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Boundless wins $36M Contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Apr 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  boundlessgeo geo news geointelligence gis national geospatial-intelligence agency

Open source is thriving and in fact proving to be a great success even in enterprise markets. Boundless, one of the most recognised names in Open GIS announced earlier last week that it has been awarded a $36 million contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (press release). The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the lead agency tasked […]

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New night light satellite maps from NASA will be generated daily

Apr 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  nasa remote sensing

The satellite images of Earth taken at night always hypnotizes me. They are not only beautiful, but they also give the clearest view on the human settlement patterns on our planet. From a research perspective, it creates an amazing value, but the temporal resolution of the data has always been a problem. These datasets have been […]

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Photo Essay: Back to Basics Agenda

Apr 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  unassigned

The EPA just concluded two weeks of visits to Appalachia and the urban and rural mid-west. Here are some of the things we saw through the lens of our award winning photographer Eric Vance.


Local reviews in your language – wherever you are

Apr 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

When you’re traveling somewhere new, two of your biggest challenges can be figuring out where to go and understanding the native language of wherever you are. The next time you’re in a foreign place and want to check out a restaurant or point of interest, Google will translate the review into the language you’ve set on your device.

The best part is that users don’t have to do a thing. Just open Google Maps or Search, search for what you’re interested in and the reviews are automatically translated. Most people will see the translated review in the language they prefer and then see the review in the native language below—eliminating the hassle of copying and pasting into a translation app or trying to decipher reviews using your pocket-sized translation book. Here’s what it looks like in action:

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So next time you find yourself in a faraway land wondering which ramen shop is the best or which gelato place is most authentic—just sit back, relax and let Google Maps and Search bridge the language barrier.


Local reviews in your language–wherever you are

Apr 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

When you’re traveling somewhere new, two of your biggest challenges can be figuring out where to go and understanding the native language of wherever you are. The next time you’re in a foreign place and want to check out a restaurant or point of interest, Google will translate the review into the language you’ve set on your device.

The best part is that you don’t have to do a thing. Just open Google Maps or Search, search for what you’re interested in and the reviews are automatically translated. Most people will see the translated review in the language they prefer and then see the review in the native language below—eliminating the hassle of copying and pasting into a translation app or trying to decipher reviews using your pocket-sized translation book. Here’s what it looks like in action:

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So next time you find yourself in a faraway land wondering which ramen shop is the best or which gelato place is most authentic—just sit back, relax and let Google Maps and Search bridge the language barrier.


Local reviews in your language–wherever you are

Apr 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

When you’re traveling somewhere new, two of your biggest challenges can be figuring out where to go and understanding the native language of wherever you are. The next time you’re in a foreign place and want to check out a restaurant or point of interest, Google will translate the review into the language you’ve set on your device.

The best part is that you don’t have to do a thing. Just open Google Maps or Search, search for what you’re interested in and the reviews are automatically translated. Most people will see the translated review in the language they prefer and then see the review in the native language below—eliminating the hassle of copying and pasting into a translation app or trying to decipher reviews using your pocket-sized translation book. Here’s what it looks like in action:

TranslationScreenshot

So next time you find yourself in a faraway land wondering which ramen shop is the best or which gelato place is most authentic—just sit back, relax and let Google Maps and Search bridge the language barrier.


Update on Waymo vs. Uber

Apr 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  the industry

As background Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google parent company Alphabet, sued Uber in February for patent infringement and theft of trade secrets. Waymo claims that its former employee Levandowski downloaded 14,000 confidential files before leaving to launch … Continue reading

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Monitoring ship traffic

Apr 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  big data gis maps

Since ever oceans have been important for people as a means of transport. The containerization counts as greatest transportation revolution in the 20th century and boosted the marine cargo traffic. Today, around 80 percent of the global trade by volume and over 70 percent of the global trade by value are carried by ships (United […]

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Velodyne Announces Solid State Sensor

Apr 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling sensors solid state

Velodyne LiDAR Inc., a world leader is 3D real-time perception systems for autonomous vehicles, announced its new fixed-laser, solid-state Velarray™ LiDAR sensor, a cost-effective yet high-performance and rugged automotive product in a small form factor. With the Velarray sensor, which … Continue reading

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Mapping Global Landslide Susceptibility

Apr 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  earth observatory geology landslides satellite weather and climate

NASA Earth Observatory notes the release of a new map of global landslide susceptibility that models the risks of landslides that are triggered by heavy rain. “The map is part of a broader effort to establish a hazards monitoring system that combines satellite observations of rainfall from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission with an assessment of … Continue reading "Mapping Global Landslide Susceptibility"