Maps

Maps

From sideline to center: the potential for OpenStreetMap to seize the curb

Changing with the times, the curb is no longer just the elevated edge along the side of the street. It is now used to...

Want to enrich your maps with 186 million geo-positioned roadside objects?

Because you can. No kidding. Geoawesome startup Mapillary has just fueled its map features repository with more than 186 million roadside objects, so autonomous vehicles...

Expanding Mapping Capabilities with Deep Learning

Last year I wrote about how computer vision is helping us harness the power of machines to understand the world, and how for updating...

Why did DuckDuckGo switch to Apple Maps?

As a search engine that doesn’t track its users, DuckDuckGo takes pride in its ‘anti-Google’ reputation. From handling a few thousand daily searches in...

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...

Join us, help #Mapthedifference and pay it forward: Fundraising for HOTOSM

Flooding in Somalia due to Cyclone Sagar, Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, Earthquake in Osaka in Japan, Volcanic eruption in Hawaii...
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...

OMG: You won’t believe how clear Antarctica is in this map!

Did you know: Up until September 2018, we had a more detailed map of Mars than we had of Antarctica? That, thankfully, has been...

Meet Living Map – the company that is bridging the information gap between people...

Maps are the perfect interface for understanding any environment, and digital map technology has emerged as the essential enabler of multiple consumer and business...

All you need to know about TomTom’s Mapping APIs

With the recent change in the Google Maps API pricing structure, the industry is abuzz with developers and industry professionals weighing in on alternatives...

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....

French politician wants to tackle rodent infestation with real-time ‘rat map’

So, this is a map you don’t expect to see every day. Riddled with tiny rat icons, what you see above is a catalogue...
Embed apple maps on your website using MapKit JS

You can now embed Apple Maps into websites using MapKit JS (beta)

If you watched the WWDC keynote this year then you already know there wasn't any major Apple Maps related announcement. However, one small development...

Winnie-the-Pooh’s original Hundred Acre Wood map to be auctioned in London

Our much-loved childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh always knew how to enrich our lives with pearls of wisdom, like: “You can’t stay in your corner of...

This map shows the expansion of Netflix over the past two decades

Netflix has gone through a whirlwind of changes since it began in 1997 as a DVD-by-mail service. The company transformed the way we watch TV....

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