The Indoor Mapping Landscape in 2021

Today, maps are everything. We use them to orient ourselves within the world, locate areas we’re not familiar with, and get directions to exactly where we need to go. Getting around the old-fashioned way is no longer the go-to method of discovering our surroundings. Looking at wayfinding signs, asking for...

The Geospatial Industry of 2031

What does the geospatial industry look like in 5 to 10 years? Batched in with other industry leaders, visionaries, and all-round people with options, I was asked to share my view on where we are headed. As an entrepreneur who likes to live in the future, I was happy to...

Top 5 GISc Certificate Programs

What is GIS Science (GISc) In the US, there are about 120 colleges that offer GIS focused degrees and certificates.  The majority of these are limited with general classes in GIS, Cartography, and Database Development.  They show you how a GIS works and the concepts of producing data, analysis, and...

Maps that move the world – Interview with Ro Gupta, CARMERA #TheNextGeo

Maps move the world - whether it is your last-mile delivery service, your daily commute, commercial shipping services or robotaxis of the future - of all of these require maps. One startup that is working on addressing all of these needs is the Seattle based CARMERA. CARMERA is a spatial...

Example on how to use Satellite Data for Construction Monitoring

So nowadays I think everyone has heard about the possibility to look at stuff near real time via satellite imagery. But does this really add value to my work? Is this in my company's budget? See this short example as your first entry into the world of remote sensing. The...

Leveraging terrain data for next-level vehicle routing

But, what if we have a vehicle that can go off-road? Carmenta Engine provides terrain routing that leverages terrain data to calculate the best route for different vehicle types. With this in mind, what criteria does our ability to traverse the terrain depend on? Data-driven routing Some of these solutions can...

Our 31 minutes of fame – Muthu and Aleks on Geomob Podcast

Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of OpenCage, and the host of Geomob Podcast recently interviewed Aleks and Muthu to mark the 10th anniversary and to talk about the 2nd decade of Geoawesomeness. Check it out!

“what”, “how”, and “why” of real-time geospatial threat mapping

Climate change, global pandemic, civic unrest and geopolitical tensions have all highlighted the need for preparedness not just for governmental agencies but also for businesses to tackle whatever challenges come their way and to be prepared to operate even under difficult circumstances. Delighted to be able to discuss this important...

Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup Schedule for 2021

Geoawesomeness Digital meetup is all about bringing the spatial community together and enabling interactions within the community whether it's 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 the...

Some roaring geospatial predictions

As we celebrate ten years of Geoawesomeness, this is a perfect time to reflect on the past decade with an outlook for the future. Here are my geospatial predictions for, what I hope will soon become, the roaring twenties. Autonomous first With more and more drones filling our airspace, the...

Join us for a discussion panel with CEO of OGC, VP of Epic Games and CEO of Cesium

It's too good to be true but I've done it. Our next meetup will explore the intersection of gaming and geospatial tech and we will have three amazing people discussing it: Patrick Cozzi - CEO of Cesium Marc Petit - VP of Epic Games Dr Nadine Alameh - CEO of Open Geospatial Consortium Join...

Real-time geospatial analytics: What does the future hold?

GIS has come a long way from its academic roots in the 1960’s, when computers were the size of rooms and geospatial data meant maps overlaid with mylar sheets. Today, GIS has become one of the most exciting realms in all of data science, with applications that are transforming...

Crowdmapping in the Midst of a Pandemic (by Map Kibera)

By Peter Agenga of Map Kibera During the month of April, we are celebrating GeoAwesomeness's 10 Year anniversary by featuring stories of how mapping and geodata have helped people's lives. This post is part of a series recognizing the local mapping communities that have been working over the past year...

Supporting Coronavirus Response Through Mapping in Liberia (by iLab Liberia)

By Carter Draper of iLab Liberia and Sophie Mower of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team During the month of April, we are celebrating GeoAwesomeness's 10 Year anniversary by featuring stories of how mapping and geodata have helped people's lives. This post is part of a series recognizing the local mapping communities...

How We Responded to Covid-19 Pandemic by Mapping Ugandan Border Entry Towns (by MapUganda)

By Stellamaris Wavamunno Nakacwa and Ngumenawe Samson of MapUganda During the month of April, we are celebrating GeoAwesomeness's 10 Year anniversary by featuring stories of how mapping and geodata have helped people's lives. This post is part of a series recognizing the local mapping communities that have been working over...

Using OpenStreetMap Data to Support Emergency Ambulance Response Service and Mapping of COVID-19 Amenities in Northeast Nigeria (by Humanitarian Mappers)

By Kazeem Owolabi of Humanitarian Mappers and Sophie Mower of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team During the month of April, we are celebrating GeoAwesomeness's 10 Year anniversary by featuring stories of how mapping and geodata have helped people's lives. This post is part of a series recognizing the local mapping communities...

Supporting Covid-19 Response in Mongolia via Community Mapping (by Public Lab Mongolia)

By Erdenetsogt Su and Enkhtungalag C. of Public Lab Mongolia During the month of April, we are celebrating GeoAwesomeness's 10 Year anniversary by featuring stories of how mapping and geodata have helped people's lives. This post is part of a series recognizing the local mapping communities that have been working...

Automatically Mapping Schools With Artificial Intelligence

“Tom Orrow” This is how I read the word “tomorrow”, for a few weeks.  I was in primary school—nine years old, to be exact. I came across this ‘strange’ word whilst reading a story in an English textbook. The story was about Tom, Mary and a weaver bird, and I was...

Some thoughts while squinting at the geospatial future

I remember getting a demo of some new high resolution aerial imagery a few years ago. The person giving the demo zoomed down into someone’s backyard to the point where I was able to see a plastic fork on a paper plate left on a picnic table. And not just...

The Convergence of Indoor and Outdoor Location Intelligence

Our charted landscape has never stopped expanding and over centuries of mapping our world’s surface and cities, we have continually found ways to harness innovative technologies to increase our cartographic scope. That has taken us in two directions. The first being upward, using satellite technology to see the previously...

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