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Selected articles from our industry bloggers

  • Cloudy with a chance of aircraft

    Cloudy with a chance of aircraft

    Luciad is a partner in the RETINA research project, which started in 2016 and will end early next year. The goal of the project is to investigate applications of Augmented Reality (AR) in the air traffic control tower, so that controllers will no longer be limited by what the human eye can physically see out of the tower windows.

    by Tom Nuydens

  • 7 Reasons to upgrade your Luciad software

    7 Reasons to upgrade your Luciad software

    If you are a true Luciad-adept, you will definitely have heard that the Luciad V2017.1 product suite was released this week. Even if you are fully satisfied with what Luciad is currently offering you, there still might be a number of benefits for you to consider the upgrade.

    by Nele Coghe

  • Luciad and Hexagon Geospatial: Delivering 5D Information Services

    Luciad and Hexagon Geospatial: Delivering 5D Information Services

    Earlier in October, we announced that Hexagon acquired Luciad, the Belgian-based software company specializing in the visualization and analysis of real-time location intelligence. Luciad will operate within the Hexagon Geospatial division, and I couldn’t be more excited about our future together developing and delivering 5D information services.

    by Mladen Stojic

  • A square GIS in a round world

    A square GIS in a round world

    Data analysts and geo-specialists, seeking to perform visual analytics on their geospatial and geotemporal data sets often struggle with the same problem: neither their GIS systems nor their conventional analytics tools seem to do the job.

    by Christoph De Preter

  • Fast is fine but accuracy is everything

    Fast is fine but accuracy is everything

    One of the most important changes within the military command environment has been the revolution of technology, which has brought the use of new tools into battlefield management. From the initial ‘digitization’ of the map in the 1980s through to the latest soldier wearable ‘smart’ systems, we are seeing an unprecedented amount of data being delivered to the warfighter at all levels.

    by Glyn Arthur

  • 5 Reasons why you should attend the Luciad User Conference

    5 Reasons why you should attend the Luciad User Conference

    On October 4th & 5th, Luciad is organizing #LuciadINTERACT ’17, its fourth annual user conference in Brussels. With about 250 geospatial professionals present, it is one of the major events for the Luciad Community in Belgium. I’ve joined Luciad mid 2015 and I’m really excited to participate to my third user conference. Let me explain you why you should be excited as well to join me there.

    by Frédéric Houbie

  • Seamless spatial data exchange for the Arctic

    Seamless spatial data exchange for the Arctic

    Last month, Luciad completed its participation in the Arctic Spatial Data Pilot, an OGC project dedicated on showing the benefits of geospatial standards for the Arctic. Interoperability and open standards enable efficient exchange and use of polar data, which benefits research on topics such as climate, oceans, ecosystems and permafrost.

    by Robin Houtmeyers

  • "There be dragons"

    "There be dragons"

    The earliest known attempt at a map of the world was made around 1510 and is today called the Hunt-Lenox Globe, less than 115 mm in diameter it nevertheless included all the known world and for the parts of the planet then unknown used the now famous phrase, “ Hic sunt dracones” or "There Be Dragons” to describe the unknown horrors that lay ahead.

    by Glyn Arthur