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The best of both worlds – Fixed-wing & Multicopters: Quantum-Systems Trinity UAV

The market for drones (professional and private) is growing steadily. According to a forecast by Gartner, the total market will be around $11.2 billion by 2020 (market forecast report). A large part of this...

A peek inside Bing Maps API’s features, pricing structure and more

It has been a few months since Google Maps rather controversial pricing structure changes came into effect (Read: Insane, shocking, outrageous: Developers react to changes in Google Maps API). Since then the industry has...

IMPACT: A peek inside one of Europe’s hottest startup accelerators

IMPACT is considered as one of Europe's best startup accelerator programs, having helped over 100 startups with equity-free investment, mentorship and a global network of investors. A startup accelerator may not be of specific interest to...

Earth Explorers mission: Aeolus, “The Keeper of Winds”

At the end of August this year, European Space Agency was happy to announce the successful launch of their Aeolus satellite, creating an unprecedented possibility to measure wind speed around our planet. The story...

Now you can help NASA improve its global land cover maps

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Missed out on attending the Location Intelligence Event of the year? Here’s an...

CARTO held its second edition of the “CARTO Locations” event earlier this year in Madrid and in New York. CARTO Locations is a unique...

Airware shutdown: How to crash and burn a $118M drone startup

On April 19, 2018, Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Airware, announced in a blog post that the commercial drone technology provider had closed $8.5 million...

Missed out on attending FOSS4G 2018? Here’s an overview of what happened

As a longstanding industry commentator, I have the privilege of being invited regularly to provide my views on major geospatial events. So when I was...

Hurricane Season: Geospatial technology’s role in disaster preparation, response, and recovery

No matter what Hollywood thrillers like Geostorm suggest, we cannot use satellites to control natural disasters. What we can use satellites for, however, is...

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Meet Living Map – the startup that is bridging the information gap between people...

Maps are the perfect interface for understanding any environment, and digital map technology has emerged as the essential enabler of multiple consumer and business...

Samsung’s new smarthome-ready GPS tracking device is powered by LTE

Are you one of those people who can never seem to locate their keys? Or a doting parent who wants to keep tabs on...

Pokémon Go players will soon get to nominate their own PokéStops

Location-based game Pokémon Go, which released to meteoric success two years ago, has refused to show any signs of slowing down. A recent report...

Help us identify the Top 100 geospatial companies and startups in the world!

At Geoawesomeness, we have always loved talking to companies and startups working with location data. Over the years, we had the privilege to talk...
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Map shows all possible impact zones of Hurricane Florence in real-time

The United States is right now bracing for Hurricane Florence, a category 2 storm expected to unleash catastrophic rain on the East Coast. If...

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The peak of the hurricane season dates mid-September each year. Although so far it has been a quieter-than-average, the 2018 hurricane season has suddenly erupted...
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The navigation apps we carry around in our smartphones may have made getting lost in foreign lands a distant memory, but our dependency on...

All you need to know about TomTom’s Mapping APIs

With the recent change in the Google Maps API pricing structure, the industry is abuzz with developers and industry professionals weighing in on alternatives...

All you need to know about the Copernicus Accelerator Program in 3 minutes (video)

There has never been a more exciting and geoawesome time to be a geo-startup! If you are working on an innovative concept or developing a product...

The poison India is breathing, as seen from space

In India, pollution has become a way of life. The air quality index regularly screams ‘hazardous’ and it’s not uncommon to see schools shutting...

The Road to Safer Transport Infrastructure – How Collaborative Mapping Helps

As I was listening to the radio this morning I was saddened to hear that yet another cyclist had been killed on Australian roads....

Debunking the myth: Is climate change responsible for heatwaves and wildfires?

The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is a popular go-to tool for the media when it comes to reporting news about weather...

Unavoidable location-aware digital ads on car windows: Yay or Nay?

You cannot skip them. You cannot close them. You cannot avoid them. There’s simply no escaping a digital advertisement that is playing on the...

You’ll be shocked to know how frequently TomTom Maps are updated

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This startup says it can solve geospatial industry’s big data problem

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How 8 micro-satellites are unexpectedly trumping Landsat, Sentinel at flood detection

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Esri’s new solution ensures buildings don’t look like GIS black holes

“Why do buildings look like black holes in our geographic database?” For Esri, this question has formed a recurring theme in its conversations with...

The Earth is not flat, Google Maps confirms with Globe Mode

In a crushing blow to the community of so-called flat-Earthers, Google Maps has put its weight behind a spherical planet. Till last week, if...

Why Google Maps, StreetView brains are investing in a parking app

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Google Maps now reveals how much battery juice your phone has

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NASA’s new Remote Sensing Toolkit for startups is free and awesome

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8 Data Protection Guiding Principles Under the GDPR for Drone Pilots

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Fighting electricity theft in Nigeria with GIS

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Self-driving startup raises another $500M to take on Uber by 2020

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BMW’s ride-hailing service offers custom radio, temperature settings

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StreetCred - building a blockchain-based marketplace for location data

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US cities can improve urban transport with free Waze Live Alerts

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The human fingerprint in dramatic freshwater depletion around the world

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Aclima to scale intelligent air pollution mapping platform with $24M funding

Remember Aclima, the tech startup helping Google map air pollution in places like San Francisco and London? Well, it just raised a cool $24...
The market for drones (professional and private) is growing steadily. According to a forecast by Gartner, the total market will be around $11.2 billion by 2020 (market forecast report). A large part of this will be distributed among commercially-used...
It has been a few months since Google Maps rather controversial pricing structure changes came into effect (Read: Insane, shocking, outrageous: Developers react to changes in Google Maps API). Since then the industry has been abuzz with developers and...
IMPACT is considered as one of Europe's best startup accelerator programs, having helped over 100 startups with equity-free investment, mentorship and a global network of investors. A startup accelerator may not be of specific interest to the geo-community but a startup...
At the end of August this year, European Space Agency was happy to announce the successful launch of their Aeolus satellite, creating an unprecedented possibility to measure wind speed around our planet. The story behind tremendous effort put into...
Did you know, the smartphone in your pocket is your key to becoming a contributing mapmaker at NASA? The space agency’s newly-launched ‘Adopt a Pixel’ program is inviting all citizen-scientists to help NASA improve its global land cover maps....
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