summarizes some of these trends - Connected APPS The success of current mobile app ecosystems is due largely to the opening of the marketplace by Apple and Google to third party developers; these take the risk of innovation away from the platform - However, there are signs from the market that a consolidation phase is likely to take place and that it becomes difficult for an app developer to get attention. (Tapptic study: user only regularly uses 6 apps on his smartphone) - Connected devices and cars - The market of wearable devices linked to a communication device is an upcoming market. Uptake of smart watches (5 million to yes old in 2014 according to Canalys) or visualisation tools like Google glass are set to take off in 2014. The ecosystem of these wearable devices brings in new players that go directly especially in the product solution space - The M2M (machine