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’Cause you’re hot then you’re cold: Map shows global temperature anomaly

Katy Perry could well have been talking about the weird winter we are having right now when she sang Hot N Cold. NASA’s Earth Observatory has put the current weather situation in perspective by...
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What made Daimler buy a stake in what3words’ addressing system?

Daimler has acquired a 10% share in what3words – the UK-based startup which has reinvented the global addressing system. What what3words has basically done is divide the surface of the entire planet into 57...

It snowed in Sahara and we can’t stop staring at pictures

So, the freak weather season has gotten even freakier, folks. On Sunday morning, residents in the sleepy desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria received a cool surprise. The place which is known as...

Karma cleanse: GoPro exits drone business, lays off hundreds

Some things are just not meant to be, GoPro has learned the hard way. After laying off one-fifth of its workforce (over 250 positions from the aerial division), camera maker GoPro is shutting down...
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Fascinating 3D map shows what lies beneath Greenland

The colorful visualization you see above is what Greenland would look like if it were to lose its ice cover. Produced by researchers at...
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Drone LiDAR or Photogrammetry? Everything you need to know.

With the recent development in the drone surveying space, there has been a lot of myths and misconceptions around UAV LiDAR and photogrammetry. In...

Thank you for being so awesome and so open, Mapzen. RIP.

2018 has barely begun and the mapping community has already been smacked with what would be one of the saddest news of the year....

Mapping the maps of 2018: Industry insiders share their vision

As GIS becomes all-pervasive with millions across the world using maps every day, the year ahead looks super exciting for the geospatial industry. While...

Why 19th-century mathematicians were obsessed with coloring maps

Have you read Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer Abroad? There's this part where Tom says: “Suppose there's a brown calf and a big brown dog, and...
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6 New Year’s Resolutions of Map Geek for 2018

New Year’s Eve is a time to look a bit back and reflect on the past 12 months but more importantly it is also a...

How a ‘fake’ map of America almost fetched Christie’s $1.2 million

A ‘rediscovered’ rare map, a million-dollar art scandal in the making, and some hawk-eyed shrew of rare-map historians that helped a premier auction house...
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How many drones do you crash to make them safer? (Think hundreds)

As parcel-slinging delivery drones inch closer to reality, one cannot be blamed for wondering: what if one of them loses control and falls on...

Map Showing Christmas Traditions Around the World

There are indeed funny and unusual ways to celebrate Christmas holidays around the world. In that spirit, we prepared a funny GIS Cloud Christmas...

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Augmented reality platform Tango to join Google graveyard in early 2018

Long before Pokémon Go made augmented reality (AR) a household name, Google was pushing people to experiment with 3D motion and AR using their...

Top 15 maps and charts that explain Christmas

It's that time of year again. Christmas time. Time when millions of people around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, meet with family...
Satellite data reveals Britain has been wrong about its tallest mountain

Satellite data reveals Britain has been wrong about its tallest mountain

The United Kingdom needs to update its Geography books for there’s a new tallest peak in town the territory! For years, Brits believed that...
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Google trims down its Maps app for entry-level smartphones

If you have a smartphone with 1GB or less RAM, you would know how the device gets sluggish the moment you try to run...

Apple releases indoor maps for 34 airports to help travelers

As the holidays draw near, most major airports across the United States (and the world) have kicked into high gear for their busiest time...

Last minute GeoGeek Christmas gift guide

Christmas is coming soon and you still don’t have gifts for your map addicted beloveds? Here is the selection of gifts that every GeoGeek...

Want to make your city safer? Map accidents that never happened

There’s an ambitious transportation goal that Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States have set for themselves: Vision Zero. The project...

Your hobby drone needs to be registered in United States. Again.

The on-again, off-again relationship between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and drone enthusiasts in the United States has finally been cemented by a new...

Map shows how much sooner you’ll die because of air pollution

Air pollution is bad for your health. But you already knew that. What you probably didn’t know is that there’s a map out there...

This map shows the bloody history of Australia’s frontier wars

Australian historian Lyndall Ryan was in her mid-twenties when she discovered the glaring gaps and inaccuracies in the documented history of her country’s Aboriginal...

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Google Maps gives shortcuts to bikers with Motorcycle Mode in India

With 400 million Internet users, India is one market that Google simply cannot afford to ignore. Therefore at its third annual Google for India...

Pokémon Go ditches Google Maps for OpenStreetMap

If you recently updated Pokémon Go, you should have noticed the in-game map looking radically different. It’s because the hugely popular mobile game has...
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Satlets: Will the ‘Transformers’ of smallsat industry transform the industry?

In January 1994, two of Canada’s Telsat communications satellites became victims of spacecraft charging – a phenomenon where a satellite charges to an electrical...
NOAA’s incredible new weather satellite is well worth the fuss | By Ishveena Singh

NOAA’s new satellite might just put an end to weather jokes

On a cold January night in 2015, Philadelphia’s then-Mayor Michael Nutter signed two disaster proclamations in anticipation of a “crippling and potentially historic” blizzard....

Google Maps gets a color-coded makeover for enhanced location discovery

Google Maps has a long history of surprising and delighting its users with a steady flow of super useful updates, and the newest one...

Mapping in the deep: Why is 85% ocean floor still unexplored?

In another seven years, Elon Musk plans to send humans to Mars. Considering that NASA launched its first global Mars mapping mission in 1996,...

Win the #GISDay award for the best project idea contributing to local communities

Every year, thousands of Geogeeks worldwide celebrate International GIS Day. Guys at GIS Cloud are also joining the celebration with various activities during Geo...

The perfect storm called artificial intelligence and geospatial big data

On April 20, 2010, when BP’s deep-water drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil giant claimed that the spill...

Of turbulent history and smooth outlook: Drone delivery and American skies

Four years ago, in December 2013, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos shared with the world his vision of using flying robots to deliver...

Return of the native: Restoring a rare 354-year-old map

What does it take to restore a rare 17th-century map – found in a condition so fragile that even the force of a person’s...
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Waymo’s fully autonomous cars enter US roads

Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car, now owned by Google parent Alphabet, is launching a fully autonomous ride-hailing service with no human driver...

The most comprehensive GIS database you will ever need – ADC WorldMap v7.4

Finding the right GIS basemap for your geospatial analysis is always a challenge. Large data providers are expensive and often limit their service to API...

Buckle up for Space Age 2.0: It’s a $3 trillion ride!

Until not too long ago, cash-rich government agencies had their monopoly on outer space exploration. But the last decade has seen the game change...

Mapbox acquires MapData to help build its AR based Maps SDK

It's been less than a month since Mapbox announced it's mammoth $164 million funding round led by Softbank (Read: Softbank leads $164 million Series...

The Atlas of the underworld is the first complete map of Earth’s mantle and...

Plate tectonics is a fascinating concept - it's amazing to see how our planet has changed over the course of millions of years all...

Dive into USGS’ massive database of seafloor photos, ‘Street View’ style

Over the past several decades, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has collected thousands of photographs and amassed hundreds of video hours capturing the country’s...

How stalkers can use dating apps to track your current location

While mobile dating apps may seem like a convenient platform to jumpstart your love life, they are also a dream destination for ambitious stalkers,...

8 tips that will let you achieve survey-grade accuracy of your drone survey

1. Irregular/difficult terrain  Getting a fixed GSD (Ground Sampling Distance) in a terrain with irregular elevation might be tricky when you plan the flight at a...

This map shows how cities across the world for preparing for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles haven't been around for long but it certainly feels like they are already taking over our streets. But in reality, only 35...

Google makes it harder to get country-specific results in Search, Maps

In its quest to serve more localized content because, you know, one in five searches is “related to location,” Google has made it harder...
Katy Perry could well have been talking about the weird winter we are having right now when she sang Hot N Cold. NASA’s Earth Observatory has put the current weather situation in perspective by plotting global land surface temperatures...
Daimler has acquired a 10% share in what3words – the UK-based startup which has reinvented the global addressing system. What what3words has basically done is divide the surface of the entire planet into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares....
So, the freak weather season has gotten even freakier, folks. On Sunday morning, residents in the sleepy desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria received a cool surprise. The place which is known as the ‘Gateway to the Sahara’...
Some things are just not meant to be, GoPro has learned the hard way. After laying off one-fifth of its workforce (over 250 positions from the aerial division), camera maker GoPro is shutting down its Karma drone product. Existing...
The colorful visualization you see above is what Greenland would look like if it were to lose its ice cover. Produced by researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS), University of Bristol and University of California at Irvine, the stunning...
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