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

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 advisory. I talk to a lot of drone manufacturers, fly...

2020 Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup Schedule

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 along the way, we hope that the meetup will help...

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

While Google Maps’ popular times and live busyness insights have been saving us from unnecessary stress and helping us make better plans since 2016, this information has transformed into an essential tool for many...

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

For our regular readers and the geospatial community in general, Light Detection and Ranging or LiDAR is part of common parlance. For everyone else, it’s a cool new tech that Apple first incorporated in...

TomTom is collecting data from Uber to update its navigation maps

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

  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

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

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

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

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Norway is revolutionizing global deforestation monitoring with free satellite data

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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...

How to land a good job in the Geospatial Industry during the time of...

I have been working in the geospatial industry for quite some time now. During these years, I have hired (and unfortunately also fired) a...

A short tale about how I wanted to buy satellite imagery and how difficult...

I have spent over a decade in the geospatial industry and thus know a lot about how things work here but I was shocked...

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Google uses satellite data to add wildfire location-tracking to Maps, Search

There are dozens of large wildfires burning across the United States right now – almost a third of them in California. As more than...

Your Android phone could beef up world’s largest earthquake detection network

Millions of people around the world live in earthquake-prone regions. And while earthquakes cannot be predicted, a few seconds of warning can make all...

Watch Sydney’s 250-year-old evolution in 30-second map animation

The First Fleet of 1,485 settlers first arrived in New South Wales on January 26, 1788 – a date which is now celebrated annually...

Start Up with Copernicus: Innovative Earth Observation Solutions Wanted

If you are interested in Copernicus and Entrepreneurship, join us on the 1st of September to learn more about the Copernicus programme, current applications...

Earthquake sensors pick up the ‘global quiet’ caused by COVID-19

As countries across the world halted economic activity to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the relative quietness was noticed by the sensors...

UN’s new food security data platform has 1 million geospatial layers

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new geospatial portal that would help to build more resilient food...

How Google is using submarine cables as earthquake, tsunami warning systems

Google owns the largest submarine cable network in the world. Undersea cables make it possible for us to use the Internet to share, search,...
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Coronavirus live updates: Interactive map tracks global cases in real-time

Don't Miss: Google Maps adds new COVID-19 travel alerts as cities reopen The global tally of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has crossed the 14 million mark....
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Mapped: Most valuable female-founded companies across 102 countries

It’s no secret that female startup founders face negative attitudes during investment pitches. Men constitute the bulk of early-stage investors (90%), and research shows...

Speaker line-up for Digital Meetup #2: Earth Data and Analytics

The geospatial industry is going through a period of rapid transformation—as is our world. From climate change and COVID-19 to biodiversity loss and business...

The most epic, detailed and complete list of all Earth Observation satellites

From keeping an eye on large forest fires to tracking clouds and watching dust storms to predict the weather, or even mapping the growth...

Leveraging signals from space to monitor supply and demand post-COVID

The economic disruption induced by the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting raw materials and product flows worldwide. Freezes and disruptions at borders and ports are...

Geodata for Financial Institutions 2

In our previous blog post, Geodata for Financial Institutions Part 1, we discussed the difficulty of developing geodata based products and services for new markets...

Map shows 5.9 million US property owners unaware of flood risk

If you are a US citizen, you may want to recheck your home’s flood risk. A new national-level study has found that a total...
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These location-based mobile tools will help you maintain social distancing

With both the movement of people and COVID-19 cases increasing rapidly in several countries around the world, it has become more crucial than ever...
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7 Awesome Google Maps Hacks 2020

Google Maps is probably one of your most frequently used apps, with over 100 million downloads in Google Play alone. But you can do...
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This map shows the oldest restaurant in (almost) every country

If you are a foodie like me, you would agree that there’s a certain mystique attached to the oldest restaurants in the world. These...
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Visualize above-ground and under-ground utilities with Esri’s new 3D Basemaps solution

Esri has released a new ArcGIS solution that leverages an organization’s existing data (LiDAR, building footprints, underground utilities, etc.) to streamline the creation and...

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...

The best virtual GIS events you could attend in July 2020

As the world limps back to normalcy, geospatial technologies are at the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. But for the geospatial...
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 advisory. I talk to a lot of drone manufacturers, fly drones myself (I'm a licenced...
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 along the way, we hope that the meetup will help us all better understand how...
While Google Maps’ popular times and live busyness insights have been saving us from unnecessary stress and helping us make better plans since 2016, this information has transformed into an essential tool for many during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Google...
For our regular readers and the geospatial community in general, Light Detection and Ranging or LiDAR is part of common parlance. For everyone else, it’s a cool new tech that Apple first incorporated in iPad Pro and has now...
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 program wherein TomTom opens up its map-making process to trusted partners, allowing them to provide...
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