Is Uber becoming a mapping company? It seems so. The company is heavily investing in maps. Two months ago we’ve been reporting that Uber, first alone and then in a consortium with Baidu – Chinese internet and mapping giant, was bidding to acquire Nokia’s mapping business – HERE for around $3bln.
Summer vacation time. Finally. Dreaming about going to paradise islands? First take our test! As always remember to share your score with the world! And to check out our other GeoawesomeQuizzes! PARADISE ISLANDS CHALLENGE CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THESE ISLANDS BASED ON SATELLITE IMAGES? DID YOU LIKE THE QUIZ? SUBSCRIBE
Google Maps is arguably one of the most famous Geospatial applications ever. Overnight, it transformed the way we navigate and made it mainstream to use a digital map to get from Point A to Point B. Before Google Maps came along, most people were still using paper
Every year TeleGeography – a telecom data research firm, releases a stunning map related to global communications. This year’s map shows global submarine internet cables. We are not aware of it but 99% of all international data is transmitted via this under water network. Without them, the
Time. It’s everywhere and it’s unstoppable. We use clocks and calendars everyday but how much do we actually know about it. Let’s test it. Remember to share your score with the world! And to check out our other GeoawesomeQuizzes! THE TIME CHALLENGE DID YOU LIKE THE QUIZ? SUBSCRIBE TO OUR
We did an interview with Sean Grant with the Vivaldi Arborists from Sweden that have been using GIS Cloud apps in their workflow. BACKGROUND GIS Cloud: Can you give us some basic information about projects you are doing and why was there a need for a cloud based solution? Sean
If you’re FedEx, UPS or DHL you have in place advanced routing system which allows you to manage, dispatch, route and monitor thousands of delivery tracks across the world. But if you’re a local entrepreneur with a small fleet of cars. you won’t invest in developing your
Smell is important yet the most unappreciated sense. It is the only sense which is almost impossible to imitate by technology. Look at our smartphones. They see, they hear, they sense our touch but they don’t recognise odours, and I don’t expect them to do it anytime soon.
The first satellite in the two-satellite-mission, Sentinel-2A, is going to be launched this night. The launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 23 June is set for 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST). A Vega launcher is going to take the satellite into space. For everybody who
Working with geographic data typically implies the use of some software. At the beginning of the GIS age, from the 1980s on, the “blockbusters” of geographic software production such as ESRI, ERDAS and MapInfo were the first to realize the concept of splitting spatial and attribute information.
One of the biggest advantages Google maps has over its competition is the accuracy of its real-time traffic information and it didn’t really come as a surprise when they acquired the Israeli startup Waze for around $1 Billion. Traffic data is incredibly valuable and is a critical
Space exploration has never ceased to amaze us all and has for a long time now been the crux of many science fiction movies, the dream of many engineers and space scientists. At some stage or the other, you might have heard the saying “It’s not really
Garmin is well-known for making rugged and reliable GPS equipment for aviation and sailing. It is also one of the pioneers in the running watch industry. The strategy of Garmin seems to be simple: find a niche, build a high quality GPS-enabled solution and dominate the whole market
This week we’ve got for you something cool – The tube map challenge. Try to recognise a city based on its tube map. Check it out and have fun! Remember to share your score with the world! And to check out our other GeoawesomeQuizzes! THE TUBE MAP CHALLENGE
Mapbox – one of our favorite mapping platforms, has raised $52.55 million in a Series B round of funding, which is one of the biggest rounds ever in the world of mapping and location-based startups. Nice! The company was founded in Washington D.C. in 2010, and started to