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Flooding in Somalia due to Cyclone Sagar, Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, Earthquake in Osaka in Japan, Volcanic eruption in Hawaii - All around the world, relief workers and governments are...

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 We are currently working on updating that list (pretty outdated by now, actually) with...

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 supported drone from accidently venturing into a sensitive no-fly-zone, for...
There’s a strong area of overlap between Jibestream and Here Venues. So, why did the two competitors decide to collaborate? | By Ishveena Singh

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 client list features the world’s biggest malls, airports, hospitals, corporates,...

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...

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...

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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...
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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...

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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...

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...
What would happen if GPS failed? By Ishveena Singh

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...
Flooding in Somalia due to Cyclone Sagar, Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, Earthquake in Osaka in Japan, Volcanic eruption in Hawaii - All around the world, relief workers and governments are increasingly relying upon OpenStreetMap (OSM)...
More than 1000 days have passed since we published the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and startups list back in 2016. We are currently working on updating that list (pretty outdated by now, actually) with the panel going through each...
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 supported drone from accidently venturing into a sensitive no-fly-zone, for example, an airport, nuclear power...
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 client list features the world’s biggest malls, airports, hospitals, corporates, and even the Pentagon. And...
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 if a startup is better for your career in the long run or a job...
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