Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Nokia’s HERE maps opens a new self-service portal for developers

Nokia launched its new mapping self-service portal for their-party developers. Although HERE API offer a lot of great features, before now developers had to...
Location data

The curious case of Accuweather and other apps selling our location data

Accuweather is making headlines, but not because thousands of people used it to find out the optimal viewing conditions for the Great American Eclipse...

Amazon Takes Maps API Out Of Beta – The End Of Google Maps For...

It seems that Google Maps on your Kindle Fire won't be the default option for much longer. Back in September, the online retail giant introduced a beta version of...

Telenav launches HopOver – new check-in app. Clone of Foursquare or revolution?

Over the years I've seen a lot of  different location-based social networks.  Typical scenario: you share your location among group of friends or strangers,...

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...

Microsoft’s Cloud-Based GPS Gets Your Location With A Tiny Fraction Of The Power

Battery draining is one of the biggest limitations of location-based apps. Few hours with Google Maps navigation on and the phone is dead. I...

Apple’s mapping puzzles

What will Apple do with its $97.6bn reserves? Maybe their own mapping solution... From couple of years Apple started collecting pieces of a perfect mapping...

GNSS, Space Politics and Future of PNT – based Businesses (LBS)

Please consider, if I sounds stupid. when I first heard about GIS I thought ESRI ArcGIS is GIS later on i figured out how...

The power of maps: Localising violence acts in South Africa

The motivation for launching a map of violence in South Africa are the upcoming elections that are suspect to become violent as service delivery...

Uchaguzi: Mapping Elections in Kenya

The power of maps! When we can use Maps to monitor elections on a real time basis to ensure fairness;  you know that this...

Apple’s iOS8 silent war against location tracking

The truth is that our location is being constantly tracked... By NSA, by Google, Facebook, Foursquare, by governments, marketeers and location analytics firms. Companies...

Google Maps Coordinate – new project to spatially coordinate your employees

Google Enterprise has launched a new tool to spatially geographically coordinate your employees. It's simple concept that is used for ages all around the...

!Waytag – different concept of location

What else can be done with location? There are hundreds of GPS navigation brands and location-based services that are adding value to users based...

Urban Engines: Public Transit app

In a civilized urban cities, it is always challenging task to optimize our time to travel with in the city. However, visualization of reliable...

Yosemite Park using GPS to track bears to prevent dangerous run-ins

Every year over 4 million guests visit Yosemite National Park hoping to get close to nature. But sometimes, nature can get a little too close......

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