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This map shows the bloody history of Australia’s frontier wars

Australian historian Lyndall Ryan was in her mid-twenties when she discovered the glaring gaps and inaccuracies in the documented history of her country’s Aboriginal people. At 38, she published her first book which chronicled...

Google Maps gives shortcuts to bikers with Motorcycle Mode in India

With 400 million Internet users, India is one market that Google simply cannot afford to ignore. Therefore at its third annual Google for India event this week, Google rolled out a host of products...

Pokémon Go ditches Google Maps for OpenStreetMap

If you recently updated Pokémon Go, you should have noticed the in-game map looking radically different. It’s because the hugely popular mobile game has finally cut loose Google Maps in favor of using OpenStreetMap...
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In January 1994, two of Canada’s Telsat communications satellites became victims of spacecraft charging – a phenomenon where a satellite charges to an electrical potential relative to its surroundings. As a result, the primary...
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NOAA’s new satellite might just put an end to weather jokes

On a cold January night in 2015, Philadelphia’s then-Mayor Michael Nutter signed two disaster proclamations in anticipation of a “crippling and potentially historic” blizzard....

Google Maps gets a color-coded makeover for enhanced location discovery

Google Maps has a long history of surprising and delighting its users with a steady flow of super useful updates, and the newest one...

Mapping in the deep: Why is 85% ocean floor still unexplored?

In another seven years, Elon Musk plans to send humans to Mars. Considering that NASA launched its first global Mars mapping mission in 1996,...

Win the #GISDay award for the best project idea contributing to local communities

Every year, thousands of Geogeeks worldwide celebrate International GIS Day. Guys at GIS Cloud are also joining the celebration with various activities during Geo...

The perfect storm called artificial intelligence and geospatial big data

On April 20, 2010, when BP’s deep-water drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil giant claimed that the spill...
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Of turbulent history and smooth outlook: Drone delivery and American skies

Four years ago, in December 2013, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos shared with the world his vision of using flying robots to deliver...

Return of the native: Restoring a rare 354-year-old map

What does it take to restore a rare 17th-century map – found in a condition so fragile that even the force of a person’s...
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Waymo’s fully autonomous cars enter US roads

Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car, now owned by Google parent Alphabet, is launching a fully autonomous ride-hailing service with no human driver...

The most comprehensive GIS database you will ever need – ADC WorldMap v7.4

Finding the right GIS basemap for your geospatial analysis is always a challenge. Large data providers are expensive and often limit their service to API...

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Buckle up for Space Age 2.0: It’s a $3 trillion ride!

Until not too long ago, cash-rich government agencies had their monopoly on outer space exploration. But the last decade has seen the game change...

Mapbox acquires MapData to help build its AR based Maps SDK

It's been less than a month since Mapbox announced it's mammoth $164 million funding round led by Softbank (Read: Softbank leads $164 million Series...

The Atlas of the underworld is the first complete map of Earth’s mantle and...

Plate tectonics is a fascinating concept - it's amazing to see how our planet has changed over the course of millions of years all...

Dive into USGS’ massive database of seafloor photos, ‘Street View’ style

Over the past several decades, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has collected thousands of photographs and amassed hundreds of video hours capturing the country’s...

How stalkers can use dating apps to track your current location

While mobile dating apps may seem like a convenient platform to jumpstart your love life, they are also a dream destination for ambitious stalkers,...

8 tips that will let you achieve survey-grade accuracy of your drone survey

1. Irregular/difficult terrain  Getting a fixed GSD (Ground Sampling Distance) in a terrain with irregular elevation might be tricky when you plan the flight at a...

This map shows how cities across the world for preparing for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles haven't been around for long but it certainly feels like they are already taking over our streets. But in reality, only 35...

Google makes it harder to get country-specific results in Search, Maps

In its quest to serve more localized content because, you know, one in five searches is “related to location,” Google has made it harder...

Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) – A new reference system

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a new standard called Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) that aims to the way Geospatial Information is spatially referenced...
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Watch how the human population skyrocketed over the past 200.000 years

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. Check out the American Museum of...

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This startup brings the power of GPU to mapping

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The map NASA will use to find water on Jupiter’s moon

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Top 8 maps and charts that explain Halloween

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Why we love USGS Global Mountain Explorer (and you should too!)

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CARTO SalesQuest will give your field reps power of location intelligence

After wowing us with its interactive online maps, location intelligence firm CARTO has released the first solution it has built on its own platform:...

Drones and Geospatial analysis in the insurance industry

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This map will take you to 31 creepiest destinations in US

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Real-time location tracking on the cheap: $1,000 is all it takes

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Garmin is bringing Alexa-powered GPS navigation to your car

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Google Maps is taking you to space to explore planets, moons

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How digital maps drove $1.2 trillion in business sales last year

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Hey pilot, DJI just put a license plate on your drone!

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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...

Telegram launches time-based location-sharing feature

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Lyft rides will now be powered by Google Maps

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Snapchat has found a brilliant way of making geotagging more rewarding

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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

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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...
Australian historian Lyndall Ryan was in her mid-twenties when she discovered the glaring gaps and inaccuracies in the documented history of her country’s Aboriginal people. At 38, she published her first book which chronicled the early history of the...
With 400 million Internet users, India is one market that Google simply cannot afford to ignore. Therefore at its third annual Google for India event this week, Google rolled out a host of products and features developed specifically for...
If you recently updated Pokémon Go, you should have noticed the in-game map looking radically different. It’s because the hugely popular mobile game has finally cut loose Google Maps in favor of using OpenStreetMap (OSM) for its in-game display. While...
In January 1994, two of Canada’s Telsat communications satellites became victims of spacecraft charging – a phenomenon where a satellite charges to an electrical potential relative to its surroundings. As a result, the primary gyroscopic guidance system on both...
On a cold January night in 2015, Philadelphia’s then-Mayor Michael Nutter signed two disaster proclamations in anticipation of a “crippling and potentially historic” blizzard. The neighboring New Jersey also issued a state of emergency, canceling schools, ordering all non-emergency...
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