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Wearables are all about fitness now!

Wearables are all about fitness now - the latest Apple Watch finally got a built-in GPS sensor + better software for tracking your exercise routine, Pebble is improving its software each week, pushing out additional fitness...

Where is the good, where the bad air – interactive air pollution map by...

In 2014 over the half of the world’s population was living in cities. The dense infrastructure, elevated percentage of built up areas, traffic and a lack of natural air filter mechanisms often makes highly...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – Can you recognize these bridges based on satellite images?

This week we've got for you something cool. The challenge is to recognize on satellite images 10 famous bridges from all around the world. Remember to share your score with the world and to...

Google Maps get redesign of the blue dot showing your position

The little blue dot pinpointing my location on the map is one of the first things I remember from my first day with iPhone 3G back in 2008. It was magical. Maybe this was the moment when I...

Top 10 maps of your favourite fictional worlds

Spatial awareness is a key of human existence (especially if you're a GeoGeek). Therefore whenever I read a novel, play a game or watch...

This map shows all the rivers of the Mississippi Watershed system

The Mississippi River is one of the world’s largest and most diverse river systems. It is also the third longest river in North America....

Awesome interactive visualization of bird migrations

Bird migration is a natural miracle. Some birds fly hundreds and thousands of kilometres to find the best habitats for feeding, breeding and raising their...

Google acquires Urban Engines to better understand location-based big data

Google has acquired Urban Engines, location-based analytics start-up that aims to help cities and companies better understand urban mobility. The company has been founded in 2014...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – World’s Biggest, Tallest, Deepest, Smallest

This week we go extreme. We've got for you 10 questions about the world's biggest, tallest, deepest, and smallest one-of-a-kind places. Remember to share your...
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This beautiful map shows each and every road in Australia

          Robbi Bishop-Taylor - PhD student of Geospatial Science at the University of New South Wales, created amazing map that visualizes almost 500,000 dirt tracks, roads and...

Apple Maps on iOS10 vs iOS9 detailed comparison

The new iOS 10 has been released this week. Of course for us the most interesting part is the update to Apple Maps. Is...

Udacity launches Self-Driving Car Nanodegree in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia and others

The Self-Driving Car industry is moving fast, sometimes too fast to keep track of the all the updates. Last week alone, Tesla announced the launch...

Playing for Data: Using GTA to teach self-driving cars to navigate the real-world

273,588.430 - that is the exact number of kilometres Google's fleet of 58 cars clocked for their Self-Driving Car project in August this year...

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Subscribe to our brand new Newsletter and win TomTom GPS Watch

We are really proud of our brand new weekly newsletter. We've introduced a cool new design and we try to make it as interesting...

This movie about a famous cartographer just hit theaters in South Korea

“The Map Against the World“ is the historical film based on an amazing story of Korean geographer and cartographer, Kim Jeong-Ho. The life of Kim,...

Instagram is shutting down Photo Map one of its coolest feature

Instagram is shutting down Photo Map - one of its coolest features. “Photo Map was not widely used, so we've decided to remove the feature and focus...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – Can you recognise these airports on satellite images?

This week we've got a quiz for real geeks. It won't be easy. The task is to recognise 10 airports based on satellite images....

Pokemon GO: Wearable on sale (finally) + New Apple Watch App!

Pokemon GO Plus - the wearable device from Nintendo and the Pokemon Company is all set to make its debut next week! The wearable...

This satellite-based visualization shows rebuilding Downtown NY after 9/11

On September 11, 2001 the world had changed. 19 terrorists from al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial airplanes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the World Trade Center...

LATAS – the advanced airspace safety app that will tell you where and when...

Drone safety is one of the biggest challenges for the emerging UAV industry and there is still a lot to be done around how...

Apple Watch finally gets build-in GPS

For most GeoGeeks like me smartwatches and other wearable tech are mostly about location-based features. I would like my watch to navigate me, to give...

In the brink of a geo open data revolution in East Africa

Open data is cumbersome for the many social, economic, environmental and humanitarian needs that government officers and citizens claim everywhere, although most developing countries...

Intel to acquire Movidius, a startup that makes chips for drones and indoor mapping

Intel has invested heavily in computer vision and drones in recent times and as part of that vision, they announced their planned acquisition of...

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Pokémon Go integrated within Google Maps timeline

As we've recently reported the connection between Niantic Labs - the company behind Pokémon Go and Google is quite close. John Hanke the CEO of Niantic...

DataMapper Inflight App will turn your drone into a powerful mapping machine

  If you are planning to buy a new drone, include drone-based mapping services to your company's portfolio or you're simply a drone mapping geek this...

TomTom Vio is new cute satnav for scooters

Typical satnavs for cars or motorbikes are quite boring and serious looking devices. If you ride a cool, classic Vespa you won't use it because...

Visualizing 240 million years of tectonic plates drift

Recent discussions about the fact that Australia is shifting its geographic coordinates by 1.5m (4.9ft) made us realized that Earth is much more dynamic than one...

What Google Earth and Pokémon Go have in common? John Hanke.

Pokémon Go is on everyone's lips. The game achieved unprecedented success. Nintendo’s shares skyrocketed, recording the biggest rise since 1983. In the US, the number...

Verifly app lets you buy short-term drone insurance

How to make sure that you drone flight is safe? You can rely on your skills or on the technology but there is always...

TomTom released Adventurer its first GPS watch for hiking, trail running and winter sports

Today at IFA in Berlin TomTom announced its new line of GPS watches designed for outdoor activities. TomTom Adventurer is build on the foundation of the...

The 5 Coolest Uses for Satellite Imagery

Satellite imagery was made available to the public when NASA launched their first Landsat mission in 1972. Forty-four years and 100+ satellites later, humans...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – Seas of the world

Hello fellow GeoGeeks. Have you missed our quizzes? This week it's going to be difficult. We have decided to check your knowledge about location...

Google Sheep View? Yup, you read that right!

In July this year, residents of Faroe island (link to map) decided that enough is enough, they wanted their beautiful island to exist on...

Drones beyond line of sight in USA?: FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones beyond...

The commercial drone industry is expanding fast and is estimated to replace $127 billion worth of existing business services and labor by 2020 (PwC). The...

This map shows how animals will have to migrate because of the climate change

The climate change is a fact. Global warming means the rising of the sea level but scientists predict that it will initiate a chain...

GIS Cloud Sweepstakes: Celebrating 5 years of #Geoawesomeness

The "5 years of Geoawesomeness" celebrations isn't over 😉 If you missed out on our last sweepstakes, here is another chance for you to...

TripAdvisor acquires Citymaps to improve your travel experience

Travelling is all about location. TripAdvisor - one of the largest online hotel booking platforms seems to be aware of it. Last week the...

What we are reading this week (28th Aug 2016) – Social science using Location...

Social science using Location data Predicting depression using GPS: Social media is a treasure trove of information for understanding people's emotion and psychology. There are...

This is how the top 10 tallest skyscrapers look like on satellite images

People always wanted to build bigger and higher. When Cheops ordered building the Great Pyramid in Giza it was the tallest man-made structure in...
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GeoGeeksInCars!

One word, #GeoGeeksInCars! Yup, it exactly what it sounds like - awesome videos of GeoGeeks in cars driving around and talking "Geo" stuff with...

Tube Heartbeat: Visualising London’s pulse

Public transportation data can reveal a lot about a city and is tremendously useful if you are an urban planner looking to understand the city's...

This short video shows how astronomers hope to find the next Earth

Is there a life on other planets or are we alone in the universe? If there is a planet similar to Earth we will...

#GeoawesomeQuiz – World’s most popular touristic attractions

The summer time is almost over and many of us visited amazing places. This week we've decided to refresh your memories and to check...
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