GEO data logger: The Instructables way

We have all heard how fascinating GEO applications and Location Based Services are. I am certain that all of us do agree that LBS and GEO...

The art of geographic data

Geographic data which we know are mostly rasters or vectors. Tables. Attributes. Numbers. All very analytic. For some people boring. But is there a...

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”...

Awesome Discussion at Google, Mapping the Moon and Mars, Very Needful!

“High-quality planetary maps and 3D terrain models have become essential for NASA to plan exploration missions and conduct science,” says Google in the video...

NASA’s Solstice Mission: First topographic images of Saturn’s Moon “Titan”

Titan, Saturn's largest moon with a radius of about 2600 kilometers is bigger than Planet Mercury and is one of the most Earth-like and...

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...

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...

Studying Forest Fires using Remote Sensing and NASA data: NASA DEVELOP 2013!

One of NASA's applied sciences development program - NASA DEVELOP aims at getting young researchers to highlight fresh applications of Earth Observation data and...

Geo-tagged Tweets can predict when you’re about to get sick!

Scientists from the University of Rochester in New York made really cool experiment. They've analyzed stream of 4.4 million geo-tagged tweets from over 630,000...

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...

This Map Plots Locations Of More Than 100 Million Animal Species

The United States Geological Society (USGS) has launched an amazing online database and map. Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a Web-based map with search functionality that...

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...

Global Forest Watch 2.0: Real time forest monitoring system from Google

Google together with the University of Maryland, USA and the UN Environment Programme, has developed a tool "Global Forest Watch 2.0" to prevent deforestation...

3 million data points collected by Safecast to warn Japan about radiation

Safecast have implemented Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), where the Japanese public have been able to create, edit and uploaded content to provide online information...

Amazing ”Ground Truth” Technology behind every Google Map

Interesting technology for ground truthing the real world. Google is able to index the real world through computer image  and object character recognition (OCR)...

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