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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Geospatial Industry you are a Mess!

Geospatial industry look at yourself in the mirror. Be honest. What do you see? Are you well groomed, carefully put together? Do you clearly express...

Snapchat partners with Foursquare to make location-based ads better

Yesterday Snapchat, the popular multimedia messaging app, filed for an IPO. For us the more interesting news is that at the same time the company...

Boundless Introduces Open GIS Platform for the Enterprise

Open Source software isn't something new nor is it a fringe movement anymore. More and more companies across the world are building solutions and...

Alibaba invests in PlaceIQ – location-based targeting start-up

Alibaba the largest online commerce company in the world has invested in PlaceIQ. The companies did not disclose the value of the deal. PlaceIQ build its business based...

Google acquires Urban Engines to better understand location-based big data

Google has acquired Urban Engines, location-based analytics start-up that aims to help cities and companies better understand urban mobility. The company has been founded in 2014...

Intel to acquire Movidius, a startup that makes chips for drones and indoor mapping

Intel has invested heavily in computer vision and drones in recent times and as part of that vision, they announced their planned acquisition of...

Drones beyond line of sight in USA?: FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones beyond...

The commercial drone industry is expanding fast and is estimated to replace $127 billion worth of existing business services and labor by 2020 (PwC). The...

TripAdvisor acquires Citymaps to improve your travel experience

Travelling is all about location. TripAdvisor - one of the largest online hotel booking platforms seems to be aware of it. Last week the...

Uber quits China and sells business in the country to its rival Didi Chuxing

Today Uber announced that its selling its business in China to the biggest local rival - Didi Chuxing. After a two-year battle that cost the...

This small startup that makes maps for driverless cars just raised $6.6 million

Civil Maps a California startup that creates three-dimensional maps for autonomous cars announced a $6.6 million seed funding round with Ford among investors... and I believe...

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