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American professional basketball legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, California. His 13-year-old daughter was also aboard and passed away. Bryant retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA...

Bookmark this map to track Coronavirus global cases in near real-time

A novel strain of the coronavirus – a pneumonia-like respiratory illness – has spread rapidly ever since it first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. At the time of...

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Having spent most of my professional career in newsrooms, I have seen up close how richly-designed maps can help add much-needed context to journalistic narratives. And when you add data to the mix, maps...
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Space fans, this incredible 864-piece ISS Lego kit is for you!

Lego is dropping an exclusive 864-piece International Space Station model kit on February 1, 2020, and we cannot keep calm! The incredible spacecraft build set, which is priced at $69.99, will come packed with authentic...
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Drones, hands down, have taken the world by a storm. Throw artificial intelligence into the mix and the amalgamation of the two technologies has...

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Copernicus Hackathon Poland 2020: All you need to know

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Ask any map addict or geography buff, there is nothing quite like curling up with an educational and entertaining book about maps. Below, you...

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Nominations are now open for the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups 2020 list

It’s no secret that at Geoawesomeness, we love talking to companies and startups working with location data. Over the years, we have had the...
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Location intelligence giant Esri is beginning the New Year with the announcement of a new massive open online course (MOOC) focusing on spatial data...
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Star Wars fans, have you jumped into hyperspace on Google Maps yet?

With the last film in the Skywalker saga ending decades of storytelling, Google Maps has decided to do something special for Star Wars fans. Recognizing how traveling...

Trough of Disillusionment or Slope of Enlightenment: Where is drone industry headed?

Since 1995, global research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc has been releasing the ‘hype cycle’, a branded graphical representation identifying the current state of...
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Top maps and charts that explain the terrifying 2019-20 Australian bushfires

Australia battles bushfires every year, but the current fire season is decisively one of the worst. The wildfires that originated in the state of...

Australia bushfires as seen from space: Satellite pictures reveal overwhelming scale

When Australia’s fire season begun in September 2019, nobody could have imaged it would turn out to be one of the worst seen in...

Top offline GPS navigation apps to download before your next road-trip

If there’s anything all those out-of-town road trips have taught explorers is that you cannot take GPS navigation for granted. Sure, Google Maps works...

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Satellite industry giant Maxar plans to sell its Canadian space robotics arm – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) – to a consortium led by...

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Earlier this year, while previewing iOS 13, Apple had promised it would roll out the new Apple Maps – which the tech giant has...

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When Google Earth helped scientists discover 2 lost rainforests in Mozambique

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Self-driving cars that run on simple maps and video camera feeds?

There are more than 60 companies in the United States alone that are developing technologies for self-driving cars. While some are rethinking maps at...

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Top 10 last-minute holiday gifts for geography and map lovers in 2019

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How TomTom might just help me buy my first electric car

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India’s collection and use of geospatial data have increased exponentially in the last few years. With the central government’s push toward smart cities and...
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Open platform India Observatory aims to support sustainable development in India

India’s village communities, policymakers, academicians and researchers can now sift through more than 1,600 layers of location-specific data to make informed decisions about natural...

Best Cyber Monday 2019 deals on Amazon for GPS devices, wearables

If you are a geogeek searching for a Cyber Monday 2019 discount on GPS gadgets, look no further. We spotted some drool-worthy price drops...

CARTO boosts public geospatial data with Google BigQuery

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Follow these awesome map tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving

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Did you know all Galileo navigation satellites are named after schoolchildren who won an EU-wide drawing competition back in 2011? 2011 was the year when...
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Looking to create custom map stories and presentations? Try Google Earth!

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Uber CPO, the exec Uber snagged from Google Maps, has resigned

After a lackluster Wall Street debut forced Uber’s chief operating officer and chief marketing officer to step down this June, another senior executive at...

Apply for the GIS Cloud’s GIS Day Contest 2019

Every year, thousands of Geogeeks worldwide celebrate International GIS Day. Guys at GIS Cloud are also joining the celebration by launching another GIS Day...

GIS Day 2019: Here’s how top execs explain what they do

  GIS: These three unassuming letters have come to affect almost every aspect of our lives today. And yet, for non-GIS professionals, the framework that...
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GIS Day 2019: A message from educators to future GIS practitioners

Thousands of geo-geeks around the globe celebrate GIS Day on the third Wednesday of November every year. It is an opportunity for schools, universities,...
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Strava’s gorgeous new maps replace car-oriented features with trail names, terrain

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Behind the scenes with GSA’s #MyGalileoApp finalists on Awards Day

Almost a year ago, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) announced an exciting competition in which contenders had to design, develop, test, and commercially launch...
American professional basketball legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, California. His 13-year-old daughter was also aboard and passed away. Bryant retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history, finishing two decades with...
A novel strain of the coronavirus – a pneumonia-like respiratory illness – has spread rapidly ever since it first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. At the time of publishing this article, there were...
Having spent most of my professional career in newsrooms, I have seen up close how richly-designed maps can help add much-needed context to journalistic narratives. And when you add data to the mix, maps can become a powerful reporting...
Lego is dropping an exclusive 864-piece International Space Station model kit on February 1, 2020, and we cannot keep calm! The incredible spacecraft build set, which is priced at $69.99, will come packed with authentic ISS details, including a movable...
Drones, hands down, have taken the world by a storm. Throw artificial intelligence into the mix and the amalgamation of the two technologies has resulted in unparalleled levels of situational awareness and cost-effectiveness for numerous industries. On the flip...
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