Welcome to our #GeoawesomeQuiz number 5 as it’s the 5th week of the year! How do you like it so far? Please comment under the post! And of course remember to take quizzes from the previous weeks.
While the New York is getting ready for a massive snowfall, location-based technology again comes with a helpful solution. Rastrac, a GPS fleet tracking company has launched a website which aggregates data from 2550 plows around the city fighting with winter. The city actually tracks all the snow plows,
After the failure at the last stage of Soyuz-Fregat in 22/08/2014, (Two Galileo Navigation Satellites launched into wrong orbit) the Galileo’s satellites FOC 1 and FOC 2 was required to follow a series of manoeuvres, in order to reach a useful for Navigation purposes orbit(Galileo satellite is
Deep ice sheets close to North and South Poles are a natural storage of historical records of climate changes over last thousands years. Using ice-penetrating radar data, NASA scientists have built the comprehensive map of layers deep inside the ice of Greenland. Greenland’s ice sheet is the second largest mass of
Location privacy is increasingly becoming a concern and many people are already wary of Location Based applications and mobile carriers that track their location and update it in publicly visible servers or use it for totally different purposes that might result in privacy infringements. Now, it seems
Back in 2012, Google launched the Maps Coordinate service, a tool for managing mobile workforces. Using this web service, businesses could track and dispatch their employees like delivery guys, truck drivers or sales reps. It seems that the never made it to the mainstream. Last week Google sent an email to existing
The Geospatial industry has greatly benefited from substantial advances in field of Computer Science and Technology. In the last few decades, these advances have not only made GIS much more accessible but have also helped the Geospatial industry evolve itself. An evolution, most of us probably don’t
Welcome to the 4th GeoawesomeQuiz! This week we promise it won’t be easy. Remember to take quizzes from the previous weeks. Have fun!
Species today are vanishing at a rate a thousand times higher than before humans existed. Some would even say that we are the worst thing that ever happened to Earth. Fortunately year by year there are more efforts for species conservation and protectiion of biodiversity. One of them is a
Google has been showing a keen interest in the Space technologies for a while now and since the last week, the news media was focusing on a possible deal between SpaceX and Google. The deal was confirmed yesterday, Google together with Fidelity, an investment firm have invested
For the middle of the week we’ve got for you a visual delight. The top results of DigitalGlobe’ annual Top Satellite Image of the Year contest. The 25 contest images were gathered from the trillions of pixels that were captured by DigitalGlobe’s constellation of satellites last year
Garmin announced the acquisition of iKubu – South African start-up which developed low-energy radar technology for bikers called Backtracker. The radar mounts on the rear of the bike, with the data sent wirelessly to a device mounted on the bike’s handlebars. It can detect cars approaching from
Some of you might remember the Hammerhead navigation device for bikes. Now there is something even better. SmrtGrips, a German project that is now raising funds on Indiegogo. SmrtGrips is a pair of handlebar grips that connects to your smartphone app and use vibrations to help cyclists get around city. Each rubber
Most of us are more or less aware that in the era of the digital, connected world, where all of us are online 24h a day via smartphones, we generate a lot of data which we are seamlessly sharing with companies, governments and individuals. When it comes to our location
Positioning with satellite-based navigation systems is one of the most important developments of the last 50 years. The theory is there. The practice is there. We’ve got all the necessary standards. One of the most important of them is so-called The Geography Markup Language (GML) which is the