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PAZ – the new “peace” satellite

Paz is the Spanish word for “peace” and regardless of its meaning the PAZ mission indeed constitutes a flagship mission of the Spanish Space Strategic Plan (Programa Nacional de Observación de la Tierra por...

The Great Wall of China’s greatest saviors? 3D-imaging drones and AI

The Great Wall of China is indeed one of the greatest wonders of the world, but when you are more than 2,000 years old, you are obviously going to require some kind of facelift....

This map shows which countries censor the Internet today?

Internet censorship happens right across the world. In some places access to social media is forbidden, in others, such as the UK, internet service providers may only put a block on sites that may...

Tinder’s new location-based feature is making us want to swipe left

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Meet Gather – the social startup that is using geospatial data and data science...

Over 2 billion people across the world use Facebook every day and close to 4.2 billion people have access to the internet (source). With...

Top 10 maps and charts that explain the British Royal Family

The British royal family has long been a source of fascination for the entire world. No other monarchy of any other nation sparkes the...

New Zealand is super peeved about being left off world maps

You probably didn’t even notice it till we brought it to your attention, but the problem is real, y’all. People just keep forgetting to...

Will you help Pokémon Go makers create AR maps of Earth?

The potential of augmented reality (AR) is not lost on Niantic, especially after the runaway success of Pokémon Go. Now, as the game maker...

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Meet ResilientGrid – the startup that is using GIS to develop the next-gen infrastructure...

Infrastructure control rooms - for most of us that is something that we have only seen in movies and yet they have a huge...

Sentinel-3B launch and first images

The second Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite, Sentinel-3B, was launched on 25 April 2018 to join its twin satellite Sentinel-3A in orbit. Flying in the same...

5 new Google Maps features you should get excited about

The Google I/O Developer conference is always an exciting time for us geogeeks and 2018 has been no exception. So, even though developers are...

6 things you need to know about Microsoft’s just-released Azure Maps

Seems like there is no dearth of excitement in the geospatial industry right now! While the businesses providing location services scramble to win market...
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Google Maps API pricing got you down? See these awesome alternatives

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Meet Spatial ai – the startup that is building a dashboard for the living...

The world's population is increasingly urban. By 2045, close to 6 billion people are expected to be living in cities (UN report). An increasing...

Insane, shocking, outrageous: Developers react to changes in Google Maps API

The honeymoon is over, guys – or it will be, on June 11, 2018. Google is making sweeping changes to its Maps API products....

Looking for some local travel inspiration? Culture Trip’s got your back!

Great things happen when geography fuels your business. Like, your website gets 15 million unique visitors every month, Forbes places you on its list...

Map roads more efficiently than Google? This new AI engine can!

As a modern-day city dweller, you may not feel it, but if you were trying to use Google Maps on a vacation in rural...

Meet Esplorio – the startup that is on a mission to create “the library...

Remember those days where one used to print photos, organize them into travel journals, write out the date and the location where you took...
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How Copernicus can support disaster management across the globe

Disaster management is an area where the use of satellite data can literally make a difference and even save lives. Copernicus, the European Union’s...

Taxis in Japan turn to AI to take on ridesharing services

Picture this: It is 8 am. You have successfully tackled the morning rush, packed your lunch, and even managed to grab some breakfast. All...

Uber will stop showing drivers your exact location history. Soon.

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You can now track your Amazon delivery driver in real time

Well, well, well… Look what’s hot and fresh out of Amazon’s kitchen! You know how you have to wait around just twiddling your thumbs...

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Foursquare makes it easy for startups to access its location database

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A letter from Earth to humans on Earth Day

Dearest I know that you have dedicated this day to me and you want to honor me for everything I have given you. Fresh air...
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Ever booked a hotel, online? Of course, you have! Most online travel and accommodation platforms have some information regarding the hotel, its location and...
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Google will add our mental maps as a layer to Google Maps

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NGO maps out entire Liberia and brings clean water to every single resident

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Check out this new powerful remote sensing platform for agriculture

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April Fool’s Day: Waldo invades Google Maps, OS maps fake island

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Get ready to see more local ads on your Waze app

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How climate change is forcing sea animals to change their natural behavior

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A Chinese space station is falling back to Earth and we don’t know where...

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Your next favorite AR game will be built on Google Maps

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5 ways geolocation will change marketing in 2018

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The Quest for Insights: A Shift to Location Intelligence

The $5 billion dollar GIS and spatial analytics industry - expected to hit $10B by 2023 - has been dominated by legacy GIS tools...
Paz is the Spanish word for “peace” and regardless of its meaning the PAZ mission indeed constitutes a flagship mission of the Spanish Space Strategic Plan (Programa Nacional de Observación de la Tierra por Satélite) established between 2007 and...
The Great Wall of China is indeed one of the greatest wonders of the world, but when you are more than 2,000 years old, you are obviously going to require some kind of facelift. The China Foundation for Cultural...
Internet censorship happens right across the world. In some places access to social media is forbidden, in others, such as the UK, internet service providers may only put a block on sites that may lead to pirated movies for...
Remember how we told you Tinder was all set to roll out “really sexy” location-based features this year? Well, now that the details of the first feature from that list are out, we want to swipe left and...
Mapfit - a New York-based startup is quietly disrupting the map making industry. For the past two years, the company has been developing the platform that can automatically analyze and make sense of hundreds of IoT data sources and seamlessly...
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