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Uses of GIS for Watershed and Water Resource Management – Webinar

As an introduction for a webinar scheduled for this Thursday (February 23rd) by GIS Cloud, we bring you an article about a few uses of GIS Cloud for Watershed Management. Examples, such as recent problems...

This video ultimately explains why all world maps are wrong

Projecting a round surface of the Earth on a flat surface is not an easy task. Scientists are trying to find an optimal way to do it for centuries. In fact the most common...

My problem with Geospatial TED Talks so far…

I just love TED Talks. Wonderful, humorous, inspiring speakers. Many short and punchy. Some like: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8] made me smile and even clap my hands at the end. Others like: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY] had me laughing and nodding my...

How Machine Learning is helping Google predict the wind better

When Google first launched its moonshot "Project Loon" to provide internet connectivity to farthest corners of the world by launching dozens of balloons, the thought process was, as one balloon drifted away, another would...
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Scientists discovered a new continent and called it Zealandia

Researchers claim to have discovered a new continent mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific. Scientists behind the study say that New Zealand and New...

This amazing Google Maps timelapse will take you on the tour around the world

Google Maps and Google Earth are amazing tools. We are so used to them that we tend to forget how they have changed our...

Why the PSLV-C37 launch is a ‘big deal’ for commercial Earth Observation

Rocket launches are always exciting but tomorrow's PSLV-C37 mission is probably the most exciting mission for someone following the developments in the commercial Earth Observation...

Fighting Natural Hazards with Satellite Products

Year after year, somewhere on Earth, natural or manmade disasters cause loss of life and widespread destruction, frequently spawning refugee situations. Major disasters can...

ArcGIS will now offer satellite imagery and a powerful remote sensing analytics

Today Esri announced that it has partnered with DigitalGlobe, and Harris to offer ArcGIS users access to a library of satellite imagery along with analytical and deep...

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Making open imagery accessible: OpenAerialMap comes out of beta

Open satellite and aerial imagery can be difficult to find, access and use. For HOT and our humanitarian partners, open imagery has been critical...

Love from above. Satellite images reveal that love is all around us.

Love and geography go together well! These satellite images from TerraServer.com reveal that love is all around us. 1. Galešnjak Island, Croatia Image taken on 2016-10-31, 43.9785357, 15.3811181 2....

Top 14 maps and charts that explain Valentine’s Day

Every February 14, across the world flowers, chocolates and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. There are a...

Mapping Health: How GIS Contributes to Public Wellness

Medical mapping is not a new concept.  It has been part of the healthcare landscape since ancient times; medical geography is mentioned in the...

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Amazon acquired a patent that could help drones break barrier of distance

In December 2016, Amazon Prime Air has completed the first legit drone delivery. It was a significant milestone for both the retail and the...

This beautiful map shows traces of humankind around the world

Humans have changed the surface of the Earth much more and much faster than any other species before us. In nature, we observe many...

Intermediate Python Programming with “ArcGIS Blueprints” – book review

“ArcGIS Blueprints” is a book for ArcGIS Desktop programmers who want to improve their Python programming skills and look beyond Python scripting. Whereas the...

Confused by Mobile GIS?

Mobile ArcGIS has been slow to take off. Part of the reason we suspect is due to the confusion around mobile GIS in general...

Building Mapping Applications? Then Esri DevSummit in Washington DC is For You

For 12 years now, Esri DevSummit continues to be the globally premier conference for geospatial developers, and next week, for the 5th year in...

Spectral Analysis using your Smartphone? There is an app for that!

Our smartphones can do a lot of things but one thing that they weren't used for, is Remote sensing. At least, not until researchers...

Why Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl drone show is a great news for UAV mapping?

Drones have stolen the show of this year’s Super Bowl Half Time performance. A fleet of Intel's 300 flying devices was dancing behind Lady Gaga...

The future of Earth Observation. Predictions by Dr. Keith Beckett, Chief Scientist at UrtheCast

To date, the model for geoanalytics has tended to be very transactional: request imagery, analyze imagery, deliver imagery analysis results. Earth Observation is now...

Planet Labs acquired Google’s satellite imagery unit Terra Bella

The Planet Labs, one of the leading satellite and mapping startups, announced that it had acquired the Terra Bella - a satellite imaging unit of Google. Google started its...

Top 9 maps and charts that explain Super Bowl

Each year, on a Sunday at the end of January or beginning of February, tens of millions of Americans declare their unofficial holiday. More...

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GIS In Tourism – Building an Interactive Map of the Island of Šolta

Tourist maps are one of the most widespread uses of GIS and online mapping, that is accessible and useful for a wide variety of...

Artificial Intelligence set to accelerate in 2017. Predictions by Pieter Gillegot-Vergauwen, VP Product Marketing,...

Maps have existed for thousands of years and are still evolving to continue meeting users’ diverse and changing needs. Part of this evolution is...

Uber is now an “Open self-driving vehicle platform”

Uber and Daimler have announced a partnership that will enable the German automotive corporation to "own and operate their own self-driving cars on Uber’s...

Getting Rich with GIS? That is just what Uber have done.

Getting Rich with GIS? That is just what Uber have done. They are one great example of an organization using the ability to answer a core ‘where’...

Top 13 maps and charts that explain immigration to the US

Over the centuries, millions of people from around the globe were attracted by the American Dream and came to be the US for a...

Founder of Blackboard and SocialRadar appointed as a new CEO of PrecisionHawk

Drone mapping industry is growing incredibly fast, and it is here to stay. It's not one of the tech bubbles. It solves many important problems...

Tesla will get ‘Fully Self-driving Capability’ in 3-6 months

Elon Musk has never been the one to shy away from making bold claims and pushing the boundary of what is possible, while other...

Amazing GPS doodles that turned workouts into art

Smartwatches, GPS-equipped wearables, fitness apps... Tracking your location while working out is easier and more accessible than ever before. It's also very useful and frankly...

Geo behind every corner, even if you don’t expect it. Predictions by Ernest Earon,...

Is “GIS is everywhere” a redundant statement? Aside from the rather poor (though literal) pun, I argue that it is redundant. I propose that...

Designing “Irresistible Web APIs” – book review

More and more businesses are creating web APIs. This is because APIs can add business value to a company as it offers developers an...

Apple is releasing AirPods tracker for locating your lost earbuds

If you own a pair of Apple's new wireless earbuds - AirPods you will sooner or later face a problem of loosing one of...

Geospatial Rising and Falling Stars for 2017. Predictions from Ryan Goodman, CEO of CMaps...

In 2017, we will see continued growth in geospatial technology in all forms. The technological advancements we are experiencing on a day to day...

Radio Garden is map-based website with radio stations across the world

So you think that no map-based project can still surprise you? Take a look at Radio Garden... This amazing website will let you explore live...

GIS is like Sizzler isn’t it?

I admit it. I love Sizzler. When I lived in England the food was … truly bloody awful! Then one sunny day a Ponderosa...

Google Maps will be soon showing parking availability data

It is estimated that even up to 30% of traffic on some streets may be related to searching for a parking spot. It often...

Top 14 maps and charts that explain NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is a military alliance originally established in 1949 with 12 member states, including America, Britain and France. The...

Uber hires former Google’s head of search to lead its maps division

Amit Singhal, Google's former Head of Google Search who left the company in February 2016 has just joined Uber as senior vice president of...

2017 – The Year Of Collaborative Mapping – Dino Ravnić, CEO of GIS Cloud

Throughout the years, maps have become a commodity. Simple mapping services providing basemaps and simple API have enabled thousands of lightweight location-based applications. Many...

This bike sat nav is all about the journey and freedom

Commuting on bike in a city gives you freedom. You're not stuck in a traffic, you can ride on bike lines, streets and sidewalks. You can explore...

TomTom acquired a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup

Today TomTom announced that it has acquired a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup called Autonomos. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Autonomos was founded in 2012 by...
As an introduction for a webinar scheduled for this Thursday (February 23rd) by GIS Cloud, we bring you an article about a few uses of GIS Cloud for Watershed Management. Examples, such as recent problems with the Oroville Dam in...
Projecting a round surface of the Earth on a flat surface is not an easy task. Scientists are trying to find an optimal way to do it for centuries. In fact the most common map projection that we use...
I just love TED Talks. Wonderful, humorous, inspiring speakers. Many short and punchy. Some like: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8] made me smile and even clap my hands at the end. Others like: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY] had me laughing and nodding my head in agreement. The topics are...
When Google first launched its moonshot "Project Loon" to provide internet connectivity to farthest corners of the world by launching dozens of balloons, the thought process was, as one balloon drifted away, another would be ready to take its...
Researchers claim to have discovered a new continent mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific. Scientists behind the study say that New Zealand and New Caledonia aren't regular island chains but they're a part of a single, 4.9 million-square-kilometer (1.89...
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