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Meet Awesome Maps – the startup that is bringing the awesome back to maps!...

In an age where maps are almost always digital and are designed to highlight places of interest rather than to look like a work of art, it is hard to find maps that stand...

This drone software lets you generate live thermal maps without Internet

We have always maintained that DroneDeploy is one of the best mapping software out there. It’s the only drone mapping solution that lets you create drone maps in the field instantly. You don’t have...

Mapfit raises $5.5m to keep disrupting the mapping industry

Mapfit is a New York-based startup that managed to outsmart the mapping industry and developed the platform that can analyze hundreds of IoT data sources and automatically generate maps. The company announced today that its closing...

This new feature in GIS Cloud app lets you collect lines & polygons in...

Last week GIS Cloud launched a new feature for their Mobile Data Collection app, a simple solution for real-time field location and attribute data collection. The new feature enables you to collect lines and...
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Embed apple maps on your website using MapKit JS

You can now embed Apple Maps into websites using MapKit JS (beta)

If you watched the WWDC keynote this year then you already know there wasn't any major Apple Maps related announcement. However, one small development...

Winnie-the-Pooh’s original Hundred Acre Wood map to be auctioned in London

Our much-loved childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh always knew how to enrich our lives with pearls of wisdom, like: “You can’t stay in your corner of...

Finally! iOS 12 will bring Google Maps, Waze to Apple CarPlay

Ever since Apple launched CarPlay in 2014, the tech giant has tried to tie down its users in a monogamous relationship with Apple Maps....

Uber’s amazing geospatial data viz tool joins the open source community

Imagine a geospatial data visualization tool that doesn’t require coding, works in the browser, doesn’t need to be installed, can render millions of GPS...

Meet Argis – the startup that is bringing GIS data into the three-dimensional world...

The world is not flat, so why should our maps be in 2D? When you think 3D maps, Augmented reality comes to mind. Augmented...

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Digital Mapping: A Tale of Two Industries

Is Digital Mapping cutting edge, with lots of innovation?  Or is it mature, and very slow to change? It depends on who you ask. For those...

Couldn’t attend Mapbox Locate? Here’s everything you missed!

Last week, 1,400 geospatial developers and technologists converged in San Francisco for a two-day user conference organized by location data platform Mapbox. While it...

Uber self-driving car crash fallout: Arizona program shuttered, 300 laid off

Two months after one of its driverless vehicles killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona Uber is shutting down its self-driving cars program in the...

Mapbox upgrades its SDK for Unity to rival Google’s location-based gamification

A couple of months ago, when Google opened up its Maps API to let developers use real-world maps in their gaming universe, we were...
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This map shows the expansion of Netflix over the past two decades

Netflix has gone through a whirlwind of changes since it began in 1997 as a DVD-by-mail service. The company transformed the way we watch TV....

This startup is using Location Intelligence to be the Bloomberg of the real estate...

Real Estate is something that has always fascinated me. It is amazing how a million factors come together in determining the price of a...

PAZ – the new “peace” satellite

Paz is the Spanish word for “peace” and regardless of its meaning the PAZ mission indeed constitutes a flagship mission of the Spanish Space...

The Great Wall of China’s greatest saviors? 3D-imaging drones and AI

The Great Wall of China is indeed one of the greatest wonders of the world, but when you are more than 2,000 years old,...

This map shows which countries censor the Internet today?

Internet censorship happens right across the world. In some places access to social media is forbidden, in others, such as the UK, internet service...

Tinder’s new location-based feature is making us want to swipe left

Remember how we told you Tinder was all set to roll out “really sexy” location-based features this year? Well, now that the details...

This mapping startup automatically generates more accurate maps than Google, TomTom and HERE

Mapfit - a New York-based startup is quietly disrupting the map making industry. For the past two years, the company has been developing the platform...

Meet Gather – the social startup that is using geospatial data and data science...

Over 2 billion people across the world use Facebook every day and close to 4.2 billion people have access to the internet (source). With...

Top 10 maps and charts that explain the British Royal Family

The British royal family has long been a source of fascination for the entire world. No other monarchy of any other nation sparkes the...

New Zealand is super peeved about being left off world maps

You probably didn’t even notice it till we brought it to your attention, but the problem is real, y’all. People just keep forgetting to...

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Will you help Pokémon Go makers create AR maps of Earth?

The potential of augmented reality (AR) is not lost on Niantic, especially after the runaway success of Pokémon Go. Now, as the game maker...

Meet ResilientGrid – the startup that is using GIS to develop the next-gen infrastructure...

Infrastructure control rooms - for most of us that is something that we have only seen in movies and yet they have a huge...

Sentinel-3B launch and first images

The second Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite, Sentinel-3B, was launched on 25 April 2018 to join its twin satellite Sentinel-3A in orbit. Flying in the same...

5 new Google Maps features you should get excited about

The Google I/O Developer conference is always an exciting time for us geogeeks and 2018 has been no exception. So, even though developers are...

6 things you need to know about Microsoft’s just-released Azure Maps

Seems like there is no dearth of excitement in the geospatial industry right now! While the businesses providing location services scramble to win market...

Google Maps API pricing got you down? See these awesome alternatives

Come June 11 and using Google Maps API is going to get a whole lot expensive for those of you looking at more than...

Meet Spatial ai – the startup that is building a dashboard for the living...

The world's population is increasingly urban. By 2045, close to 6 billion people are expected to be living in cities (UN report). An increasing...

Insane, shocking, outrageous: Developers react to changes in Google Maps API

The honeymoon is over, guys – or it will be, on June 11, 2018. Google is making sweeping changes to its Maps API products....

Looking for some local travel inspiration? Culture Trip’s got your back!

Great things happen when geography fuels your business. Like, your website gets 15 million unique visitors every month, Forbes places you on its list...

Map roads more efficiently than Google? This new AI engine can!

As a modern-day city dweller, you may not feel it, but if you were trying to use Google Maps on a vacation in rural...

Meet Esplorio – the startup that is on a mission to create “the library...

Remember those days where one used to print photos, organize them into travel journals, write out the date and the location where you took...
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How Copernicus can support disaster management across the globe

Disaster management is an area where the use of satellite data can literally make a difference and even save lives. Copernicus, the European Union’s...

Taxis in Japan turn to AI to take on ridesharing services

Picture this: It is 8 am. You have successfully tackled the morning rush, packed your lunch, and even managed to grab some breakfast. All...

Uber will stop showing drivers your exact location history. Soon.

From New York to India to the Philippines, every now and then, you come across a news story of Uber drivers stalking and harassing...

You can now track your Amazon delivery driver in real time

Well, well, well… Look what’s hot and fresh out of Amazon’s kitchen! You know how you have to wait around just twiddling your thumbs...

Foursquare makes it easy for startups to access its location database

Seems like startups and small businesses are on the radar of most location tech companies. Close on the heels of Waze launching a dedicated...

A letter from Earth to humans on Earth Day

Dearest I know that you have dedicated this day to me and you want to honor me for everything I have given you. Fresh air...
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Meet AVUXI – the startup that is creating “the map of human interest in...

Ever booked a hotel, online? Of course, you have! Most online travel and accommodation platforms have some information regarding the hotel, its location and...
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Google will add our mental maps as a layer to Google Maps

How do we navigate from A to B without GPS? How did we do it in the pre-GPS era? 15 years ago to avoid...

If you thought physical maps are dead, think again! Meet the startup that is...

This is the first article in the #TheNextGeo series and what better way to kick off the series than by interviewing a startup that...
In an age where maps are almost always digital and are designed to highlight places of interest rather than to look like a work of art, it is hard to find maps that stand out and remind us of...
We have always maintained that DroneDeploy is one of the best mapping software out there. It’s the only drone mapping solution that lets you create drone maps in the field instantly. You don’t have to upload the images anywhere,...
Mapfit is a New York-based startup that managed to outsmart the mapping industry and developed the platform that can analyze hundreds of IoT data sources and automatically generate maps. The company announced today that its closing $5.5 million seed funding round. The...
Last week GIS Cloud launched a new feature for their Mobile Data Collection app, a simple solution for real-time field location and attribute data collection. The new feature enables you to collect lines and polygons that populate your map in...
If you watched the WWDC keynote this year then you already know there wasn't any major Apple Maps related announcement. However, one small development is that Apple is finally letting developers embed apple maps on any website. MapKit JS allows...
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