Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) – A new reference system

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a new standard called Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) that aims to the way Geospatial Information is spatially referenced...

Microsoft and Amazon interested in investing in HERE

In August 2015 Audi, BMW and Daimler acquired HERE - Nokia’s mapping brand - for  €2.8 billion ($3.1 billion) which was the biggest mapping deal since......
Geovation Location Data Lab

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...

GPStoo: The new age of positioning!

GPStoo "The new age of positioning" has announced itself to the world at a time when there is increased excitement and anxiety in the...

Foursquare Privacy Changes – Good For Businesses But How About Users?

Over one week ago you might have got an email from Foursquare about their privacy policy changes. After recent storm around Instagram's changes to their...

Tesla enters map making business. What does it mean for the industry?

We’ve been hearing about autonomous cars for a while now and with the launch of the new Tesla Autopilot feature we are one step...

Twitter Obtains Spindle–Location-Based Social Start-up

Twitter fell in love with Spindle and finally took a bold step to acquire it. Good move and surely it will pay off for...

The interactive map of taxi trips in New York city

In order to optimize anything such as money, time, efforts and resources, one should understand the ground realities and behavioral pattern on how things are changing...

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...

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 partners with TomTom

By the end of last week Uber and TomTom announced a partnership. The ride-hailing company has sign a multiyear agreement to use TomTom’s maps...

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...

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...

Telenav acquires OpenStreetMap leader Skobbler

Telenav acquires OpenStreetMap leader Skobbler, the Berlin based startup and developers of leading location-aware apps and GeoInfo games based on the open source OpenStreetMap (OSM) in...

BMW, Audi and Mercedes to acquire HERE ? Facebook also interested.

Two weeks ago we’ve reported that Nokia is searching for a buyer of their mapping division HERE. The list of potential buyers included Microsoft,...

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