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2020 Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup Schedule

Geoawesomeness Digital meetup is all about bringing the spatial community together and enabling interactions within the community whether its for fun and/or profit. And along the way, we hope that the meetup will help...

Start Up with Copernicus: Innovative Earth Observation Solutions Wanted

If you are interested in Copernicus and Entrepreneurship, join us on the 1st of September to learn more about the Copernicus programme, current applications of the data & information, and the Copernicus Accelerator. Register...

Earthquake sensors pick up the ‘global quiet’ caused by COVID-19

As countries across the world halted economic activity to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the relative quietness was noticed by the sensors listening for earthquake signals as well. Seismometers typically register the high-frequency...

UN’s new food security data platform has 1 million geospatial layers

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new geospatial portal that would help to build more resilient food systems post COVID-19. Called Hand-in-Hand, the geospatial platform contains over...

How Google is using submarine cables as earthquake, tsunami warning systems

Google owns the largest submarine cable network in the world. Undersea cables make it possible for us to use the Internet to share, search,...
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Coronavirus live updates: Interactive map tracks global cases in real-time

Don't Miss: Google Maps adds new COVID-19 travel alerts as cities reopen The global tally of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has crossed the 14 million mark....
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Mapped: Most valuable female-founded companies across 102 countries

It’s no secret that female startup founders face negative attitudes during investment pitches. Men constitute the bulk of early-stage investors (90%), and research shows...

Speaker line-up for Digital Meetup #2: Earth Data and Analytics

The geospatial industry is going through a period of rapid transformation—as is our world. From climate change and COVID-19 to biodiversity loss and business...

The most epic, detailed and complete list of all Earth Observation satellites

From keeping an eye on large forest fires to tracking clouds and watching dust storms to predict the weather, or even mapping the growth...

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Leveraging signals from space to monitor supply and demand post-COVID

The economic disruption induced by the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting raw materials and product flows worldwide. Freezes and disruptions at borders and ports are...

Geodata for Financial Institutions 2

In our previous blog post, Geodata for Financial Institutions Part 1, we discussed the difficulty of developing geodata based products and services for new markets...

Map shows 5.9 million US property owners unaware of flood risk

If you are a US citizen, you may want to recheck your home’s flood risk. A new national-level study has found that a total...
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These location-based mobile tools will help you maintain social distancing

With both the movement of people and COVID-19 cases increasing rapidly in several countries around the world, it has become more crucial than ever...
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7 Awesome Google Maps Hacks 2020

7 Awesome Google Maps Hacks 2020

Google Maps is probably one of your most frequently used apps, with over 100 million downloads in Google Play alone. But you can do...
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This map shows the oldest restaurant in (almost) every country

If you are a foodie like me, you would agree that there’s a certain mystique attached to the oldest restaurants in the world. These...
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Visualize above-ground and under-ground utilities with Esri’s new 3D Basemaps solution

Esri has released a new ArcGIS solution that leverages an organization’s existing data (LiDAR, building footprints, underground utilities, etc.) to streamline the creation and...

OS Data Hub and APIs to improve accessibility, usability of OS data

Great Britain’s national mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS) has launched a new geospatial data platform to allow users to download open data products easily...

The best virtual GIS events you could attend in July 2020

As the world limps back to normalcy, geospatial technologies are at the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. But for the geospatial...

GNSS joins the fight against the global pandemic

New applications of GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology is an enabler for numerous applications which make our lives more convenient and efficient. With...
Nominations Open for Top 100 Geospatial Companies list for 2020

Short update about Top 100 Geospatial Companies List for 2020

First and foremost, wherever you are reading this from, I hope that you, your family and friends are doing well and keeping safe. COVID-19 has...
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How map-driven stories can grab attention and influence international policy

The running joke in Washington is that think-tanks produce 200-page paperweights that sit on a congressperson’s desk, never to be read. But the Center for Strategic...

The Neighborhood Impact of COVID-19, an Impetus for Innovative Testing Strategies

Many are making strong arguments in the appeal for more comprehensive coronavirus infection testing.  For instance, Paul Romer, former World Bank Chief...

Geodata for Financial Institutions (Part 1/2)

There is a lot of geodata publicly available. The Copernicus programme, for example, hosts 6 families of satellites (Sentinel 1 - 6) consisting of...

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How to predict covid19 impact on urban retail.

How to predict covid19 impact on urban retail. A geospatial risk evaluation model. As soon as the covid19 crisis broke out, lockdown forced retail stores...
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4 things GIS jobseekers should focus on, according to recruitment experts

As global economies reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus, there has been a lot of uncertainty in the job market. Naturally, many...
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Spotify world map shows most popular song named after every country

June 21 is World Music Day. Which means there’s no better time than now to go on a melodious journey around the world. With more...

Why did Facebook acquire geospatial startup Mapillary?

Geospatial startup Mapillary has been scooped up by Facebook. Sweden-based Mapillary, which has been featured by Geoawesomeness in the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and...
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How earth observation data and analytics is helping tackle climate change

The environmental risks posed by climate change become clearer with each extreme weather event, but we are only starting to study the impact of...

How the Danish government used AI on satellite data to identify slurry tanks?

For the past few years, I heard a lot about the potential of Deep Learning in the geospatial industry to automate analytics and interpretation...
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These are the best mobile data collection apps for QGIS projects

A former archaeologist and ex-GISP, Kurt Menke is a geospatial generalist based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, US. He is also the founder of...
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Google Maps Platform intros local context, Cloud-based Maps styling

Google Maps API, launched only a few months after the Google Maps website in 2005, has completed 15 summers around the sun. And to...

3 open-source projects that could transform geospatial industry by 2025

“The remote sensing community has spent several decades asking for more data. To say now we have too much data would be really churlish,”...

Managing supply-demand gaps using Location Intelligence

Locale is building a location analytics product for city and business teams who want to analyze and optimize their ground operations. Think of it...

Galileo Green Lane – Border Crossing Optimisation

In times of crisis, the importance of space assets for the safeguarding of the economy becomes more apparent. The Galileo navigation system, in particular,...

Last-mile delivery in the COVID era

COVID is changing the global flow of goods. Some of it is temporary; some of it permanent. Listen to Hossam Bahlool from Mapbox as...

How to map the impact of COVID-19 on your neighborhood using machine learning and...

Life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has been somewhat surreal. Though I have been fortunate enough to be able to work from home during these...

Snap turns spotlight on location with personalized maps, local businesses, AR

In a nod to how geography plays a central role in building an interconnected social networking platform, Snap has announced a series of location-centric...

UP42 marketplace now offers high-res aerial data for UK

UP42, a developer platform and marketplace for geospatial data and analytics, is joining forces with the United Kingdom’s leading supplier of aerial photography, Getmapping....
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4 amazing OS open data products you can use right now

On April 1, 2010, Great Britain’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey (OS), started to make some of its mapping data and geographic information freely...
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Google Maps adds new COVID-19 travel alerts as cities reopen

To stay safe in the COVID-19 era, it’s more important than ever to know how crowded public transport might be or if a trip...
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Planet goes live with 50cm imagery, plans for 12x revisit capabilities

The designer, manufacturer, and operator of the largest constellation of earth imaging satellites, Planet, has successfully enhanced the spatial resolution of its SkySat imagery...

Apple, Google, Bing update Maps to show ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’

No sooner than Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser had renamed a street near the White House as ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’, tech giants Apple,...
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Photos: Russian Arctic Circle oil spill as seen from space

Russia declared a state of emergency on June 3, 2020, after a fuel tank holding 21,000 tons of diesel oil collapsed in Arctic Circle...
Geoawesomeness Digital meetup is all about bringing the spatial community together and enabling interactions within the community whether its for fun and/or profit. And along the way, we hope that the meetup will help us all better understand how...
If you are interested in Copernicus and Entrepreneurship, join us on the 1st of September to learn more about the Copernicus programme, current applications of the data & information, and the Copernicus Accelerator. Register here. Applications to the Copernicus Accelerator...
As countries across the world halted economic activity to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the relative quietness was noticed by the sensors listening for earthquake signals as well. Seismometers typically register the high-frequency vibrations caused by several types...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new geospatial portal that would help to build more resilient food systems post COVID-19. Called Hand-in-Hand, the geospatial platform contains over 1 million geospatial layers and...
Google owns the largest submarine cable network in the world. Undersea cables make it possible for us to use the Internet to share, search, send, and receive information at the speed of light. And now, these fiber optic assets...