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Monsanto Case Study - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Monsanto, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation. A Fortune 500 company, Monsanto is a …

Cloud Computing

NASA Released Its Software for Free. Here's What You Need to Download.

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, and everything is available for free download, without any royalty …

NASA & Caltech Leaders Aim to Revolutionise Big Data Visualization with VR

Virtualitics is new company started by NASA JPL and Caltech alum. offering a new platform to leverage the immersive properties of virtual reality in …

Virtual Reality

Say Goodbye To Your Data Lake In 2017 | Articles | Big Data

The hype around Data Lakes increased dramatically in 2016, with Gartner finding that inquiries related to the term rose 21% year-on-year. However, …

Big Data

Vector tiles: the future of map servers?

Blog<p><b>Since in 2005 Google launched Google Maps and popularised the use of raster tile maps in Internet browsers, there have appeared multitude of</b> …

5 New Year’s Resolution for GIS Users

As 2016 comes to a close, it's time to start turning your attention to the upcoming New Year and reflect on what steps to you can take to improve …

Geospatial Analysis

Clustering millions of points on a map with Supercluster

Last year, I explained how we use dynamic shape simplification and partitioning algorithms to render huge polygon and polyline datasets in Mapbox GL …

Algorithms

Timelapse

TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger<p><i>Editors note:On Nov. 29, 2016, Google released a major update expanding the data from 2012 to 2016. Read about the</i> …

It turns out designing a Facebook for farmers makes growing food cheaper

For more than a century, farmers have been gathering in coffee shops to trade information about what crops grow best, which seeds are worth planting next season, and the prices for everything from factors to fertilizer. Now those cafes are moving online—and farmers are handing over their fields to …

Farming

Meet Trace Genomics, The “23andMe” Of Soil

For $199, farmers can understand their soil better–which is key to keeping their crops healthy.<p>For the founders of Trace Genomics, strawberries are the low-hanging fruit.<p>The company’s cofounders, Diane Wu and Poornima Parameswaran, are borrowing 23andMe’s model and applying it to agriculture. For …

RC Groups makes first in depth DJI Mavic review - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Further underlining just how much DJI understands the market they made sure RC groups, the largest radio control community on the web got their hands …

Top 7 maps that ultimately explain map projections

Map projections are cool, but they might be a bit scary. It’s difficult to understand how can you put a very complex round-shaped surface of the …

Top destination for geospatial indLocation Technology & Location Intelligence Featured Page – News, Blogs, Videosustry trends

Shimonti Paul - July 30, 2018<p>Taking cues from the European Union’s data protection norms, the Justice Srikrishna committee on July 27, 2018, created …

Maps: the new frontier in the tech arms race

Uber is entering the mapping business, taking on Google, Apple and TomTom. And this isn’t just about taxi pickups – the future of driverless cars is at stake<p>Uber is spending half a billion dollars to develop its own maps so that it can ditch Google, which sounds roughly as sensible as Tesco piling …

Farm Robots Are Starting To Take Some Human Jobs, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

Strawberry picking is terribly unhealthy labor. Why not send in the machines?<p>For farm workers, picking strawberries is painful work. Laborers–often migrant workers from Mexico, if the farm is in California–might spend 10 to 12 hours a day in the sun, bending and re-bending over the tiny plants, …

webmap creation in open source GIS QGIS

Exploring CKAN data portals with QGIS

CKAN is for data portals what QGIS is for GIS. The project describes itself asCKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – …

USGS Map of the Principal Aquifers of the United States

Aquifers: Map of the Principal Aquifers of the United States<p>The areal and vertical location of the major aquifers is fundamental to the determination …

United States

Spark, Kafka & machine learning: 10 big data start-ups taking analytics to the next level

List: What start-ups are worth watching as they grow in the big data market?<p>The rise of both structured and unstructured data has created a booming …

Why We Need More Domain Experts In The Data Sciences

As I’ve come to work with an ever-widening swath of the data sciences and “big data” communities, I have been struck by how narrowly focused much of its practitioner base is on statistics and computational expertise as opposed to a solid understanding of the domain being analyzed. Data scientists …

Data Science

NASA, Japan Make ASTER Earth Data Available At No Cost

Beginning today, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft since 1999 is now available to users …

Land Remote Sensing Image Collections

*This page contains links to non-government websites and applications that may have different privacy policies from the USGS. The services used from …

Google Cloud Goes to the Farm

The use of big data techniques to aggregate and cull information about farm production is growing, which means the need for cloud computing resources …

Turning LiDAR Data into Actionable Insight

My pitch to Open Data Camp 3 is to demonstrate my work with LiDAR data showing how it can be used to provide insights which can improve efficiency in …

Insights for ArcGIS | Jump-Start Your Spatial Analytics

Insights for ArcGIS is a web-based, data analytics workbench where you can explore spatial and nonspatial data, answer questions you didn't know to …

Route360° : Open Source JavaScript-API for Location Analysis based on travel times

<b>Make it simple, please! It is time for a new generation of location planning tools</b><p>Web mapping has gone mainstream for a while now. Rather well-known …