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Watch two cities face off in a massive GPS art challenge

Move over Mannequin. Take a hike single-finger selfie. There’s a new challenge in town and it is totally awesome! BuzzFeed & T-Mobile got two...

The expected trends and technological advancements in near future on Location Based Services

Location data is a vital part of the mobile experience and enables some of the most widely used mobile apps, which can be used...

Snapchat buys Placed to prove location advertising leads to sales

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has acquired location analytics firm Placed to show its advertisers how online advertising leads to offline store visits and purchases....

New emergency locator beacon takes ‘search’ out of ‘search and rescue’

For more than four decades now, airlines, ships and hikers have been using emergency locator beacons that were developed in the 1970s to transmit...

Google is testing indoor positioning technology through Tango devices

Google’s I/O developer’s conference always packs in a lot of punch and this year was no exception. The company made a host of announcements...

Now, you can build your own Indoor App with this Indoor Positioning Engine SDK

There are a ton of (outdoor) navigation apps that ensure that we never get lost while trying to reach our destination but there are...

Inside Geo IoT: Intelligent geolocation of assets and people

The ability to determine our location (outdoors) in a precise way is an integral part of our daily lives. We use it to navigate,...

Yik Yak and the anonymous local network

As of April 28th, the controversial application Yik Yak is shutting down. Its main premise was simple yet innovative, a way for local communities...

USGS “Water On-the-Go” App Helps Keep Texans Safe with Current Stream Conditions

For more than 100 years, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has monitored flow in selected streams and rivers across Texas. The information collected at...

A big comeback of location sharing. First Google and now Facebook. Who will be...

Location-sharing is not a new idea. Remember Foursquare, Gowalla, and Google Latitude among others? Most of these services don't exist anymore. The value proposition...

Business Intelligence Driven Through Real-Time Data and Social Maps

When faced with a power outage, the last thing I want to do is to figure out the customer service number of the Utility...

You can now find King Kong’s Skull Island on Google Maps

Long awaited monster movie Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 10th, 2017. Universal Pictures and Legendary joined forces with Google Maps team to promote the...

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...

Play Pokémon Go while enjoying your cup of coffee at Starbucks

Since the release of Pokémon Go, Niantic - the company behind it - is the undisputed leader of location-based gaming. Despite the drop of the hype,...

Let your loved ones know you’re safe with Google’s new safety app

In the ever-connected world that we live in, it can be worrisome not to know the exact whereabouts of a loved one; or sometimes...

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