Last week Apple unveiled its new smartphone models: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They’re both exceptionally well designed pieces of hardware. But what’s most exciting from geo-perspective is that both phones include the M8 motion coprocessor with a barometer on top of the accelerometer, gyroscope, and
One of the last surviving wonder of the ancient world has been captured by Google team using the famous Google Trekker backpack which allows for capturing places with are not accessible with a car. Google Street View team captured the amazing, 139 meter high Great Pyramid in Giza, built 3,800 years
“Off the Earth, for the Earth” is NASA’s tagline for the International Space Station (ISS) and with the launch of additional earth observation instruments later this month, NASA is all set to kick off what it is calling “The new era of Earth Science from Space Station”.
Recenty we have reported that Google acquired Jetpac – a start-up which analysis geotagged pic from social media to create unique city guides. Philipp Schmitt – student of Interaction Design from Germany had a different concept on how to use location-based technologies to map human behavior. He created
The earthquake On 24 August 2014 North California was shaken by the most powerful earthquake of the past 25 years. The epicentre was located at a depth of around 11 kilometres in the middle of the Napa Valley, a wine growing area extending about 40km North of
Browsing through the web I found a really interesting project created by Maximilian Schich and his colleagues from art history department at the University of Texas at Dallas. They used the Google-owned knowledge base called Freebase to find 120,000 individuals who were notable enough in their life-times that the dates and
Over the last few years mobile ads has became one of the most important piece of the advertising maze. And there is a very good reason for it – smartphone is most personal device you’ve ever had. It’s always online, it’s always with you, it knows where
We’ve all heard about Google Trekker – the backpack that creates Street View of locations which are not accessible by car. Today, Google unvealed a new mapping tools which is called the Cartographer. The Cartographer is also a backpack but this one aims to map indoor locations. The
Location-based apps by HERE (which is Nokia’s brand for mapping products) has been associated with Windows Phone for a very long time. HERE tried to experiment with iOS when Apple released its own, widely criticized maps. It ended up with withdrawing the app from the AppStore as it was
When you select parameters of your route in your GPS navigation device or app you typically have several options to choose from: the fastest, the shortest, optimal etc. That’s usually good enough when driving. Pedestrians on the other hand have typically different expectations. They would prefer the
In her last article, Rohini reported on the failured orbit injection of two Galileo satellites. I came across the same news at the end of last week and remained surprised of this unexpected information. My curiousness induced me to inquire about similar incidents, not at least owing
This is the second concept of what geography is. Geography is broad. How broad do you say? Consider this. Geography can be described as having two subfields: Human geography and physical geography. In addition to have two subfields, geography has many branches: Physical geography, human geography, integrated
Wait, what? Yeah, you read that right. Recent launches of two Galileo satellites have gone terribly wrong. Due to unexpected reasons (well, no one could have really expected that to happen!) with a launch malfunction, two fully operational satellites were launched 2000 miles off their intented positions.
The improvement of spaceborne radar technology has prompted the cryosphere research in recent years. So called radar altimeters are used to examine the thickness of ice sheets: They emit pulses at X-band wave length or lower that bounce off the ice surface and go back to the