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Understanding your Aerial Data: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index NDVI

One of major buzzwords of precision agriculture is the NDVI, short for the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. It’s constantly thrown around - but do we really know what it means and how valuable it...

Real-time map of Pedestrian traffic

Real-time maps, as an expression of spatio-temporal data are always interesting to explore and provide interesting insights into the system that is being visualized. The "Boston Bus Speed Map" for e.g. provides an amazing...

How to download data from the OpenStreetMap without a line of code?

OpenStreetMap is a crowdsource project to create a free editable map of the world. By this means you can use OSM data in any GIS or mapping project, both privately and commercially. If you ever...

Mapping the world’s busiest airports

Awesome mapping project by Geographica a Spanish map design studio. The Flight Routes Around the World is an interactive map that visualises data about the world’s 50 busiest airports by passenger traffic. For each airport you can visualise...

Twitter’s Golden Egg: Can Twitter do more with its location data?

Twitter is an amazing tool. It's probably the most diverse (and fast-spaced) among all the social media out there! Off late, Twitter hasn't been doing...

OpenStreetMap Visualization: How much has OSM grown in the last ten years?

OpenStreetMap - the "wikipedia of mapping", launched in July 2004 is slowly becoming the mainstream map data platform behind many mobile apps and websites. (Related:...

Dutch police is training eagles to take down drones

As the number of drones around the world is growing fast, law enforcement agencies started to seriously look at risks related to millions of...

Awesome map showing speeds of buses in Boston

Interesting project coming from two GeoGeeks and enthusiasts of Boston who run blog called the Bostongraphy. The interactive map shows near real-time locations and...

Geotrends 2016 – What to expect across Geoindustries this year?

The new year symbolises the beginning of new start to some and to others it symbolises an arbitrary point in time where the earth...
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Adding More Human Touch to Real Estate Development with Online Mapping

User-centered design has become the cornerstone of successful business activities in the property development market. In the office space sector, the changing nature of...

The new location-based app WeFuel delivers gas to your car

There are thousands of apps that use your location information to deliver to you goods and services but this one is different... The WeFuel is...

New web tool to compare prices between different Uber services

Uber offers many different services around the world: Uber Pop, Uber X, Uber XL, Uber Black, Uber SUV, Uber Lux, and Uber Assist among others....

How Drones are being used in Disaster Management?

1.2 million deaths. 2.9 billion people affected. $1.7 trillion in damages. According to data from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, these...

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Google Street View climbs the Mont Blanc

Once in a while Google Street View team likes to please us with something cool. This time it is the western Europe’s highest peak -...

Map showing 135 years of global warming

Last year we've reported that 2014 was the warmest year ever recorded. Last week NASA revealed that 2015 was even warmer. Data from NASA and NOAA showed...

The FAA get 300,000 drone owners registered in the first 30 days

In December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that all drone owners will have to register them by February 19th. Yesterday FAA announced that almost 300,000 drone owners have registered...

Public transit app Citymapper raises $40M funding

Citymapper - London-based urban transport startup has just raised $40M in series B funding. The company uses public data from transport authorities to give users the fastest or...

Finland Promotes Safe Travel by an Interactive Map for Sharing Experiences

People are more mobile than ever today. This is particularly true for Finland. The local passport grants access to 173 countries without a visa...

Okay Google, Do I stay or do I go now!

Google Maps is amazing! Its THE thing that I love among all the things Google has built over the years. They keep pushing the boundaries...

Notify Nearby launches location-based coupon app for fashion lovers

The problem with most of the location-based coupon apps is that you get a lot of irrelevant notifications about stores you'd never enter. A...
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IoT for AgriTech: Verizon LTE for IoT devices together with PrecisionHawk drone data

As the decade progress, its clear that its the IoT era all over the world and communication among devices is getting utmost attention. Transfer of...

Japan updates map symbols to help foreigners find their way

Interesting news from Japan. The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) has released a set of new standard symbols for foreign-language maps in preparation for the...

#MiniView Google Street View Map for Miniatur Wunderland

The Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg is the largest model railway in the world with over 13,000 kms of railway tracks spread over an exhibition...

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TorFlow: Visualising the Tor network

Tor is the online network which allow people to hide their anonymity in the Internet. So when you want to search the web via the...

How 3 word addresses helped to combat the cholera outbreak in Tanzania

What3Words is a simple idea that has slowly transformed the way the world uses addresses especially in developing countries that lack perfect addressing systems (Related: What3Words,...

Foursquare CEO steps down as the company seeks to restart growth

Foursquare announced that it's founder and CEO Dennis Crowley is stepping down. He will be replaced by Jeff Glueck, who joined as Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Crowley...

Beta Version of Phantom drones makes trespassing strictly prohibited

Imagine a busiest arterial road is completely evacuated and the traffic is made stand still, owing to the president’s passage and that is when...

Hivemapper offers maps for drone pilots

Flying a drone might be tricky. Drivers can always rely on navigation apps and maps but drone pilots can rely only on their experience and...

Interactive atlas of American diasporas between 1850-2010

Really interesting project by the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab in cooperation with creative map agency Stamen Design. The map is called Foreign-Born Population: A Nation of Overlapping...

Case Study: Combining Remote Sensing & Cloud technology is the future of farming

According to the FAO, the growth rates of global agricultural production and crop yields have slowed in the last couple of years, raising fears that the world may...

Google Maps will predict your next destination

Google is rolling out an update to Google Maps for Android that includes a new Driving Mode feature. Using your location history and recent web...

Uber is trying to make your ride more interesting with Trip Experiences

When you take your Uber ride you typically chat with a driver or play with your phone. There is between 15-40 minutes when you...

Drones can avoid collisions by sharing knowledge

Drones are one of the fastest growing tech sector. Millions of these devices are flying around skies around us and the number of new units is...

New York Public Library released thousands of free historic maps

Last week the New York Public Library released a huge collection of over 180,000 digitaized maps, images and other resources.  Basically all out-of-copyright materials in NYPL...

Fatmap app brings skiing maps to the next level

I've got two passions in life: maps and backcountry skiing. There is an app that combines these two... Fatmap is a mountain resort skiing map...

Mapping changes to the World’s urban population between 1950 – 2030

For the first time in history more than half the world’s population live in cities. The world’s urban population now stands at 3.7 billion...

New ways of listening to citizens is helping Helsinki become more livable and lovable

Public participation is a fundamental element of urban planning. And in practice, perhaps also the most difficult part of the profession. All those working...

Google and Lenovo partners on Project Tango to bring 3-D mapping to smartphones

Yesterday in the evening at CES 2016 Google and Lenovo announced that they've teamed up to build and sell the first smartphone that could be...
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GPS enabled Top Hat: Sound Localization Assisted GPS Navigation

GPS/GNSS is everywhere, its in your smartphone, your smartwatch and if you are interested its even available in jackets (Urban Wayfinding Jackets); add a...

Offbeat Geogeeks Series: Interview with Patricio Gonzalez Vivo

Geographers, Cartographers, Geospatial engineers, GIS professionals are usually the kind of people we would refer to as Geogeeks! But then, as location data and...

Drones Exposed: The Market and the Technology

Thousands of flight hours and a few years in, we’ve found ourselves at the center of one of the fastest growing billion-dollar industries. Drone...

5 New Year’s Resolutions Of Every GeoGeek

New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It's a...

Case study: Chennai Silver Lining – A Community Sanitation Planning Using GIS

We talked about recent flooding and using GIS for emergency relief with one of the volunteers for the Chennai Silver Lining – A Sanitation...
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