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Telenav launches HopOver – new check-in app. Clone of Foursquare or revolution?

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of  different location-based social networks.  Typical scenario: you share your location among group of friends or strangers, you can view people nearby on a map and you can interact with them. Where, Plazes, Dodgeball, Sociallight, Loopt, Limbo, Gowalla, BrightKite, Qyoe, Gypsii, Whrrl, TellMeWhere, FireEagle, Moximity, Locassa,

Rosetta Mission: All geared up for Landing on the Comet

European Space Agency has decided that November 12th, 2014 will be the day when the Rosetta Mission lands “Philae” the lander on the surface of the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko or simply 67P (Remember Rosetta). If all goes well, November 12th, 2014 will be the first time in the history

Mangalyaan says Jai Ho!

September 24, 2014 – A day that will be recorded in Indian history as one of the greatest breakthrough in space research. Today the world’s biggest democracy has joined hands with the elite space clubs to successfully enter the Martian atmosphere after United States, European Union and

MAVEN found its new home!

After an incredible journey of 442 million miles at a small expense of $671 million (!!?!), Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, MAVEN  has finally entered the Martian atmosphere on September 22, 2014. MAVEN is the tenth mission from United States to be sent to orbit Mars. It

JavaScript for Geospatial applications: An Overview

JavaScript has formed a strong relationship with the Geospatial world (WebGIS, et.al) in a manner that is reminiscent of the relationship between Python and Desktop GIS. JavaScript is often regarded as more of a scripting language than a full-fledged object oriented language but I must admit it

Egyptian pyramids captured on Google Street View

One of the last surviving wonder of the ancient world has been captured by Google team using the famous Google Trekker backpack which allows for capturing places with are not accessible with a car. Google Street View team captured the amazing, 139 meter high Great Pyramid in Giza, built 3,800 years

Humanity’s cultural history captured in 5-minute video map

Browsing through the web I found a really interesting project created by Maximilian Schich and his colleagues from art history department at the University of Texas at Dallas. They used the Google-owned knowledge base called Freebase to find 120,000 individuals who were notable enough in their life-times that the dates and