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Intel acquires driveless tech company Mobileye for $15.3b

Mar 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo business intel mobileeye self-driving cars

Intel confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye for $15.3 billion. Mobileye is one of the leading companies using computer vision for traffic safety and autonomous driving tech. It offers a range of technology and services including sensor fusion, mapping, front- and rear-facing cameras among other. We can read in the statement: The acquisition will couple the best-in-class technologies from both companies, […]

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How close are schools and hospitals to drilling activity in West Virginia and Ohio?

Mar 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  analysis articles class ii data and analysis disposal

A review of WV and OH drilling activity and its proximity to schools and medical facilities Schools and hospitals represent places where vulnerable populations may be put at risk if they are located close to oil and gas activity. Piggybacking on some elegant work from PennEnvironment (2013) and Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) Healthy Energy (PDF) in Pennsylvania, below is an […]

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Intel Buys Mobileye for $14 Billion

Mar 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

Intel will buy Israel’s Mobileye in a deal valued at just over $14 billion, the latest push by a major tech company to advance autonomous vehicles that could change the way traffic moves globally. Mobileye develops technology that essentially gives … Continue reading

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Lidar Not Needed for Autonomous Vehicle

Mar 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

Aimotive is a Hungarian startup that claims they can support driverless vehicles using only four regular cameras and artificial intelligence. They have four major software engines – recognition, control, location and motion. “aiDrive enables truly global L5 self-driving functionality in … Continue reading

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This Cool Infographics Shows The Growth Of Autonomous Cars Market

Mar 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  autonomous cars infographic self-driving cars self driving car

The technology that power the autonomous cars of the future is progressing at an incredible speed. Most car manufacturers are predicting that 2020 will be the year where the first commercial autonomous car will be available in the market but I was surprised to learn that the first experiments conducted at automating cars date all […]

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Yelp acquired Nowait to allow users skip lines

Mar 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo business yelp

Last year, Yelp teamed with Nowait, investing $8 million as part of the partnership to integrate Nowait’s “get in line” functionality into it’s own app. The effect must have been really appreciated by users as last week Yelp announced that it acquired the start-up to complete the integration fully. The idea behind Nowait is quite […]

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Research Scientist Position

Mar 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  education research training

The NHERI RAPID Facility is hiring a Research Scientist to fill our Site Operations Specialist position. This position supports the newly awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) Rapid Facility that is under development at the … Continue reading

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This mesmerizing map shows real-time hack attacks around the world

Mar 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  map maps

We do not live in times of peace. Although we don’t witness it the global cyber war is raging on. Norse Corp one of the leading cyber security firms developed an interactive map that shows just how serious it has become. This mesmerizing map is hypnotic. If you watch long enough, the map will explode with colors, as mass-hack attacks blast across the […]

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Innovative Emerging Businesses at 2017 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) Startup Zone

Mar 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d gis app developers applications apps arcgis

The Esri Startup Program is back from the annual 2017 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) and Developer Summit (DevSummit) in Palm Springs, California. These are two events held at the same location that overlap by one day. It’s one of the … Continue reading


Try something in 3D

Mar 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d gis arcgis online arcgis pro web scenes

Working in 3D can help you extend your 2D maps to communicate with a more human voice. You can present more realistic objects within the context of the real world, removing interpretation and driving more informed decisions faster, especially with … Continue reading