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What we are reading this week (28th Aug 2016) – Social science using Location...

Social science using Location data Predicting depression using GPS: Social media is a treasure trove of information for understanding people's emotion and psychology. There are numerous articles including "How the CIA uses social media to...

This is how the top 10 tallest skyscrapers look like on satellite images

People always wanted to build bigger and higher. When Cheops ordered building the Great Pyramid in Giza it was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years. Building the 443.2 m...
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GeoGeeksInCars!

One word, #GeoGeeksInCars! Yup, it exactly what it sounds like - awesome videos of GeoGeeks in cars driving around and talking "Geo" stuff with Glen Letham, who is among many things the CMO at...

Tube Heartbeat: Visualising London’s pulse

Public transportation data can reveal a lot about a city and is tremendously useful if you are an urban planner looking to understand the city's transportation needs better. The data when visualised (in the right manner)...

This short video shows how astronomers hope to find the next Earth

Is there a life on other planets or are we alone in the universe? If there is a planet similar to Earth we will...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – World’s most popular touristic attractions

The summer time is almost over and many of us visited amazing places. This week we've decided to refresh your memories and to check...

What we’re reading this week – AI, Autonomous Cars and more

Autonomous Cars Uber: Interesting in hailing a taxi driven by a robot? Now, you can! Uber's pilot program in Pittsburgh will assign autonomous cars to...

Planet & Orbital Insight: Satellite Imagery & Machine Learning In the Financial Markets

A few years ago when startups like Planet Labs (now Planet), Skybox Imaging (now Terra Bella) started their ambitious efforts to monitor the planet with...

How would the Olympics look like if they took place near you?

The olympics in Rio this year have been spectacular! Usain Bolt just won the "Triple Triple" and if all this action has inspired you...
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Offline Maps and Field Data Collection in the era of Mobile Internet

On June 30, 2016, Internet Usage and World Population Statistics revealed the worldwide internet population growth of 900% for the period of 2000-2016. At...

Map showing where the streetcars used to go in San Francisco

We are used to impressive, complex maps but sometimes a story can be told with much simpler means. San Francisco based designer Chris Arvin created...

Do you really want to start a ubiquitous data revolution in East Africa?

For many civic tech communities, faith in open data goes beyond merely pulling down legal or technical barriers preventing others from using data openly...

Audi cars to start communicating with traffic lights (sort of)!

Traffic lights are expected to be obsolete in the age of autonomous cars but until that day comes, it still is (and will be)...

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#GeoawesomeQuiz – Capital cities of the US states

This week we got for you something more difficult. How much do you know about the capital city of the US states? Any score...

Pikachu arrested for digital trespassing!

Coming home from work yesterday, my apartment had a very exotic furry smell to it. I also noticed weird footprints on the ground, much...

HERE is close to signing more investors!

Maps have been in the tech radar for a while now - thanks to the interest in Autonomous cars. Earlier this year, it was rumoured...

Boundless Sweepstakes: Celebrating 5 years of #Geoawesomeness

All the cool sweepstakes for "5 years of Geoawesomeness" celebrations isn't quite over yet 😉 If you missed out on our last sweepstakes, here is...

How to use a paper map and compass?

Although we live in the age of satellite positioning systems and Google Maps, every GeoGeek should have basic analog navigation skills and for centuries a...

Zenly App is trying to make location-sharing cool again

Do you remember good old times when you used to constantly check-in at different locations on Foursquare? After Foursquare decided to rebrand its check-in...

Zipline launched drone blood delivery in the US

California-based Zipline is a start-up that recently started to deliver blood and medical supplies in Rwanda. Now the company is expanding to the US. Zipline...

Google Maps for Android gets Wi-Fi mode and SD card support for offline download

Google is adding a long-awaited feature to Maps app. The latest update to the Android version of the app brings a new Wi-Fi only...

Australia is shifting its geographic coordinates by 1.5m (4.9ft) as the continent constantly moves

Australia is located on a tectonic plate that moves around 7 cm a year shifting the whole continent a bit north-east. For many years this change...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – The Geography of The Olympic Games

Olympic Games are the biggest sports event in the world. It's a month-long festival for athletes and sports fans around the world. If you're...

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This satellite-based visualisation will show you how Rio changed for the Olympics

Organizing Olympic Games is a huge project not only for athletes but also for the host city. Brasil is experienced in holding large sporting...

PokeRadar: Let’s crowdsource our PokemonGo Map

If you have been playing PokemonGo, chances are that you already know that most of the popular real-time maps for PokemonGo including PokeVision are no...

10 maps and charts that explain Summer Olympic Games

1. Ancient olympic games According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the...

What geotagged Instagram photos tell us about inequality in New York City?

Researchers from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York decided to analyze geotagged Instagram photos taken in Manhattan in the search of inequalities...

PokeVision and other Pokémon map tools stopped working after recent update

I guess that not all of the recent news about Pokémon Go updates made you happy. Niantic - the company behind the app decided to...

Uber quits China and sells business in the country to its rival Didi Chuxing

Today Uber announced that its selling its business in China to the biggest local rival - Didi Chuxing. After a two-year battle that cost the...

Google Maps for iOS has just got the support for multiple destinations

Last month Google has rolled out a new feature for Maps on Android which lets you add multiple waypoints on your route. Now it's also...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – Identify top 10 tallest skyscrapers from satellite images

This week in #GeoawesomeQuiz let's look into the top tallest skyscrapers on our planet. One thing is to know them and be able to...

How to make your Better Half fall in love with maps in 5 steps?

So you are a total map geek and you want to share your passion with your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife? Maps are quite...

HERE Sweepstakes: Celebrating 5 years of Geaowesomeness

"Maps, T-shirts and more". If you missed out on the cool maps from the GrafoMap Sweepstake, now is the time for you to try your...

#HEREWeGo: Say hello to the new HERE app

Say hello to HERE WeGo - that's the new name for the HERE Maps app. The navigation app  famous for its offline functionality not...

This guy started his one-man drone mapping business when you haven’t even heard that...

Drone mapping is a buzz word of 2016. Companies like PrecisionHawk or SenseFly offer end-to-end UAV mapping solutions where you don’t need any extensive...

PokeVision: The real-time Pokemon Go map you’ve been wanting

Yes, we are still talking about Pokemon Go! So now that we got that out of the way, here's something that most of us...

Google Maps gets a new cleaner look. Small changes that make a difference.

Cartography is all about small details that make a huge impact on the visualisation. When looking at map design of the companies like Google,...

DJI adding geofences based on real-time wildfire data

DJI, Chinese drone giant, has added a new data layer to its system. All pilots in the US will be now alerted about wildfires...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – Can you recognise these Wonders of the World from satellite images?

This week we're back with #GeoawesomeQuiz. Have you missed it? Over the years various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled...

These Star Wars drones will let you make laser battles

  The Millennium Falcon, 65 X-Wing fighter, Darth Vader’s Tie Advanced X1, and a 74-Z Speeder Bike... Does it ring a bell? Yes, these are...

HERE Reality Lens is the next big thing in GIS

After a few years of writing about all the new, cool and futuristic stuff from the geo industry you don't expect too much surprises. The...

DigitalGlobe partners with Uber: Geospatial BigData to help improve the “Uber experience”

Uber has made no secret of their interests in developing self-driving cars and has been driving mapping cars around for a while now but...

GrafoMap Sweepstakes: Celebrate 5 years of Geaowesomeness with #MapArt

We asked you what would be your favourite giveaway to celebrate "5 years of Geaowesomeness" and Maps, T-shirts and more turned out to be the fan...
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