GIS and other geospatial technologies are being used to monitor livestock, understand the role that cattle play in climate change, and estimate biofuel.
Strava, a GPS running and biking application, recently released a detailed global heat map of popular routes across the globe. The map contains over 160 million activities with 375,000,000,000 data points.
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 […]
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 […]
On May 9, 2013, President Barack Obama sign an executive order making the default for government data “open and machine readable”. The executive order was accompanied by the White House’s Open Data Policy.
Graham Jackson and John Barnard, along with Myrddyn Phillips, are hillwalkers who use GPS equipment to re-measure hills designated by the Ordnance Survey to be just under the 2,000 foot minimum to be classified as a mountain.
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 […]
Never get lost again with these GPS shoes. Know of someone with the worst sense of direction? Well, there is good news for those who frequently get lost while they are out on walks around town – there is a new pair of shoes that will always be able to […]
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 […]