Descartes Labs raises $30 million to create a data refinery of the physical world

Descartes Labs, a satellite data analytics startup based out Santa Fe, USA has announced that it has raised $30 million in a series B...

How Earth will look like 250 million years from now

Our planet is continuously in motion. Continents are floating on tectonic plates at different speeds from 1 to even over 10cm a year. Recently...

The PhD thesis that paved the way for GIS

Few Ph.D. theses have ever changed the world in the same world that Roger Tomlinson's thesis has. Roger Tomlinson, widely considered as the "Father...
BioCarbon Engineering in the field

Drones for Good: Planting 100,000 trees a day with drones

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that deforestation and forest degradation make up 17% of the world's carbon emissions (back in 2007)...

FishViews: Mapping the world’s waterways one mile at a time

Google Streetview has enabled all of us to be armchair geographers, checking out some of the greatest sights in the world from the comfort...

USGS “Water On-the-Go” App Helps Keep Texans Safe with Current Stream Conditions

For more than 100 years, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has monitored flow in selected streams and rivers across Texas. The information collected at...

Sensory processing and making maps through creative abstraction

The human mind is wired to observe variance in visual gradients, something that can be commonly observed with density or weather maps. Sensory processing...

These 5 tools will let you master map projections

Understanding and choosing the right map projection can be tricky. For GeoGeeks it is painful to see the unconscious overuse of Mercator. If you...

Engaging students through ArcMap and 3 dimensional landscapes

The usage of three-dimensional printers has become a mainstay in the independent production of products. However, these printers could also become the quintessential educational tool. While...

Utilizing map data to project a simplistic graph analysis

Mapping resources can be used for any manner of data collection, of which a variety of geostatistical analysis can occur, one of the more familiar...

Spectral Analysis using your Smartphone? There is an app for that!

Our smartphones can do a lot of things but one thing that they weren't used for, is Remote sensing. At least, not until researchers...

How accurate is your smartphone’s GPS in an urban jungle?

GPS in our phones in an amazing invention. It connects the virtual space of the Internet with the physical world. Smartphones can quite precisely pinpoint...

The first topographic map of Mercury

Mercury, the closest planet to our sun, now has an accurate topographic map. But how do you make a map of the whole planet...

Google will tell you where the photo was taken using just pixels

Google knows about us more than we know about ourselves. It's a little bit creepy but it's true. The company had long been tracking...
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How to build an information time machine?

Recenly I came across this interesting TED talk by Frederic Kaplan who is the Digital Humanities Chair at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the...

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