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In Greece, Driverless Buses Are Now Accepting Passengers

An automated bus program goes with the flow of traffic<p>Greek commuters have a new way to get to work: a completely driverless bus that operates within normal traffic. The buses are part of a program that has been running in Trikala, Greece, since earlier this summer, but so far they’ve only been …

What is at Zero Degrees Latitude and Zero Degrees Longitude? - GeoLounge: All Things Geography

<i>Ad:</i><p><i>Share:</i><p>Share on Facebook 277<p>Share on Twitter26<p>Share on Google Plus<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Zero degrees latitude is the line designating the Equator and …

With $23M From Accel And Salesforce, CartoDB Will Bring Mapping To The Masses

So maybe you’ve heard that deforestation is destroying 200 kilometers of the world’s forests each day. Obviously, that doesn’t sound good. But visualize this data on a map of the world, and it’s much easier to understand why deforestation is a huge concern.<p>This ability to communicate information …

SpaceCurve: An Utterly Unique And Absurdly Fast Geospatial Database

08 Oct 2015<p>The design of SpaceCurve has been the object of speculation for many years. SpaceCurve was created to provide a real-time, continuously …

Pre-Digital Cartography Is Still Key To 'Mapping' Human History

In this age of all things digital, it’s heartening to see that some aspects of human history are still best accessed via old fashioned cartography. That is, through what most of us would call maps — bound in atlases or hanging on someone’s office wall — encompassing everything from Mercator …

Maps

U.S. Government Commits to Open Mapping

The U.S. federal government just made a huge commitment to Open Mapping, taking the lead in creative government partnerships with the OpenStreetMap …

Could This Be Japan's Greatest Invention Ever?

Let's face it, there is no greater feeling in the world than waking up in your soft, warm and toasty bed whilst it's bitterly cold, bleak and …

5 Mapping Industry Trends I Saw At JS.Geo

Wait long enough to blog a conference, and you’ll find others have beat you to it. Bill, Derek, and the folks at Cesium have done a great job with …

JavaScript

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

Data Visualization

How People Are Actually Using the Internet of Things

In these early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), much of the focus has been on industrial applications, such as improving operations with autonomous machines, or standalone consumer products, like a Fitbit. But from our research, we’re seeing a more human-centric category of IoT activity …

Why would you use OpenStreetMap if there is Google Maps?

If you’re a GeoGeek, cartographer, developer or you simply need to find a particular place on a map you’ve got two main mapping environments to …

The GPS tracker for cats

Track your cat's movements directly on your phone<p>With Weenect Cats 2 you can live-track your cat wherever it goes, on a map, thanks to the free app. …

​Garmin debuts three new GPS running watches with all-day tracking, smart alerts

Garmin's updating its runners' watches with three new models, all packed with everything you need to track your running performance and measure your fitness. And its mobile app will be getting a makeover to match.<p>The Forerunner 230, Forerunner 235 and high-end Forerunner 630 watches are all …

Wearable Tech

The hidden biases of Geodata

<i>This is a guest post by Mark Graham of the Oxford Internet Institute</i><p>Geographic information underpins so much of what we do today on the internet. By knowing the location of a tweet, a profile, or any other user-entered information, we can build services and software that is micro-targeted at user …

GeoTagging

Six Trending Topics in Web GIS

<i>Analysis, 3D, Smart Mapping, and Other Trends Enable Us to Think About GIS Differently</i>The web continues to have an enormous impact on how we practice …

Tasker location and network tracking, time card part 2 - Android customization

Last week we took to Tasker to build the first parts of an automated time card in our Android customization series. We will continue the project this week, building on last week by adding location aware autonomy to the project.<p>As a quick recap, last week we built Tasker Tasks that write our log in …

EndlessID Kickstarts NFC powered Privacy Control Wearables

EndlessID is Kickstarting a flagship line of batteryless, NFC security wearables. These products, called EIDs, promise to provide you with quality privacy protection and contact sharing features in just a tap.<p>The company has designed prototypes for a number of wearable products that range from …

The innovators: the pulsating wristband that sets your daily rhythm

As the post-lunch slump sets in, many office workers opt for a coffee or chocolate to keep their eyes open, risking sleeplessness or a sugar crash. It is at times like this, its inventors believe, that a new wearable device can stimulate users via a tiny pulse that will heighten their mood or bring …

Wearable Tech

How contextualising data will help monetise the Internet of Things

Recent research by analyst firm <b>Gartner</b> said the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new software vendors, and calls for manufacturers to maximise …

The Internet of Things By The Percentages

One of the main impacts of the Internet of Things is the amount of data that will be coming from millions of connected devices.<p>Similarly, there …

Internet of Things

Why CIOs should worry about the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the promise to make everything more intelligent and efficient. Smart grids, smart meters, smart refrigerators and …

This Is Surely The Most WTF Commercial On The Web

How do you feel about a unicorn popping a fresh rainbow ice cream? Sounds a little strange doesn't it? But that's precisely the premise behind this …

7 features most people don't know exist in Instagram

The app is designed simply and is optimised for social connections, displaying all the posts from people you follow in reverse-chronological order.<p>It's easy to figure out the basics like cropping a photo or choosing a filter to make it look better.<p>But while the app's interface is simple to use, …

People-Powered Data Visualization

Through crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, the general public is making profound contributions to research. Can data visualization help make sense of this wealth of new information?<p>Last fall the National Audubon Society published an alarming report about the future of North American birds. …

Shipwrecked In A Round-The-World Race

The art of emergency engineering at sea<p>Shipwrecked In A Round-The-World Race<p>The fine art of emergency engineering at sea<p>How To Recover From a Shipwreck<p>Engineering at sea<p>by Lois Parshley<p>Two hundred and sixty-eight miles off the coast of Mauritius, the ocean is warm, tinted a blue that can make it …

Placed's New Revenue Tracker Monitors Mobile Ad Impact On In-Store Sales

A recent survey by xAd indicated that a lack of clear ROI was holding some marketers back from a more aggressive use of mobile advertising and …

The rise of location based mobile services | The Horizons Tracker

Smartphones have become increasingly versatile devices over the past few years, and the data produced by them is increasingly used to monitor social …

Startups on Flipboard

BigID lands in the right place at the right time with GDPR<p>Every startup needs a little skill and a little luck. BigID, a NYC-based data governance …