Mapbox acquires MapData to help build its AR based Maps SDK

It's been less than a month since Mapbox announced it's mammoth $164 million funding round led by Softbank (Read: Softbank leads $164 million Series...

Facebook will show ads based on stores you visited in person

If you had any doubt that there was a clear separation between your offline life and online activities, Facebook's latest announcement on offline conversions certainly...
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Geovation Hub: How Ordnance Survey is promoting Geo innovation in UK

Back in 2005, when Google Maps was launched, maps were predominantly printed on paper. It’s difficult to imagine it today but paper maps meant...

Why didn’t Apple want to buy either TomTom or HERE?

When Apple launched its Maps back in 2012, it was a total failure (at least from a user perspective). The company stitched together spatial data from...

Sundar Pichai tells how Google plans to make money off Maps

Google Maps is used by more than a billion users every month, and yet it has remained Alphabet’s one of most under-monetized assets. But,...

Apple nabs Google, NASA staff for sat imagery, AR, autonomous cars

The last few weeks have seen Apple quietly adding some very, very smart people to its talent pool. The tech giant has roped in...

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...

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...

With the new location feeds Twitter is finally making use of geographic information

We've been always complaining about the way Twitter uses location information. Although a huge number of users geotag their tweets, Twitter was never able to...

With Drive, Mapbox now has its sights on the in-car navigation market

Mapbox is one of the coolest geo-startups out there today and earlier this month, they announced a new SDK - Mapbox Drive! The latest SDK...

PwC opens drone mapping division in Poland and it’s a milestone for the whole...

If you’ve ever had a chance to work with one of the Big Four consulting firms you must have noticed that these guys are good with...

Apple opens Maps production unit in Hyderabad, India with 4000 employees

How to tell if a mapping company is mature? When it opens a data production unit in India. Today Apple announced the opening of a...

Waze is testing Uber-like ride-sharing service

Last July Google owned Waze rolled out a ride sharing service in Israel. Now Waze is expanding the service to San Francisco. The choice of...

Drones will replace $127bn worth of human work according to PwC

Google and Amazon are both planning to launch drone-based delivery services next year. But according to the new report by PwC - one of the...

List of all mapping start-ups acquired by Apple

When Apple launched its Maps back in 2012 it quickly became the laughing-stock of the internet. Streets and town were missing, famous landmarks were...

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