24 Jun

Ushahidi

At a Glance Ushahidi is a tech company that uses easily manipulable software to collect data from text messages, emails, phone calls, and more to map phenomena in the realms of politics, natural disaster, social issues, and much more. Based...
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17 Jun

Aclima

At a Glance Aclima deploys environmental sensor technology, cloud computing, and machine learning to map indoor and localized outdoor air quality. The availability of this data presents opportunities for us to understand and improve, buildings, cities and industry at a...
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9 May

Indoor Reality

At A Glance “To map the world” is the mission of Indoor Reality, a company which offers innovative solutions to the challenges of mapping the indoors.  Founded by Dr. Avideh Zakhor, who was behind the technology that makes Google Earth...
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12 Apr

BreezoMeter

    At A Glance Air pollution is considered the world’s deadliest form of pollution, and affects millions of individuals worldwide.  BreezoMeter is an award-winning company that provides hyperlocal air quality data to individuals, businesses and cities so that they...
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24 Mar

Toilocator

A quintessential aspect of the traveling experience is the search for the nearest public toilet.  In certain countries however, this inherently spatial question of washroom accessibility is one that is particularly challenging.  Take India, for example.  Despite having one of...
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8 Mar

Open Energi

In the early 1980s, a Coca-Cola vending machine in Carnegie-Mellon University became one of the first appliances connected to the internet.  Frustrated with long treks to an empty machine or to one recently filled with warm coke bottles, the students...
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21 Feb

Bellerby & Co.

Geography can be found in the most unexpected of places.  A historical example can be seen in 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s works.  Intricately rendered globes and maps beckon to the viewer from the painting’s shadowy interiors, illuminating how geography...
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18 Feb

Geocaching

  May 1st, 2000 8:00 pm EDT. The Clinton Administration announced the removal of satellite signal scrambling devices. In a matter of moments, civilian GPS receivers became ten times more accurate, effectively increasing location accuracy from 100 yards to 10...
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