Google Maps gets a color-coded makeover for enhanced location discovery

Google Maps has a long history of surprising and delighting its users with a steady flow of super useful updates, and the newest one...

Mapping in the deep: Why is 85% ocean floor still unexplored?

In another seven years, Elon Musk plans to send humans to Mars. Considering that NASA launched its first global Mars mapping mission in 1996,...

Buckle up for Space Age 2.0: It’s a $3 trillion ride!

Until not too long ago, cash-rich government agencies had their monopoly on outer space exploration. But the last decade has seen the game change...

Dive into USGS’ massive database of seafloor photos, ‘Street View’ style

Over the past several decades, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has collected thousands of photographs and amassed hundreds of video hours capturing the country’s...

How stalkers can use dating apps to track your current location

While mobile dating apps may seem like a convenient platform to jumpstart your love life, they are also a dream destination for ambitious stalkers,...

Google makes it harder to get country-specific results in Search, Maps

In its quest to serve more localized content because, you know, one in five searches is “related to location,” Google has made it harder...

Why we love USGS Global Mountain Explorer (and you should too!)

For something as beautiful, beneficial and gargantuan as mountains, it is surprising how understudied these globally distributed environments are. There are only a handful...

CARTO SalesQuest will give your field reps power of location intelligence

After wowing us with its interactive online maps, location intelligence firm CARTO has released the first solution it has built on its own platform:...

This map will take you to 31 creepiest destinations in US

With Halloween just a hop, skip and jump away, a new map has surfaced on the Internet to scare the living daylights out of...

Real-time location tracking on the cheap: $1,000 is all it takes

What will you buy for $1,000? The new iPhone? A 60-inch LED TV? 3 years’ worth of subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu?...

Google Maps is taking you to space to explore planets, moons

In case you have gotten bored of exploring the Earth on Google Maps (or not), you can now hop over to a bunch of...

Telegram launches time-based location-sharing feature

Instant messaging app Telegram just got a major upgrade with several exciting features. And the one that has got us most excited is live...

Lyft rides will now be powered by Google Maps

You know how you get into a Lyft and find the driver fidgeting with his phone? The poor chap is usually toggling between the...

Snapchat has found a brilliant way of making geotagging more rewarding

How many times have you found yourself looking at a friend’s Snap of a really cool-looking café and thinking, “Man, I want to go...

This balloon is going to make earth observation unbelievably affordable

Arizona-based stratospheric exploration company World View has successfully completed a five-day test flight of its high-altitude balloon, the Stratollite. This is the longest flight...

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