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Citymapper’s bus-taxi is proof why we need more public-private collabs

Remember when we told you Citymapper was starting its own nighttime bus service in London to fill the gaps in the transportation system? Well, they didn’t just launch any bus. They launched a smart...

How to get real-time, personalized info on Google Maps for iOS

Nobody likes to be late for a meeting or event. And when you’re on the go, juggling between different apps for essential information like where to grab a quick bite or which bus to...

Heartbreaking tragedy shines light on efficacy of Snap Map’s web debut

Last Wednesday, on Valentine’s Day, a teenager opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17. Now, the United States is no stranger to mass shootings. Last week’s incident was this year’s 18th. What...

Lost a loved one to opioids? This map is for you

10 years ago, Jeremiah Lindemann, a solution engineer at Esri, lost his little brother to an opioid called OxyContin. For the first few years, he spoke very little of the topic, even with family...
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The Challenges Facing Open Source GIS in 2018 and Boundless’ Plans for the Year

Over the last few years, technologies like the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and sensors are capturing information that has never been captured before,...

Top 14 maps and charts that explain Valentine’s Day

Every February 14, across the world flowers, chocolates and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. There are a...

Watch the chilly Winter Olympics 2018 from space

Before the games begun, meteorologists had predicted that 2018 Winter Olympics could be the coldest in the history of the games. They weren’t wrong....

Troubling satellite images reveal how Cape Town ran out of water

In a few weeks from now, the South African tourist hub of Cape Town will be forced to shut down most of its water...

Planning a trip? Google says it can help you save money

When it comes to travel planning, Google has been on something of an overdrive lately. Its mission is clear: Planning a vacation should be...
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Tinder says it will introduce ‘really sexy’ location-based features this year

Match Group, the parent company of popular dating app Tinder, is swiping right all the way to the bank. In an earnings call this...

BBC changes controversial weather map after 13 years, sparks more controversy

In 2005, the British public service broadcaster BBC ditched its old-style Mercator maps for a tilted/curved version. The aim was to give weather-watchers a...

Shocking LiDAR discovery astounds Maya civilization experts

Mind=blown. That’s the popular sentiment in archaeological circles right now. Maya experts have just learnt that the ancient civilization was home to “millions” more...

Factual will now count number of store visits triggered by ads

Location big data company Factual has packed more power into its ad-targeting suite Geopulse to give marketers a wider range of real-world insights and...
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We could breach key limit set in Paris agreement by 2022

British scientists have released a jarring forecast which says global temperatures could reach 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2022. If that happens, it would...

Top 9 maps and charts that explain Super Bowl

Each year, on a Sunday at the end of January or beginning of February, tens of millions of Americans declare their unofficial holiday. More...

Google’s algos can now forecast flight delays even before airlines do

What causes flight delays? The reason could be anything from extreme weather to air traffic congestion to aircraft maintenance issues or something else entirely....

TomTom redefines ‘lifetime’ map support, makes several devices obsolete

Your trusty old TomTom sat-nav device may be at the risk of becoming obsolete and not being able to renew any maps or services....

Strava heat map exposes secret military locations, sparks security fears

In June 2014, Strava, which offers cycling and running tracking apps for multiple fitness platforms, claimed to be tracking over 1 million activities per...

HERE eyes the great indoors, acquires Micello

Mapping company HERE, which has been concentrating on developing HD maps for self-driving cars and connected vehicles ever since it was acquired by Audi,...

Looking into GeoSpatial 2018. Industry trends according to Joe Francica, MD of Location Intelligence...

As we enter 2018, geospatial technology is adapting to a changing business climate where there is a heightened awareness of its value. Geospatial technology...

Render map data at video-game speeds with this new CARTO-Mapbox partnership

Two of our favorite GIS technology stacks are joining forces to turbo boost location intelligence, and we couldn’t be more psyched! In a new partnership...

’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...
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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Remember when we told you Citymapper was starting its own nighttime bus service in London to fill the gaps in the transportation system? Well, they didn’t just launch any bus. They launched a smart bus – complete contactless ticket...
Nobody likes to be late for a meeting or event. And when you’re on the go, juggling between different apps for essential information like where to grab a quick bite or which bus to catch could become very annoying....
Last Wednesday, on Valentine’s Day, a teenager opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17. Now, the United States is no stranger to mass shootings. Last week’s incident was this year’s 18th. What was different though was how...
10 years ago, Jeremiah Lindemann, a solution engineer at Esri, lost his little brother to an opioid called OxyContin. For the first few years, he spoke very little of the topic, even with family and friends. Instead, he started...
Over the last few years, technologies like the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and sensors are capturing information that has never been captured before, creating entirely new avenues for geospatial data collection. With self-driving cars and smart city initiatives...
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