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Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Ecosystem Map – 2021

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The wait is over! We are delighted to announce the list of the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups for 2021. The team has been working on updating the list for the past few months...

Location, Location, Location – 1st Digital Meetup of 2021!

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We are back with our first Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup for 2021! We are delighted to partner with our friends over at TravelTime platform to talk about how we can use transport and travel time...

Geospatial Podcasts 2021

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With in-person events canceled, Zoom fatigue making online events less appealing, and social media full of bad vibes, podcasts have become one of the best ways to stay abreast of geo industry trends.  Whether it’s...

StreetCred team hiring for multiple roles after being scooped up by Snap

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It looks like Snapchat’s parent company Snap quietly acquired crowdsourced mapping startup StreetCred sometime around Q4 last year. Since October 2020, StreetCred’s Founder and CEO Randy Meech, and Co-Founder and CTO Diana Shkolnikov have...

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The featured image is neither a black and white photo nor a radar image – in latter case the bright areas would have been...

EO spaceflight events in the upcoming 6 months

After a series of satellite launches related to Earth Observation (EO) in the previous couple of years (Sentinels, IceEye, PAZ, GOES, Landsat, RADARSAT Constellation,...

Collecting utility meter readings from an aeroplane using radio frequencies

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Among all human inequalities, unequal energy consumption is unique in being easily visible from space. Satellite images captured at night are proving to be...
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Amazon teams with Esri, HERE to offer location-based data, mapping services

Amazon’s cloud platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new service that would give developers access to maps and location-based services from multiple...

Three GIS-based Travel Time Polygon Tools Compared

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There are many ways to draw driving-time polygons on a map: desktop, web or cloud-based platforms all enable the creation of isochrone maps using...

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The largest and most precise 3D map of the Milky Way

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“What do we know about the universe, and how do we know it? Where did the universe come from, and where is it going?...

License to fly: Maps explain drone operation rules around the world

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With COVID-19 making contactless technology solutions a top priority for enterprises across the globe, the use of drones for mapping, surveillance, inspection, asset management,...

This is how 360° panoramas should be integrated with geospatial data

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The recent release of LuciadRIA has been really something that caught my attention. It features new ways to integrate 360° panoramas and image data...
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Dad’s map projections picture book for kids is winning hearts on Kickstarter

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US-based environmental scientist and cartographer Dan Ford spends most of his free time (after his toddler daughter goes to sleep) designing maps and studying...

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The ETA Conundrum: How does Travel Time calculation really work?

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Whether it’s moving people, foods, or goods, time is of the essence. As consumers of mapping apps, we have all used the travel time...

NASA makes a surprising discovery using AI to map non-forest trees

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Powerful supercomputers and machine learning algorithms have led to the discovery of an unexpectedly large count of trees in the West African Sahara and...

A remote sensing robot that might be the future of utilities management

Robotics and geology aren't two topics that are mentioned in the same sentence very often, let alone being someone's area of expertise. Geology looks...

Google is calculating tree coverage from aerial imagery it collects for Maps

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With extreme temperatures becoming common in urban jungles, policymakers are increasingly looking to increase shade on warming city streets. However, a well-planned (hence more...
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Maxar is offering 15 cm HD satellite imagery products

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Earlier this year, satellite imagery market leader Maxar laid bare the intentions to make its highest-quality imagery products even better. Introducing a proprietary technique,...
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Velodyne eyes improved roadway safety with sub-$500 LiDAR sensor

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In 2007, Velodyne used to charge almost $80,000 for each LiDAR unit it developed to advance safety in self-driving vehicles. Today, the company is...

OS appoints the new head of Geovation – Carly Morris

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The wait is over! One of my favourite organisations in the geospatial realm has a new head - Carly Morris. Ordnance Survey announced the...

How the United Nations uses maps to solve biodiversity conservation challenges

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The UN Biodiversity Lab – a partnership between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the UN Environment – is an initiative that provides...

Intel launches integrated cloud platform for geospatial data management

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Technology giant Intel has quietly launched Intel Geospatial, a cloud platform that would support multi-source data types, geovisual data management, immersive 3D visualization, analytic...

How drone manufacturers should take care of their clients? Wingtra might have figured it...

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I've been in the drone industry for the past 4 years. I work in a company focused on drone data analytics, software development and...

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2020 Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup Schedule

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Geoawesomeness Digital meetup is all about bringing the spatial community together and enabling interactions within the community whether its for fun and/or profit. And...

How Google Maps is making real-time business busyness info more accessible

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While Google Maps’ popular times and live busyness insights have been saving us from unnecessary stress and helping us make better plans since 2016,...

What’s a LiDAR sensor doing on an iPhone anyway?

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For our regular readers and the geospatial community in general, Light Detection and Ranging or LiDAR is part of common parlance. For everyone else,...

TomTom is collecting data from Uber to update its navigation maps

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TomTom and Uber are joining forces to ensure our digital maps mirror real-road conditions. Uber has joined TomTom’s Map Editing Partnership (MEP) – a...

CAD and GIS: Everything you need to know

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  Construction designs, mine designs, power line documentation—so much can be and is done in the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) environment. As a geospatial professional working...

Land titling firm saves time and money creating a cadastral system for St. Kitts

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Around seventy percent of the world’s property is unregistered, causing land insecurity and poverty. Creating a system to document and formalize land ownership is...
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Capella Space unveils first commercial SAR images from Sequoia satellite

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San Francisco-based geospatial startup Capella Space has unveiled the first commercial SAR images captured by its recently-launched Sequoia satellite. Giving customers immediate access to...
AI-powered mapping drones are helping the US to fight wildfires

AI-powered mapping drones are helping the US to fight wildfires

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Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones have quickly become vital components in the rapidly advancing technology for wildfire spotting and management. In California, Air Force...

Norway is revolutionizing global deforestation monitoring with free satellite data

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Norway’s reputation as a climate champion is no secret. Under a mix of United Nations and bilateral schemes, the country has set aside up...
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How Google Maps is helping users to avoid coronavirus hotspots

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With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to spread in many countries as economic activity revives, Google has ramped up its efforts to help people stay...

This new cloud-based GIS and data visualization platform is what you’ve been waiting for

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Being a cartographer has never been as easy and at the same time as difficult as today. On one hand, we have all the...

Topolytics: Mapping the world’s waste and enabling the circular economy #TheNextGeo

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In 2016, we generated more than 2.01 billion tonnes of waste. That's roughly 270 kilograms of waste per person for all the 7+ billion...

Digital Meetup on How Deep Learning is changing the Earth Observation industry and beyond

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I'm delighted to invite you to another Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup on October 22, 2020. This time will have a pleasure to discuss on the...

Why is nFrames acquisition by Esri huge news for the whole GIS industry?

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Big news arrived at the turn of the last week when Esri acquired nFrames, a Stuttgart based photogrammetry software company. I believe that this...
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Google Maps app is finally back on Apple Watch

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This is a reunion that was three years in the making. When the Google Maps app suddenly disappeared from the Apple Watch in 2017,...

What is the difference between othophotos, orthophotomaps, orthomosaics and true orthophotos?

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The science of photogrammetry has been developing for more than a century. Initially being fully analogue, it is gradually being digitalized for the past...
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How does Google Maps predict traffic?

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Predicting traffic conditions on the roads and determining the best routes for a journey is an incredibly complex task. And yet, Google Maps does...

New Esri COVID-19 map shows local trends in a novel way

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I assume that most of you already seen the real-time Esri COVID map, which is without doubts a very useful tool followed by millions....
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Virality in cartography: What makes a map go viral?

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Watch this as a video story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJCUs__9L-s When you think about viral content, maps are not the first thing that comes to mind. And yet, it...
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London Retail Covid19 Impact

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Measuring Covid19 Impact on Urban Retail Covid19 lockdown forced retail stores to close in order to avoid contagion. As a direct consequence, many of them...

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