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Mapbox introduces dynamically changing boundaries

The decision of how to name an area and where to draw a boundary on a map has always been subject to controversy, as there is no shortage of disputed borders in the world. Recently,...

Ordnance Survey maps to get an upgrade with Mobileye’s location data

After a successful year of pilot projects, the United Kingdom’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, is officially joining forces with Intel’s autonomous driving unit Mobileye to improve its geospatial data offerings. Since the past year,...

Helping farmers move from analog to digital farming with drones and remote sensing

The $5T global agriculture industry still relies on the observations of human scouts to determine crop conditions. This labor-intensive and error-prone method contributes to >50% over-application of costly and environmentally harmful inputs, missed indicators...

Experts detail what to expect across geoindustries in 2019

2018 was an exciting year for the geospatial industry; Google Maps API pulling the rug from under developers’ feet notwithstanding. The power of crowdsourced location data came to fore when Snap Map became the...
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How Indoor mapping is going to change lives in 2019

Take a moment to think about everything that we’ve come to expect from our experiences outdoors. Our base expectations include things like efficient, intelligent...
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Here’s why 2019 is poised to be an exciting year for Geospatial analytics

In the last five years, we’ve witnessed many incredible advances in the geospatial analytics industry. With the ability to launch dozens of small satellites...

2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups List

The wait is finally over! Here is the list of the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups in 2019. 2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies and...

The process behind how the 2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies list was compiled

Before we take a look at the process, I would like to acknowledge the obvious: Any list is biased/flawed at some level and this...

SIASGE – another Latin story

SIASGE (Sistema Italo Argentino de Satélites para la Gestión de Emergencias) stands for Italian-Argentine Satellite System for Emergency Management. It represents a joint programme...

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The future of mapping is living maps

Over the past few decades messaging took over communication, broadcast video shifted to on-demand video, and operating systems took on entirely new forms in...

What A Tiny Atlas Can Show About the State of the World during WWII

This old Atlas is basically a pure propaganda piece, both exaggerating and downplaying German power and influence in the past century.   The Taschenatlas der...

Has Google Assistant shown up on your Google Maps yet?

After weeks of quiet testing and stormy anticipation, Google has finally rolled out Assistant integration within Google Maps this week. And for a change,...

RIP WorldView-4: Remote sensing community loses an icon

A week into the New Year and we have received heartbreaking news from DigitalGlobe, a division of Maxar Technologies. High-resolution commercial earth observation satellite,...
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Calling Geo-Researchers: Help Us by Blogging Your Work!

We want to bridge the disconnect between Geo-research and Geotech. Geographic information systems (GIS) was once a mere...

Map shows when it’s actually supposed to snow in your neighborhood

Much of the northeastern United States received the first snow of 2018 in mid-November – but not many were happy about it. The problem...

Top 100 Geospatial companies from 2016 – Where are they now? Part 2/3

In the previous blog post, I listed the 26 companies including DigitalGlobe and HERE Technologies that were acquired by other companies since...

Planet to acquire Boundless Geospatial!

If 2018 started off on a sad note with the shutdown of Mapzen, it seems to be coming to an end...

Join us, help #Mapthedifference and pay it forward: Fundraising for HOTOSM

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Top 100 Geospatial companies from 2016 – Where are they now? Part 1/3

More than 1000 days have passed since we published the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and startups list back in 2016. We are currently working...

All you need to know about DJI’s new, improved geofencing service

Geofencing is a location-based service which creates virtual boundaries or invisible force fields around real-world geographic areas. This is the technology which keeps a...
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What does Jibestream’s partnership with HERE Venues mean for indoor mapping?

Toronto-based software platform Jibestream entered the indoor-mapping space well before the behemoths of the location industry brought their positioning technologies inside buildings. Its coveted...

How much can you earn in the Geospatial Industry?

Are you considering a career in the geospatial industry? Wondering if you're making enough money for your age and experience level? Want to know...

Esri and Winning

How much winning is enough? Have you been winning so much that you’re tired of winning now? I ask because last month I gave a...

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Can Apple and Google be forced to share their mapping data?

Not really. But, should they be sharing their mapping data? Absolutely – or so believes one of UK’s prominent advocacy groups, Open Data Institute...

Surviving the holidays with Google Maps: A handy guide

Holidays can be stressful. There is so much planning and preparation, gift shopping, partying and travelling involved that this season can take a toll...

User requirements survey on Big Earth data: help us to improve future data services

Users of large volumes of geospatial data are currently challenged. With Copernicus, Europe’s flagship Earth Observation programme directed by the European Commission, there has...

Meet Beeline – the startup that is reinventing the compass for the digital age...

Thanks to GPS/GNSS, we are all habituated to using our smartphones to navigate from A to B. When you are a pedestrian this approach...
Mapillary detected traffic signs in OpenStreetMap's iD Editor

More than a crowdsourced map: How OpenStreetMap is becoming a mapping standard, and why...

Standardization can have a profound effect on industries and the people they interact with. Done right, standardization can shift innovation of entire industries. Whether...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
The decision of how to name an area and where to draw a boundary on a map has always been subject to controversy, as there is no shortage of disputed borders in the world. Recently, Mapbox released dynamically changing boundaries via...
After a successful year of pilot projects, the United Kingdom’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, is officially joining forces with Intel’s autonomous driving unit Mobileye to improve its geospatial data offerings. Since the past year, Ordnance Survey has been integrating...
The $5T global agriculture industry still relies on the observations of human scouts to determine crop conditions. This labor-intensive and error-prone method contributes to >50% over-application of costly and environmentally harmful inputs, missed indicators of emergent conditions that suppress...
2018 was an exciting year for the geospatial industry; Google Maps API pulling the rug from under developers’ feet notwithstanding. The power of crowdsourced location data came to fore when Snap Map became the unofficial source of on-ground reporting...
Take a moment to think about everything that we’ve come to expect from our experiences outdoors. Our base expectations include things like efficient, intelligent navigation to our destinations and real-time location information about those journeys using apps like Waze....
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