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...

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...

Adidas buys popular fitness app Runtastic for €220 million

Runtastic, the company behind a variety of fitness apps, has been acquired by Adidas in a deal worth €220 million ($239 million). Runtastic is one of the...

Public transit app Citymapper raises $40M funding

Citymapper - London-based urban transport startup has just raised $40M in series B funding. The company uses public data from transport authorities to give users the fastest or...

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...

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...

Twitter invests in iBeacons

Twitter is interested in indoor location beacon technology. Last week the company invested in Boston-based beacon start-up Swirl. During this funding series Swirl raised...

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...

What does the acquisition of HERE mean for Nokia, carmakers, TomTom, Google and the...

Oh boy. It's finally confirmed. Audi, BMW and Daimler have announced on Monday the acquisition of Nokia's mapping brand - HERE. The deal is worth €2.8...

Apple Buys Another Public Transit App – Embark

Apple is trying hard to improve its iOS Maps App user experience. While the app itself is pretty decent (as you could imagine from...

Geoporter Seeking Crowdsourced Funding for Geospatial Education

Geoporters  ( Geospatial Educators Opportunities for Partnership Outreach Research and Training) are seeking for active and passive Geo-Interested individuals to contribute in global Geo-awareness...

Apple adds Foursquare business listings to Maps

Apple Maps are slowly becoming a decent product. Many users especially in the US are starting to use Apple's default maps instead of Google...

Twitter and Foursquare partnering to finally make use of location

Location-information is a link between the virtual and the physical world. It's a key context that gives every information useful meaning. Even if the...

Intel Inc enters GPS/GNSS Industry: Acquires ST-Ericsson’s GNSS business

Intel Inc, the leading semiconductor company is now officially the latest entrant into the GPS/GNSS industry. Intel has acquired the GNSS business of ST-Ericsson. ST-Ericsson,...

Google buys satellite startup Skybox for $500m

Yesterday Google confirmed it has purchased satellite start-up Skybox Imaging for $500m. Founded in 2009, Skybox's satellites offer images and video clips at a resolution...

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