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Help us identify the Top 100 geospatial companies and startups in the world!

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All you need to know about the Copernicus Accelerator Program in 3 minutes (video)

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The Road to Safer Transport Infrastructure – How Collaborative Mapping Helps

As I was listening to the radio this morning I was saddened to hear that yet another cyclist had been killed on Australian roads....

Debunking the myth: Is climate change responsible for heatwaves and wildfires?

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You cannot skip them. You cannot close them. You cannot avoid them. There’s simply no escaping a digital advertisement that is playing on the...

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Self-driving startup raises another $500M to take on Uber by 2020

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The human fingerprint in dramatic freshwater depletion around the world

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Facebook is hiring OSM experts for its Maps team

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Google Street View cars to fuel real-time pollution map in London

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Are you one of those people who can never seem to locate their keys? Or a doting parent who wants to keep tabs on the children? Well, Samsung has come out with a GPS tracking device that would relieve...
Location-based game Pokémon Go, which released to meteoric success two years ago, has refused to show any signs of slowing down. A recent report revealed that as of May 2018 alone, the augmented reality game had witnessed a 35%...
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The United States is right now bracing for Hurricane Florence, a category 2 storm expected to unleash catastrophic rain on the East Coast. If you have friends or family living in the region or want to see which areas...
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