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What’s a LiDAR sensor doing on an iPhone anyway?

For our regular readers and the geospatial community in general, Light Detection and Ranging or LiDAR is part of common parlance. For everyone else,...

Apple-Google contact tracing solution first look; no GPS data collection

Last month, Apple and Google announced their plans to create a COVID-19 contact tracing solution through an unprecedented partnership. The solution, the companies said,...

What is contact tracing and why do Apple and Google want to do it?

Since COVID-19 can be transmitted through proximity to affected individuals, public health workers have identified contact tracing as an essential tool to flatten the...

A lot more Apple Maps cars to be seen on Canada roads

Apple has announced that it will be driving across Canada throughout the summer to capture road details, signage and landmarks. It is carrying out...

911 will soon take location data from your iPhone during emergencies

In emergencies, knowing the location of the person in distress is the single most important factor for first responders. Apple knows that all too...

This mapping startup automatically generates more accurate maps than Google, TomTom and HERE

Mapfit - a New York-based startup is quietly disrupting the map making industry. For the past two years, the company has been developing the platform...

Missed out on attending State of the Map 2017? Here are all the talks

The 10th annual State of the Map conference was held earlier this month in Japan. According to the organisers over 200 participants attended one...

A new platform for scalable error detection in OpenStreetMap data

It's no secret that Apple has been placing a lot of emphasis on improving its maps and location-based services. In fact, the company is...

Apply now: Apple is looking for map tech and GIS experts

Apple is on a hiring spree. The company is looking for people who are skilled in the areas of mapping, geospatial information services, navigation...

Why didn’t Apple want to buy either TomTom or HERE?

When Apple launched its Maps back in 2012, it was a total failure (at least from a user perspective). The company stitched together spatial data from...

Apple nabs Google, NASA staff for sat imagery, AR, autonomous cars

The last few weeks have seen Apple quietly adding some very, very smart people to its talent pool. The tech giant has roped in...

Apple is releasing AirPods tracker for locating your lost earbuds

If you own a pair of Apple's new wireless earbuds - AirPods you will sooner or later face a problem of loosing one of...

Apple will use drones to update map data faster

After a terrible launch back in 2012, Apple Maps got much better but the truth is that they are still far behind the competition...

This satellite-based visualization reveals how the new Apple Campus grew up

First announced by Steve Jobs in 2006, Apple Campus 2 is slowly getting its final shape as the complex is supposed to be completed...

Apple redesigns Maps and opens it to developers

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9jgykUCrwE&w=560&h=315] Today Apple held its annual WWDC event where every year it unveils new features to its software and systems. iOS 10 got a few significant...

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