The future of Remote Sensing

Geoawesomeness is already among us for 10 years. Time moves fast so I thought it'd be nice if we have a look at the future of Remote Sensing. Where will we be with Remote Sensing in 10 years? You could argue that, at the moment, Remote Sensing is still...

Covid19 Impact on Catalan Retail and Commercial Services

Business closure map What would be the economic impact of covid19 on Catalan retail and commercial services? What should be the Spanish government minimum aids to the Catalan small business sector? This report gives an estimate to both questions. According to our calculations, up to 40% of Catalan retail and commercial...

How did I do the Cesium flight simulator in an hour?

I’m working in the extended reality industry and noticed over the years that a working prototype is the most effective sales tool. People get instantly onboard and excited about what we are trying to sell. So, fast prototyping is a big part of my work. As an Unreal Engine developer...

Join us in celebrating 10 years of Geoawesomeness

On a cloudy afternoon in April 2011, after several weeks of deliberation, a Geospatial Technology student and my good friend, Aleksander Buczkowski opened his laptop in his dorm room in Munster, Germany, and wrote his first ever blog post. On 20th of this month, 10 years have would have passed since the...

Using Real World Terrain in Games – Cesium for Unreal Engine

Taking inspiration from real-world settings is nothing new for video game developers. Fallout 3’s ruined version of Georgetown is a loving recreation of the real thing, down to the bricks themselves. It is lauded as one of the finest sci-fi adaptations of a real-world space in all of gaming....

Monitoring aerosol and greenhouse gas, Dubai Municipality announces launch of DMSat-1 Atmospheric Monitoring Microsatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory

On March 22, Dubai Municipality announced the successful launch and deployment of DMSat-1, an atmospheric monitoring microsatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL). DMSat-1 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz rocket. The first signal from the DMSat-1 has been received at 4:42 pm (UAE time). SFL...

Covering a service of more than 4,000 km², Chinese smart agriculture startup McFly provides hardware and software products

Given that it has 20 percent of the world’s population, but only 7 percent of its arable land, China faces a big challenge in agricultural development. The future of China's agricultural sector lies in modernization, and the key to advancing this modernization lies in the development of technology. This...

So, you work with location data? Let’s talk ethics…

Anybody who has worked with location data will agree that geospatial analytics is one of the most powerful tools an organization can leverage today to optimize business decisions and improve profitability. Continually improving location data technologies are being used to create new capabilities for targeted advertising, supply chain management, consumer...

Run the Virtual London Marathon for MapAction in 2021!

Do you love mapping and running and saving lives?  Then we have just the thing for you! Run the Virtual London Marathon for MapAction on October 3rd 2021. Plot your own 26.2 mile course, at your own pace, wherever in the world you happen to be.  Join 99,999 other people all...

This research shows what is understanding of the term “map” and how it evolved over time

With the rise of digital technologies, mobile apps, autonomous driving, IoT, and other technologies, the word "map" has significantly evolved. It seems that its meaning has evolved with time, and it is now understood differently between generations, cultures, and geographies. No doubt, the development of location-based technologies has led...

India’s 2021 drone rules could be a deathblow to an already struggling industry

Government gazettes don’t typically make for riveting reads. The documents run into dozens and dozens of pages, you need to navigate through a ton of jargon and legalese, and there’s a lot of going back and forth involved – because the penalty for ‘contravention of sub-rule (1) of rule...

Is GIS 3D or 4D? It’s a question of time.

Everything happens not just somewhere, but also sometime—which in GIS terms could be translated to 3D and 4D. But although terms such as ‘spatiotemporal’, ‘real-time’ and ‘situational awareness’ are commonly used when thinking about modern applications of geospatial tech, the truth is that the fourth dimension has been ignored...

Flying a drone in India? See what 2021 drone rules say for pilots

India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has released a new set of drone laws and regulations for anyone operating an unmanned aircraft system in India. So, what do pilots need to know about the 2021 India drone rules? What kind of permits or licenses do drone pilots need? Is there any...

ESA releases multi-year biomass maps to keep tabs on climate change

Tracking vegetation biomass change plays a crucial role in understanding the carbon cycle. And quantifying the global carbon cycle is essential for monitoring the numerous changes affecting our planet – especially those arising from the burning of fossil fuel and land-use change. This is why, as part of its...

Decoding Amazon’s push for location data with Andre Dufour

On Dec 16, 2020, Amazon’s cloud platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the preview launch of a new service that would give developers access to maps and location data on an economical, pay-as-you-go basis. Today, as Amazon Location Service completes three months in public preview, it seems like a good...

What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Location Intelligence?

It takes a lot of intelligence these days to understand all the apps, platforms, services that you need RIGHT NOW for your business to thrive. It is practically necessary to do some form of data analysis pertaining to your business in today's world. Your ability to understand what factors...

Thinking of importing or manufacturing drones in India? Read this first

On March 12, 2021, India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation released a new set of comprehensive drone laws and regulations that apply to all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registered in India, as well as to any person owning or possessing or engaged in exporting, importing, manufacturing, trading, leasing, operating, transferring...

Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup Schedule for 2021

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 location data and technology are transforming the world for better. We...

Mapping tool shows best places to plant trees in United States

With climate change becoming worse and harder to predict every year, lawmakers and activists all across the world have trees on the brain. Trees pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, help to cool down the planet, and provide clean air and habitat for wildlife. But where should trees...

Chinese Earth Observation startup Vastitude Technology takes on facility monitoring with radar image and spatial information technology

Risk monitoring and natural disaster emergency market is valued at more than a hundred billion in China itself but only has a few service providers. Remote Sensing application plays a crucial role in this market. Hundred billion potential market in China: Risk monitoring and disaster emergency Forty years ago, the infrastructure...

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