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New opportunities for working with satellite imagery – everything you need in one place

LandViewer is a powerful satellite data processing and analytics platforms. It allows you to select a geographic area for analysis, choose various types of remote sensing data and do all sorts of analytics on-the-fly. I reviewed...

Telegram launches time-based location-sharing feature

Instant messaging app Telegram just got a major upgrade with several exciting features. And the one that has got us most excited is live location sharing. Yep, the app that’s high on privacy and security...

Lyft rides will now be powered by Google Maps

You know how you get into a Lyft and find the driver fidgeting with his phone? The poor chap is usually toggling between the ride-hailing app and a third-party navigation app like Google Maps...

Snapchat has found a brilliant way of making geotagging more rewarding

How many times have you found yourself looking at a friend’s Snap of a really cool-looking café and thinking, “Man, I want to go here!” Well, thanks to Snapchat’s new Context Cards feature, doing...
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"State of Location Intelligence 2018" - report by Carto

How does the business world perceive Location intelligence?

We have all read the statement "everything happens somewhere, and 80% of all data has a spatial component" but in reality how does the...

This balloon is going to make earth observation unbelievably affordable

Arizona-based stratospheric exploration company World View has successfully completed a five-day test flight of its high-altitude balloon, the Stratollite. This is the longest flight...

YouTube ads to get more personal with Google Maps data

YouTube has come out with new tools to make the advertisements you see on the video platform more targeted and personalized. Google’s Custom Affinity...

New GPS chip will make Google Maps, Uber more accurate

It happens all the time. You send your location to a friend through an app and realize the map is showing you off by...

DJI finally launches stealth mode for drones to appease US Army

Remember how we told you DJI was planning to launch a new Local Data Mode which would disconnect its drones from the Internet during...
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Map shows fatal US mass shooting incidents since 1982

Different organizations have different definitions of mass shootings. So, while not-for-profit organization Gun Violence Archive counts every event in which four or more people...
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This YouTube series is the ultimate guide for young startups

Starting a new business may be tough. You have a great idea that you want to transform into a startup... But where to begin?...

The Arctic could be ice-free by 2040. You’ve been warned.

The Arctic’s climate is dramatically shifting to a new state – a warmer, wetter state where the summer ocean could be largely free of...

With these maps made out of food the world geography is much easier to...

New York-based photographer Henry Hargreaves and food stylist Caitlin Levin created an interesting mapping project. They've created maps of countries using famous delicacies from...

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Use maps while cycling? This smart jacket is for you

Two years ago, Google and Levi Strauss decided that the urban cyclist deserves better than balancing their bike with one hand and juggling their...
USGS debuts Landsat analysis ready data products

USGS debuts Landsat analysis ready data products

Christmas is early this year for geospatial application scientists who use data from the Landsat Missions! The Landsat program, which has been collecting images...
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The first autonomous drone delivery network to take flight in Switzerland next month

An autonomous drone delivery network that doctors can use to send medical samples from the hospital to a lab sounds like something you can...

HERE maps for drones and advanced robotics?

It is no secret that HERE has been focusing on HD maps for autonomous cars but what about drones and advanced robotics? In an...

Mapping glacier grief across the globe

A sense of constant loss is looming from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The glaciers are melting. And the facts detailing the mostly irreversible...

This brilliant new map visualizes travel time, not latitudes and longitudes

Most people use maps in their daily lives not to see the exact geographical location of a place, but to figure out how much...
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Mapping the bombing missions of the Vietnam War

Over the course of the Vietnam War, the United States and its allies dropped over 7.5 million tons of bombs on Southeast Asia. But...

One app to rule them all: Every hobby drone law compiled

The ecosystem of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is evolving so quickly that sometimes it becomes difficult for even industry insiders to keep up with...

How to measure distance in Google Maps?

Google Maps is a hell of a tool. Over the years Google created the best web mapping environment one could imagine. It's not made...

Facebook will show ads based on stores you visited in person

If you had any doubt that there was a clear separation between your offline life and online activities, Facebook's latest announcement on offline conversions certainly...

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Citymapper starts cab service in London while Uber gets banned

Talk about timing! Urban transport startup Citymapper is starting a shared cab service in London in collaboration with UK’s black cab app, Gett. The...
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Would you survive a nuke attack on your city?

Between North Korea’s obsession with showing off its military might, US President Donald Trump’s “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” comments, and...
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You can now add video reviews to Google Maps

Earlier this year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed how Google Maps is on its way to becoming the company’s next billion-dollar business. One of...

Esri’s New Podcast Explores How Location Technology Helps Businesses

Esri has announced the launch of its latest podcast "Esri & The Science of Where", a weekly podcast where they explore how location-based technologies...

ESA launches the 1st MOOC on Radar Remote Sensing

With the advent of drones and drone mapping, remote sensing has now finally entered mainstream usage. A large community of people are already using...

This startup is dissecting cellphone data to solve transportation problems

Our cellphones generate billions of signals when we call someone, send a text, or simply browse the Internet. Telecom companies have been known to...

Satellite images reveal the scale of devastation of Hurricane Irma

Last week Digital Globe published a series of striking satellite images taken before and after Hurricane Irma. It shows a terrible scale of destruction...

Google Earth VR gets Street View imagery upgrade

Google gave us the best use case for virtual reality by quietly putting the whole world within our reach with its Google Earth VR...

5 myths about coding web maps that make it look hard

It’s a great feeling when you’ve finally decided that you will learn how code your first web map! You’re excited and ready to get...
Biggest satellite industry fails of 2017

Biggest satellite industry fails of 2017

Nobody said launching a satellite is easy. After all, it does require rocket science. But this year is far from over and we have...

Study Projects an Expected $10.12 Billion Global Value in GIS by 2023

The market surrounding geospatial information sciences and systems is projected to reach exponentially greater global financial relevance towards the new decade. This "GIS" market -...

Stuck in Florida? Check Google Maps for real-time road closure updates

As Florida braces for Hurricane Irma’s impact over this weekend, Governor Rick Scott is urging citizens to leverage technology to stay safe and updated...

Google upgrades Street View cameras after 8 years for AI-based mapping

Have you ever looked at a Google Street View picture and felt that the image looks a li’l washed out? Like this one: It’s because...

How Hurricane Harvey helped Snap Map shed its ‘creepy AF’ status

Snapchat’s Snap Map debuted in June this year, but it wasn’t until Harvey flooded Texas in late August that the nifty location-sharing tool finally...

Harvey’s insane lightning mapped by NOAA is both spectacular and scary

Earlier this year, NOAA calibrated and validated the earth viewing instruments on GOES-16, its most advanced weather satellite. Among these instruments was the Geostationary...

The Earth is up for adoption; claim your stake from NASA!

NASA enjoys a vantage point over this great blue orb we call home like none other. Its fleet of earth observation satellites and air-...

A drone that doesn’t sound like a swarm of angry bees

Remember the recent NASA study which concluded that the buzzing sound of drones annoys people to no end? Well, DJI certainly took note of...

How Google Maps is using machine learning to ease our parking woes

If you drive in a crowded city, you must have learned by now that even if you know the route to a place, it’s...

Mapping International Trade

Trade deficits and protectionism are making headlines across the globe but how exactly does the flow of international trade look like? The global market...

Mapping a violent force of tornados

Nature can be as beautiful as violent. It can amaze, but it also brings a force of destruction: tornados and hurricanes. At the same...
LandViewer is a powerful satellite data processing and analytics platforms. It allows you to select a geographic area for analysis, choose various types of remote sensing data and do all sorts of analytics on-the-fly. I reviewed LandViewer a few months ago, and...
Instant messaging app Telegram just got a major upgrade with several exciting features. And the one that has got us most excited is live location sharing. Yep, the app that’s high on privacy and security has realized that usefulness of...
You know how you get into a Lyft and find the driver fidgeting with his phone? The poor chap is usually toggling between the ride-hailing app and a third-party navigation app like Google Maps or Waze, figuring out the...
How many times have you found yourself looking at a friend’s Snap of a really cool-looking café and thinking, “Man, I want to go here!” Well, thanks to Snapchat’s new Context Cards feature, doing that has become as easy...
We have all read the statement "everything happens somewhere, and 80% of all data has a spatial component" but in reality how does the business world perceive location intelligence? It's easy to imagine Amazon and Walmart using Location intelligence...
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