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Kaarta Selected by City of Pittsburgh to put 3D Modeling Technology to the test in Municipal Environments

June 6, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA – Kaarta, innovator of the next big leap in 3D modeling, has been selected by the City of Pittsburgh and authorities to participate in PGH Lab; a unique opportunity for startups to test their products in real world environments under the guidance of government officials. Kaarta was one of five local startups chosen from 30 applicants for the program’s 2017 group.

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Kaarta Wins Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition for Second Consecutive Year
Reports remarkable accuracy of just 0.03-meter average localization error

May 5, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA – Kaarta, innovator of the next big leap in 3D modeling, took first place for the second consecutive year at the Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition held at the IPSN 2017 conference. Not only did Kaarta achieve the best accuracy score overall, it did so in real time without the use of prior maps or any infrastructure such as beacons or ultrawideband radio and required no post processing.

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Kaarta Alters the Course of 3D Modeling with Launch of Contour 
First-of-its-kind device condenses 3D modeling to one product, one step, in real time

April 3, 2017 – Houston, TX – Kaarta, innovator of the next big leap in 3D modeling, brings an unprecedented combination of ease, usability, speed, and accuracy to the market with the launch of Contour™ – an integrated, handheld device that enables 3D modeling from input to output in real time. Contour condenses the workflow process by eliminating time and cost and allows decision-making at the point of work. First units will ship to select customers in April, with general availability slated for the second half of the year.

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Real Earth Announces Name Change to Kaarta 
Rebrand reflects vision and technology for advancing 3D modeling

February 2, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA – Real Earth, the innovator of the next big leap in 3D modeling, today announced its corporate name change to Kaarta. The new identity draws inspiration from cartography, the art and science of map-making, and captures the company’s pioneering take on this practice – to reveal 3D models of the real world in real-time.

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Real Earth Wins Microsoft Competition for 3D Mapping and Localization
Velodyne LiDAR Performance Excels

April 28, 2016 — Pittsburgh, PA and Morgan Hill, CA — Real Earth, the pioneer in real-time 3D mapping and localization, secured first place in Microsoft’s Indoor Localization Competition recently held in Vienna, Austria. Real Earth achieved the top ranking through their algorithms embedded in their STENCIL product. It was the only product to perform real time indoor localization without the use of infrastructure. In addition to having efficient algorithms, Real Earth’s success is due in part to use of the VLP-16 real-time 3D LiDAR sensor from Velodyne LiDAR, the worldwide leader in the development of real-time, 3D LiDAR sensors. The Microsoft competition continues to validate Real Earth's technology as the best-in-class and most accurate real-time mapping and localization solution.

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