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This startup is capturing full-color videos of Earth in extraordinary detail

It may look like SimCity, but it is real-life. You can just picture intelligence agencies rubbing their hands with glee thinking of the sheer possibilities it could enable. UK-based geospatial startup Earth-i’s VividX2 satellite...

The human fingerprint in dramatic freshwater depletion around the world

“Holy cow, this is garbage!” That’s the reaction scientists gave back in 2002, when they first saw the data being sent by NASA’s just-launched Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission – which was...
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Aclima to scale intelligent air pollution mapping platform with $24M funding

Remember Aclima, the tech startup helping Google map air pollution in places like San Francisco and London? Well, it just raised a cool $24 million in Series A funding to expand its air quality...

How to Master Geospatial Analysis with Python

For a long time, there was no reference book available with the most-used geospatial Python libraries, nor one that marks the transition from Python 2 to 3 – an important landmark because Python 3...
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After launching its first fully owned maps this week, Apple is now officially ‘a...

When Apple Maps launched back in 2012 is was far from being perfect. The quality of mapping data was terrible, the app was lacking...

Location awareness without GPS or (indoor) maps? No problem! Navisens thinks it has the...

It's not often that you come across a geo-startup that has its roots in the PhD thesis of its founder, let alone be mentioned...

Google Maps is asking users for real-time information on road closures

One of the most awesome things about Israeli crowdsourced navigation company Waze, which Google acquired in 2013, is that it allows drivers to log...

Facebook is hiring OSM experts for its Maps team

Facebook is looking for two GIS industry experts for full-time contractual positions based out of its California, US headquarters. The social media giant wants...

SMAPSHOT: a participatory time machine for Switzerland

Historical images are a priceless source of geographic data, they recorded the past landscape with a high resolution when satellite images were not available....

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This new Google Earth tool will bring out your inner nerd

Google is hailing it as ‘one of the most requested features for Google Earth’ and we can just see why. The shiny new Measure...

“If Stripe is for payments and Twilio is for communications, Radar is for location.”...

Most apps that we use on a regular basis use location in one form or the other - weather, mobility, social media, camera, photos,...

You got a warrant, officer? SC sides with location data privacy

In a major win for privacy advocates, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that police cannot ask cellular service carriers to provide a...

Google Street View cars to fuel real-time pollution map in London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is in no mood to make light of his city’s reputation as one of the most polluted in Europe. Come...
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New EOS platform lets you run image processing tasks in browser

Most of your image analysis tasks that required ENVI or Erdas Imagine software are now available online thanks to EOS Platform. This new game-changing...

Location data reveals troubling reality of distracted driving in United States

We shouldn’t use our cell phones while driving, we all know that. But how many of us actually follow the rules of keeping the...

911 will soon take location data from your iPhone during emergencies

In emergencies, knowing the location of the person in distress is the single most important factor for first responders. Apple knows that all too...

French politician wants to tackle rodent infestation with real-time ‘rat map’

So, this is a map you don’t expect to see every day. Riddled with tiny rat icons, what you see above is a catalogue...
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Meet Awesome Maps – the startup that is bringing the awesome back to maps!...

In an age where maps are almost always digital and are designed to highlight places of interest rather than to look like a work...

This drone software lets you generate live thermal maps without Internet

We have always maintained that DroneDeploy is one of the best mapping software out there. It’s the only drone mapping solution that lets you...

Mapfit raises $5.5m to keep disrupting the mapping industry

Mapfit is a New York-based startup that managed to outsmart the mapping industry and developed the platform that can analyze hundreds of IoT data sources and...

This new feature in GIS Cloud app lets you collect lines & polygons in...

Last week GIS Cloud launched a new feature for their Mobile Data Collection app, a simple solution for real-time field location and attribute data...
Embed apple maps on your website using MapKit JS

You can now embed Apple Maps into websites using MapKit JS (beta)

If you watched the WWDC keynote this year then you already know there wasn't any major Apple Maps related announcement. However, one small development...

Winnie-the-Pooh’s original Hundred Acre Wood map to be auctioned in London

Our much-loved childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh always knew how to enrich our lives with pearls of wisdom, like: “You can’t stay in your corner of...

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Finally! iOS 12 will bring Google Maps, Waze to Apple CarPlay

Ever since Apple launched CarPlay in 2014, the tech giant has tried to tie down its users in a monogamous relationship with Apple Maps....

Uber’s amazing geospatial data viz tool joins the open source community

Imagine a geospatial data visualization tool that doesn’t require coding, works in the browser, doesn’t need to be installed, can render millions of GPS...

Meet Argis – the startup that is bringing GIS data into the three-dimensional world...

The world is not flat, so why should our maps be in 2D? When you think 3D maps, Augmented reality comes to mind. Augmented...

Digital Mapping: A Tale of Two Industries

Is Digital Mapping cutting edge, with lots of innovation?  Or is it mature, and very slow to change? It depends on who you ask. For those...

Couldn’t attend Mapbox Locate? Here’s everything you missed!

Last week, 1,400 geospatial developers and technologists converged in San Francisco for a two-day user conference organized by location data platform Mapbox. While it...

Uber self-driving car crash fallout: Arizona program shuttered, 300 laid off

Two months after one of its driverless vehicles killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona Uber is shutting down its self-driving cars program in the...

Mapbox upgrades its SDK for Unity to rival Google’s location-based gamification

A couple of months ago, when Google opened up its Maps API to let developers use real-world maps in their gaming universe, we were...

This map shows the expansion of Netflix over the past two decades

Netflix has gone through a whirlwind of changes since it began in 1997 as a DVD-by-mail service. The company transformed the way we watch TV....

This startup is using Location Intelligence to be the Bloomberg of the real estate...

Real Estate is something that has always fascinated me. It is amazing how a million factors come together in determining the price of a...

PAZ – the new “peace” satellite

Paz is the Spanish word for “peace” and regardless of its meaning the PAZ mission indeed constitutes a flagship mission of the Spanish Space...

The Great Wall of China’s greatest saviors? 3D-imaging drones and AI

The Great Wall of China is indeed one of the greatest wonders of the world, but when you are more than 2,000 years old,...

This map shows which countries censor the Internet today?

Internet censorship happens right across the world. In some places access to social media is forbidden, in others, such as the UK, internet service...

Tinder’s new location-based feature is making us want to swipe left

Remember how we told you Tinder was all set to roll out “really sexy” location-based features this year? Well, now that the details...

This mapping startup automatically generates more accurate maps than Google, TomTom and HERE

Mapfit - a New York-based startup is quietly disrupting the map making industry. For the past two years, the company has been developing the platform...

Meet Gather – the social startup that is using geospatial data and data science...

Over 2 billion people across the world use Facebook every day and close to 4.2 billion people have access to the internet (source). With...

Top 10 maps and charts that explain the British Royal Family

The British royal family has long been a source of fascination for the entire world. No other monarchy of any other nation sparkes the...

New Zealand is super peeved about being left off world maps

You probably didn’t even notice it till we brought it to your attention, but the problem is real, y’all. People just keep forgetting to...

Will you help Pokémon Go makers create AR maps of Earth?

The potential of augmented reality (AR) is not lost on Niantic, especially after the runaway success of Pokémon Go. Now, as the game maker...

Meet ResilientGrid – the startup that is using GIS to develop the next-gen infrastructure...

Infrastructure control rooms - for most of us that is something that we have only seen in movies and yet they have a huge...

Sentinel-3B launch and first images

The second Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite, Sentinel-3B, was launched on 25 April 2018 to join its twin satellite Sentinel-3A in orbit. Flying in the same...
It may look like SimCity, but it is real-life. You can just picture intelligence agencies rubbing their hands with glee thinking of the sheer possibilities it could enable. UK-based geospatial startup Earth-i’s VividX2 satellite is revolutionizing earth observation, and...
“Holy cow, this is garbage!” That’s the reaction scientists gave back in 2002, when they first saw the data being sent by NASA’s just-launched Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission – which was tasked to track freshwater in...
Remember Aclima, the tech startup helping Google map air pollution in places like San Francisco and London? Well, it just raised a cool $24 million in Series A funding to expand its air quality monitoring program. Aclima’s environmental monitoring sensors...
For a long time, there was no reference book available with the most-used geospatial Python libraries, nor one that marks the transition from Python 2 to 3 – an important landmark because Python 3 has fixed many issues under...
When Apple Maps launched back in 2012 is was far from being perfect. The quality of mapping data was terrible, the app was lacking some key features, Australian police warned that using Apple Maps can cause life-threatening situations. Over...
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