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Citymapper starts cab service in London while Uber gets banned

Talk about timing! Urban transport startup Citymapper is starting a shared cab service in London in collaboration with UK’s black cab app, Gett. The initial service is being offered on a fixed route which...
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Would you survive a nuke attack on your city?

Between North Korea’s obsession with showing off its military might, US President Donald Trump’s “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” comments, and the limbo on Iran nuclear agreement, the news cycle has...
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You can now add video reviews to Google Maps

Earlier this year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed how Google Maps is on its way to becoming the company’s next billion-dollar business. One of the ways to that end would be to suggest to...

Esri’s New Podcast Explores How Location Technology Helps Businesses

Esri has announced the launch of its latest podcast "Esri & The Science of Where", a weekly podcast where they explore how location-based technologies help businesses. The podcast will feature executives, thought leaders, industry analysts,...
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ESA launches the 1st MOOC on Radar Remote Sensing

With the advent of drones and drone mapping, remote sensing has now finally entered mainstream usage. A large community of people are already using...

This startup is dissecting cellphone data to solve transportation problems

Our cellphones generate billions of signals when we call someone, send a text, or simply browse the Internet. Telecom companies have been known to...

Satellite images reveal the scale of devastation of Hurricane Irma

Last week Digital Globe published a series of striking satellite images taken before and after Hurricane Irma. It shows a terrible scale of destruction...

Google Earth VR gets Street View imagery upgrade

Google gave us the best use case for virtual reality by quietly putting the whole world within our reach with its Google Earth VR...

5 myths about coding web maps that make it look hard

It’s a great feeling when you’ve finally decided that you will learn how code your first web map! You’re excited and ready to get...
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Biggest satellite industry fails of 2017

Biggest satellite industry fails of 2017

Nobody said launching a satellite is easy. After all, it does require rocket science. But this year is far from over and we have...

Study Projects an Expected $10.12 Billion Global Value in GIS by 2023

The market surrounding geospatial information sciences and systems is projected to reach exponentially greater global financial relevance towards the new decade. This "GIS" market -...

Stuck in Florida? Check Google Maps for real-time road closure updates

As Florida braces for Hurricane Irma’s impact over this weekend, Governor Rick Scott is urging citizens to leverage technology to stay safe and updated...

Google upgrades Street View cameras after 8 years for AI-based mapping

Have you ever looked at a Google Street View picture and felt that the image looks a li’l washed out? Like this one: It’s because...
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How Hurricane Harvey helped Snap Map shed its ‘creepy AF’ status

Snapchat’s Snap Map debuted in June this year, but it wasn’t until Harvey flooded Texas in late August that the nifty location-sharing tool finally...

Harvey’s insane lightning mapped by NOAA is both spectacular and scary

Earlier this year, NOAA calibrated and validated the earth viewing instruments on GOES-16, its most advanced weather satellite. Among these instruments was the Geostationary...

A drone that doesn’t sound like a swarm of angry bees

Remember the recent NASA study which concluded that the buzzing sound of drones annoys people to no end? Well, DJI certainly took note of...

How Google Maps is using machine learning to ease our parking woes

If you drive in a crowded city, you must have learned by now that even if you know the route to a place, it’s...

Mapping International Trade

Trade deficits and protectionism are making headlines across the globe but how exactly does the flow of international trade look like? The global market...

Mapping a violent force of tornados

Nature can be as beautiful as violent. It can amaze, but it also brings a force of destruction: tornados and hurricanes. At the same...

Missed out on attending State of the Map 2017? Here are all the talks

The 10th annual State of the Map conference was held earlier this month in Japan. According to the organisers over 200 participants attended one...

Esri World Imagery + OpenStreetMap = Awesomeness!

The community of 4 million collecting and using geo data for the common good of all now has another addition to its growing catalog...

Top 20 maps and charts that explain North Korea

North Korea is one of the world's most secretive societies. Its citizens cannot travel abroad and have almost no contact with the external world....

Descartes Labs raises $30 million to create a data refinery of the physical world

Descartes Labs, a satellite data analytics startup based out Santa Fe, USA has announced that it has raised $30 million in a series B...

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Foursquare says its location data can predict Amazon, Walmart’s next acquisition

The battle of the biggest shopping haven in the United States is hotting up with both Amazon and Walmart on a buying spree of...

A new platform for scalable error detection in OpenStreetMap data

It's no secret that Apple has been placing a lot of emphasis on improving its maps and location-based services. In fact, the company is...
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The curious case of Accuweather and other apps selling our location data

Accuweather is making headlines, but not because thousands of people used it to find out the optimal viewing conditions for the Great American Eclipse...

This ridiculous walking distance map is actually awesome

When I browse the web looking for cool maps, I find a lot of very interesting but from the cartographic stand point, boring projects....

Using aerial data to augment stand count management

Plants thrive in sunlight and the farmer makes sure that crops are arranged and planted in a manner that will allow them to get...

10 questions about the Great American Eclipse 2017

As we inch closer to the rare act of cosmic providence which is expected to be “the most photographed, most shared, most tweeted in...
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Know before you go with Google Maps’ new Q&A feature

You know all those times you had to juggle between Google Maps and other apps because you wanted to find out more about the...

DJI’s drones go into stealth mode following US Army ban

DJI has always been the US Army’s go-to off-the-shelf drone supplier. Its equipment has received over 300 exemptions till date to be used by...

Where Are People Most Fluent in Emoji and What is Their Native Language?

In the 1870s L. L. Zamenhof created Esperanto in attempt to connect the world through a universal language. Little did he know that if he...

Look back at your old check-ins with the new Foursquare Swarm

Our smartphones are practically flooded with social media apps these days, several of which we haven’t even opened in weeks. But if there’s one...

This startup is changing the way travel time search is done

Imagine you are looking for a flat to rent around your office. Usually, you would google for a property site, enter your zip code,...

Apply now: Apple is looking for map tech and GIS experts

Apple is on a hiring spree. The company is looking for people who are skilled in the areas of mapping, geospatial information services, navigation...
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A Vision for Google Earth

Geoawesomeness recently published a blog outlining a major new development for Google Earth for Chrome i.e. Google Earth as a social networking platform. I’m...

Top 11 maps that explain Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies above North America, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, plunging...

3DR’s fall from being the ‘American DJI’ to just one of its many partners

There’s no shame in admitting defeat. But when you are admitting defeat to your old nemesis, it’s got to sting a bit. In times...

Mapping cities using Airbnb ratings

How would your city look like, if you mapped the perceptions of tourists about different parts of the city using data from Airbnb? Beñat Arregi,...
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Why doesn’t anyone want to run the world’s largest telescope?

It sounds like a lifetime opportunity for any astronomer. A $1.2 million compensation package sprinkled with cool incentives like free accommodation to oversee the...

This visualization maps speed of thousands rides and runs

Strava is a popular cycling and running app that is known to the mapping community from its awesome heat map of rides and runs....

How Earth will look like 250 million years from now

Our planet is continuously in motion. Continents are floating on tectonic plates at different speeds from 1 to even over 10cm a year. Recently...

The pedal-powered adventures of a GPS artist

Earlier today, a Boeing Dreamliner drew a Boeing Dreamliner 42,000 feet up in the air. How? It flew nonstop for 18 hours along a...
Talk about timing! Urban transport startup Citymapper is starting a shared cab service in London in collaboration with UK’s black cab app, Gett. The initial service is being offered on a fixed route which was found to be underserved...
Between North Korea’s obsession with showing off its military might, US President Donald Trump’s “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” comments, and the limbo on Iran nuclear agreement, the news cycle has left many of us feeling...
Earlier this year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed how Google Maps is on its way to becoming the company’s next billion-dollar business. One of the ways to that end would be to suggest to the 1 billion users of...
Esri has announced the launch of its latest podcast "Esri & The Science of Where", a weekly podcast where they explore how location-based technologies help businesses. The podcast will feature executives, thought leaders, industry analysts, technologists, and Esri experts discussing...
With the advent of drones and drone mapping, remote sensing has now finally entered mainstream usage. A large community of people are already using optical remote sensing to keep track of their farms and many other cool applications. "Echoes from...
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