The Zipments delivery app allows users to track their packages on their smartphone.

Crowdshipping: the Newest Development in Mobile GPS

Crowdshipping is the delivery of goods based on the selection of a courier closest to the delivery route. The service was inspired by crowdsourcing, or the act of enlisting a group of people to help with a project, and is already growing quite rapidly. Couriers typically provide one-day shipping (or […]

Spatial Analysis

Maps show probable relative interactions between leatherback turtles and industrial longline fisheries in the Pacific, over four quarters of the year. - See more at:

Saving Leatherback Turtles through Maps

Finding a balance between the needs of humans with those of the natural environment has always been a challenge. There is substantial difficulty trying to manage the Earth’s resources – its land, water, plants, and animals – because of many complex problems that arise in doing so. Different groups of […]

GIS Software

Dokobots is a geosocial exergame for iOS devices.

Geosocial Exergames

A new International Journal of Health Geographics Editorial by Kamel Boulos and Yang discusses how mobile exergames for GPS (global positioning system)-enabled smartphones and mini-tablets can take players outdoors, in the open air, unlike console exergames (such as those using Kinect). The rise in popularity of geosocial exergames coincides with the increase in […]

GIS Learning

Voronoi diagram for every Starbucks location. Map by James Davenport.

Geospatial Redux: Creative Users for Street View, Esri’s Service Credit Estimator, USAToday Goes with MapBox

Google Maps and Data News The largest Street View release by Google was recently announced.  Over 250,000 miles of street level imagery was released in the latest update and includes increased street coverage for  Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Google’s litigation front […]