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  • Lawsuit over Google location tracking

    Google has been accused in a lawsuit of illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even when they use a privacy setting to prevent it.

  • Budget 2018: Space push, location tech boost

    The 2018-19 budget reveals details of the government’s funding for its efforts to promote a domestic space industry as well as new initiatives intended to boost Australian businesses access to location technology, including better GPS performance.

  • NSW Police Rescue eyes live tracking, 3D mapping

    New South Wales’ Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit is considering a range of potential upgrades to its core mapping platform, including integrating 3D maps based on digital elevation data and live tracking of search teams.

  • Bluedot Innovation aims for the enterprise

    Although Australian startup Bluedot Innovation counts SMBs among its customers, co-founder Filip Eldic said the intention has always been to develop a cloud platform that could location services to enterprises.

  • Startup takes MONA's indoor location tech to market

    Australian startup Art Processors – founded by the team behind the technology used at Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) – is preparing to launch a low-cost indoor positioning system based on Apple's iBeacon specification.

  • NSW govt launches geospatial data strategy

    The New South Wales government has launched a new strategy to encourage the use by the public and private sectors of geospatial datasets created by government agencies.

  • Telstra, Optus and Suncorp eye geospatial data

    Big Australian telcos and insurance companies see business opportunities in analysing the location information transmitted by customers’ mobile devices, said speakers at yesterday's Big Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Summit.

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