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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 great GIS tools from Esri and QGIS, that are great...

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 people and thanks to rapid urbanization and growing population, the...

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 topic of How Deep Learning is changing the Earth Observation...

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 news is one of the most relevant in the geospatial...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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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...

GNSS joins the fight against the global pandemic

New applications of GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology is an enabler for numerous applications which make our lives more convenient and efficient. With...
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Short update about Top 100 Geospatial Companies List for 2020

First and foremost, wherever you are reading this from, I hope that you, your family and friends are doing well and keeping safe. COVID-19 has...
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How map-driven stories can grab attention and influence international policy

The running joke in Washington is that think-tanks produce 200-page paperweights that sit on a congressperson’s desk, never to be read. But the Center for Strategic...

The Neighborhood Impact of COVID-19, an Impetus for Innovative Testing Strategies

Many are making strong arguments in the appeal for more comprehensive coronavirus infection testing.  For instance, Paul Romer, former World Bank Chief...

Geodata for Financial Institutions (Part 1/2)

There is a lot of geodata publicly available. The Copernicus programme, for example, hosts 6 families of satellites (Sentinel 1 - 6) consisting of...
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How to predict covid19 impact on urban retail.

How to predict covid19 impact on urban retail. A geospatial risk evaluation model. As soon as the covid19 crisis broke out, lockdown forced retail stores...
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4 things GIS jobseekers should focus on, according to recruitment experts

As global economies reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus, there has been a lot of uncertainty in the job market. Naturally, many...
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Spotify world map shows most popular song named after every country

June 21 is World Music Day. Which means there’s no better time than now to go on a melodious journey around the world. With more...

Why did Facebook acquire geospatial startup Mapillary?

Geospatial startup Mapillary has been scooped up by Facebook. Sweden-based Mapillary, which has been featured by Geoawesomeness in the Top 100 Geospatial Companies and...
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How earth observation data and analytics is helping tackle climate change

The environmental risks posed by climate change become clearer with each extreme weather event, but we are only starting to study the impact of...
Being a cartographer has never been as easy and at the same time as difficult as today. On one hand, we have all the great GIS tools from Esri and QGIS, that are great for data analytics but typically...
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 people and thanks to rapid urbanization and growing population, the global annual waste generation could...
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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 news is one of the most relevant in the geospatial industry we had a while. But...
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