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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28 Feb

GoodLands

Below the Tower of Winds and before the threshold of the famous Sistine Chapel stretches a vast gallery of carefully painted maps.  Preceding Google Maps and satellite imagery by nearly half a millennium, these frescoes were commissioned by Pope Gregory...
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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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14 Feb

Motive.io

Whether it’s to find the nearest restaurant, to check today’s weather, or to determine the shortest route to a specified destination, location-based services play an integral role in getting people through their daily routines.  But can the ubiquitous smartphone and...
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7 Feb

StreetScan

Addressing the problem of America’s aging roadways, while a necessary task, is oftentimes disruptive to traffic, time-consuming, and expensive.  StreetScan presents an alternative, innovative approach that combines GIS and multiple sensing technologies to create a comprehensive pavement inspection, monitoring, and...
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31 Jan

Magpi

Searching for an inexpensive, easy-to-use, and sustainable solution to your data collection woes? Go paperless and avoid the complications of data digitalization with Magpi, an award-winning, cloud-based, mobile data collection, visualization, and messaging system.  Currently serving 65,000 users in over...
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