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First European satellite with AI set for launch
CubeSats are getting clever. These shoe-boxed sized craft are...
India’s Drone-Powered Digital Maps Project Begins In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana
The Survey of India, with support from Department of...
China Launches Earth-Observing Satellites, Solar Sail Experiment
Two Earth-imaging satellites and an experimental solar sail payload...
Geospatial Policy Safeguarding Abu Dhabi’s Environment
Providing a single source of accurate, reliable environmental information...
India initiates drone-powered digital maps project
The government-owned organisation, Survey of India (SOI), with support...
Drone flying in Marunouchi, Tokyo
Tokyo – Japan-headquartered Terra Drone Corporation, one of the...
Terra Drone demos safe use of UAVs with Mitsubishi Estate for urban area logistics and security in Tokyo
Tokyo – Japan-headquartered Terra Drone Corporation, one of the...
China hands over Zimbabwe’s arable land distribution data in scientific research cooperation
HARARE - The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) handed...
India Just Found Its Lost Vikram Lander on the Moon, Still No Signal
India's Chandrayaan-2 orbiter circling the moon has spotted the...
Chandrayaan 2 orbiter is healthy and safe in the Lunar orbit, says ISRO
The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is healthy and safe in the...

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017

No GPS, No Problem: New Google Maps and Particle IoT Integration

SAN FRANCISCO - Google Maps has just announced the integration with IoT startup, Particle. With one line of code, an IoT device has access to Google’s entire geospatial database of Wi-Fi and cellular networks. IoT devices with...

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Planet to Acquire Terra Bella from Google

WASHINGTON — Commercial remote sensing company Planet announced Feb. 3 it was acquiring rival Terra Bella from Google for an undisclosed sum, bringing together what the companies believe are complementary capabilities to image the Earth from space....

Monday, November 21st, 2016

South Korea Refuses Using Local Mapping Data Due to Security Concerns; Google Disappointed

South Korea has refused to use local mapping data offered by Google and held security reasons responsible for such decision. The refusal came on Friday following the Alphabet Inc.'s unit's request to the nation to utilise its...

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

South Korea Delays Decision to Share Mapping Data with Google

South Korea has delayed its reply to Google's request for mapping data, a Reuters report said Wednesday. Read More at CNet

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Lenovo Announces First 3D Mapping ‘Tango’ Phone

One of the important moving parts in Google/Alphabet’s ambitions in virtual/Augmented Reality world got lift-off this week with Lenovo’s announcement that it had developed the first consumer phone (the Phab 2 Pro) using Google’s ‘Tango’ (previously Project...

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Google Challenges South Korea Over Mapping Restrictions

Google parent Alphabet Inc. is challenging the South Korean government over restrictions to its mapping services in the country, which renders some maps less informative than those for North Korea. Read More at Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

South Korea’s Mapping Laws Stifle Google Maps Dominance

Google is challenging the restrictions that the South Korean government places on their mapping services in the country. The laws that are aimed at protecting national security and infiltration from North Korea limit the types of map...

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Google and Apple Might Soon Need a License for Satellite Mapping in India

Due to MNCs like Google and Apple giving a cold response to India's security concerns, they might soon need a license for satellite mapping in India, says a proposed legislation. As reported last week, a draft of...

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Not Waiting for Google, an Indonesian Startup Has its Own Project Loon

At Indonesia’s Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), a team of former students is working on an idea to beat Google at its own game. Google’s Project Loon plans to introduce a fleet of high-altitude balloons to the...

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Google and FAO Partner to Make Remote Sensing Data More Efficient and Accessible

PARIS, Dec. 1, 2015—Google Maps and FAO have agreed to work closely together to make geospatial tracking and mapping products more accessible, providing a high-technology assist to countries tackling climate change and much greater capacity to experts...

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