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
Rohini reported on the failured orbit injection of two Galileo satellites in her last article. 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
Google has bought the travel app startup Jetpac which managed to perfectly combine location and image recognition. Jetpac analyzes location-based images from Instagram using neural networks to match up types of people with locations. This allowed Jetpac to create unique city guides which identify places in a city most frequently
Crowdsourcing has been a huge deal in the recent past. Be in trying to map the disaster affected region in Phillipines or searching for the missing MH plane, it is a great way to involve the common public for a greater cause. Now it is NASA’s turn
Over the last years I had quite straightforward opinion about PNDs. Me and most people I know use smartphone as main navigation device from at least 5 years. Old PNDs that came across my way during that time had poor quality hardware and even worse user experience.
Encouraging more people to take the subject of geography seriously. There are many misunderstandings regarding what geography is about. It seems like the one way to understand the subject is to actively seek it out. There need to be another way of showing the importance of geography.
Here you go! USGS has released their latest, most beautiful geologic maps of Mars, thanks to 16 years of continous data collection! Though Mars doesnt quite look habitable, it is the only other planet that falls within sun’s habitable zone. Humans have been studying the red planet
Ten years and a 4 billion mile journey! That’s what it took for Rosetta to hang out with a comet. Rosetta is a probe sent by the European Space Agency to orbit Churyumov-Gerasimenko (I know, how that feels!) or simply called as Comet 67P , the lucky comet
Looking for a good GEO conference to attend? Missed AGU’s deadline? Here is your chance to get ready for the next Geospatial World Forum! According to their website, next year’s theme is CONVERGENCE: Policies + Practices + Processes via PPP aims to address the need for greater
Undoubtedly, we are in a smart world with smart gadgets, smart technologies, smart innovations and smart people too. Added to all the smartness, GIS and GPS technologies are making our world much smarter in location based gadget world. Thanks to Google Maps and other mapping and navigation