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10 questions about the Great American Eclipse 2017

As we inch closer to the rare act of cosmic providence which is expected to be “the most photographed, most shared, most tweeted in human history,” here are a few things you should know...
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Know before you go with Google Maps’ new Q&A feature

You know all those times you had to juggle between Google Maps and other apps because you wanted to find out more about the place you were visiting: Does this restaurant have happy hours?...

DJI’s drones go into stealth mode following US Army ban

DJI has always been the US Army’s go-to off-the-shelf drone supplier. Its equipment has received over 300 exemptions till date to be used by soldiers in various government missions. That changed earlier this month...

Where Are People Most Fluent in Emoji and What is Their Native Language?

In the 1870s L. L. Zamenhof created Esperanto in attempt to connect the world through a universal language. Little did he know that if he waited a century-and-a-half and used cat videos, Harry Potter-esque moving...
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Look back at your old check-ins with the new Foursquare Swarm

Our smartphones are practically flooded with social media apps these days, several of which we haven’t even opened in weeks. But if there’s one...

This startup is changing the way travel time search is done

Imagine you are looking for a flat to rent around your office. Usually, you would google for a property site, enter your zip code,...

Apply now: Apple is looking for map tech and GIS experts

Apple is on a hiring spree. The company is looking for people who are skilled in the areas of mapping, geospatial information services, navigation...
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A Vision for Google Earth

Geoawesomeness recently published a blog outlining a major new development for Google Earth for Chrome i.e. Google Earth as a social networking platform. I’m...

Top 11 maps that explain Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies above North America, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, plunging...
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3DR’s fall from being the ‘American DJI’ to just one of its many partners

There’s no shame in admitting defeat. But when you are admitting defeat to your old nemesis, it’s got to sting a bit. In times...

Mapping cities using Airbnb ratings

How would your city look like, if you mapped the perceptions of tourists about different parts of the city using data from Airbnb? Beñat Arregi,...
Why doesn’t anyone want to run the world’s largest telescope?

Why doesn’t anyone want to run the world’s largest telescope?

It sounds like a lifetime opportunity for any astronomer. A $1.2 million compensation package sprinkled with cool incentives like free accommodation to oversee the...

This visualization maps speed of thousands rides and runs

Strava is a popular cycling and running app that is known to the mapping community from its awesome heat map of rides and runs....
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How Earth will look like 250 million years from now

Our planet is continuously in motion. Continents are floating on tectonic plates at different speeds from 1 to even over 10cm a year. Recently...

The pedal-powered adventures of a GPS artist

Earlier today, a Boeing Dreamliner drew a Boeing Dreamliner 42,000 feet up in the air. How? It flew nonstop for 18 hours along a...

Microsoft details challenges it’s facing with indoor navigation app Path Guide

In June 2017, Gatwick Airport, the second largest airport in the United Kingdom, passed the 45 million annual passengers mark. Soon, this number would...

This awesome map visualizes 17,000 travel itineraries

TripHappy, a trip planning startup created an interesting map that visualizes all travel itineraries made by its users in the past two years (over 17,000 itineraries in...

The new kid on satellite imagery block has both brains and brawn

For many, many years, you could count on your fingertips the number of operators providing global earth observation services. At present, the satellite imagery...

Creating 3D environments at the push of a button

Maps have already passed the toothbrush test, GIS and Location intelligence are very much a part of our daily lives, being used in practically...
Flock partners with Allianz for drone insurance

Allianz partners with Flock to launch UK’s first Pay-as-you-Fly Drone Insurance

"Pay-as-you-fly" drone insurance? Yup, there is an app for that. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz, announced that it has...

Meet the 20-year-old whose maps are an internet sensation

Maps were always his best companion – be it spending hours with the Geographica illustrated world atlas at the age of 3, or copying...

Is this the end of the road for TomTom Sports wearables?

OK, so the writing has been on the wall for some time now. First, analysts slashed their growth outlook for the market of wearable...
Citymapper is launching its own bus service to fill transport gap in London

Citymapper is launching its own bus service to fill transport gap

Most geo companies know there’s immense value to be unlocked from the data they are generating every day, but only a few are able...

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This startup will pay you to collect data for self-driving cars

When Waze was born, it offered users something the ever-popular Google Maps wasn’t– real-time updates from real-life drivers. Now, two ex-engineers from Tesla’s Autopilot...

Cognitive map of the United States

In new research, academicss were able to model and study the cognitive map of the US states. Cognitive maps inform how people, on average,...

Has Google finally found a social networking winner in Google Earth?

For a technology company as ubiquitous as Google, its track record at social networking has been nothing short of embarrassing. Google+, Google Buzz, Orkut,...

Winter is Here and it’s Geotagged: Mapping Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Tweets

It may be summer in the northern hemisphere but finally, after seasons of Starks shouting their battle cry and sashaying away, winter has finally...
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Location Based Services and Smart City Initiatives on a Global Scale

Location Based Services (LBS), when combined with data analytics and city demographics, has tremendous potential to tap into the pulse of the city and...

The PhD thesis that paved the way for GIS

Few Ph.D. theses have ever changed the world in the same world that Roger Tomlinson's thesis has. Roger Tomlinson, widely considered as the "Father...

Because you cannot play the Game of Thrones without maps

Maps are hypnotic. They have magical powers. They explain the genetics of our natural world in a way that words cannot. Maps take us...

Why Python is the Future of Web GIS?

Programming languages in GIS are here to stay Over the last six months, a broader adoption of programming languages in the GIS industry has...

How the Maps of Game of Thrones were created?

Jonathan Roberts was only 31 when he received the fateful email in early 2012. It came from Random House, the publisher of the Song...
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Top Universities for Master’s in Geo-informatics/GIS

Are you thinking about pursuing Master's in GIS, Remote Sensing or Geoscience. Never think twice, I have made the hard work of finding the...
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This video ultimetely explains spectral remote sensing in under 6 minutes

Spectral remote sensing is an amazing science that lets you detect qualities of objects from a distance. It is based on the fact that different surface features reflect or absorb...

Boundless and Mapbox announce strategic partnership

Boundlessgeo and Mapbox have entered into a strategic partnership integrating Mapbox base maps within the Boundless Connect ecosystem. The partnership means that Boundless Desktop users...

Couldn’t make it to Jack Dangermond’s #EsriUC 2017 keynote? Read this.

To say that Jack Dangermond is the Steve Jobs of the geographic information systems (GIS) industry would be a bit unfair. After all, when...

How accurate is the altimeter in a GPS watch?

If you’re an outdoorsy person, you’d know there are quite a few sports like hiking, climbing, skiing, and skydiving, where knowing the altitude or...

Serving Spatial Realness à la RuPaul: Season 9 Finale Edition

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAoDZKXSYHY Pride month may be over but I'm still reminiscing on the highs, lows, sashays, and death drops. In the past, I always looked forward...

Paid FAA to register your hobby drone? Here’s how to claim a refund

Remember the December 2015 rule set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that required all drone hobbyists in the United States to register their...

The Mobility Space Report: How much space do car parks take up in our...

How much space do car parks occupy in our cities? A quick Google search for the question returns 27 million results, and if you...
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The story of Indian e-governance and Geospatial technology

Science and technology have always been given utmost importance in the independent India. More initiatives like Digital India, National GIS and e-governance are some...
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Will drones that fly and drive guide how we travel in future?

We are on the brink of a future where depending upon drones for tasks like delivery of goods, surveillance, inspection, construction site surveying, etc.,...

Good karma you can do today: Add wheelchair-accessibility info to Google Maps

Google Maps keeps winning our love with thoughtfulness. Be it telling us when a café would be too crowded to visit, or suggesting a...
As we inch closer to the rare act of cosmic providence which is expected to be “the most photographed, most shared, most tweeted in human history,” here are a few things you should know about the Great American Eclipse...
You know all those times you had to juggle between Google Maps and other apps because you wanted to find out more about the place you were visiting: Does this restaurant have happy hours? Do they offer a group...
DJI has always been the US Army’s go-to off-the-shelf drone supplier. Its equipment has received over 300 exemptions till date to be used by soldiers in various government missions. That changed earlier this month when the Army Research Lab...
In the 1870s L. L. Zamenhof created Esperanto in attempt to connect the world through a universal language. Little did he know that if he waited a century-and-a-half and used cat videos, Harry Potter-esque moving images, and cute yellow circles...
Our smartphones are practically flooded with social media apps these days, several of which we haven’t even opened in weeks. But if there’s one thing that people still love to do on social media is check-in to a place...
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