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If you thought physical maps are dead, think again! Meet the startup that is...

This is the first article in the #TheNextGeo series and what better way to kick off the series than by interviewing a startup that is designing maps! Maps have been our obsession since forever...

Introducing “The Next Geo” – Geoawesomeness’s Latest Series

A brief history of time Geoawesomeness - The Location-based blog: The journey that started seven years ago as a blog about geospatial technology and everything awesome around it.  What started out as a blog...

7 stunning satellite pictures that show Earth like never before

Who needs Google Earth? Planet has released a breathtaking collection of satellite imagery of famous places around the world – but it’s nothing like what you have ever seen before. Unlike the flat or...

Can navigating to parking spots instead of destinations make cities smarter?

A simple survey proved what the team at Coord had long suspected: A driver would give up the perfect parking spot in a heartbeat if it meant getting a guaranteed space in a nearby...
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NGO maps out entire Liberia and brings clean water to every single resident

Water is one of the Earth's most valuable resources. Some of us living in the cities take drinking water for granted, while millions of...

Check out this new powerful remote sensing platform for agriculture

 Earth Observing System (EOS) one of the hottest remote sensing startups in Silicon Valley has recently released their new cloud-based platform focused on agriculture...

April Fool’s Day: Waldo invades Google Maps, OS maps fake island

It has almost become a tradition for tech companies around the world to pull a fast one on their consumers on April Fool’s Day,...

Get ready to see more local ads on your Waze app

You must have chanced upon branded pins from big brands like McDonald’s or Adidas on Waze already, but get ready to see your neighborhood...

How climate change is forcing sea animals to change their natural behavior

With climate changing making the oceans around Australia warmer further south, many sea animals are also changing their characteristic movements and feeding habits to...

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A Chinese space station is falling back to Earth and we don’t know where...

A space station manufactured by China is spiraling uncontrollably toward the Earth at this very moment. It may sound like the plot of a sci-fi...
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Your next favorite AR game will be built on Google Maps

Apart from London, no Grand Theft Auto game is set in a real-world location. But that hasn’t stopped us from wishing for a chance...

5 ways geolocation will change marketing in 2018

Advertisers have had the option to target search and social media ads based on geographic locations for some years now. But, when Pokémon Go...

What’s the difference between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning?

Artificial intelligence has held a place in our imagination from the beginning of the XX century. Already in the 1930s and 1940s, the pioneers...
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Bike-sharing locations for 179 cities now available on Apple Maps

Struggling to keep up with your fitness goals for 2018? A new feature in Apple Maps can help you with that! Apple has partnered with...

Mapping and Machines: Level up with AI

In a recent article, former Apple Maps designer Justin O’Beirne showed the stunning increase in coverage and detail of building outlines on Google Maps,...

The Quest for Insights: A Shift to Location Intelligence

The $5 billion dollar GIS and spatial analytics industry - expected to hit $10B by 2023 - has been dominated by legacy GIS tools...

This startup swears it can make satellite internet really, really affordable

Satellite internet is expensive. The hardware will set you back by hundreds of millions of dollars, and the cost to deliver a satellite into...

How Esri helped Blade Runner 2049 take home an Oscar

Director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 may not have set the box office ablaze, but the film is nothing short of a visual feast....

Top 18 maps and charts that explain Oscars, Hollywood and The Film Industry

The Oscars are the most prestigious event in the Hollywood. Each year the Academy Awards brings its own set of drama — from nominations...

Map of all Oscar winning movie sets

The last weekend of February means that it's the Oscar Sunday. For GeoGeeks movies are not only about the suspense and story line but...

Japan’s awesome drone museum lets you test-fly UAVs for free

The Japanese love drones. They legalized drone flying back in 2015 when the United States was still dilly-dallying with the rules and regulations. They...

Citymapper’s bus-taxi is proof why we need more public-private collabs

Remember when we told you Citymapper was starting its own nighttime bus service in London to fill the gaps in the transportation system? Well,...

How to get real-time, personalized info on Google Maps for iOS

Nobody likes to be late for a meeting or event. And when you’re on the go, juggling between different apps for essential information like...

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Heartbreaking tragedy shines light on efficacy of Snap Map’s web debut

Last Wednesday, on Valentine’s Day, a teenager opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17. Now, the United States is no stranger to...

Lost a loved one to opioids? This map is for you

10 years ago, Jeremiah Lindemann, a solution engineer at Esri, lost his little brother to an opioid called OxyContin. For the first few years,...

The Challenges Facing Open Source GIS in 2018 and Boundless’ Plans for the Year

Over the last few years, technologies like the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and sensors are capturing information that has never been captured before,...

Top 14 maps and charts that explain Valentine’s Day

Every February 14, across the world flowers, chocolates and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. There are a...

Watch the chilly Winter Olympics 2018 from space

Before the games begun, meteorologists had predicted that 2018 Winter Olympics could be the coldest in the history of the games. They weren’t wrong....

Troubling satellite images reveal how Cape Town ran out of water

In a few weeks from now, the South African tourist hub of Cape Town will be forced to shut down most of its water...

Planning a trip? Google says it can help you save money

When it comes to travel planning, Google has been on something of an overdrive lately. Its mission is clear: Planning a vacation should be...

Tinder says it will introduce ‘really sexy’ location-based features this year

Match Group, the parent company of popular dating app Tinder, is swiping right all the way to the bank. In an earnings call this...

BBC changes controversial weather map after 13 years, sparks more controversy

In 2005, the British public service broadcaster BBC ditched its old-style Mercator maps for a tilted/curved version. The aim was to give weather-watchers a...

Shocking LiDAR discovery astounds Maya civilization experts

Mind=blown. That’s the popular sentiment in archaeological circles right now. Maya experts have just learnt that the ancient civilization was home to “millions” more...

Factual will now count number of store visits triggered by ads

Location big data company Factual has packed more power into its ad-targeting suite Geopulse to give marketers a wider range of real-world insights and...

We could breach key limit set in Paris agreement by 2022

British scientists have released a jarring forecast which says global temperatures could reach 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2022. If that happens, it would...

Top 9 maps and charts that explain Super Bowl

Each year, on a Sunday at the end of January or beginning of February, tens of millions of Americans declare their unofficial holiday. More...

Google’s algos can now forecast flight delays even before airlines do

What causes flight delays? The reason could be anything from extreme weather to air traffic congestion to aircraft maintenance issues or something else entirely....

TomTom redefines ‘lifetime’ map support, makes several devices obsolete

Your trusty old TomTom sat-nav device may be at the risk of becoming obsolete and not being able to renew any maps or services....

Strava heat map exposes secret military locations, sparks security fears

In June 2014, Strava, which offers cycling and running tracking apps for multiple fitness platforms, claimed to be tracking over 1 million activities per...

HERE eyes the great indoors, acquires Micello

Mapping company HERE, which has been concentrating on developing HD maps for self-driving cars and connected vehicles ever since it was acquired by Audi,...

Looking into GeoSpatial 2018. Industry trends according to Joe Francica, MD of Location Intelligence...

As we enter 2018, geospatial technology is adapting to a changing business climate where there is a heightened awareness of its value. Geospatial technology...

Render map data at video-game speeds with this new CARTO-Mapbox partnership

Two of our favorite GIS technology stacks are joining forces to turbo boost location intelligence, and we couldn’t be more psyched! In a new partnership...

’Cause you’re hot then you’re cold: Map shows global temperature anomaly

Katy Perry could well have been talking about the weird winter we are having right now when she sang Hot N Cold. NASA’s Earth...
This is the first article in the #TheNextGeo series and what better way to kick off the series than by interviewing a startup that is designing maps! Maps have been our obsession since forever and we are excited to...
A brief history of time Geoawesomeness - The Location-based blog: The journey that started seven years ago as a blog about geospatial technology and everything awesome around it.  What started out as a blog of passion for maps by...
Who needs Google Earth? Planet has released a breathtaking collection of satellite imagery of famous places around the world – but it’s nothing like what you have ever seen before. Unlike the flat or nadir topographic images we all...
A simple survey proved what the team at Coord had long suspected: A driver would give up the perfect parking spot in a heartbeat if it meant getting a guaranteed space in a nearby lot and not being forced...
Water is one of the Earth's most valuable resources. Some of us living in the cities take drinking water for granted, while millions of people across the globe can’t even imagine having everyday access to clean water. With GIS solutions...
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