Tag: Mapping

Stephen Hawking Plans To Map Universe: Supercomputer Will Plot Position Of Galaxies

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is planning to map the known universe in 3D through the help of a supercomputer in Cambridge. The map will also help reveal the true nature of dark energy.

Space June 28, 2016

A New Mapping App May Help First Responders Navigate During Natural Disasters

The app would take advantage of a smartphone’s existing GPS, compass, accelerometer and camera.

Apps/Software May 5, 2016

Here Mapping To Use Real-Time Driver Data To Build Maps For Autonomous Cars

Here Mapping, previously owned by Nokia, has announced a new data-gathering initiative that will see the company using real-time driver data to build its maps for autonomous cars. It also plans to open access to that data for automakers that it partners with.

Apps/Software December 7, 2015

German Automaker Consortium Buys Nokia's Mapping Business For $3 Billion

Audi, BMW, and Daimler are each taking an equal stake in Nokia's Here mapping business.

FUTURE TECH August 3, 2015

Google Timeline Keeps Track of Users' Routes

Google Maps has released a new feature called Your Timeline that allows users to keep track of the places where they have been and the roads that they took to get to those places.

Internet July 22, 2015

Audi, BMW And Daimler In Talks To Buy Nokia Here For $3.71B

Audi, BMW and Daimler are reportedly close to purchasing Nokia's Here mapping technology, which will power their navigation technology as well as their self-driving car tech. The three companies beat out Uber, which was previously set to purchase Here for $3 billion.

Business July 21, 2015

Uber Snags Mapping Startup deCarta As Its First Acquisition

Uber has made its first-ever acquisition. It has acquired deCarta, which has a geospatial platform that offers routing, mapping, geocoding and local search support, for an undisclosed amount.

Business March 4, 2015

Omote face tracking and projection mapping system is amazingly creepy: Here's why

The Omote system can be viewed as electronic male-up, with computer graphics projected onto a person's face. The development of the technology was led by artist Nobumichi Asai.

Apps/Software August 19, 2014

Google, NOAA dive deep under the sea to map reefs, wrecks

Google and the U.S. government are taking mapping to new depths. New images being taken in the Florida Keys will find their way onto Google Maps for everyone's viewing pleasure.

Internet August 15, 2014

Nokia's Here snaps up analytics tech to advance mapping, navigation features

Nokia Here looks to the next generation of predictive mapping solutions with the acquisition of Medio Systems.

Apps/Software June 12, 2014

Google Project Tango tablet reportedly has 3D mapping capabilities: Is it set for I/O unveil?

Google's Project Tango tablet is to have 3D mapping. Will it be ready for public viewing for next month's developer conference?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 27, 2014

Jane Goodall praises Google, mapping tech to help communities

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall has praised Google and its efforts in mapping technology that have helped local communities and their environment.

Animals April 6, 2014

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