TAG: maps

Here there be dragons: GIS explores the unknown

July 12, 2017By

Here there be dragons. That phrase (or a variation of it) was used by early mapmakers to designate the unknown — and alert sailors to the danger of traveling into uncharted waters. I’ve always admired explorers who dared to push the boundaries of the known world. We’ve moved from the Age of Exploration to the Age of Information, but exploration continues... read more

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Smart cartography mapped out for Intergeo

May 3, 2017By

“Smart cartography” is the top theme at the 65th Cartography Conference, which will take place Sept. 26-28 in conjunction with Intergeo in Berlin, Germany. Numerous examples at the conference and trade fair will reveal smart cartography’s wealth of potential. The latest smart maps are as far removed from their 2D relatives on paper as is the state-of-the-art GIS platform from the analog... read more

Is reliance on GPS making us lose our mapping minds?

May 16, 2016By

By Tracy Cozzens Managing Editor I love maps. As a child, I was my family’s designated navigator on car trips (or my parents indulged me!). I studied our roadmaps, searching out each legend icon on the map and finding icons to look up on the legend. I would use the map’s indicators to determine the distance between points and interesting... read more

TomTom Selected by University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory

July 31, 2015By

TomTom’s map and traffic information have been chosen by the University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory as part of a new national accessibility data set. TomTom will provide map and historical speed data to help analyze accessibility to jobs for driving and transit for metropolitan areas across the United States. For transit data, the Observatory is relying on open, public sources... read more

TomTom Expands Map Footprint Globally

July 30, 2015By

TomTom has added navigable maps for 13 new countries. TomTom’s global map database now covers more than 45.6 million kilometers and 4.3 billion people worldwide, and features full navigable coverage for 134 countries. “The addition of nearly 3 million kilometers of roads in one year demonstrates TomTom’s commitment to geo-expansion,” said Charles Cautley, managing director of TomTom Maps. “We rely on intelligent mapmaking and our... read more

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Android Wear App with AccuWeather MinuteCast Now on Google Play

January 6, 2015By

The AccuWeather app for Android is now available for Android Wear, providing users with up-to-the-minute weather information wherever they go. Android Wear is the Android platform for wearables such as smartwatches. The app is available through the Google Play store. AccuWeather’s app for Android Wear features AccuWeather MinuteCast, a global minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for a person’s exact street address or GPS location. AccuWeather MinuteCast includes... read more

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Live from InterGeo

October 6, 2014By

GPS World staff will be reporting from InterGeo October 7-9. The massive trade show, held this year in Berlin, is considered the world’s leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue. Staff members attending include GPS World Editor and Publisher Alan Cameron, Survey/GIS Editor Eric Gakstatter, and... read more

CompassCom Previews On-the-Fly Geofencing at Esri User Conference

July 15, 2014By

CompassCom will offer Esri User Conference attendees a sneak peek at advanced asset tracking capabilities in the upcoming version of its CompassTrac software powered by Esri ArcGIS technology. Scheduled for release in late summer, CompassTrac 6 provides Esri users with custom digitizing tools for geofencing applications and map optimization for any electronic device. CompassCom will demonstrate the new CompassTrac 6 capabilities... read more