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Meet the 20-year-old whose maps are an internet sensation

Maps were always his best companion – be it spending hours with the Geographica illustrated world atlas at the age of 3, or copying the map of mineral deposits in North America with crayons...

Is this the end of the road for TomTom Sports wearables?

OK, so the writing has been on the wall for some time now. First, analysts slashed their growth outlook for the market of wearable devices. Then Pebble had to shut down manufacturing and sell...
Citymapper is launching its own bus service to fill transport gap in London

Citymapper is launching its own bus service to fill transport gap

Most geo companies know there’s immense value to be unlocked from the data they are generating every day, but only a few are able to recognize and act upon the opportunities that arise from...
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This startup will pay you to collect data for self-driving cars

When Waze was born, it offered users something the ever-popular Google Maps wasn’t– real-time updates from real-life drivers. Now, two ex-engineers from Tesla’s Autopilot team and a former computer vision expert from iRobot are...
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Cognitive map of the United States

In new research, academicss were able to model and study the cognitive map of the US states. Cognitive maps inform how people, on average,...

Has Google finally found a social networking winner in Google Earth?

For a technology company as ubiquitous as Google, its track record at social networking has been nothing short of embarrassing. Google+, Google Buzz, Orkut,...

Winter is Here and it’s Geotagged: Mapping Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Tweets

It may be summer in the northern hemisphere but finally, after seasons of Starks shouting their battle cry and sashaying away, winter has finally...
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Location Based Services and Smart City Initiatives on a Global Scale

Location Based Services (LBS), when combined with data analytics and city demographics, has tremendous potential to tap into the pulse of the city and...

The PhD thesis that paved the way for GIS

Few Ph.D. theses have ever changed the world in the same world that Roger Tomlinson's thesis has. Roger Tomlinson, widely considered as the "Father...
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Because you cannot play the Game of Thrones without maps

Maps are hypnotic. They have magical powers. They explain the genetics of our natural world in a way that words cannot. Maps take us...

Why Python is the Future of Web GIS?

Programming languages in GIS are here to stay Over the last six months, a broader adoption of programming languages in the GIS industry has...

How the Maps of Game of Thrones were created?

Jonathan Roberts was only 31 when he received the fateful email in early 2012. It came from Random House, the publisher of the Song...
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Top Universities for Master’s in Geo-informatics/GIS

Are you thinking about pursuing Master's in GIS, Remote Sensing or Geoscience. Never think twice, I have made the hard work of finding the...
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This video ultimetely explains spectral remote sensing in under 6 minutes

Spectral remote sensing is an amazing science that lets you detect qualities of objects from a distance. It is based on the fact that different surface features reflect or absorb...

Boundless and Mapbox announce strategic partnership

Boundlessgeo and Mapbox have entered into a strategic partnership integrating Mapbox base maps within the Boundless Connect ecosystem. The partnership means that Boundless Desktop users...

Couldn’t make it to Jack Dangermond’s #EsriUC 2017 keynote? Read this.

To say that Jack Dangermond is the Steve Jobs of the geographic information systems (GIS) industry would be a bit unfair. After all, when...

How accurate is the altimeter in a GPS watch?

If you’re an outdoorsy person, you’d know there are quite a few sports like hiking, climbing, skiing, and skydiving, where knowing the altitude or...

Serving Spatial Realness à la RuPaul: Season 9 Finale Edition

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAoDZKXSYHY Pride month may be over but I'm still reminiscing on the highs, lows, sashays, and death drops. In the past, I always looked forward...

Paid FAA to register your hobby drone? Here’s how to claim a refund

Remember the December 2015 rule set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that required all drone hobbyists in the United States to register their...

The Mobility Space Report: How much space do car parks take up in our...

How much space do car parks occupy in our cities? A quick Google search for the question returns 27 million results, and if you...
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The story of Indian e-governance and Geospatial technology

Science and technology have always been given utmost importance in the independent India. More initiatives like Digital India, National GIS and e-governance are some...
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Will drones that fly and drive guide how we travel in future?

We are on the brink of a future where depending upon drones for tasks like delivery of goods, surveillance, inspection, construction site surveying, etc.,...

Good karma you can do today: Add wheelchair-accessibility info to Google Maps

Google Maps keeps winning our love with thoughtfulness. Be it telling us when a café would be too crowded to visit, or suggesting a...

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This startup has made real-time 3D mapping possible with only a handheld device

Creating a 3D model of a space for architecture, engineering and construction is a time-consuming process, to say the least. You scan the surroundings,...

How accurate is your drone survey? Everything you need to know.

Drones seem to have the potential to revolutionize numerous areas of our lives, but today their biggest disruption is in the field of mapping....

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: Report card of a year-long comparison

Both Google and Apple keep updating their map apps periodically with fancy new features. From remembering where our car is parked to packing in...

What is earth’s capacity and how many people can it support?

It took 150,000 years for humans to touch the 1-billion population mark. Today, there are over 7.5 billion of us on this planet. Of...

Is 3D street view coming to Apple Maps?

It is no secret that Apple has been driving vehicles around the world to collect data which it says will be used to improve...

Must have Drone Apps for every Drone Pilot

The utility of Drones has evolved from scientific purpose to commercial purpose, augmenting its interference with commoners day by day. Drones are being used...

Snap Map’s ‘psychic’ Actionmojis: Creepy or cool?

When Snapchat introduced the new Snap Map last week, we couldn’t have been more excited. Snapchat has increasingly been trying to distinguish itself from...

Google Earth takes students on tours guided by Nat Geo

When Google rolled out a new version of Chrome-based Google Earth in April, one of its best selling points was a new feature called...

Satellogic raises $27M for building high-resolution earth observation satellites

Satellogic, an Argentian Earth Observation company has raised $27 million during their Series B funding round led by Chinese company Tencent as the lead, backed up...
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Geovation Hub: How Ordnance Survey is promoting Geo innovation in UK

Back in 2005, when Google Maps was launched, maps were predominantly printed on paper. It’s difficult to imagine it today but paper maps meant...

Why is China messing with our GPS coordinates?

If you ever get 'Little Red Riding Hood, a big bad wolf may eat you' kind of lost in China, the last thing you...
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Drones for Good: Planting 100,000 trees a day with drones

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that deforestation and forest degradation make up 17% of the world's carbon emissions (back in 2007)...

Snapchat buys Zenly to show users where their friends are

If you updated your Snapchat app this week, you would have noticed a new feature called Snap Map. This nifty location-sharing tool allows users...
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Watch two cities face off in a massive GPS art challenge

Move over Mannequin. Take a hike single-finger selfie. There’s a new challenge in town and it is totally awesome! BuzzFeed & T-Mobile got two...

Drones that can see through walls using only Wi-Fi

A Wi-Fi transmitter and two drones. That’s all scientists need to create a 3D map of the interior of your house. Researchers at the...

Travel back to old New York City with this interactive map

New York, one of the most populous cities on the earth, is often called the cultural and financial capital of the world. Tracing its...

Fantastic Fraps & Where To Find Them

This spring Starbucks was quite literally serving unicorn realness across North America and it almost broke the internet. Available from April 19 to 23...

Who invented the GPS? People behind the Global Positioning System.

That Alexander Graham Bell did not invent the telephone could be proven in court 113 years after the original inventor Antonio Meucci died. Thomas...
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This stunning time-lapse from NASA shows 1 year of the life on Earth

In February 2015 NOAA and NASA joined forces and launched a DSCOVR satellite. The orbit of the satellite has been placed at Lagrange point 1, approximately...

Nighttime lights: The not-so-dark side of the Earth

The night may be dark and full of terrors for the fans of Game of Thrones, but the good folks at NASA have shown...
Maps were always his best companion – be it spending hours with the Geographica illustrated world atlas at the age of 3, or copying the map of mineral deposits in North America with crayons when he was only 5....
OK, so the writing has been on the wall for some time now. First, analysts slashed their growth outlook for the market of wearable devices. Then Pebble had to shut down manufacturing and sell its intellectual property to Fitbit....
Most geo companies know there’s immense value to be unlocked from the data they are generating every day, but only a few are able to recognize and act upon the opportunities that arise from those insights. Citymapper, mercifully, falls...
When Waze was born, it offered users something the ever-popular Google Maps wasn’t– real-time updates from real-life drivers. Now, two ex-engineers from Tesla’s Autopilot team and a former computer vision expert from iRobot are trying to replicate that winning...
In new research, academicss were able to model and study the cognitive map of the US states. Cognitive maps inform how people, on average, make sense of the world they live in. On this cognitive map, California is closer...
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