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How the tragic fire at Notre Dame will accelerate the adoption of laser scanning...

On April 15th, 2019 the tragic fire at Notre Dame in Paris caused devastating damage to the famous 856-year-old cathedral. It's a terrible loss...

AR in the classroom – A device is born

Firstly, let me introduce myself – I’m Melanie Collins, Head of Geography at a school for girls in the South East of England.  I’ve...

India can now destroy live satellites, but what about space debris?

Using a live satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) as target practice, India successfully tested an anti-satellite weapon, or A-SAT, today. This show of...

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...

Esri and Winning

How much winning is enough? Have you been winning so much that you’re tired of winning now? I ask because last month I gave a...

Missed out on attending FOSS4G 2018? Here’s an overview of what happened

As a longstanding industry commentator, I have the privilege of being invited regularly to provide my views on major geospatial events. So when I was...
What would happen if GPS failed? By Ishveena Singh

What would happen if GPS failed?

The navigation apps we carry around in our smartphones may have made getting lost in foreign lands a distant memory, but our dependency on...

The Road to Safer Transport Infrastructure – How Collaborative Mapping Helps

As I was listening to the radio this morning I was saddened to hear that yet another cyclist had been killed on Australian roads....

Mapping the maps of 2018: Industry insiders share their vision

As GIS becomes all-pervasive with millions across the world using maps every day, the year ahead looks super exciting for the geospatial industry. While...
Geological history of Earth in Google Earth

A Vision for Google Earth

Geoawesomeness recently published a blog outlining a major new development for Google Earth for Chrome i.e. Google Earth as a social networking platform. I’m...

Is Civil Society Prepared for a Data Revolution aiding National Statistics Offices (NSOs)?

National Statistics Offices (NSOs) from all around the world are beginning to understand the need of assistance and contributions from external parties, in particular to...

Uber & AirBnB Success is Built around …?

Last night it struck me. A light bulb moment. I realized what Uber & AirBnB’s success is built around. I was watching my wife on...

My problem with Geospatial TED Talks so far…

I just love TED Talks. Wonderful, humorous, inspiring speakers. Many short and punchy. Some like: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8] made me smile and even clap my hands at...

Getting Rich with GIS? That is just what Uber have done.

Getting Rich with GIS? That is just what Uber have done. They are one great example of an organization using the ability to answer a core ‘where’...

2016: A year of Geospatial Growing Pains

As 2016 has just ended, it is a good time to reflect. The rapid evolution of the geospatial industry has continued this year. The...

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