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Standardization can have a profound effect on industries and the people they interact with. Done right, standardization can shift innovation of entire industries. Whether we talk about a USB-C as a port standard for...

How giving away empty addresses is helping fight homelessness

How can an empty address help fight homelessness? By definition, a homeless person is someone without a permanent residence, unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing. Unfortunately, being homeless doesn't just...

Apply for the GIS Cloud’s GIS Day Contest 2018

Every year, thousands of Geogeeks worldwide celebrate International GIS Day. Guys at GIS Cloud are also joining the celebration by launching another GIS Day Contest with the goal to promote initiatives and project ideas...

Meet Geoblink – the startup that is building a SaaS-based Location Intelligence solution

At some point of time or the other, we have all come across the statement "80% of data has a spatial component", regardless of whether that statement is accurate or not, what makes me...

OpenStreetMap community goes to Bangalore For State of the Map Asia 2018

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಾಗತ!(Welcome to Bengaluru!) Bengaluru is all set to host State of the Map Asia this year. The conference is next week, November 17–18...

Meet the panelists – Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups

We are super excited to announce more details regarding the panel that will help us update the popular Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups...

These are the new features in Google Maps you shouldn’t miss

The good people over at Google Maps have been on quite the roll lately. So many new features have been introduced in the last...
Say hello to the Orbital Insight Team!

Meet Orbital Insight – the Geospatial AI startup that provides answers on demand!

Remember that scene in the TV show Billions where the protagonist, Bobby Alexrod explains how all the big (hedge) funds are using satellite images...

Uber wants to deliver ‘flying burgers’ to you by 2021

We have been hearing about flying robots delivering food to a user’s location for over half a decade now, but complicated legal regulations have...

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How Google and Apple are killing tourism for 2 Australian towns

We are no stranger to map fail stories. Vehicles plunging into water bodies, tourists finding themselves in the middle of nowhere while visiting popular...

OMG: You won’t believe how clear Antarctica is in this map!

Did you know: Up until September 2018, we had a more detailed map of Mars than we had of Antarctica? That, thankfully, has been...

The best of both worlds – Fixed-wing & Multicopters: Quantum-Systems Trinity UAV

The market for drones (professional and private) is growing steadily. According to a forecast by Gartner, the total market will be around $11.2 billion...

A peek inside Bing Maps API’s features, pricing structure and more

It has been a few months since Google Maps rather controversial pricing structure changes came into effect (Read: Insane, shocking, outrageous: Developers react to...
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IMPACT: A peek inside one of Europe’s hottest startup accelerators

IMPACT is considered as one of Europe's best startup accelerator programs, having helped over 100 startups with equity-free investment, mentorship and a global network of investors....

Earth Explorers mission: Aeolus, “The Keeper of Winds”

At the end of August this year, European Space Agency was happy to announce the successful launch of their Aeolus satellite, creating an unprecedented...

Now you can help NASA improve its global land cover maps

Did you know, the smartphone in your pocket is your key to becoming a contributing mapmaker at NASA? The space agency’s newly-launched ‘Adopt a...

Missed out on attending the Location Intelligence Event of the year? Here’s an...

CARTO held its second edition of the “CARTO Locations” event earlier this year in Madrid and in New York. CARTO Locations is a unique...

Airware shutdown: How to crash and burn a $118M drone startup

On April 19, 2018, Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Airware, announced in a blog post that the commercial drone technology provider had closed $8.5 million...

Missed out on attending FOSS4G 2018? Here’s an overview of what happened

As a longstanding industry commentator, I have the privilege of being invited regularly to provide my views on major geospatial events. So when I was...

Hurricane Season: Geospatial technology’s role in disaster preparation, response, and recovery

No matter what Hollywood thrillers like Geostorm suggest, we cannot use satellites to control natural disasters. What we can use satellites for, however, is...

Meet Living Map – the company that is bridging the information gap between people...

Maps are the perfect interface for understanding any environment, and digital map technology has emerged as the essential enabler of multiple consumer and business...

Samsung’s new smarthome-ready GPS tracking device is powered by LTE

Are you one of those people who can never seem to locate their keys? Or a doting parent who wants to keep tabs on...

Pokémon Go players will soon get to nominate their own PokéStops

Location-based game Pokémon Go, which released to meteoric success two years ago, has refused to show any signs of slowing down. A recent report...

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Help us identify the Top 100 geospatial companies and startups in the world!

At Geoawesomeness, we have always loved talking to companies and startups working with location data. Over the years, we had the privilege to talk...

Map shows all possible impact zones of Hurricane Florence in real-time

The United States is right now bracing for Hurricane Florence, a category 2 storm expected to unleash catastrophic rain on the East Coast. If...

Top 11 maps and charts that explain hurricanes

The peak of the hurricane season dates mid-September each year. Although so far it has been a quieter-than-average, the 2018 hurricane season has suddenly erupted...
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What would happen if GPS failed?

The navigation apps we carry around in our smartphones may have made getting lost in foreign lands a distant memory, but our dependency on...

All you need to know about TomTom’s Mapping APIs

With the recent change in the Google Maps API pricing structure, the industry is abuzz with developers and industry professionals weighing in on alternatives...

All you need to know about the Copernicus Accelerator Program in 3 minutes (video)

There has never been a more exciting and geoawesome time to be a geo-startup! If you are working on an innovative concept or developing a product...

The poison India is breathing, as seen from space

In India, pollution has become a way of life. The air quality index regularly screams ‘hazardous’ and it’s not uncommon to see schools shutting...

The Road to Safer Transport Infrastructure – How Collaborative Mapping Helps

As I was listening to the radio this morning I was saddened to hear that yet another cyclist had been killed on Australian roads....

Debunking the myth: Is climate change responsible for heatwaves and wildfires?

The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is a popular go-to tool for the media when it comes to reporting news about weather...

Unavoidable location-aware digital ads on car windows: Yay or Nay?

You cannot skip them. You cannot close them. You cannot avoid them. There’s simply no escaping a digital advertisement that is playing on the...

You’ll be shocked to know how frequently TomTom Maps are updated

Ever since Google Maps announced pricing changes for its API earlier this year, rival mapmakers have pulled up their socks. While several companies have...

This startup says it can solve geospatial industry’s big data problem

Maxar-owned commercial space imagery company DigitalGlobe produces over 1 billion square kilometers of satellite images every year. NASA-USGS operated Landsat earth observation program has...

How 8 micro-satellites are unexpectedly trumping Landsat, Sentinel at flood detection

They are the hurricane-hunters, the wind-watchers, the storm-seers. But one year after the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS, mission started sending in...

Esri’s new solution ensures buildings don’t look like GIS black holes

“Why do buildings look like black holes in our geographic database?” For Esri, this question has formed a recurring theme in its conversations with...

The Earth is not flat, Google Maps confirms with Globe Mode

In a crushing blow to the community of so-called flat-Earthers, Google Maps has put its weight behind a spherical planet. Till last week, if...

Why Google Maps, StreetView brains are investing in a parking app

Crowdsourced parking app SpotAngels has just closed a $2.3 million funding round. Lars Rasmussen, the co-founder of Google Maps, and Luc Vincent, former Google...

Meet Coord – The startup that is building a dev platform for the mobility...

Mobility is one of the most transformative forces in the 21st century, with the potential to radically change our lives and shape the future...

Google Maps now reveals how much battery juice your phone has

When a loved one is travelling in an unfamiliar area, worrying about their safety can turn many of us into a bundle of nerves....

NASA’s new Remote Sensing Toolkit for startups is free and awesome

There are dozens of websites that NASA uses to host its remote-sensing data and tools (more than 50, we kid you not!). So, for...

Explore the most exciting and promising startups working with location data #TheNextGeo

Earlier this year, we kicked off a new series that is very close to our hearts at Geoawesomeness - #TheNextGeo. The Next Geo is...
Standardization can have a profound effect on industries and the people they interact with. Done right, standardization can shift innovation of entire industries. Whether we talk about a USB-C as a port standard for devices or containerization in the...
How can an empty address help fight homelessness? By definition, a homeless person is someone without a permanent residence, unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing. Unfortunately, being homeless doesn't just mean that they are without...
Every year, thousands of Geogeeks worldwide celebrate International GIS Day. Guys at GIS Cloud are also joining the celebration by launching another GIS Day Contest with the goal to promote initiatives and project ideas that influence advancement and sustainability...
At some point of time or the other, we have all come across the statement "80% of data has a spatial component", regardless of whether that statement is accurate or not, what makes me wonder is whether 80% of...
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಾಗತ!(Welcome to Bengaluru!) Bengaluru is all set to host State of the Map Asia this year. The conference is next week, November 17–18 at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. This year, the event will bring participants from...
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