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Esri’s new solution ensures buildings don’t look like GIS black holes

“Why do buildings look like black holes in our geographic database?” For Esri, this question has formed a recurring theme in its conversations with the users of its geographic information system (GIS). Finally, the...

The Earth is not flat, Google Maps confirms with Globe Mode

In a crushing blow to the community of so-called flat-Earthers, Google Maps has put its weight behind a spherical planet. Till last week, if you had zoomed all the way out of Google Maps,...

Why Google Maps, StreetView brains are investing in a parking app

Crowdsourced parking app SpotAngels has just closed a $2.3 million funding round. Lars Rasmussen, the co-founder of Google Maps, and Luc Vincent, former Google Street View chief and VP engineering at Lyft, are among...

Meet Coord – The startup that is building a dev platform for the mobility...

Mobility is one of the most transformative forces in the 21st century, with the potential to radically change our lives and shape the future of our cities. The way we are going to get...
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Google Maps now reveals how much battery juice your phone has

When a loved one is travelling in an unfamiliar area, worrying about their safety can turn many of us into a bundle of nerves....

NASA’s new Remote Sensing Toolkit for startups is free and awesome

There are dozens of websites that NASA uses to host its remote-sensing data and tools (more than 50, we kid you not!). So, for...

Explore the most exciting and promising startups working with location data #TheNextGeo

Earlier this year, we kicked off a new series that is very close to our hearts at Geoawesomeness - #TheNextGeo. The Next Geo is...

Meeting Harvesting – the startup that is using Geospatial tech to bring finance to...

In a world with over 7 billion people, which is set to reach over 10 billion by the end of the century, it is...

8 Data Protection Guiding Principles Under the GDPR for Drone Pilots

Download DroneRules.eu 8 Data Protection Guiding Principles Under the GDPR for Drone Pilots memo sheet here The introduction of the GDPR will increase the pressure...

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Fighting electricity theft in Nigeria with GIS

The main consequence of electricity theft is widespread power outages. Also, electric utility companies across Nigeria struggle with illegal connections to the power grid...

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

While every leading company in the autonomous vehicle creation space has been busy furbishing traditional vehicles with sensors and software that enable self-driving, one...

BMW’s ride-hailing service offers custom radio, temperature settings

Looking for a cab? If you are in Seattle, US, you can now get the BMW brand experience while going from Point A to...
StreetCred - building a blockchain-based marketplace for location data

Meet StreetCred – the startup that is on a mission to create an accessible...

When you want a database of POIs for your app, which service do you use? Facebook places? Foursquare's API? Google Maps? Maybe another solution?...
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Searching for isolation with GIS

Searching for the nearest neighbor is a classic GIS question. What is the nearest bar from my location? How close is the nearest entrance...

US cities can improve urban transport with free Waze Live Alerts

In 2016, Waze joined forces with Esri to help city officials improve their transportation systems. The partnership worked by facilitating a two-way information exchange...

This startup is capturing full-color videos of Earth in extraordinary detail

It may look like SimCity, but it is real-life. You can just picture intelligence agencies rubbing their hands with glee thinking of the sheer...

The human fingerprint in dramatic freshwater depletion around the world

“Holy cow, this is garbage!” That’s the reaction scientists gave back in 2002, when they first saw the data being sent by NASA’s just-launched...
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Aclima to scale intelligent air pollution mapping platform with $24M funding

Remember Aclima, the tech startup helping Google map air pollution in places like San Francisco and London? Well, it just raised a cool $24...

How to Master Geospatial Analysis with Python

For a long time, there was no reference book available with the most-used geospatial Python libraries, nor one that marks the transition from Python...

After launching its first fully owned maps this week, Apple is now officially ‘a...

When Apple Maps launched back in 2012 is was far from being perfect. The quality of mapping data was terrible, the app was lacking...

Location awareness without GPS or (indoor) maps? No problem! Navisens thinks it has the...

It's not often that you come across a geo-startup that has its roots in the PhD thesis of its founder, let alone be mentioned...

Google Maps is asking users for real-time information on road closures

One of the most awesome things about Israeli crowdsourced navigation company Waze, which Google acquired in 2013, is that it allows drivers to log...

Facebook is hiring OSM experts for its Maps team

Facebook is looking for two GIS industry experts for full-time contractual positions based out of its California, US headquarters. The social media giant wants...

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SMAPSHOT: a participatory time machine for Switzerland

Historical images are a priceless source of geographic data, they recorded the past landscape with a high resolution when satellite images were not available....

This new Google Earth tool will bring out your inner nerd

Google is hailing it as ‘one of the most requested features for Google Earth’ and we can just see why. The shiny new Measure...

“If Stripe is for payments and Twilio is for communications, Radar is for location.”...

Most apps that we use on a regular basis use location in one form or the other - weather, mobility, social media, camera, photos,...

You got a warrant, officer? SC sides with location data privacy

In a major win for privacy advocates, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that police cannot ask cellular service carriers to provide a...

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

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is in no mood to make light of his city’s reputation as one of the most polluted in Europe. Come...

New EOS platform lets you run image processing tasks in browser

Most of your image analysis tasks that required ENVI or Erdas Imagine software are now available online thanks to EOS Platform. This new game-changing...

Location data reveals troubling reality of distracted driving in United States

We shouldn’t use our cell phones while driving, we all know that. But how many of us actually follow the rules of keeping the...

911 will soon take location data from your iPhone during emergencies

In emergencies, knowing the location of the person in distress is the single most important factor for first responders. Apple knows that all too...

French politician wants to tackle rodent infestation with real-time ‘rat map’

So, this is a map you don’t expect to see every day. Riddled with tiny rat icons, what you see above is a catalogue...
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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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
“Why do buildings look like black holes in our geographic database?” For Esri, this question has formed a recurring theme in its conversations with the users of its geographic information system (GIS). Finally, the location intelligence behemoth is putting...
In a crushing blow to the community of so-called flat-Earthers, Google Maps has put its weight behind a spherical planet. Till last week, if you had zoomed all the way out of Google Maps, you would have seen a...
Crowdsourced parking app SpotAngels has just closed a $2.3 million funding round. Lars Rasmussen, the co-founder of Google Maps, and Luc Vincent, former Google Street View chief and VP engineering at Lyft, are among the backers. But, what is...
Mobility is one of the most transformative forces in the 21st century, with the potential to radically change our lives and shape the future of our cities. The way we are going to get around our cities is changing...
When a loved one is travelling in an unfamiliar area, worrying about their safety can turn many of us into a bundle of nerves. More so if you are tracking someone’s location remotely and they suddenly drop off the...
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