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What A Tiny Atlas Can Show About the State of the World during WWII

This old Atlas is basically a pure propaganda piece, both exaggerating and downplaying German power and influence in the past century.   The Taschenatlas der...

Problems with the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016

I had first heard about a proposed legislative bill from the Hindustan Times a few weeks back. At that time, I thought it would be best...

Providing Greater Campus Accessibility through GIS

For students with mobility issues, being unaware of the best routes to their classes can make a wrong turn become a late attendance. What...

Geo-Privacy and Personal Location Information

We share our location thousands of times a day, sometimes we explicitly share with individuals, other times we share to specific platforms, and still...

What is GIS: A Beginner’s Guide

As you are here I’m guessing that the term GIS has popped up at work. Maybe your organization has decided to start using GIS to...

In the brink of a geo open data revolution in East Africa

Open data is cumbersome for the many social, economic, environmental and humanitarian needs that government officers and citizens claim everywhere, although most developing countries...
Mapillary detected traffic signs in OpenStreetMap's iD Editor

More than a crowdsourced map: How OpenStreetMap is becoming a mapping standard, and why...

Standardization can have a profound effect on industries and the people they interact with. Done right, standardization can shift innovation of entire industries. Whether...
Self-Driving Car Bandwidth

Massive Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Data – What Does It Mean?

It was reported by Ford that connected car sensors generate 25 gigabytes of data per hour, and then by the WSJ that a typical...

Drones and Geospatial analysis in the insurance industry

Oops, sorry about that. We are in the process of re-writing this blog and will update it asap :) In the meantime, do check...

Fighting Natural Hazards with Satellite Products

Year after year, somewhere on Earth, natural or manmade disasters cause loss of life and widespread destruction, frequently spawning refugee situations. Major disasters can...

Do you really want to start a ubiquitous data revolution in East Africa?

For many civic tech communities, faith in open data goes beyond merely pulling down legal or technical barriers preventing others from using data openly...

The real size of the world

Humankind has always been fascinated with the lay of the land, and as the generations have passed we’ve combined new information with new media...

Pikachu arrested for digital trespassing!

Coming home from work yesterday, my apartment had a very exotic furry smell to it. I also noticed weird footprints on the ground, much...

Adding the Precision in Farming using Remote Sensing

For farmers and land managers, increasing crop yields and reducing costs while minimizing environmental pollution is a constant challenge. To accomplish this goal, many...

Affecting visitor experiences through Wayfinding Maps

Enter any new environment and you’re immediately faced with the question: how do I find the best way to my destination? Combining the logic...

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