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HERE teams with Oracle

HERE, a provider of mapping, navigation and location experiences, announced the integration of its HERE Platform for Business with Oracle Transportation Management. Oracle Transportation Management supports all aspects of planning, execution and freight payment, allowing both shippers and logistics service providers to minimize cost, optimize service levels and create flexible business process automation within their global...
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Startup Mapbox Makes Big Satellite Imagery Buy to Take On Google, Here Maps

Mapbox announced the acquisition of three million square kilometers of satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, one of the largest providers of aerial data. Mapbox is the first customer to buy DigitalGlobe’s data, from a satellite launched last year that gives the closest snapshot to date of the Earth from above. The companies would not share a price...
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All Fired Up for GIS Day

Giant cracks appear in the streets of London. Lava shoots from the fissures. Cars topple near Big Ben. Fires break out. "First signs of a mega eruption," announces a promotional video for Ashcloud Apocalypse, an online disaster-risk mapping exercise that thousands of students in the United Kingdom and around the world will participate in this...
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OS data gives reality to a virtual world

The spectacular setting of Ben Nevis provides the backdrop for an Oculus Rift game created by Ordnance Survey developers, in which players race against the clock to find a hidden trig pillar. The recreation of Britain’s highest mountain has been constructed by OS in 1:4 scale using OS data and covers an area of 10km x...
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