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Pebble Core is a new GPS tracking cube which you will love

Pebble - a company that invented a smartwatch has just released a new gadget which will be appreciated by every GeoGeek. Pebble Core is a GPS tracking wearable for runners. It’s a small, square-shaped dongle,...

Amazing map of air traffic network

Everyday 100,000 airline flights take place around the world. This means that every second there is a plane taking off from one of 3,275 airports on the planet. Martin Grandjean a researcher from The University...

Uber will now use Foursquare POI data to make it easier to find your...

Uber and Foursquare announced a partnership. The ride hailing company will incorporate Foursquare’s Places data in it’s app. The aim is to allow both drivers and users to easily find exact locations by only typing...

How accurate is your smartphone’s GPS in an urban jungle?

GPS in our phones in an amazing invention. It connects the virtual space of the Internet with the physical world. Smartphones can quite precisely pinpoint our location on a map but how accurate is the mobile...

Google Maps will be all about ads with sponsored pins and logos

Google spends $1 bln each year to keep Maps up-to-date and to make the user experience better. It is not surprising that the company...

Mongolian post will use what3words for national addressing system

For centuries Mongolians were keeping nomadic lifestyle moving from one place to another. Due to that reason, Mongolia, although nearly as big as the...

PwC opens drone mapping division in Poland and it’s a milestone for the whole...

If you’ve ever had a chance to work with one of the Big Four consulting firms you must have noticed that these guys are good with...

France is banning drones during Euro 2016

Drones are an amazing piece of technology and a lot of fun but when they get into the wrong hands that can be very...

Facebook Live Map allows you discover real-time video streams based on their geography

Facebook Live is a new video feature that has been rolled out globally in February and offers users real-time streaming video capabilities. Frankly speaking it is not massively...
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Will I switch from Jawbone Up3 to the new Garmin Vivosmart with GPS?

Ever since Fenix series, I am a big fun of Garmin’s wearable devices. I believe that Phenix 3 is the best GPS watch out...

Apple opens Maps production unit in Hyderabad, India with 4000 employees

How to tell if a mapping company is mature? When it opens a data production unit in India. Today Apple announced the opening of a...

Data Observatory from CartoDB

Searching for Location data that is openly available for a particular region can be daunting task if you are not someone who knows where...

UPS now lets you track your package on a real-time map

Do you also know the feeling of a total frustration when waiting your package to arrive? The new service by UPS is trying to...

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Google I/O Live Stream

Google is live-streaming the IO event and apparently its (this) easy to embed a widget to live-stream the event, so just in case you...

Location @ Google I/O: All the #Geoawesome keynotes you can live-stream

Google I/O 2016 is less than 24 hours :D Unless you are one of the lucky few who will be attending Google's biggest event of...

Waze is testing Uber-like ride-sharing service

Last July Google owned Waze rolled out a ride sharing service in Israel. Now Waze is expanding the service to San Francisco. The choice of...

The SeaDrone is a simple but powerful underwater robot

This year drones are ruling the skies around the world. But why should they be limited to air? O-Robotix, a start-up from Menlo Park, California has...

Google is all set to test autonomous cars with (real) test drivers

Google has made no secret of its plans to launch an autonomous car in the near future and it look one more step in...

Indoor Mapping and AR at Google I/O: Project Tango

Google I/O is less than 48 hours away and if you have been following the event, there is one project that features prominently across...

Drones will replace $127bn worth of human work according to PwC

Google and Amazon are both planning to launch drone-based delivery services next year. But according to the new report by PwC - one of the...

Apple invested $1 billion in Chinese Uber

Last week Apple made an announcement that it has invested $1 billion in China’s most popular ride hailing app Didi Chuxing. According to Reuters, it has 87% of the Chinese...

Two centuries of U.S. immigration on a single map

With the presidential elections in the US and Middle East crisis in Europe and Africa, immigration remains a hot topic. Max Galka who recently...

The first topographic map of Mercury

Mercury, the closest planet to our sun, now has an accurate topographic map. But how do you make a map of the whole planet...

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Google rebrands Skybox Imaging as Terra Bella

Back in 2014, Skybox Imaging made the headlines for its 500m USD acquisition by Google Inc.  It's interesting to note Google's comments on the...

Where’s the nearest… Electric vehicle charging station!

If you considering to go green and buy an electric vehicle, the first thing you'll probably google is if there is a charging station nearby...

When2Leave? Get an alert when the traffic dies down!

Traffic information can be really useful especially when you have to plan your daily commutes. You can check the map apps for traffic information....

This is how the in-dash navigation should look like

Even in the age of smartphones most people would agree that build-in navigation systems are a useful feature in your car. They offer larger...

Problems with the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016

I had first heard about a proposed legislative bill from the Hindustan Times a few weeks back. At that time, I thought it would be best...

Drones are being tested for weather engineering

People have been trying to control weather for a long time now. It is a difficult task on a large-scale but locally humans have already...

Top 5 most influential living people who shaped the geo industry of the 21...

The great things are done by extraordinary people. Here is my list of top 5 people who I believe shaped the geo industry of the...

Google Maps adding indoor plans of the Rio Olympic venues

The biggest sporting event on the planet is coming to Rio de Janeiro in August. 10.000 athletes and over half a million travellers are excepted...

DJI will use DataMapper for drone Remote Sensing analytics

DataMapper is a cloud-based platform for storing and analyzing remote sensing data captured by drones, planes and satellites. The platform has been developed by...

This cool map shows energy sources around the world

Really interesting map has been recently published by Gocompare.com. It shows how much of the world’s electricity is reliant on fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), nuclear...

Location Intelligence: Foursquare does an amazing job predicting Chipotle’s Q1 results

Two weeks before Chipotle was set to announce its Q1 results, Foursquare's CEO wrote a blog post on medium predicting that the chain will...

Speed matters. Take part in the Fastest Map Engine Challenge.

Size matters? In the world of mapping speed matters even more. Most of us GeoGeeks experienced a challenge of processing of large spatial datasets......

This stunning map shows the world’s shipping routes

Shipmap.org is an amazing mapping project that visualizes the movements of the global merchant fleet over the course of 2012, overlaid on a bathymetric...

The good news of Open data and OpenStreetMap Evangelization

  The Greek word εὐαγγέλιον (evangelion) originally meant a reward given to the messenger for good news (εὔ = "good", ἀγγέλλω= "I bring a message"). In...

Hover Camera is a new foldable drone that won’t cut your fingers

Over the last few years we’ve seen hundreds of quadcopters that were either portable or usable. Beijing startup Zero Zero Robotics has just launched...

Top 5 weirdest sights on Google Street View

Google Street View is an amazing service. It captures everyday life of people from all around the world and we all know that there...

Geo Psycho Test: Are you GPS dependent?

Recently we wrote a post with tips about how to reduce your GPS dependency. But the first step in recovery from every addiction is acknowledging...

Connectivity Atlas draws the world’s geography out of man-made infrastructure

Connectivity Atlas is an amazing project that visualizes all man-made transportation, communication and energy infrastructure on a single map. At the same time it...

This webapp will help you find the closest Burrito

The beauty of location-based technologies is in their usefulness... and who knows maybe it’s the most useful application of mapping tech ever… My Burrito Finder...

How to quit your GPS addiction and dependence?

GPS is a great invention. It allows you to easily discover where you are and how to get from A to B. But...
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