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Jobs in Geo – Week 8

We're taking steps towards building a job portal for Jobs in Geo! Each week, we will be posting at least 5 jobs on the blog. Not only will this give our readers more exposure...

HD Maps: Moving Towards a New Safety Standard in Autonomous Driving

Far from being a novelty, car safety has been an important subject since the 19th century. From the invention of the hydraulic brake system to the introduction of seat belts and airbags, the world...

Geo-Privacy and Personal Location Information

We share our location thousands of times a day, sometimes we explicitly share with individuals, other times we share to specific platforms, and still other times the sharing is deeply embedded in the systems...

Learn to analyze and map Geospatial Data in R with this online course

We all have read and heard about the “big data” revolution, and how it has completely transformed the way industries operate today. And when we talk about big data, we cannot not talk about...
GSA’s MyGalileoApp mobile app building contest is open to developers, entrepreneurs, students, researchers and anybody eager to take the challenge | By Ishveena Singh

Your cool app idea for Galileo-enabled phones could win you €100.000

In the little over two years since it first became live, European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) – Galileo – has come a long...

Jobs in Geo – Week 7

We're taking steps towards building a job portal for Jobs in Geo. Each week, we will be posting at least 5 jobs on the...

How accurate map database can prepare Japan for 40 million tourists?

Last year, a record 31.19 million tourists travelled to Japan. This made 2018 the sixth consecutive year to have registered an all-time high in...

From sideline to center: the potential for OpenStreetMap to seize the curb

Changing with the times, the curb is no longer just the elevated edge along the side of the street. It is now used to...

Meet PlanetWatchers – the startup that provides geoanalytics as a service for natural resource...

For many decades now, Remote sensing and geospatial analytics have been used to monitor natural resources. In fact, natural resource and environmental management are...

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NASA’s new 3D map of forests to fill carbon knowledge gap

NASA is all set to create the first three-dimensional map of the world’s forests with its newly-launched Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) laser instrument....

Our Geospatial Job Initiative: Jobs in Geo Week 6

At Geoawesomeness, we cover a variety of topics that are considered 'geo'. As technology advances and more companies are using location data each day,...

Win a free ticket and the chance to pitch your startup at Geospatial World...

Geospatial World Forum 2019 is definitely one of the biggest events of the year with more than 1500 attendees from 500 different organizations in attendance....

Our Geospatial Job Initiative: Jobs in Geo Week 5

At Geoawesomeness, we cover a variety of topics that are considered 'geo'. As technology advances and more companies are using location data each day,...
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Want to enrich your maps with 186 million geo-positioned roadside objects?

Because you can. No kidding. Geoawesome startup Mapillary has just fueled its map features repository with more than 186 million roadside objects, so autonomous vehicles...

Our new geospatial job initiative: Jobs in Geo!

At Geoawesomeness, we cover a variety of topics that are considered 'geo'. As technology advances and more companies are using location data each day,...

Expanding Mapping Capabilities with Deep Learning

Last year I wrote about how computer vision is helping us harness the power of machines to understand the world, and how for updating...

Meet the startup that is on a mission to reach make commodity production sustainable...

Climate change and the environmental impact of industrialization are definitely two of the biggest challenges facing humanity today. Thanks to Landsat program, Copernicus program,...

It’s official: TomTom’s Telematics unit going to Bridgestone for $1.03 billion

Location technology specialist, TomTom, has entered into an agreement to sell its telematics business unit to tyre and rubber company Bridgestone for $1.03 billion. Ever...

Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Geospatial Industry in 2019

Data linked to location has the potential to change our lives for the better, improve our economy and create jobs. The geography of the...

Esri seeks to woo developers with new, affordable ArcGIS plans

If you are an independent developer who has always found Esri products too expensive, here’s a news that may brighten up your Monday –...

Why did DuckDuckGo switch to Apple Maps?

As a search engine that doesn’t track its users, DuckDuckGo takes pride in its ‘anti-Google’ reputation. From handling a few thousand daily searches in...

Pokémon GO’s Creator Niantic Scores $245 Million

Niantic Inc, the creator of moble augmented reality (AR) games such as Pokémon GO and Ingress Prime, has raised $245 million in their Series...

India’s commercial drone policy 2019: The good, the bad, the ugly

That India has great commercial potential for drones is no secret. Transporting human organs for emergency medical services, aiding in agricultural irrigation and inspection,...

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Mapbox introduces dynamically changing boundaries

The decision of how to name an area and where to draw a boundary on a map has always been subject to controversy, as there...

Ordnance Survey maps to get an upgrade with Mobileye’s location data

After a successful year of pilot projects, the United Kingdom’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, is officially joining forces with Intel’s autonomous driving unit...

Helping farmers move from analog to digital farming with drones and remote sensing

The $5T global agriculture industry still relies on the observations of human scouts to determine crop conditions. This labor-intensive and error-prone method contributes to...

Experts detail what to expect across geoindustries in 2019

2018 was an exciting year for the geospatial industry; Google Maps API pulling the rug from under developers’ feet notwithstanding. The power of crowdsourced...
Smart buildings are already here!

How Indoor mapping is going to change lives in 2019

Take a moment to think about everything that we’ve come to expect from our experiences outdoors. Our base expectations include things like efficient, intelligent...
SAR image of Lake Houston during Tropical Storm Harvey

Here’s why 2019 is poised to be an exciting year for Geospatial analytics

In the last five years, we’ve witnessed many incredible advances in the geospatial analytics industry. With the ability to launch dozens of small satellites...

2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups List

The wait is finally over! Here is the list of the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups in 2019. 2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies and...

The process behind how the 2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies list was compiled

Before we take a look at the process, I would like to acknowledge the obvious: Any list is biased/flawed at some level and this...

SIASGE – another Latin story

SIASGE (Sistema Italo Argentino de Satélites para la Gestión de Emergencias) stands for Italian-Argentine Satellite System for Emergency Management. It represents a joint programme...
How change detection is helping UPS workers navigate everday

The future of mapping is living maps

Over the past few decades messaging took over communication, broadcast video shifted to on-demand video, and operating systems took on entirely new forms in...

What A Tiny Atlas Can Show About the State of the World during WWII

This old Atlas is basically a pure propaganda piece, both exaggerating and downplaying German power and influence in the past century.   The Taschenatlas der...

Has Google Assistant shown up on your Google Maps yet?

After weeks of quiet testing and stormy anticipation, Google has finally rolled out Assistant integration within Google Maps this week. And for a change,...

RIP WorldView-4: Remote sensing community loses an icon

A week into the New Year and we have received heartbreaking news from DigitalGlobe, a division of Maxar Technologies. High-resolution commercial earth observation satellite,...

Calling Geo-Researchers: Help Us by Blogging Your Work!

We want to bridge the disconnect between Geo-research and Geotech. Geographic information systems (GIS) was once a mere...

Map shows when it’s actually supposed to snow in your neighborhood

Much of the northeastern United States received the first snow of 2018 in mid-November – but not many were happy about it. The problem...

Top 100 Geospatial companies from 2016 – Where are they now? Part 2/3

In the previous blog post, I listed the 26 companies including DigitalGlobe and HERE Technologies that were acquired by other companies since...

Planet to acquire Boundless Geospatial!

If 2018 started off on a sad note with the shutdown of Mapzen, it seems to be coming to an end...

Join us, help #Mapthedifference and pay it forward: Fundraising for HOTOSM

Flooding in Somalia due to Cyclone Sagar, Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, Earthquake in Osaka in Japan, Volcanic eruption in Hawaii...

Top 100 Geospatial companies from 2016 – Where are they now? Part 1/3

More than 1000 days have passed since we published the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and startups list back in 2016. We are currently working...

All you need to know about DJI’s new, improved geofencing service

Geofencing is a location-based service which creates virtual boundaries or invisible force fields around real-world geographic areas. This is the technology which keeps a...
We're taking steps towards building a job portal for Jobs in Geo! Each week, we will be posting at least 5 jobs on the blog. Not only will this give our readers more exposure to different companies who use...
Far from being a novelty, car safety has been an important subject since the 19th century. From the invention of the hydraulic brake system to the introduction of seat belts and airbags, the world continues to recognize the need...
We share our location thousands of times a day, sometimes we explicitly share with individuals, other times we share to specific platforms, and still other times the sharing is deeply embedded in the systems we use. In each case...
We all have read and heard about the “big data” revolution, and how it has completely transformed the way industries operate today. And when we talk about big data, we cannot not talk about geospatial data. It is one...
In the little over two years since it first became live, European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) – Galileo – has come a long way. Today, the companies that make up for more than 95% of GNSS chipset market...
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