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OS Data Hub and APIs to improve accessibility, usability of OS data

Great Britain’s national mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS) has launched a new geospatial data platform to allow users to download open data products easily...

How to predict covid19 impact on urban retail.

How to predict covid19 impact on urban retail. A geospatial risk evaluation model. As soon as the covid19 crisis broke out, lockdown forced retail stores...

Snap turns spotlight on location with personalized maps, local businesses, AR

In a nod to how geography plays a central role in building an interconnected social networking platform, Snap has announced a series of location-centric...

UP42 marketplace now offers high-res aerial data for UK

UP42, a developer platform and marketplace for geospatial data and analytics, is joining forces with the United Kingdom’s leading supplier of aerial photography, Getmapping....

Google Maps adds new COVID-19 travel alerts as cities reopen

To stay safe in the COVID-19 era, it’s more important than ever to know how crowded public transport might be or if a trip...

Planet goes live with 50cm imagery, plans for 12x revisit capabilities

The designer, manufacturer, and operator of the largest constellation of earth imaging satellites, Planet, has successfully enhanced the spatial resolution of its SkySat imagery...

Apple, Google, Bing update Maps to show ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’

No sooner than Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser had renamed a street near the White House as ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’, tech giants Apple,...

Bing Maps is changing its base map data provider

Microsoft’s mapping service Bing Maps has announced a change in its base map data source. The Bing Maps Platform, which is typically powered by...

Cesium now supports OSM layer of over 350 million 3D buildings

Cesium – a startup dedicated to making 3D geospatial data accessible, shareable, and ultimately usable – has just added a new global base layer that promises...

Open-source mapping platform Mapzen finds new home at Urban Computing Foundation

Open-source pioneer Mapzen may have shut down in 2018, but its code and service have continued to live and grow, receiving thousands of pull...

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,...

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...

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