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...

Celebrate GIS Day and map the history of cartography and GIS on our timeline

Dear Geo-Geeks, for 2015 GIS Day we aim to do something truly Geoawesome and we would like to ask you to do it with...

Google Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution Using Aclima Sensors

Air pollution is a serious issue in most cities across the world, a recent study from China is testament to how serious the issue...

Why GIScience and geo-tech rarely talk and how open-source software provides opportunities for collaboration

There is a lot of cool stuff happening in the Tech world, everyday there is a new product or an application that utilizes location...

R is spatial too!

Working with geographic data typically implies the use of some software. At the beginning of the GIS age, from the 1980s on, the “blockbusters”...

Ocean Observatories and Geospatial Visualization

Seven-tenths of the surface of the planet we call home is Ocean and yet we have barely explored the depths of the oceans. Going...

The role of Wearable Tech and Internet of Things in Geomedicine

A few years ago, Bill Davenhall, who was ESRI’s Global Marketing Manager for Health and Human Services Solution on Geomedicine at that time gave an...

HabitatMap & AirCasting: Internet of Things, Maps & Environmental Monitoring

One of the most famous applications of Geographic Information Science is the 1854 London Cholera Map by Dr. John Snow. A map that helped...

Your smart phone will soon be able to predict where your going in next...

What results come out from Nokia Mobile Data Challenge  (data from smartphones of almost 200 participants captured constantly for 1+ year)? Researchers from University of Birmingham claim...

GeoMedicine: Can Geographic Information keep you healthy?

TED talks have kept me busy off late and I have watched talks on pretty much everything from African symbology to Peace negotiations, Engineering...

Explanation for the Output of the Iasoberg Model

Instead of a Legend for the interpretation of the displays of the output of the Iasoberg Model, a detailed description of the elements of...

The Allais Effect and the Iasoberg Model

The Allais Effect is a minute unexplained influence that has been observed during recent eclipses (over the last 55 years). This influence, in certain...

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