Introducing E-calls system was a painful project for wireless carrier all around US and European Union. The project aims to automatically provide a position of a person dialling 911 in US and 112 in Europe. I haven’t seen any stats but I can imagine that this initiative
At Geoawesomeness we often discuss many different positioning technologies, so might probably know that there are plenty of ways to pinpoint you location including satellite systems, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, but also accelerators in your smartphone or even magnetic field measurements. Now researchers from Stanford University and Israel’s defense research group Rafael
The European Space Agency is offering the “ultimate hitchhiking opportunity”; the agency plans to carry 6 CubeSats onboard its Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) that is scheduled for 2020. Team of researchers and companies from ESA member states are free to compete as part of ESA’s SysNova competetion
**Before we get too excited, this opportunity is only open to students in the United States :( Summer of Maps is an opportunity for students to apply their skills in geospatial analysis to help a non-profit organization. They set students up with a mentor from the field to
Welcome to the 9th GeoawesomeQuiz! This week we promise it won’t be easy. Remember to take quizzes from the previous weeks. Have fun!
If you happened to be in New York between February 26 and May 3, 2015 there is an event which every GeoGeek has to visit. Mapping Brooklyn exhibition will gather the pieces of contemporary artists working with historic maps, that can represent on the one hand, such practical matters as
Few months ago we’ve reported that HERE launched its beta version of the Android app. Two months later it had been downloaded 3 million times, which is a quite an achievement. Off course the number doesn’t really mean that all 3 million users are actively using the app. I’ve downloaded
Truly amazing weather anomalies are happening this winter season in the US. While the East part of the country experiences temperatures on average 10-15˚F colder, the western states observe unusual warmth. Pellston, MI was the coldest place in America last Friday, with temperatures as low as -35˚F. Palm Springs, CA on
The power of geographic information systems (GIS) is undisputed in every field it has been applied to. From climatologists using the software to determine the impacts of climate change to epidemiologists tracking the spread of disease outbreaks like Ebola, GIS has been used to improve the quality
Cartographic design is something I see being overlooked quite often. Maps contain so much information; they can tell us a story, understand the world better, and help us make better decisions. Most of it seems straight forward, and with the development of new technologies, practically anybody can
We live in the digital era. Everything is online. We’re constantly connected. We shop, we meet, we exist virtually. But after couple of years of life among gadgets I started to feel a growing need of becoming more analogue again. Let me give you an example. When
Welcome to our 8th GeoawesomeQuiz! Have you already tested your geo-knowledge with our previous quizzes? This week the Quiz is even more challenging. Have fun!
The ICA Commision on Map Design has obtained, analyzed, and shared 365 different maps. In the individual blog posts, Ken Field goes into detail to discuss the design and purpose of the maps. Only a handful of them are geographic maps, while many also serve as infographics to
OpenStreetMap is an amazing project. It gathered a community of dedicated cartographers from all around the world, who voluntarily create and openly share the spatial data to the public. And it many cases OSM does it much better than Google and other commercial maps providers. Starting this