Welcome to our 16th GeoawesomeQuiz! Have you already tested your geo-knowledge with our previous quizzes? Remember to share your score with the world at the end of the quiz!
With the recent severe drought happening in California, we wanted to do an interview with one of our users from the area, Grant Sharp, Environmental Monitoring Section Manager with the OC Watersheds Division of OC Public Works in Orange County, California. We wanted to get his thoughts
The Copernicus Masters competition is inviting all interested participants to submit outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts involving innovative uses of Earth observation data by 13 July 2015. Along with cash prizes, the winners will receive access to a leading international network, corresponding data, start-up funding, and
Oh, Boy what a week. On Monday we’ve reported that Nokia is selling HERE… Today Yahoo is said to be in talks to buy Foursquare… Some sources says that the deal between Yahoo and Foursquare “is done,” but the final details are still being worked out. The New York based start-up is
Old maps are awesome. They bring us back to times where cartographers were not engineers but artists. Each map from middle ages is a work of art. One of the best know English map maker from medieval times is Ralph Agas 1540 – 1629 a land surveyor with
The idea of using high accuracy GPS/GNSS Geodetic receivers as Earthquake sensors has been around for a while now. The fact that these high accuracy receivers can detect and measure ground displacement in the order of a few millimeters makes them good candidates for an Earthquake early
One year after selling its mobile phone division to Microsoft, Bloomberg Business reports that Nokia is planning to sell its mapping department HERE. The article claims that the Finnish company wants to sell HERE to focus on its wireless-networking business. This is supposed to improve Nokia’s debt and boost its rating from junk status.
“The Sky is the limit only for those who aren’t afraid to fly!” ― Bob Bello They say that our ancestors and the ones before them, have always wanted to take flight and reach for the moon! It has been a few million years since the first humans
Welcome to our GeoawesomeQuiz number 15! Join thousands of Geo Geeks from all around the world who test their Geo-knowledge every week. Every Friday we publish a new test. We don’t promise it will be easy:). Remember to share your results on Facebook or Twitter!
Seven-tenths of the surface of the planet we call home is Ocean and yet we have barely explored the depths of the oceans. Going by some reports, we probably know more about the surface of Moon and Mars more than we know about our Oceans. But that
Recently I came across one of the coolest applications of augmented reality ever. Couple of researchers from UC Davis Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences have developed a sandbox that acts as a real-time interactive, topographical map with contour lines and color shading. When ever you change the
You’ve been living in a lie all your life. Everyday billions of searches are made on Google Maps, helping people navigate their way around the world and Google claims that it is on a ‘never-ending quest for the perfect map’, but the truth is that the geography
Geo-geeks from all over the world! We’ve got already the 14th week of the year which means the 10th GeoawesomeQuiz! Remember to share you score with the World!
Two giants on the global GIS software and service market have joined forces to help improve the management and precision of public sector emergency response software and solutions. Who would expect that? The firms said they would combine efforts to integrate some components of Intergraph’s computer-aided dispatch system
In some parts of the World it’s already the 1st of April which means – Fools’ Day. Google created something awesome for that occasion! You can now play Pac-Man in Google Maps. To play the game you just have to visit Maps website and click on the little Pac-Man icon