mapping

  • Montana-based mapping startup onXmaps raises a round of funding fit for Big Sky Country

    Montana-based mapping startup onXmaps raises a round of funding fit for Big Sky Country

    A mapping startup based in Missoula, Mont., which allows users to download sophisticated offline topographic maps outlining public and private lands and a number of other features geared towards hunting, fishing and camping, has pulled in its first major outside funding. onXmaps has closed a $20.3 million Series A round led by Summit Partners. Bessemer Venture Partners, Millennium… Read More

  • Here acquires Micello to add indoor mapping as part of its IoT business unit

    Here acquires Micello to add indoor mapping as part of its IoT business unit

    Here Technologies, the mapping company valued at around $3 billion that counts a consortium of car makers, Intel and others among its shareholder/owners, today announced a move that underscores its intention to focus on more than just the outdoor navigation business. The company has acquired Micello, a startup that offers a database of indoor maps and provides a platform for businesses to… Read More

  • Mapping company Here buys ATS to boost its over-the-air tech

    Mapping company Here buys ATS to boost its over-the-air tech

    Here, the mapping company that powers location services in 100 million cars, is today announcing an acquisition to vastly improve how it distributes and updates its data. The company is buying Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS), a Berlin-based developer of secure over-the-air (OTA) technology, the basis for how wireless devices — including not just cars but smartphones and other… Read More

  • Mapbox acquires neural network startup Mapdata to help it expand into AR maps

    Mapbox acquires neural network startup Mapdata to help it expand into AR maps

    Two weeks after announcing $164 million in funding, mapping data startup Mapbox has made an acquisition to help build out its next steps into autonomous driving and other applications that it believes represent the future of navigation. The company has acquired MapData, a artificial intelligence mapping startup based out of Minsk in Belarus that focuses on building neural networks to… Read More

  • Mapillary opens up 25k street-level images to train automotive AI systems

    Mapillary opens up 25k street-level images to train automotive AI systems

    As more companies wade into the business of building artificial intelligence systems to help you drive (or do the driving for you), a startup founded by an ex-Apple computer vision specialist is open sourcing a huge dataset that can help them on their road to autonomy. Mapillary, a Swedish startup backed by Sequoia, Atomico and others that has built a database of 130 million images… Read More

  • With DroneDeploy’s Fieldscanner, pilots can create maps as they fly

    With DroneDeploy’s Fieldscanner, pilots can create maps as they fly

    Flying drones to inspect a farm, construction site, or any other venue from overhead can generate a huge amount of data. It takes time, though, for drone users to upload and turn this high-resolution data into maps, graphs or business intelligence they can act upon. Today, a data management platform for drones called DroneDeploy, is launching a tool called Fieldscanner that makes it possible… Read More

  • Intel confirms 15% stake in mapping business Here to work on autonomous car tech

    Intel confirms 15% stake in mapping business Here to work on autonomous car tech

    Here, the mapping and location services company once owned by Nokia and sold for €2.5 billion to a car-maker consortium of Audi, BMW and Daimler in 2015, is picking up a new investor today. Chipmaker Intel has confirmed that it is taking a 15 percent stake in the business, which it will use to develop autonomous positioning systems (powered with Intel Inside). The companies are not… Read More

  • Waze and Esri make app-to-infrastructure possible

    Waze and Esri make app-to-infrastructure possible

    The interactive navigation app Waze, with its 65 million active monthly users, has partnered with Esri, which provides geographic information systems (GIS) software to 25,000 state, local and national governments. While the combination isn’t quite the vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication that will enable autonomous vehicles in the future, it is a kind of app-to-infrastructure… Read More

  • DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

    DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

    A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to implement new rules governing commercial and industrial drone use. The Part 107 rules, announced by the FAA in June this year, will take… Read More

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