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...

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...

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook: Some Maps Fixes Out Already, More This Year

Launching Apple Maps with iOS6 was definitely one of the most embarrassing events in the recent Apple history. It was (is?) just terrible! Apple has fired...

Why would you use OpenStreetMap if there is Google Maps?

If you're a GeoGeek, cartographer, developer or you simply need to find a particular place on a map you've got two main mapping environments...

HERE acquisition approved by German antitrust authority

In July we reported that HERE has been acquired by the consortium of German carmakers (BMW, Daimler and Audi) in the biggest mapping deal...

Esri Acquires Geoloqi – LBS Solutions Provider

Geographic software company Esri announced Monday it will acquire Geoloqi, a location-based services platform that provides geolocation tools to developers creating apps for mobile...

Apple extends partnership with TomTom as a major map provider

TomTom has been a major mapping data provider for Apple maps since 2012 when Apple launched its Maps app trying to compete with Google. Today...

Cocktail of Technologies for Smart Cities: The role of Geospatial Tech

The concept of Smart Cities has been gaining momentum in the last few years. I believe it is a natural progression considering that more...

PrecisionHawk raises $18M to bring drone safety to the next level

As millions of drones started to fly over skies around the world, safety became a major issue. PrecisionHawk, a North Carolina-based company that is addressing this...

Who Is The Winner Of Apple Maps Failure? – Waze

The poor quality of Apple’s new maps app and official apologies by Tim Cook, temporarily boosted usage for other map applications. But it didn’t...

Nokia wants to sell its mapping division HERE

One year after selling its mobile phone division to Microsoft, Bloomberg Business reports that Nokia is planning to sell its mapping department HERE. The article claims that the...

DigitalGlobe and GeoEye – Seeing the World Together

How much can change over 2 days in an Industry? Looks like the answer to that Question is a lot when it comes to...

Audi, BMW and Daimler will close the deal to buy Nokia’s HERE by the...

The story behind Nokia selling HERE started when the company decided to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for close to $15 bln and to twist its core...

General Electric and Google enter mapping partnership

General Electric (GE) and Google enter into a partnership that allows GE to integrate Google maps data into its Smallworld utility product. Smallworld is...

How wireless carriers are making money on selling your location?

Most of us are more or less aware that in the era of the digital, connected world, where all of us are online 24h...

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