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Waymo’s fully autonomous cars enter US roads

Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car, now owned by Google parent Alphabet, is launching a fully autonomous ride-hailing service with no human driver behind the wheel.

Recently, Waymo team tested the vehicles on public roads in Arizona and ride-hailing service project was announced by the company’s CEO John Krafcik at a tech conference in Lisbon.

The public will begin riding in its fleet of modified Fiat Chrysler Pacifica minivans outfitted with self-driving technology in the next few months. Initially, passengers will be accompanied by a Waymo employee, in the back seat, but eventually, riders will be able to travel alone in the fully autonomous car.

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The most comprehensive GIS database you will ever need – ADC WorldMap v7.4

Finding the right GIS basemap for your geospatial analysis is always a challenge. Large data providers are expensive and often limit their service to API instead of actual ShapeFiles. On the other hand, there are local data providers and OpenStreetMap but preparing such datasets and verifying their consistency and topology takes a lot of time and resources.

The solution for most of your projects, where you need a global GIS basemap is ADC WorldMap. This awesome seamless geographic dataset is available at a comfortable cost for the entire Earth. The makers of ADC WorldMap, American Digital Cartography, Inc., have been providing digital map data for nearly 30 years and the latest version of ADC WorldMap, v7.4, was released today.

ADC WorldMap database features 45 detail-rich layers and tables. The baseline for the whole dataset is the most current country and political boundaries for the entire world and second level administrative boundaries for 148 countries. Moreover, the data are available in all of the most popular GIS formats including: .shp, .gdb, .tab and Oracle 12c.

There are several more detailed global databases available on the market, however, if your project doesn’t require an ultra-high level of detail but you look for a proven quality and data consistency, ADC WorldMap offers all-around the best value on the market. Check it out.

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