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How often do Google Maps get updated?

In 2005, Google launched an ambitious project to map the world. Today, more than a billion people use Google Maps every month. And every...

Mapbox partners with SoftBank to create Mapbox Japan

Almost a year after it entered the Japanese market with support from one of Japan’s biggest mapmakers, Zenrin, digital mapping startup Mapbox has announced...

A virtual gathering of the most geoawesome people in the industry

Introducing Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup Think back to the end of 2019. Like many of our industry peers, you probably spent some time figuring out what...

How to keep your kids (and yourself) busy with maps during the Covid-19 lockdown?

The global lockdown is a challenging time for everyone, but especially for parents. We love spending time with our kids but after a few...
Google Plus Codes

Google’s open-source digital addressing system Plus Codes now in Places Autocomplete

Google has integrated its digital addressing system Plus Codes into Place Autocomplete across Places API, Places Library in Maps JavaScript API, and Places SDK...
Global wind data

Global wind data from ESA’s Aeolus satellite is now public

Aeolus, the wind satellite launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in August 2018, is ready to share its novel observations with the world....

How Galileo is enabling the efficient transit of critical goods in EU

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced several EU Member States to either outright close their border with neighboring countries or perform health screening...
LandScan data free

LandScan USA ambient population data is now free for public use

As America starts to lift coronavirus shelter-in-place restrictions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has made its high-resolution population distribution database, LandScan USA, open and...
tom cruise nasa space movie

Tom Cruise, NASA’s movie shoot in space: What we know so far

Love him or hate him, you cannot deny Tom Cruise has continuously pushed the envelope of action stunt work by a leading Hollywood actor....
apple google contact tracing

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,...
Intel moovit acquisition

Urban mobility app Moovit is going to Intel’s Mobileye for $900 million

The COVID-19 pandemic may be putting businesses through a great deal of uncertainty, but it is not stopping Intel from pursuing its dreams of...

International space agencies plan hackathon to tackle COVID-19 pandemic

US space agency NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are cobbling together to launch a global, virtual hackathon...

These maps reveal how Covid-19 influenced our mobility patterns

The outbreak of COVID-19 has a profound impact on our mobility. For the past weeks, most of us stayed home, which is not only...

Foursquare location data shows how foot traffic is increasing across US

Foursquare has spent the last few months studying how COVID-19 is affecting foot traffic across the United States. On April 30, the location intelligence...
Google My Maps COVID-19

10 amazing ways people are using this free Google tool to make custom COVID-19...

Google is witnessing a huge surge in the number of people using its custom mapmaking tool, My Maps, during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to...

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