Andoid Central reports that after updating your Google Maps app on a smartphone to the latest version 9.9 it will also appear on your Android Wear smartwatch. I’ve never played with Android smartwatch and the first surprise for me is that there was no fully functional Google
Hi Geo-Geeks! This week we’ve got for you something cool – The Skyscraper Challenge. Try to guest a city based on its skyscrapers. It might not be easy… Remember to share your score with the world! And to check out our other GeoawesomeQuizzes! THE SKYSCRAPER CHALLENGE Try to guess
Geotagging of photos and other things on your smartphone allows you connect your virtual life with a physical world. It allows to you enhance your mobile experience and add context to photos which with time would be just another separated memory. Location allows you to put a photo
If you live or visit a city like New York walking is one of pleasures the city gives you. Unfortunately it might be also dangerous. In 2014 there were 11025 pedestrians injured and 133 killed in traffic collisions in NYC. Low firm Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, which specializes in
TomTom has been a major mapping data provider for Apple maps since 2012 when Apple launched its Maps app trying to compete with Google. Today Dutch mapping company announced that it extends its partnership with Apple. In the laconic statement TomTom said: TomTom has renewed and extended its global
Twitter has already proved to be a great tool for almost everything from making awesome data visualizations to cool maps to (well almost) Location based ads, perhaps the most celebrated of them all, has been it’s the ability to rally the power of netizens for social activism.
In 2012, Apple released its own mapping service using in-house technology as well as data licensed from TomTom, and other global data providers. The app aimed to replace Google Maps as a default mapping app for iOS. Lesson learned for Apple: it’s not possible to create a global
Do you remember GPS art by Michael Wallace? He biked around the city and recorded his GPS tracks in different shapes. Really cool project. A new mobile app called The Trace developed at the University of Washington does the opposite. The app takes a digital sketch which
The University of Freiburg together with geOps, a geospatial company have created an interactive map of the world’s major mass transit systems incorporating over 200 data feeds, showing the real-time movement of public transportation i.e. buses, trains, trams, etc. TRAVIC or Transit Visualization Client is one Geoawesome
After last week’s Satellite Challenge Quiz we decided to do something easier. Continents. This on the other hand means that if you score below 100% you should go back to primary school! Remember to share your score with the world! And to check out our other GeoawesomeQuizzes!
Cool project from Argentinian artist, academic and veteran traveller Federico Winer called Ultradistancia. The artist takes Google Earth shots from around the world and transforms it into a stunning image of environments both built and natural. Winer manipulates color of satellite images to create a psychedelic visualization. It
Google Maps Maker is an OpenStreetMap-like tool for community updates in Google Maps. It has been initially launched so that users could map areas which Google could not access to add data to, like Vietnam, Pakistan or North Korea. The system worked in such a way that all edits had
Unless you were in GeoNews hiberation mode, Nokia’s plan to sell its mapping company HERE shouldn’t come as a surprise. Several companies including Uber, German car manufacturers together with Baidu, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple are reportedly interested in acquiring HERE, Nokia’s mapping company and the reason seems
With globalization, population growth, climate change, and increasing demands for resources, today’s designers of the built environment are challenged with serious and complex issues when planning cities and spaces. There is an inherit responsibility to design with nature, providing the most suitable ways to suppress weakness, subdue
Almost exactly a year ago Foursquare announced it was splitting its app in two – location discovery – Foursquare and check-in – Swarm. Since than the company has faced declining interest from users as well as a wave of departures of employees who didn’t see the vision behind