Mapping the stars of the Milky Way

With a final, modest, thruster burn yesterday afternoon, ESA’s billion-star surveyor finalised its entry into orbit around ‘L2’, a virtual point far out in space. But how do you orbit nothing? And who can show you how to get there, anyway?

Is it Legal to Fly Drones for Mapping in the United States?

There is no about it, drones (also referred to as UAVs and UAS) are a disruptive technology that will significantly impact geospatial professionals not only in the U.S., but around the world. While the mainstream media has mostly pushed the panic button with regards to privacy and drones, you don’t often read a discussion about using drones for mapping.

Nokia takes on Apple with mapping application

Nokia has announced plans to buy California-based 3D imaging company Earthmine as part of a plan to boost its mapping services.

Mapping the universe with quasars



Scientists are currently unable to navigate deep space the way Columbus sailed and charted the New World or Lewis and Clark mapped the West.

In-Location Alliance promises better indoor mapping

Indoor location services have today received a big boost with the announcement of an industry consortium aimed at promoting them.

Google and Apple challenged over mapping 'spy planes'

US Senator Charles Schumer is calling on Google and Apple to withdraw plans for 3D mapping, calling it an 'unprecedented invasion of privacy'.

iOS 6 adds new Facebook features and mapping

As expected, Apple's launching its own mapping solution with iOS 6, ditching Google Maps in the process.

Google Maps enhancements could rain on Apple's parade

Google's promising a range of new features for Google Maps and Google Earth, hoping to see off a potential threat from Apple.

Gene mapping often fails to predict disease

Whole genome sequencing as a method of predicting disease risks isn't as informative as thought, a study of thousands of identical twins has found.

Report: Apple eyes improved location-based services

This week at Apple, the company listed two new jobs on its site which indicate an ongoing interest in optimizing location-based services for iOS devices.